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Joseph Benjamin
Born 9 November 1976 (age 41)
Benue StateNigeria
Occupation ActormodelTV presentervoice-over artist
Years active 1995–present
Website josephbenjaminofficial.com

Joseph Benjamin is a Nigerian actor, model, Voice-over Artist and television presenter mainly known for co-hosting MTN’s Project Fame, a talent reality show, and starring in the movies Tango With MeMr. and Mrs., and Murder at Prime Suites.[1][2] He won the African Actor of the Year award at the 2012 African Film Awards.[3] For his role in Married but Living Single, he won the best lead actor at the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards.[4] In 2012, Benjamin won best actor in a lead role at the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards.

Personal life

Benjamin was born on 9 November 1976, to a Kogi State indigene father and an Anambra State mother. He attended primary school in Benue State and completed his secondary education in Lagos State. He attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he earned a diploma in Computer Literacy. Benjamin married in 2004 and has two children; he and his wife are now separated.[5]

Early career

Benjamin made his first movie, Crossroads, in 1995 (alongside Ramsey Nouah and Sandra Achums); however, his screen debut was earlier, when he appeared at age 12 in the television program Tales by Moonlight on NTA.[6]

Nollywood breakthrough and TV personality

Benjamin has starred in several television series, including Edge of Paradise, in which he was being “crushed on” by his neighbor’s daughter. He starred with Genevieve Nnaji in the drama Tango With Me and has appeared in TV and radio commercials.[7] He has co-hosted, with Adaora Oleh, MTN Project Fame West Africa since 2009.

He played a detective in the movie Murder at Prime Suites (MAPS), which was inspired by an actual occurrence in Lagos, Nigeria, about a woman murdered by someone she met on Facebook. Other movies to his credit include Dark SideMarried but Living Single, and Mr. and Mrs.[2][8]

Joseph Benjamin was recently nominated for Golden Actor in the Golden Movie Awards which held on 21 May 2015. The nominees for this category also includes actors like Gbenga Tityloye, John Dumelo, Adjetey Anang and Blossom Chukwujekwu.[9] [10] [11]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Jungle Ride
2009 Spellbound
2010 Kiss and Tell Iyke with Monalisa ChindaDesmond Elliot & Nse Ikpe Etim
2010 Kidnap
2010 Tango with Me
2011 Mr. and Mrs. Ken Abbah with Nse Ikpe Etim & Barbara Soky
2011 Courier
2012 Married but Living Single Mike with Funke Akindele & Joke Silva
2012 Stripped
2012 Torn
2012 Unfair
2012 Darkside
2012 Faith
2012 Contract
2013 Murder at Prime Suites
2014 Mum, Dad, meet Sam
2014 Few good Men
2014 Blind Promise
2014 Secret Box
2014 Azuwa
2014 Folly
2014 A Few Good Men Wale Feature Film directed by Ejiro Onobrakpor and featuring Deyemi Okanlawon
2015 The Grave Dust Jordan with Ramsey Nouah & Joke Silva
2015 Omoge Ofege[12] with Femi Adebayo & Ireti Osayemi
2017 Isoken Osaze

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Cross Roads
2003 Deadly Mission
2005 Just Me
2005 Travails of Faith
2005-2006 Edge of Paradise
2005-2006 Young, Single and free
2007 Super story[which?]
2007 Bachelors
2007 168 A love Story
2008-2013 Tinsel

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ “BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: From TV to the Big Screen, Meet Nigeria’s New Heartthrob Joseph Benjamin”. Bella Naija. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. Jump up to:a b “Joseph Benjamin”. M.afrinolly.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. Jump up^ www.informationng.com/2012/11/joseph-benjamin-wins-african-actor-of-the-year-at-17th-afro-hollywood-awards.html
  4. Jump up^ https://ynaija.com/joseph-benjamin-wins-best-actor-at-the-best-of-nollywood/
  5. Jump up^ “Nollywood actor Joseph Benjamin opens up on separation from wife – Nigeria Today”. Zimbio. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  6. Jump up^ “NOLLYWOOD: Joseph Benjamin Biography (Nigerian Actor)”. InformAfrica.com. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  7. Jump up^ Adeyemo, Adeola (21 January 2012). “BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: From TV to the Big Screen, Meet Nigeria’s New Heartthrob Joseph Benjamin”. Bella Naija. Retrieved 21 April2014.
  8. Jump up^ “BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: From TV to the Big Screen, Meet Nigeria’s New Heartthrob Joseph Benjamin”. Bella Naija. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  9. Jump up^ “Golden Movie Awards: Nadia Buari, Joseph Benjamin, Yvonne Nelson, others get nominations”1Push Naija. Ogbodo. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  10. Jump up^ “Golden Movie Awards: Nadia Buari, Joseph Benjamin, Yvonne Nelson, others get nominations”Sturvs Nigeria. Sturvs. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  11. Jump up^ “Nadia Buari, Joseph Benjamin, Yvonne Nelson, others get nominations”Pulse Nigeria. Gbenga Bada. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  12. Jump up^ “Joseph Benjamin Nollywood actor stars in 1st Yoruba movie ‘Omoge Ofege'”Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 22 June 2015.

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