Who Is Mawuli Gavor? Biography of The Accountant Turned Actor

Mawuli Gavor (Full Name: Mawuli Peter Gavor, born March 22) is a Ghanaian actor, model, entrepreneur, TV presenter, and producer who is based in Nigeria. He is known for his role in several movies, especially Obsession.

Mawuli has a remarkable presence in both Nigerian and Ghanaian movies. He is a darkly handsome man in his prime, fond of showing his macho and 6 packs to the delight of his teeming fans. Even though Mawuli is a Ghanaian actor, most of his fans are from Nigeria.

He acquired his fame through modeling and acting, and all these contributed to his net worth of $500,000. Gavor is still single, even with all the news making the rounds about his relationship with some celebrities like Cee C and Diane Russet. However, he stated in an interview that he might end up marrying a Nigerian.

Summary of Mawuli Gavor’s Biography

  • Full name: Mawuli Peter Gavor
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Date of birth: March 22
  • Place of birth: Accra, Ghana
  • Education: Franklin and Marshal College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Occupation: Accountant, Actor, Producer, TV Presenter, Model, and an Entrepreneur
  • Net worth: $500,000

Mawuli Was Born in Ghana and Studied In The United States

Mawuli was born in Accra, Ghana, on the 22nd of March. While his current age and birth year are unknown, we know he was born into a family of three comprising of two boys and a girl, who reside in the United States. His parents, on the other hand, reside in Ghana, and even though they wanted him to continue with his accounting career, they later gave in to his decision to quit accounting for acting. He only studied Business Management and Finance because it was his parents’ choice.

Mawuli revealed in an interview that he had a normal childhood. His early education was in Ghana, while his university education was achieved in the United States. Gavor got his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from Franklin and Marshal College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

While still studying in the United States, Gavor was also into modeling. He started his career in the entertainment industry with modeling. Upon his return to Ghana after his studies, Mawuli started a career in accounting while still modeling. His success story started with modeling.

Mawuli Gavor’s Career Trajectory, From Modeling To Acting

This is the earliest and the starting point of Mawuli’s career in the entertainment industry and is also part of what he does today to keep body and soul together. He started this career as early as 19 years old in New York. Gavor didn’t drop modelling while he was in the university; rather, he used it as a side hustle. Modeling has gained him fame and fortune and also paved the way for him in the entertainment industry.

It was modeling that earned him his first big deal, a Martini Global brand ambassador job in Ghana and Nigeria, in 2013. This deal brought Mawuli into the limelight.

Accounting Was His Second Career

Mawuli is a professional accountant but his accounting career was short-lived. Upon his return to Ghana from the United States, Gavor worked as an accountant in a big firm while still modeling. While working as an accountant, he landed the Martini contract, and subsequently quit his accounting job.

Acting Became His New-found Love

Venturing into acting was not difficult for Gavor because of the wealth of experience he had gained through modeling for many years. In 2014, Mawuli started his acting career with the movie Devil in the Detail, where he acted as Sam, alongside actors like Adjetey Anang and Nse Ikpe Etim. Since then, acting has become food for his soul. He continued with the movie A Place Called Happy in 2015 and was a presenter for the TV show 53 Extra in the same year.

Since he started his acting career, Mawuli Gavor has acted in many movies and TV shows with prominent actors and actresses in Nigeria and Ghana. In 2016, Mawuli acted as Tes, the son of the character portrayed by prominent actor Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as RMD, in the Africa Magic TV series Hush. This role earned him more fans and viewers and more love from the viewers. The fame Gavor got with this TV show was taken away by the character he portrayed in the series Battleground: Final Showdown.

Some of his fans and followers blocked him on social media because of the adulterous relationship he had with Ini Dima-Okojie in the TV series to discourage him from ‘playing’ women in his movies.

Beyond Acting, Gavor Is Also A Producer and TV Presenter

He served as a TV presenter for Africa Magic’s 53 Extra. However, he has equally hosted many other TV shows both in Nigeria and Ghana. As a producer and an entrepreneur, Mawuli has produced and co-produced many movies in Nollywood and Ghana. He owns a production company that has produced movies like Entangled and A Sunday Kind of Love. He acted in and co-produced the Jamaican movie Joseph in 2020.

Gavor is just getting started in the entertainment industry, and with the launch of a production company, his future in the entertainment industry is getting brighter, and more is expected.

Gavor Mawuli’s Movies and TV Shows

TV shows

  • Hush – 2016
  • Royal Castle – 2018
  • Rumour Has It – 2018
  • Battleground: Final Showdown – 2018
  • Castle and Castle – 2018
  • Flat 3B 2019


  • Devil in the Detail – 2014
  • A Place Called Happy – 2015
  • 3 Nights Ago – 2016
  • Treachery – 2017
  • Obsession – 2017
  • Entangled – 2017
  • The Eve – 2018
  • Chief Daddy – 2018
  • PayDay – 2018
  • She Is 2019
  • Sugar Rush – 2019
  • Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards – 2020
  • Joseph – 2020
  • Two Weeks in Lagos – 2021
  • Just in Time – 2021
  • A Lady and Her Lover – 2021
  • Ponzi – 2021

Mawuli Gavor has played several roles alongside prominent actors and actresses like; Chiwetalu Agu, Jide Kosoko, RMD, Beverly Naya, Simi Drey, Ini Dima-Okojie, Nse Ikpe Etim, among many others.

Mawuli Has Recorded A Few Awards in His Name

The acrtor received The Best Kiss in a Movie award, together with Odera Olivia Orji, at The Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) 2018, which took place on the 8th of December in Ibadan. This award was given to him because of his stellar performance in the movie Obsession. He also received the Movie Personality of the Year award at the Glitz STYLE Awards 2019

A Look At Gavor’s Hobbies

As they say, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Gavor has his own fun times apart from acting and making money. His hobbies are playing guitar, a new hobby he learned from YouTube videos. The actor is also passionate about playing the piano. He also enjoys sports, listening to music, playing drums, and spends free time at the gym. The latter is evident in his physical attributes, abs and all.


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