Zubby Michael

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Azubuike Michael Egwu professionally known as Zubby Michael is a Nigerian actor and movie producer. He was famous for his role in Three Windows, Royal Storm and Professional Lady. His first appearance was in the movie titled Missing rib but known for The Three Widows where he played the lead role.[1]

Early life and career[change | change source]

Zubby was born in Ekwusigo Local Government Area in Anambra state on (1 February 1985) but grew up in Adamawa where he completed his elementary education. He attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University where he obtained a degree in Mass Communication.[2]

He began acting in Yola at a young age.[3] His first movie appearance was in a movie titled Missing rib but became popular for his lead role in The Three Windows'. Zubby has appeared in several other films.[4][5][6]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]


a) Acting Awards

Year Award Category Result
2019 Scream Awards Best Indigenous Actor of the Year[7] Nominated
City People Movie Awards Best Actor of the Year (Igbo)[8] Nominated
City People Movie Awards Best Actor of the Year (English)[9] Nominated
Nigeria Achievers Awards Best Lead Actor of the Year (English)[10] Nominated
African Outstanding Icons Award Actor of the Year [11] Nominated
ISIG Nigeria Icons Award Iconic Actor of the Year[12] Nominated
The Emerald Nigeria Award Actor of the Year [13] Nominated
South South Achievers Awards (SSA) Male Actor of the Year [14] Nominated
2018 South East Entertainment Award Movie icon of the year Won
City People Movie Awards Best Actor Of The Year (English) [15] Nominated
2015 Nigerian Entertainment Award Actor of the Year (Indigenous Films) [16] Nominated
City People Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) [17] Nominated
Karis Media Awards Best Supporting Actor [18] Nominated
The Peoples' Choice Actor Of The Year [19] Nominated
2014 City People Movie Awards Best New Actor of the Year (English) [20] Nominated


B) Other Awards

Year Award Category Result
2019 City People Movie Awards Best Igbo Film of the Year (Eze ndi Ala)[21] Nominated
African Movie Academy Awards Celebrated Star from the East and the South South[22]
2018 The Nigerian MSMEs & Achievers Awards Nollywood Personality of the Year


Endorsements[change | change source]

Year Name of Endorsement
2019 ZOBIS Electrical Wires and Cables[23]
Dangamacin Clothing[24] [25]


Pictorials[change | change source]

Year Name of Magazine
2019 A New Touch of Africa (SPRING/SUMMER 2019 EDITION)[26]


Interviews[change | change source]

Year Interview
2019 BBC news Igbo[27]
A New Touch of Africa[28]

Appointments[change | change source]

Year Appointment
2019 Special Advisor on Media to the Governor of Anambra State[29]

Selected filmography[change | change source]

Year Film Role Notes
2019 The Return of Dangote
Our Father's Property
Dying of Thirst
Blood Feud
Children obey your parents
Hunchback Princess
Seed of Greatness
A Thousand War
G4 The Money Men
Flashback
Seed of Deception
Enemy of Progress
Yahoo King
Boy Makes Money
Son of No Man Nnanna
The Return of Eze Ndi Ala Eze Starring Ken Erics, Rachael Okonkwo
Afraid to Fall James
Pains of the Orphan Prince Chimaobi
2018 Throne of Terror
Sound of Calamity Prince Irudike
Lack of Money Joshua
Hunted Bride Prince Ahamefula Starring Eve Esin
Omenka Prince Obieze Nnoruka Starring Queen Nwokoye
Yahoo Shrine Jide
Bastard Money Lazarus
Made in South Edozie
Anayo China Anayo
Wasted Authority Collins Starring Ngozi Ezeonu
My Title Ikem
Shameless Sisters Osinachi
Youngest Wife Festus
The One Man Squad Victor
Scars of Hatred King Obiefuna Starring Ngozi Ezeonu
The Only Son
Mama Starring Liz Benson
2017 Commander Bull Nobert
Eze Ndi Ala in America Eze
Royal Game Lotanna Starring Ngozi Ezeonu
The Return Igwe Ufuma Starring Chacha Eke Faani
Abulo Abulo Starring Diamond Okechi
Ozoemena Ozubulu Ozoemena
The King of Vulture (Eze K'udene)
Mr Arrogant Arinze
Overtaking is Allowed Sunday Starring Kanayo O. Kanayo
Brave Maiden Prince Abunie Starring Diamond Okechi
War for love Dennis Starring Rachael Okonkwo
Hunt for Destiny Chidi
Adaure, My love Izunna Starring Rachael Okonkwo
Unchangeable God James Starring Ngozi Ezeonu, Ebere Okaro
Sword of Justice Prince Ogugua Starring Ken Erics, Ngozi Ezeonu
2016 Family Matters (Akara Ayasago) Tony Starring Ebere Okaro
Challenge me if you can Oforbuike
The Warriors Ofonna Starring Pete Edochie, Zack Orji, Ebere Okaro
Breaking Chain Starring Eve Esin
2015 1st Hit Gallardo Starring Nonso Diobi
The Promise Izu Starring Chacha Eke Faani
Okada 50 Okada 50 Starring Ebere Okaro
Abba Chibueze Starring Queen Nwokoye
Drunk in love Chikaobi Starring Queen Nwokoye
Compound fools Ossai Starring Kenneth Okonkwo, Yul Edochie, Queen Nwokoye
My love, my mother's wish Ikechukwu Starring Rachael Okonkwo
Settle Me Agozie Ken Erics, Ngozi Ezeonu
Oshimiri Ekenna Starring Queen Nwokoye, Ebere Okaro, Eve Esin

References[change | change source]

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  5. * (2014-05-04). "12 Rising And Promising Nollywood Actors". West Africa Lifestyle. Retrieved 2018-04-22.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  7. "Scream Awards '19 on Instagram: "Vote for you favorite to emerge winner in this category, link in our bio http://elfrique.com/s/scream-awards2019 Enquiries, sponsorship &…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-12-27. External link in |title= (help)
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  11. "African outstandingicons award on Instagram: "The wait is over, AFRICAN OUTSTANDING ICONS AWARD 2019 edition online voting is now on and rolling to vote for. @zubbymichael as (ACTOR OF…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
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  13. "TENAwards on Instagram: "TO VOTE Zubby Micheal #zubbyMicheal For TENA Actor of the year Follow these steps; STEP 1 Follow @tenawards . . STEP 2 Like,Comment &…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
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  22. "Africa Movie Academy Awards on Instagram: "Azubuike Michael Egwu professionally known as Zubby Michael is a Nigerian actor and movie producer. He was born in February 1985 in…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  23. "ZOBIS WIRES & CABLES on Instagram: "Meet our new brand ambassador @zubbymichael welcome to Zobis.... #zobiscables&wires"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  24. "Anthony Ifeanyi Emele on Instagram: "Nollywood Actor "Zubby Michael" aka Eze Ndi Ara Endorsed Dangamacin Clothings USA Brand. Contact us at: Nigeria Office: Tower Shopping…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  25. "Anthony Ifeanyi Emele on Instagram: "Nollywood Actor "Zubby Michael " Endorsed Dangamacin Clothings USA Boxers "DM Boxers". Get Yours now #dangamacinfashions #dangamacin…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
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