Bovi Ugboma popularly referred to as Bovi is a 44 year-old Nigerian comedian, director, producer, actor, and writer. Bovi’s net worth is estimated at $3.5 million.
The Nigerian comedy industry is the third-largest entertainment industry in Nigeria (after Nollywood and Music) and the likes of Bovi have successfully leveraged its robust income to build massive wealth for themselves. Bovi’s outstanding skills as a stand-up comedian have seen him featured in many comedy shows, and TV programs, and as a result, he is believed to have generated income massive enough to earn him a position among the wealthiest celebrities in the industry. Read on to know more about Bovi’s career and net worth.
Summary of Bovi Ugboma’s Bio
- Full name: Bovi Ugboma
- Nickname: Bovi
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: September 25, 1979
- Bovi Ugboma’s Age:44 years old
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Bovi Ugboma’s Wife: Kris Asimonye Ugboma
- Bovi Ugboma’s Children: Elena Ugboma, Chuchu Ugboma, David Ugboma
- Bovi Ugboma’s Parents: Chief Eddie and Margaret Ugbomah
- Siblings: Albert Akogo and Zino
- Bovi Ugboma’s Height in Inches: 5’8
- Bovi Ugboma’s Weight: 68 kg
- Bovi Ugboma’s Net worth: $3.5 million
- Famous for: Comedy
- Bovi Ugboma’sInstagram: @officialbovi
- Twitter: officialbovi
Bovi Ugboma is from Delta State, South-South Nigeria
Bovi is from Delta State, Nigeria, specifically Isoko L.G.A. He was however born in the ancient city of Benin, Edo state, on September 25th, 1979, to Chief Eddie and Margaret Ugbomah who at the time were civil servants living in Benin. Not much is known about Bovi’s family but we know that he has both older and younger siblings including Albert Akogo and Zino.
Bovi’s early days were spent in Edo state but for his education, he shuffled between his home state and the state of his birth. He first attended UNIBEN staff schools for his primary education after which he attended three secondary schools including one at Ughelli North in Delta State and Boys Model Secondary School, Onicha-Olona. Upon completing his secondary education, he then gained admission to study Theatre Arts at Delta State University, Abraka where he bagged his university degree.
He Started his Career as an Actor in 1998
Growing up in a family that loves and accommodates variety in terms of career choice, Bovi had a hitch-free ride into the entertainment world with strong support from his parents. Though the path to success was quite rough, he made it anyway, and today his entire family is apparently grateful for the decision he made years back.
Bovi’s love for acting pushed him into studying dramatic arts and after graduation, he worked hard to create a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. It is, however, important to note that Bovi first worked for two years before deciding to pursue his passion for acting. He started his career as a reporter at NTA Lokoja during his one-year National Youth Service. He also worked as a personal assistant to leading actor and former commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Richard Mofe-Damijo.
Bovi’s association with the likes of RMD may have helped in preparing him for the big launch into the entertainment industry. It, however, took him close to a decade before tapping into his acting talent. His first project was a hit sitcom ‘Extended Family’ which was released in September 2006 and featured him as the main character.
Bovi Launched his Comedy Career with Shows such as Nights of a Thousand Laughs
Nigeria’s foremost comedy show franchise, Night of a thousand Laughs, which was organized by Opa Williams, was the golden opportunity Bovi needed to launch himself to the world as a comedian. The comedy special became Nigeria’s biggest as it came at a time when there weren’t many comedy shows that were taking place on a regular basis. The show also featured top comedians and entertainers in the country.
While debuting with the aforementioned franchise, Bovi also got the chance to work with his colleague and friend in the industry, Basketmouth, on his own shows such as Uncensored (2015), and Lord of the Ribs (2019).
He has Now Toured the World with his Own Stand-Up Special
By 2011, Bovi was already heading shows across the country. He also met the likes of Julius Agwu, Okey Bakasi, Gordons, Ali Baba, I Go Dye and I Go Save who, like him, were working hard to build their brands in the industry.
Bovi’s first big shot to the limelight happened with his first stand-up special, Man on Fire, held at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos State in 2013. The show was a major hit as well as a door opener for his launch to stardom as it took him around the world while performing with his authentic style
In 2014, he began the second edition of his show which featured international superstars like Ja Rule and Ashanti. He took the one-man special event to several cities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brisbane, Sydney, and Toronto.
2014 down to 2017 marked one of Bovi’s major years following the return of the Man on Fire franchise to Lagos and as expected it was the most successful yet. He broke further boundaries with the launch of a third and fourth edition of the show in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
Bovi’s Awards and Achievements
Bovi’s production of a sitcom titled The Bovi Ugboma Show (TBUS) fetched him two nominations including Best actor in a comedy and best writer, comedy or film, at the maiden edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). Here are some of his other industry nods.
- Comedian of the Year by the Culture People
- Comedian of the Year by Ghana Awards
- The Best Youth Comedian by the Stand-up Comedians Award
- Best writer and actor in a comedy
- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
What is Bovi Ugboma’s Net Worth?
Bovi Ugboma has a net worth estimated at $3.5 million. He generates his net worth from his various career endeavors but mainly from Acting and film production, stand-up comedy, skits, hosting shows, and brand endorsements, etc.
How Much Bovi makes from Acting
Bovi Ugboma has earned meaningfully from his career as an actor and filmmaker. The initial amount Bovi collected while launching his acting career was not known but his appearance in the 2016 Nigerian comedy-drama film, Its her Day, did play a huge impact on his financial growth.
The movie which premiered on 9 September 2016 was his first produced movie. It also featured him as Victor, the newly engaged bachelor who is determined to give his materialistic fiancée a fairy tale wedding despite his reservations. The movie had Bovi sharing the screen with the likes of Omoni Oboli, Ini Dima-Okojie, Shaffy Bello, and Toni Tones, among many other star actors.
Bovi’s It’s her Day surprisingly grossed 55 million Naira at the Nigerian box office and it marked a great journey for him in the movie industry. Still taking on his comedic roles, Bovi has starred in a good number of movies, including the 2016 romantic comedy 4-1-Love; the Nollywood classic Nneka the Pretty Serpent, and his second film My Village People which went on to join the list of 17 Nigerian films to gross 100 million Naira in the local box office
What Bovi charges per movie role has not yet been revealed but as one of the most sought-after comedians, he is believed to earn handsomely from acting, scriptwriting, and as a producer.
Bovi Ugboma’s Movies and TV Shows
- Indecent girl
- Nneka the Pretty Serpent
- Standing Alone,
- It’s her Day
- My Village People
- The Perfect Arrangement
Stand-Up Comedy is a Major Contributor to Bovi’s Net Worth
The likes of Bovi Ugboma see comedy beyond just the ability to make people laugh and relax. To him, It’s a form of therapy where ‘doctors’ like him make sure people get complete value for their money.
Bovi has been in this business for decades and how much he makes from it shouldn’t be a surprise. Like his counterparts in the business, Bovi makes money from ticket sales and adverts from popular companies that chose to use his platform to advertise their brand.
This 44 years old stand-up comedian has staged a good number of shows much of which is still trending. He has gained increasing exposure by hosting independent comedy shows and comedy competitions in Nigeria and abroad. For instance, his appearance in Basketmouth’s Uncensored reportedly generated over N100 million annually. He is believed to have made more from his personal shows like the sitcom Extended Family and The Bovi Ugboma Show.
Though the exact amount he made from staging shows is yet to be made public, Bovi likely earns tens of millions of Naira from staging shows. These shows may cost a lot to put together but they generate healthy revenue in return.
Bovi’s Skits and Web Series
The internet and social media boom are veritable sources of financial growth both for the entertainment industry and for individual comedians like Bovi Ugboma. The comedian makes huge income from platforms like Youtube where he is known to share his web series. One of them is his Back To School series which garnered thousands of views on his eponymous Youtube channel.
In 2019 Bovi released another web series titled Banana Republic that ran through 2022 and in 2021, he aired yet another interesting series titled Visa On Arrival. Bovi has since produced over 174 videos on his Youtube channel. Like others in the skit-making business, he makes money on YouTube primarily through Google AdSense, and brand deals.
Bovi’s Web series include the following
- Back to school,
- Banana Republic
- Visa On Arrival
Bovi’s Endorsement deals
Professional comedians like Bovi who are also perceived as ‘humourpreneurs’ demand higher pay and receive millions of Naira in endorsements and contracts both locally and internationally from brands like Globacom, MTN, Virgin Atlantic, Indomie, and Coca-Cola. In 2015, the comedian signed a multimillion naira deal with Globacom and in the previous year, he was an ambassador for Vitafoam.
A Look at Bovi Ugboma’s Houses and Cars
Buying luxury houses and cars is among the many ways celebrities like Bovi Ugboma spend their monies. The comedian has a one-story duplex located in Banana Island, Victoria Island, Lagos state. Though further details about the amenities in the house have not been revealed, it is believed to be a sight to behold.
Among other things that Bovi used to decorate his mansion are his luxury cars. The comedian sure has a taste for big rides including a Toyota Prado, Lexus, and Range Rovers. He also has smaller cars like the Hyundai Sonata. Below is a list of Bovi’s Cars and how much they possibly cost
- Range rover – $126,000
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class (G Wagon) – $140,000
- Lexus – $90,000
- Hyundai Sonata – $25,000
- Ford Limited – $72000