Joseph Benjamin is a Nigerian actor and TV presenter. He is popularly known for being the co-host in the MTN talent reality show, Project Fame. He is also a regular face on various movies and TV shows such as Murder at Prime Suites and Tango with Me among others.
Joseph is an award-winning actor who has managed to ace his roles in the film industry. He won the African Actor of the Year Award for his role in Married but Living Single in 2012 during the African Film Awards.
Joseph Benjamin profile summary
- Full name: Joseph Benjamin
- Date of birth: 9th November 1976
- Place of birth: Benue State, Nigeria
- Joseph Benjamin age: 44 years (as of 2020)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Black
- Marital status: Divorced
- Profession: Actor, model, TV presenter, voice-over artist
- Net worth: $1 million
Joseph Benjamin biography
The actor was born on 9th November 1976. How old is Joseph Benjamin? He is 44 years old as of 2020. He is the son of a Kogi State father and an Anambra State mother whose names are not known to the public.
Where is Joseph Benjamin from? The super-talented actor comes from Benue State, Nigeria. He has not offered any information about his upbringing and siblings.
He began his primary school education in Benue State before attaining his secondary education in Lagos State Nigeria. Later, he was enrolled at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.
He graduated with a National Diploma (ND) in Computer Literacy. He then attended the University of Ibadan, where he bagged a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy.
Benjamin made his debut on the screen at the age of 12 in the ultimate kiddies shows known as Tales of Moonlight. The show took place in the 1980s and was aired every Sunday on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
In 1995, he made his movie debut in Crossroads, where he acted alongside famous Nigerian actors such as Sandra Achums and Ramsey Nouah. Joseph Benjamin Nigerian actor has since then starred in numerous TV shows and movies as follows:
Joseph Benjamin movies
- 1995 - Crossroads
- 2003 - Deadly Mission
- 2009 - Jungle Ride
- 2009 - Spellbound
- 2010 - Kiss and Tell
- 2010 - Kidnap
- 2010 - Tango with Me
- 2011- Mr and Mrs
- 2011 - Courier
- 2012 - Stripped
- 2012 - Married but Living Single
- 2012 - Tom
- 2012 - Darkside
- 2012 - Faith
- 2012 - Contract
- 2013 - Murder at Prime Suites
- 2013 - First Cut
- 2012 - Torn
- 2014 - Mum, Dad, meet Sam
- 2014 - A Few Good Men
- 2014 - Blind Promise
- 2014 - Secret Box
- 2014 - Folly
- 2015 - The Grave Dust
- 2015 - Iyore
- 2015 - Matters of the Heart
- 2015 - Mum, Dad Meet Sam
- 2015 - Miss Teacher
- 2015 - Omoge Ofege
- 2016 - Rebecca
- 2016 - Beyond Blood
- 2016 - Judas’ Kiss
- 2017 - Isoken
- 2017 - Affairs of the Heart
- 2017 - Dance to My Beat
- 2018 - Memoirs of 4
- 2018 - Love Birds
- 2018 - Poison
- 2019 - Father of Today
- 2020 - Special Jollof
- 2020 - The Love between Us
- 2020 - When Love Hurts (post-production)
- 2005 - Just Me
- 2005 - Travails of Faith
- 2005 to 2006 - Edge of Paradise
- 2005 to 2006 - Young, Single and Free
- 2007 - Super Story
- 2007 - Bachelors
- 2007 - 168 A Love Story
- 2008 - Addiction
- 2008 to 2013 - Tinsel
- 2013 - Murder at Prime Suites
- 2015 - Losing Control
- 2015 - Desperate Housewives Africa
- 2017 - Incensed
- 2017 - Claws
- 2018 - Greenleaf
- 2018 - 5 Reasons Why
- 2019 - Last Call
- 2020 - Entwine
- 2020 - Divide and Conquer
- 2021 - Akata?
Besides acting, he has worked as a brand ambassador, model and voice-over artist for numerous companies. Some of the companies he has worked with include:
- MTN Nigeria
- Coca Cola
- Crusader Insurance
Over the years, he has gained experience, thus perfecting his art. As a result, he has bagged many awards and nominations. They include:
- 2010 - Best Actor in Jungle Ride, during the Best of Nollywood Awards (Nomination)
- 2011 - Best Actor in Mr. & Mrs, during The Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCAW), (Nomination)
- 2012 - African Actor of the Year in Married but Living Single, during the African Film Awards
- 2012 - Best Lead Actor, during the Best of Nollywood Awards
- 2012 - Best Actor in a Leading Role, in the Nollywood Movie Awards
- 2012- Outstanding Male Act, during the Abuja International Film Festival
- 2014 - Outstanding TV Presenter (Entertainment Talk/Show) (Male), during the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award
- 2015 - Golden Actor, during the Golden Movie Awards (Nomination)
- 2016 - Best Actor in Rebecca during the Nigerian Entertainment Award
Joseph Benjamin wife and kids
The actor got married to the love of his life in 2014. Joseph Benjamin wife name has not been revealed to the public. The couple stayed together for eight years and had two children, a boy and a girl. Unfortunately, they separated.
Is Ebube Nwagbo married to Joseph Benjamin?
Ebube is not married to Benjamin. In 2014, photos of the gorgeous actress walking down the aisle were all over the internet. This brought up the rumours that she was tying the knot with Benjamin. However, they were only shooting a movie.
Benjamin Joseph stands out as one of the most sought-after actors in Nollywood. As of 2020, his net worth is roughly $1 million.
Joseph Benjamin is a legendary actor who has been in the industry for decades now. He has managed to remain evergreen both locally and internationally. This has made him not only a majority's favourite but a great source of inspiration for many.
He is praised for his incredible skills in dribbling and finishing, long shots, key passes, and the ability to play with both feet. This may have resulted from his early practice and love for street football and futsal from a very young age.