Biography of Okey Bakassi and Net Worth

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Okey Bakassi Biography…..Are you eager to know certain important facts about the popular Nigerian actor Okey Bakassi? If yes, we have brought them here for your perusal. This article brings you information on things you would love to know about Okey Bakassi, this includes his birth and parentage, education, profession, and awards, as well as his net worth.

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Full Name; Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule

Popular Name; Okey Bakassi

Father’ Name; Mr. Livinus Onyegbule

Mother’s Name; Mrs Felicia Onyegbule

Date of Birth; October 23, 1969

Professions; stand-up comedian, Actor, director, master of ceremony, television personality, TV host and entrepreneur.

Family; a Mother, father, wife and children.

Nationality; Nigerian

LGA/ State of Origin; Mbaise/ Imo State

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Okey Bakasi was born on 23th October, 1969to the family of Mr. Livinus Onyegbule and Mrs. Felicia Onyegbule. He was born and raised in Mbaise, Imo state but later moved to rivers state for studies.


Okey began and completed his primary education at Alvan Ikoku Demonstration School, Owerri, Imostate. He began his secondary education at Mbaise secondary school, Imo state and later moved tofederal government college port Harcourt, Rivers State. He proceeded to rivers state university of science and technology (RSUST) where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in agricultural engineering.

How he Started Acting;

Okey Bakasi had an inherent passion for entertainment, both movie and comedy. Because he had such passion and would have loved to learn how to act and entertain, he had to do something about it.

The institution he studied were not accredited with theatre arts during his study days so he formed a group called‘Theatre Kolleagues”. The group brought together people of common interest in acting and entertainment, through this group, he entertained the university community during his days. This accorded him some level of experience.

He was posted to Lagos state for national service, and with the experience he had in entertainment, he became a member of


He started his movie career in1993 with an opportunity to feature on a network television production  titled  ‘Fortunes’ and since then has featured in numerous movies. The list of movies he featured are listed below;

  • Fortunes- 1993
  • Final decision -1996
  • All for Winnie- 1998
  • Just once

He also began his stand-up comedy career in Jazzville in 1994. He was given his first opportunity by Mohammed Danjuma, Okey performed above expectation as he succeeded in thrilling the audience comprising people from different walks of life with hilarious jokes. With the good impression he made during his first comedy show, more opportunities came calling.

Due to his performances in the movies listed above, he earned himself some honors and awards which will be discussed in due course.

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Okey is one of the progenitors of the popular comedy show “Night of A thousand laugh

Awards and honors;

In recognition of his contributions to the entertainment industry, he has been honored with the following awards;

  • Winner of Best actor in a leading role (Igbo) category Best Nollyhood Award (2014)
  • Winner, best actor in comedy Award –AMCA
  • Winner, African best comedian of the year- NEA

Current Pursuit

Okey does not really act movies lately, he has finally settled with comedy.

Net Worth;

Okey bakassi is one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential comedian with an estimated net worth of $5 million and still counting.

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