Bucci Franklin (born June 9) has his full name as Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe.
He is a famous Nigerian actor, model, OAP, and television presenter who has featured in several Nollywood movies.
Hitting the limelight was never easy for someone, but he strived hard until he had it. He is one of the most respected figures on the screen due to his significant contribution to any movie he plays role.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe|
|Stage Name:||Bucci Franklin|
|Born:||June 9 (age 20+ years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Imo State|
|Wife • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Etinosa Idemudia (rum.)|
|Occupation:||Actor • Media Personality|
Early Life & Education
Bucci Franklin was born on June 9 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The year of his birth is, however, not known. He hails from Nkwerre in Imo State, in southeastern Nigeria.
Bucci Franklin had his primary education at Bereton Primary School and New Covenant Secondary School, both in Rivers State, respectively.
He later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja, Nigeria. Bucci Franklin was very active in on-stage performances in his university days.
Bucci Franklin made it into the entertainment world Immediately after he graduated from the university as a presenter at Multi-Mesh Broadcasting Company, owner of Love FM 104.5 Abuja.
While there, Bucci Franklin co-anchored the “Morning Show” and independently anchored “Abuja on the Move” for 5years.
He made his debut presentation on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he was the host of a TV program called “Rising Stars“.
He was also one of the pioneers of the spellbinding TV magazine program aired on Africa Independent Television (AIT), which centred on the invigorating Abuja lifestyle.
Bucci Franklin has remained a very active, versatile, and highly talented entertainer. In 2012, he participated in the “Spirited Actor Competition,” where he emerged as one of the top five contestants to represent Nigeria in the United States of America.
He ventured into Nollywood, taking on every role in movies.
He started as Nze in the rebranded movie of Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story, a movie that was widely adjudged very successful, centring on emotions one will always admonish.
Bucci Franklin has a refined look, a creative and highly talented Nollywood star known for his excellent interpretation of movie roles. He can as well fit into any character assigned to him, which he does very well.
In Nigeria, movie directors and producers relish his acting skills and prefer to feature him in most movies. He has made a big name in Nollywood, which ultimately has earned him two endorsements.
Bucci Franklin was the brand ambassador for the On’s & Tol’s Fashion Line and is currently the brand ambassador for the House of Aquadi.
Awards & Recognitions
Bucci Franklin has, in the course of his profession, been nominated for a good and impressive number of awards, notably as:
- 2017 Best Actor, Theatre arts, Universe of Abuja.
- 2015 Best Lead Actor and Best Upcoming Actor at the Annual Africa Film/Music Award & Festival (AAFMF).
- The talented actor also emerged as one of the top five contestants to represent Nigeria at the “Spirited Actor Competition” in the United States of America.
Bucci Franklin‘s current marital status is not known. He is said to be in a relationship, which is unknown because he keeps his family issues a top secret from the public or social media.
Many believe Bucci Franklin is dating actress and comedienne Etinosa Idemudia after a viral video pictured her proposing to him on his birthday.
Bucci Franklin is rated as one of the most affluent and most influential Nollywood actors, with an estimated net worth of about US$350,000.
Bucci Franklin has since featured in several Nollywood movies and TV series, some of which are:
- From Dark
- I said I do
- Written in the stars
- Being Mrs. Elliot
- Breaking Ranks
- Living Arrangements
- Tinsel, among numerous others.
Bucci Franklin is one of the most celebrated Nollywood actors on Instagram and has thousands of followers on Instagram. His Instagram page is @Buccifranklin.