Bovi Ugboma, (born September 25, 1979), professionally known as Bovi, is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He is best known for his comedy skits and stand-up comedy show, Bovi: Man.
Early Life and Education
Bovi Ugboma was born and raised in Benin City, Edo State where he hails from. He had his primary education at UNIBEN staff school.
He enrolled in Delta State’s Government College, Ughelli, in 1991. He was relocated to Edokpolor Grammar School in Benin City, where they lived, after being expelled from his boarding school for behavioral concerns and parental concern over his growth as a young man.
Bovi Ugboma was transferred to Boys Model Secondary Institution, Onicha Olona, an all-boarding school, which was his third secondary school.
He was admitted to Delta State University in 1998 after completing his secondary education, where he studied Theatre Arts.
Bovi made his acting debut in the comedy series Extended Family, which he also created and produced, in April 2007.
His program was adored and appreciated by viewers which earned him massive fame in the entertainment industry.
In Nigeria’s top comedy series, Night of a thousand laughs, hosted by Opa Williams, Bovi made his stand-up comedy debut.
In 2011 Bovi was already a superstar, starring in shows all around the country, performing his first stand-up special at the Eko Convention Center.
Additionally, worldwide superstars Ja Rule and Ashanti appeared in Bovi: Man on Fire 2014. Bovi performed the one-man show in a number of American cities, including London, Melbourne, Kiev, Brisbane, Sydney, Moscow, and Toronto.
After the 2014 episode of the show, he took a three-year break from the entertainment scene. When the franchise returned to Lagos, it was the most successful episode yet.
The fourth and final Man on Fire event took place in Lagos in April 2019. In 2018, Bovi started a series called “BACK TO SCHOOL” that he publishes to his YouTube channel.
Being a top comedian, Bovi has performed and collaborated alongside other famous comedians, Basketmouth, Buchi, Odogwu, Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu and other stars.
It’s Her Day, Bovi’s debut film, had its premiere on September 9, 2016. In Nigeria, the movie made 55 million Naira at the box office. He had the starring role in the romance comedy 4-1-Love in 2016.
He received his third individual nomination since the AMVCA’s establishment and the fourth nomination for one of his productions in 2017 when he was nominated for best actor in a comedy.
Despite receiving little media press, the film enjoyed a respectable run in theaters and made 55 million naira at the box office.
A couple who are getting married is the subject of the comedy-drama. The future bride’s family and soon-to-be bride put pressure on the groom-to-be to have a society wedding.
The soon-to-be-bride, Victor, played by Bovi, made the decision to give Nicole, played by Ini Dima Okojie, a fairytale wedding.
In essence, Nicole disagreed with Victor’s belief that wedding rituals should be understated.
She preferred a lavish wedding with notable performers like Davido, Timi Dakolo, Julius Agwu, Basketmouth, and other well-known people in attendance.
Similar to this, the Nicole sisters and Shaffy Bello, who plays the mother of the bride, went ahead and planned a lavish wedding that was beyond unaffordable for Victor.
They acquired a N2 million hall, invited Kelechi Amadi Obi for photos, and many other things. Victor eventually managed to outsmart them.
The Kountry Kulture Network created it, and Silverbird Distribution handled the distribution.
Adunni Ade, Amanda Mike-Ebeye, Najite Dede, Gregory Ojefua, Thelma Ezeamaka, Femi Durojaiye, Ese Lami George, and Toni Tones are among the other performers who acted in the play. He received an AMVCA nomination for the film.
Bovi Net Worth
Bovi Ugboma is a famous and veteran Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor and content creator with an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.
Bovi is happily married to his wife, Kris Asimonye Ugboma. The couple got married in 2007 with the union blessed with three children, Elena Ugboma, David Ugboma and Chuchu Ugboma.
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