Uche Ogbodo (born on 17th May 1986; Age: 37 years old) is famous for being a Nigerian actress, movie producer, and red-carpet host.
The 37-year-old was launched to public recognition in 2006 after she acted in the movie, Another Bondage. With her great and passionate skills in interpreting roles and nearly perfect performances in movies, Uche took the film industry by storm and has since remained relevant as an actress and movie producer in the industry.
Summary of Uche Ogbodo’s Bio
- Full name: Uche Ogbodo
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: 17th May 1986
- Uche Ogbodo’s Age: 37 years old
- Ethnicity: Igbo
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: In a relationship
- Uche Ogbodo’s ex-Husband: Apo Arthur
- Uche Ogbodo’s Lover: Bobby Maris
- Uche Ogbodo’s Children: 2 girls
- Uche Ogbodo’s Parents: Mr. Godwin & Mrs. Ada Luisa Ogbodo
- Uche Ogbodo’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 6 inches
- Uche Ogbodo’s Height in Centimetres: 168 cm
- Uche Ogbodo’s Weight: 73 kg
- Uche Ogbodo’s Net worth: $1.5 Million
- Famous for: Being an actress
- Uche Ogbodo’s Instagram: @Ucheogbodo
Uche Ogbodo is a Native of Enugu State
The Nollywood diva was born on the 17th of May 1986 into a middle-class family in Enugu, Nigeria and is currently 37 years old. She is of Igbo descent, precisely from Enugu State in the eastern part of Nigeria. The second child of her parents, Mr. Godwin Ogbodo and Mrs. Ada Luisa Ogbodo, Uche has four siblings.
Nothing much is known about her family background and upbringing but from what is gathered, Uche spent most of her early and teenage years under the care of her parents in her hometown in Enugu where she also received her primary and secondary education. After that, she proceeded to the prestigious University of Nigeria (UNN) and bagged a degree in Banking and Finance.
She Started Acting at the Age of 19
According to Uche Ogbodo, she never dreamt of becoming an actress. However, her acting career was influenced by her father who decided to register her in the Actors Guild of Nigeria in Enugu State in 2005. Following that, she started attending movie auditions. She noted that due to her accent, it didn’t take her long before she started landing roles.
She got her first role in 2006 in the movie Another bondage, which first introduced her to the public. She went on to get more roles in different films, although they were mostly supporting roles. Uche, however, rose to fame as an actress two years after, in 2008 with the movies Four Sisters and Royal Palace. Today, she has recorded more than 200 appearances in Nollywood movies and counting.
Among others, Mummy Why is also another movie that can be said to establish her in stardom. The movie earned her a City People Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress. Nevertheless, Uche’s best of all movies include but are not limited to His Last Action, Be My Val, Cruze, Family Romance, Living With The Ghost, Festac Town, and Forces of Nature.
In the course of her Nollywood career, Uche Ogbodo has also built a career in movie production. She has produced a couple of movies including the hit movie Twelve, which was released on several platforms in 2020. The movie talent has worked with and shared stages with many established Nigerian film stars including Patience Ozokwor, Pete Edochie, Tonto Dikeh, Rita Dominic, Kenneth Okonkwo, Nkem Owoh, Van Vicker, Kanoyo O. Kanayo, and many others.
List of Uche Ogbodo’s Movies and TV Shows
- Another Bondage
- Four Sisters
- Family Disaster
- Test My Heart
- Forces of Nature
- Mummy Why
- The Laptop
- Stolen Vow
- Living With The Ghost
- Ovy’s Voice
- Price of Fame
- Raging Passion
- Power of Beauty
- Royal Palace
- Sacrifice for Marriage
- Turning Point
- Yankee Girls
- Simple Baby
- Spirit of Twins
- Girl Child
- Broken Pieces
- Under Cover
- Honour My Will
- Over Heat
- His Last Action
- A Pierced Heart
Uche Ogbodo is an Award-Winning Actress
One of the most versatile actresses in the Nigerian film industry, Uche Ogbodo has been rewarded for her successful works and contribution towards the growth of Nollywood. In 2013, she won an award for Spotless Actress of the Year from Godfrey Okoye University. She won Fashion Icon of The Year at the 2015 Fashion Icon Awards, her most notable award yet.
Uche Ogbodo also has in her credit, a City People Entertainment Award which she won for her role in Mummy Why (2015), and an Icon Award for the Most Outstanding Nollywood Actress (2018).
Uche Ogbodo is Currently Not Married But Has Two Children
Rumors have it that Uche Ogbodo got married in 2013 to one Mr. Apo Arthur, a Norway-based football agent and the marriage produced her daughter, Mildred, whom she birthed in 2014. Sadly, the onetime lovebirds fell out of love and went their separate ways just after one month of being together. However, the actress had in an interview with Vanguard clearly stated that she has never been officially married before.
The 37-year-old screen queen revealed that she didn’t do any court wedding, white wedding, or traditional marriages with her ex, Apo. Rather, she said that before they started living together, Apo did some of the processes of getting married in her culture which she tagged marital rites.
Responding to why they went their separate ways just after a month, Uche simply said that the marriage was full of lies and that she cannot go into details about what those lies were. She also cited societal influence as the cause of their separation.
She is Currently in a Relationship With Bobby Maris With Whom She Shares Her Second Baby
Since her supposed marriage with Apo ended in 2013, Uche Ogbodo seemed to have been taking it on the low side in terms of her love and relationship life. However, in early 2021, she announced that she was pregnant with her second child and as well opened up about her newfound love, Bobby Maris, who also happens to be the father of her then-unborn baby.
On the heels of this revelation, trolls dragged her into the mud on social media as rumors and reports had it that the man is a teenager and slammed her for getting involved with a minor. However, Uche debunked this news in a live session she had on her Instagram page.
Although it is not known exactly how old Bobby is, Uche Ogbodo disclosed that he is above 25 as of 2021 and so is not a minor but a full-grown man. In the session, Uche also noted that she had in the past dated men who are way older than her without finding happiness. Hence, she decided to try with a younger person and on the contrary, she is getting just the peace and happiness she had long desired.
Bobby Maris whose real name if Florentus Ifeanyi Ugwoegbu is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter. Bobby only came to the limelight after actress Uche revealed him as her baby daddy and lover. He is still building up his music career and so nothing much is known about him.
Uche Ogbodo welcomed her second child (first with Bobby Maris) on the 8th of June 2021. She currently has two girls; a 9-year-old and a 2-year-old. Nothing much is known about her children because she doesn’t share much of their personal details with the public.
She Has an Active Social Media Presence
Actress Uche has a modest number of followers across various social media platforms, more especially on Instagram, which happens to be where she is more active. Her official Instagram account, @ucheogbodo has 1.4 million followers and keeps growing. She maintains relevance in the photo-sharing app by consistently engaging her fans with some of her daily activities. Significantly, she uses the platform to promote various brands as well as her acting career.