Frank Edoho (born July 8, 1972, aged 51 years old) is a Nigerian TV host, Cinematographer, voice-over artist, media consultant, and photographer with a net worth of $350,000. He hosts the popular quiz show ‘Who Wants to be A Millionaire’ (WWTBAM).
Frank Edoho rose to fame when he started hosting the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire show when it first aired in 2004. After 13 years the show came to a temporary halt, however, it made a comeback in 2022 with Frank as its host still. Here are interesting facts about the famous TV host.
What Is Frank Edoho’s Tribe?
Frank Edoho is Ibibio by tribe. He hails from Eket in Akwa Ibom state which is home to the Ibibio people. The popular TV host was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edoho in Kano state in the northern part of Nigeria, and this often creates confusion about his origin and ethnicity. This is because some people think he hails from northern Nigeria due to the fact that he was born there.
Frank is well cognisant of the cultures of the two geographical areas he has connections to but it is not clear how well he speaks the two languages. Although he was born in Kano, he had his education in Calabar. Frank is a graduate of the University of Calabar where he got a degree in Animal Science.
How Old Is Frank Edoho Now?
Frank Edoho is 51 years old now. The famous TV host who was born in 1972 celebrates his birthday every 8th of July. Frank celebrated his 50th birthday on July 8 2022 and had all his fans in jubilation. The ace presenter trended all over Twitter as he posted a photo of himself in a black suit, leaving a thankful message to his fans for all their support over the years.
Frank Started His Career as a Broadcaster
Although he moonlighted as a musician while in school, Frank Edoho went into broadcasting after his tertiary education, joining Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation as a presenter. He also worked with NTA Calabar as an anchor for a breakfast show.
Frank was simply exceptional and his craft also took him to Metro FM 97.6 in 2000 as an anchor for a radio program. He was really good and had to anchor other programs at the station too. The programs included Masculine Line and A.M Lagos. Before Metro FM he was also a presenter for DBM in 1999.
He Rose to Fame with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Frank Edoho rose to the limelight in 2004 when he became the host of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. This is a question-and-answer-based show which was majorly sponsored by MTN at the time. Frank was remarkable for his voice, eloquence, and comportment. His sense of humor and drama also endeared him to fans. He hosted the show for thirteen years before it came to a halt in 2017.
Reports had it then that Frank was the one who opted out of the show after some issues with its management at the time. These issues revolved around the offers given to him to continue as host but the exact details are not clear.
Following his departure from WWTBAM, Frank Edoho joined a new TV game show, ‘The Price Is Right’. He was unveiled as the host alongside Popular radio presenter, Emmanuel “Mannie” Essien who was to be the announcer. Five years later, WWTBAM made a comeback in 2022 after a long hiatus, with Frank still as its host.
‘Tagged WWTBAM – The Rebirth’, the show announced its return as well as Frank’s on its official Twitter handle, leaving many excited in anticipation of the second series.
He has Hosted Several Other Shows and Notable Events
Frank Edoho can be described as an all-rounder when it comes to broadcasting because of his versatility in show business. When it comes to presenting, WWTBAM is not his only gig, Frank has hosted the Miss Africa Beauty Pageant two consecutive times. He was also very remarkable on The Price Is Right TV Show.
The renowned broadcaster is also a popular voice-over artist with a lot of gigs on his credentials. It is recalled that Frank has done voice-overs on advert campaigns for many companies including Unilever Nigeria Plc, Vogue Fruit Juice, Elizade Toyota, First City Monument bank, and many others.
The versatile broadcaster also has a lot of recognition and accolades for his talent. He was once nominated for Sexiest On-Air Personality (Male) at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards. Frank was also awarded the Best TV presenter of the year in 2006 by the City People Magazine Award. In 2008 he won the Male TV presenter of the year at the Nigeria Kids Choice Award.
What Is Frank Edoho’s Net Worth?
Frank Edoho’s net worth is estimated at $350,000 and he earned this financial status from his job as a versatile broadcaster. The bulk of Frank’s net worth accrued from his gig as the host of WWTBAM. Reports have it that the ace TV host earns an average of 1.5 million naira monthly on the show. This totals about 18 million naira in a year which is quite attractive.
While this figure cannot be independently verified, we can only add that Frank was made an attractive offer, to be maintained as the host of the show. Frank Edoho also makes a lot of money from his voice-over gigs which are numerous.
The eloquent TV host is not known to be extravagant in his spending but he has acquired a lot of properties that make him the envy of his counterparts. Frank owns a mansion in a high-brow area in Lagos. He is also known to drive exquisite cars.
Is Frank Edoho Married?
Frank Edoho is married to Sandra Onyenuchenuya and they have two kids together. They got married in April 2014. The couple welcomed their first child that same year and in 2018, they welcomed their second child. Before Sandra, Frank was initially married to his first wife Katherine Obiang.
They were married for seven years before going their separate ways. He had three children with his ex-wife, making it a total of five children. Frank’s second marriage came three years after the TV host got separated from his first wife Katherine in 2011. Reports have it that their divorce was made official in 2013. Frank made the news when he got an exquisite brand-new Kia Rio for Sandra in 2011.