Alexx Ekubo Biography: Photos, Age, Family, Siblings, Girlfriend, Filmography, Awards, Net Worth, Controversies, Instagram - Jingolobell

Alexx Ekubo Biography: Photos, Age, Family, Siblings, Girlfriend, Filmography, Awards, Net Worth, Controversies, Instagram

Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke, better known as Alexx Ekubo, is a popular Nigerian actor, model, motivational speaker, producer & entertainer, who is also known as “Johnny” from the popular Yemi Alade Song “Johnny” which has over 90 million views on youtube, thereby making it the most watched music video out of Africa. 

The talented actor has won numerous awards & competitions; like the MR NIGERIA contest in 2010 where he emerged the 1st Runner Up and was given the platform to launch his mainstream movie career in Nollywood. Alexx has also won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the ‘Weekend Getaway’…‘Read full article’


Alexx Ekubo is one of the most prominent and well-known individuals in Nollywood, the Nigerian entertainment and film industry. With millions of followers on Instagram and other social media platforms, has many admirable qualities, especially among female fans. His attractiveness, fashion sense, and sense of humor are a few of these qualities.

This article is all about the juicy details  about the Nollywood actor and model, Alexx Ekubo; his biography, real name, age, state, tribe, education, career, family, relationship, filmography, awards, nominations, controversies, social media and net worth.


Alexx Ekubo, born 10 April,1986, hails from Ujari Village in Arochukwu, Abia State and was raised by his parents, Mr & Mrs. Ekubo-Okwaraeke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. His dad was a petroleum marketer, and his mum was a fashion designer and an entrepreneur. He has three siblings, two sisters and one brother.

The second of three siblings, Alexx grew up in several Nigerian cities, owing to his father’s job description. He also speaks fluent Hausa & Igbo language. Ekubo obtained his education by attending kindergarten, elementary school, high school, and college in four different Nigerian states. These cities are called Lagos, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, and Calabar.


Full Name: Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke

Date of Birth: 10 April 1986 

Age: 37 years old

Place of Birth: Rivers, Nigeria.

State Of Origin: Arochukwu, Abia State.

Nationality: Nigerian

Height:    1.88 m

Parents: Jane Ekubo-Okwaraeke, Mazi Ekubo-Okwaraeke

Siblings: 3

Girlfriend: Fancy Acholonu (ex.)

Occupation: Actor, Media Personality, Model and Movie Producer

Net Worth: US$1 million


Alexx Ekubo was educated at K.Kotun nursery & primary school, Lagos & then Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State, before proceeding to the University of Calabar where he graduated with an L.L.B Law in 2008. He also bagged a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic and Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar.


As an undergraduate, Alexx Ekubo’s film debut was a minor role in Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s Sinners in the House (2005). He came to limelight after he emerged as the runner-up in the 2010 Mr. Nigeria contest, which is fantastic for a young actor just beginning his career.

Alexx also rose to fame in his first film, where he received his big break in “Ladies Men,” in which he portrayed himself. He became well-known on television and after his first leading role, he portrayed the leading character in several other high-quality films.

Due to his unique acting skills, he starred as “Johnny the Loverboy” in Yemi Alade’s music video for her hit single titled “Johnny”. Alexx Ekubo has also worked with prominent entertainment stars like Yvonne Nelson, Rukky Sanda, Monalisa Chinda, and Uche Jumbo, to mention a few.

Alexx has been in Nollywood for approximately 12 years and has appeared in over eighty Nollywood movies such as; ‘True Citizens’, ‘Undercover Lover’, ‘Dream Walker’, ‘Weekend Getaway’, ‘Gold Diggin’, ‘All that Glitters’, ‘Diary of a Lagos girl’, ‘Single, married and complicated’ and many others. As a great actor who has appeared in popular soap operas, he continues to be one of the industry’s most influential figures, both socially and financially.


Alex Ekubo has starred in many movies and still counting. Some of these movies include;

  • Aina (2011)
  • Secrets & Scandals (2011)
  • Hope Bay (2011)
  • Happy Family (2011)
  • Tinsel (2011)
  • AY’s Crib (2012)
  • Married to the Game (2012)
  • Weekend Getaway (2012)
  • True Citizens (2012)
  • In the Cupboard (2012)
  • Dream Walker (2013)
  • Keeping my Man (2013)
  • Lagos Cougars (2013)
  • Champagne (2014)
  • Single, Married and Complicated (2014)
  • Ifedolapo (2014)
  • Gold Diggin (2014)
  • Undercover Lover (2015)
  • All that Glitters (2015)
  • The First Lady (2015)
  • Gbomo Gbomo Express (2015)
  • Death Toll (2015)
  • ATM (2016)
  • Entreat (2016)
  • The Other Side of the Coin (2016)
  • Diary of a Lagos Girl (2016)
  • Wife Material (2017)
  • A Man for the Weekend (2017)
  • Catcher (2017)
  • 3 is a Crowd (2017)
  • Hot Girl Next Door (2018)
  • Switch (2018)
  • Power of 1 (2018)
  • The American King: As told by an African Priestess (2019)
  • Bling Lagosians (2019)
  • Zero Hour (2019)
  • Your Excellency (2019)
  • 72 hours (2019)
  • Soft Work (2020)
  • Son of Mercy (2020)
  • Omo Ghetto: The Saga (2020)
  • Devil In Agbada (2021)
  • Trust (2021)
  • Charlie Charlie (2021)
  • Trust (2022)
  • The Real Us (2022)
  • The Convenant (2022)

Personal Life

Alexx Ekubo was engaged to an American model, Fancy Acholonu, whom he also announced their wedding dates with on Instagram on 10th May, 2021. Their traditional wedding was supposed to be held on Saturday 20 November in Imo State, while the white wedding on the upper Saturday, 27 November in Lagos State. 

In August 2021, Alexx’s fiancée, Fancy Acholonu called off the wedding, releasing a statement that their relationship had ended. Their split can be described as one of the most shocking stories in the entertainment world. 

The American-born model also took to her Instagram page on Thursday, August 26, 2021, where she revealed that she has ended her relationship and engagement with the movie star.

In her words;

“Hey guys, I am writing to inform you all officially that I have ended my relationship and engagement and I have called off the wedding with Alexx Ekubo.

“I am aware this may be a shock to many people. I made the best decision for myself, because it is important that everyone finds happiness and live in their truth. At this time, my family and I ask for you all to please respect our privacy. Thank you so much.”

Acholonu’s statement came barely 24 hours after it was revealed that their relationship had collapsed.

Awards and Nominations

Here are all list of awards and nominations won by the talented Nollywood thespian, Alexx Ekubo;

  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the Nigerian romantic drama film ‘Weekend Getaway’. 
  • First runner-up at the 2010 Mr. Nigeria contest. 

  • Outstanding TV Personality at the 2015 Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award. 
  •  Actor of the Year at the 2016 Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA.
  • 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards-Best Actor in a Lead role – English.
  • 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English), Best Kiss in a Movie. 
  • 2021 Net Honours-Most Popular Actor.


Alexx Ekubo had been accused of allegedly dating fellow Nollywood actor, Uti Nwachukwu, a gay allegation they have both denied at several times. 

Taking to social media, Ekubo cleared the air concerning the rumours of being gay. He wrote;

“Learn to live and let live. If a person wants to be gay, let them be gay in peace. Personally, I’m not, have never been and will never be.

“Let’s allow people to be free and comfortable with their sexual preference. Stop the name calling and shaming.”

In January 2023, Alexx Ekubo also sparked controversy after her ex-girlfriend, Fancy Acholonu took to social media and revealed how she dated Alexx Ekubo for 5-years without having any intimacy with the actor. 

According to the American-born model, Alexx has been cheating on her with curvy women but refused to touch her. Fancy also revealed how the Nollywood actor forged his honorary degree just to trend.

Net Worth

Alexx Ekubo is currently worth US$1 million, an equivalent of ₦500 million. He earns most of his money from his professional career, which includes movies, brand ambassador deals, model and from his other businesses.

The Nollywood actor has acquired a mansion and cars. Expressing gratitude, Alexx confessed to always desiring to become a house owner and car owner, thanking his fans for the massive support.

Social Media

Alexx Ekubo, as his fans fondly call him, has a large number of followers on social media. He currently has over 4 million followers on Instagram, over 100k followers on Twitter, and over 2 million followers on Facebook.

  • Instagram: @alexxekubo
  • Twitter: @alexxekubo
  • Facebook: Alexx Ekubo


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