So what is Ebuka Obi net worth?
Is he rich?
These and many more you will find out in this wonderful article.
As we all know, there are so many stars in Nigeria who have proved their worth to the masses.
Ebuka happens to be one of these people.
Despite being a lawyer, he has gathered so much fame in the media industry, that he is now ranked as one of the best on-air personalities in Nigeria already.
In this article, we are going to look at the biography of Ebuka Obi Uchendu, and how much he has made so far.
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Biography of Ebuka Obi Uchendu
Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu is a Nigerian Lawyer and on-air personality who was born on the 14th of July 1982.
He was born in Benin, Edo state, Nigeria.
However, he originally hails from Okija in Anambra State, Nigeria.
Although Ebuka is a lawyer, he is best known for his works in the media industry.
Ebuka gained much popularity for hosting some seasons of the Big Brother Naija show, as well as the Rubbin’ Minds talk show.
The Rubbin’ Minds show is aired on Channels TV and it has bagged him a lot of awards.
Over the years, his talent and experience have gathered him a good amount of fans across the country.
Today, he is ranked as one of the best media personalities in Nigeria.
Early Life of Ebuka Obi Uchendu
As said earlier, Chukwuebuka was born in Benin, Edo state.
Back then, his father was a banker, while his mother was a nurse.
Ebuka is the third child in a family of four.
He has an older sister and brother, and also a younger brother.
When he was old enough for school, Ebuka had his nursery and primary education Benin.
After passing his common entrance examination from Primary Four, he proceeded to secondary school.
Upon progressing to secondary school, Ebuka and his family relocated to Abuja.
This was where he enrolled at Christ The King College, Abuja.
Ebuka Obi Uchendu Education
Ebuka had his secondary education in Christ The King College, and graduated in 1997.
Upon graduation, he progressed to the University of Abuja and graduated in 2004.
He then attended the Nigerian Law School in Bwari, FCT Abuja, and graduated in 2005.
After working for five years, he then progressed to the American University in Washington DC.
This was where he had his masters degree with focus on Intellectual Property and Communication law from the Law and Government program.
He graduated from the College of Law in this University in December 2010.
Private Life of Ebuka Obi Uchendu
On the 15th of April 2015, Ebuka Obi proposed to Cynthia Obianodo (HR Manager) in Lagos.
After their engagement, they later got married on the 6th of February 2016 in Abuja.
Before the year ran out, they welcomed their first child who happened to be a girl.
Later on in 2018, they announced on Instagram that they were already expecting their second child.
Career in Media Industry
Back in 2006, Ebuka was selected as one of the 14 housemates in the debut season of the famous Big Brother Naija Show.
Unfortunately, Ebuka did not win the grand prize.
He finished up in number eight place.
However, he is one of the most successful housemates of all time.
Immediately after the show in 2006, Ebuka signed numerous endorsement deals from major companies like GLO, Guinness, and more.
Furthermore, he was made the host of Guinness Greatness TV, and also the Friend or Foe program on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Back in 2017, an announcement was made that he would be the host of the second season of the Big Brother Naija Show, as well as the next in 2018.
For some time, Ebuka maintained a weekly column which was titled ‘Contrast’.
This was with the ‘This Day’ newspaper company (up to four years).
Over the years, he has written for several other world class publications.
Some of them are; Ace Magazine, What’s New Magazine and more.
He holds the record as the first host of the Presidential debate in Nigeria back in 2011.
This was broadcasted live across the nation.
Ebuka has made major contributions to several online publications.
These include 360Nobs, Y! (YNaija), Breaking Times, and more.
Journey to Limelight
Back in 2013, Ebuka Obi Uchendu was announced by the producers of Rubbin’ Minds as the new host of the show.
Over the years as the host of this show, he has interviewed several big stars in the country.
Some of them are; Seun Kuti, Gbenga Sesan, Banky W, Davido, Oluchi Onweagba, Chika Unigwe, and more.
Same year he was made the host of Rubbin’ Minds, he was also made the co-host of ‘The Spot’.
The Spot is a television program which is aired on DSTV.
The other hosts of this show are Zainab Balogun and Lamide Akintobi.
The following year, Ebuka Obi Uchendu became a co-host in the chat show called ‘Naija Politics’.
This is a political television series on Ebonylife TV.
In 2016, Ebuka was again made the host of “Men’s Corner” and the show is Nigeria’s first all-male television show.
Big Brother Naija Season 4
During the Big Brother Naija Season 4: Pepper Dem Edition, Ebuka Obi Uchendu continued as the host.
Before this, he had already been hosting previous editions of the show.
The total worth of the grand prize in this edition of the show was N60 Million Naira.
Big Brother Naija Season 5: Lockdown Edition
Aside from the first edition of the Big Brother Show in which he was a housemate, Ebuka has continued to be a host in all other editions yet.
He surprisingly returned as a host in the Big Brother Naija Season 5: Lockdown Edition.
This show was aired on channel 198 on DSTv, and Channel 29 on GoTv.
This show was the first to feature a virtual audition due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
They received video submissions from intending participants.
It was specified that participants should send in videos of 2-minutes duration, explaining why they wanted to be part of the Big Brother Show.
Submissions were open from May 20th to 30th 2020.
By the time the submissions were over, they had already gotten over 30,000 video submissions.
Out of this large volume of submissions, only 20 were picked.
Laycon actually won this edition of the show, and he bagged the grand prize which was worth N85 Million Naira in total.
Awards and Honours
As a successful on-air personality, Ebuka Obi Uchendu has bagged a lot of awards and honors.
In 2007, Ebuka won the award for On-air personality of the year at the Future Awards.
He won this award again in 2008.
Later on in 2013, Ebuka won the Outstanding Male TV Presenter of the Year award at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.
He went ahead to win this award in 2014 and 2015.
Back in 2011, Ebuka Obi Uchendu was picked as a Global Shaper.
This is a group of young leaders across the globe.
It is actually an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
Later on, in 2013, he was honored by the Nigerian Government as one of the top 100 young Nigerians.
This announcement was made during the celebration which marked the 100th anniversary of the amalgamation of Southern and Northern Nigeria to form a union.
Ebuka Obi Uchendu Cars, Houses and Assets
As a successful media personality, Ebuka Obi Uchendu is expected to own a couple of luxury assets.
In this section of this article, we are going to look at some wonderful assets owned by Ebuka Obi Uchendu.
Here are the cars owned by Ebuka Obi Uchendu.
- Toyota Land Cruiser
Ebuka is often spotted with a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV.
This is a high-quality Land Cruiser Prado that comes with a four-wheel drive and a diesel engine.
This vehicle is a very good one both on and off the road.
It is both rugged and premium and it is expensive.
This vehicle seems like Ebuka’s favorite, as he is often spotted with it.
- Range Rover Sport
Aside from his Toyota Land Cruiser, Ebuka Obi also owns a Range Rover Sport SUV.
This is a very familiar vehicle amongst celebrities.
It features a premium design and it is packed with several eye-popping features.
This vehicle features a Cruise control feature that assists the driver in acceleration and brake, lane maintenance, and also distancing from other vehicles.
He might own other cars aside from these two mentioned here, but we can not guarantee that.
Ebuka Obi Uchendu has a house in Abuja.
We do not know the exact worth of this house.
However, we do know that since it has several luxury features, it must be expensive.
Aside from this, he owns another building in Anambra State, and also other real estate projects across the country.
What is Ebuka Obi Uchendu net worth?
As a result of several endorsement deals, media contracts and investments, Ebuka Obi is a very wealthy celebrity today.
Currently, Ebuka Obi Uchendu has an estimated net worth of whopping N300 Million Naira.
With this net worth, he is ranked as the richest on-air personality/TV Host in Nigeria.
Final Thoughts on Ebuka Obi Uchendu Net Worth
From this wonderful article, you can confirm that Ebuka Obi Uchendu is not just rich, but very rich.
In fact, he is the richest TV host in the country.
Despite being a Barrister, he has gathered fame in the media industry, and he is celebrated across the country for it.
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