Sylvester Madu (born 11th January 1975, Age: 48 years old) is a Nollywood actor, director, model, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Best known for his role in the 2014 film, The Casket, Sylvester Madu’s net worth is roughly $800,000.
Sylvester became popular across Nigeria and beyond for playing roles similar to America’s Rambo and James Bond in some of the top-rated Nigerian films. He remains one of the few actors in Nigeria whose roles in thrillers are top-notch. His kind is best at handling guns like a pro in movies. Luckily, all the roles he’s played have been instrumental to his much-garnered fame as well as his mouth-watering net worth of $800,000. To know more about Sylvester Madu and his career, here are interesting facts we have to share with you.
Summary of Sylvester Madu’s Biography
- Full name: Sylvester Madu
- Nickname: Nollywood James Bond
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 11th January 1975
- Sylvester Madu’s Age:48 years old
- Ethnicity: Igbo
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of origin: Anambra state
- Sexual Orientation: straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Sylvester Madu’s Wife:Ify Ubah
- Sylvester Madu’s Children: Bryan Madu
- Sylvester Madu’s Height in Inches: 6 feet 1 inch
- Sylvester Madu’s Height in Centimetres: 155cm
- Sylvester Madu’s Net worth: $800,000
- Famous for: Nollywood Actor
- Sylvester Madu’s Instagram: @sylvestermadu
- Twitter: @sylvester_madu
- Facebook: Sylvester Madu
Sylvester Madu Hails from Anambra State, SouthEast Nigeria
Sylvester Madu was born and raised in Anambra State, a Southeastern state in Nigeria. He grew up in a large family of twelve children and he is the first among his siblings. Though not much has been revealed about his siblings and parents, it is believed that he had a memorable childhood.
Sylvester had both his primary and secondary school education in Anambra State where he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and his West African Examination Certificate. Afterward, he proceeded to the prestigious University of Maiduguri, Borno State, North-East Nigeria, where he obtained his first degree.
Sylvester Began His Acting Career in 1998
Madu is among the Nigerian actors who started chasing their acting careers quite early. He is said to have begun acting at the tender age of five, taking a few roles in his school and church drama. However, his official launch into the Nigerian movie industry happened in 1998 when he was 23 years old.
In the course of his career, Sylvester Madu became popular for playing the roles of a thief, militant, criminal, armed robber, and other antagonistic characters. He has appeared in numerous Nigerian films, including The Cat, Emotional Tears, and Death of Shita Rambo, etc.
His acting talent has seen him share the screen with the likes of Hanks Anuku, Jim Iyke, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Gentle Jack, Jerry Amilo, Olu Jacobs, and Ernest Asuzu, among others.
Growing further in his career, he also delved into script writing and movie directing. This has given him the opportunity to put together amazing films by applying the knowledge and experiences that he’s acquired through his years of being actively involved in the movie industry.
Sylvester has acted, written, and directed over 200 Nollywood movies most of which grossed meaningfully in the movie market. In 2014, for instance, he wrote and directed two movies titled The Casket, and Bullets of Justice. While the former starred actors like Henry Bernard, Solomon Akeez, and Chinyere Anyanwu, the latter has the actor sharing the stage with the likes of Jibola Dabo, Seamus Adigboum, Yul Edochie, Ebube Nwagbo, Yvonne Okoro, and Peter among a host of others.
Madu is also known for his directorial role in the 2015 drama Ogbanta the Family Hunter 2, where he played the role of Ugochukwu, sharing the stage with Chika Anyanwu. Luckily, some of his movie roles have earned him quite a number of awards in addition to good pay which has accumulated to his jaw-dropping net worth.
Sylvester Madu’s Movies and TV Shows
- The Shepherd
- Runaway bride and
- Wedding Pandemonium
- The Generals
- The Cat
- Emotional Tears
- Power of Love
- Death of Shita Rambo
- Ogbanta the Family of Hunter
- The Illiterate
- Bullets of Justice
- Days of My Wedding
- Wedding Pandemonium
- To Love An Angel
- Different World
- Tears of the Blind
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Most Creative Movie Director in Nigeria – Africa Movie Academy Awards.
- Best Actor of the Year – Africa Movie Academy Awards
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actor in a Leading Role – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria – Best of Nollywood Awards.
The Actor Also Has a Production Company
Coupled with his active acting career and his directorial and script-writing talent, Sylvester Madu makes additional income for himself through his production company which he named “Sylvester Madu Creation”. The company has helped him handle projects that later translated to huge financial income.
Through the company, Madu was also able to produce one of his most noteworthy films, titled “The Redeemer.” The 2019 film which runs in season featured him alongside a host of other star actors.
Sylvester Madu’s Net Worth is Quite Impressive
Thanks to his Nollywood career as an actor, director, and script writer, Sylvester has amassed an estimated net worth of $800,000. Although it is believed that he makes most of his money through his various endeavours in the movie industry, it is difficult to tell how much he earns for his roles in movies and also as a director and script writer.
This is because, such information is hardly shared in the public space. However, there is no doubt that he makes good money from the industry judging by his net worth and also by the fact that he has remained active in Nollywood since he became a part of it.
Meanwhile, there have been reports that Sylvester has other streams of income outside showbiz which has contributed to his net worth.
Is Sylvester Madu a Pastor?
Sylvester is now a full-time pastor. The multiple-awards-winning actor and movie producer seems to be quite scarce in the movie scene, but apparently, he has not completely left the industry as many have assumed. he still heads and manages his production company which is based in Lagos state, Southwestern Nigeria, and runs a YouTube channel where he shares short video clips of some of his films.
Meanwhile, Sylvester is also said to have gone on hiatus in recent years just so he would pay attention to his new-found love in God’s household. Some media reports have it that the 48-year-old actor now preaches the gospel as a pastor of a Christ Embassy Church located on Eric Moore Road in Surulere, Lagos State. The revelation of his new status came after he was rescued from a lethal car crash in 2021.
While speculations about Madu’s new profession linger, his social media account still shows that he is pretty much involved in movie-making. His Instagram account which has over 200 thousand followers has some of his most recent movies which include Dangerous Orphan, Hail Mary, and Dangerous Future.