Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality from Okija in Anambra State, Nigeria. He is known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long running Rubbin' Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men's Corner on Ebonylife Television.
Ebuka had his primary education in Benin-city before his family moved to Abuja where he finished his secondary school education at Christ The King College. He then gained admission to study law at the University of Abuja where he got his first degree in Law in 2004. He then proceeded to the Nigeria Law School in 2005. In 2010, he attended the Washington College of Law of the American University Washington DC where he graduated with a Master of Laws degree specializations in Intellectual Property as well as Communications Law from the Law and Government program.
Ebuka was one of the 14 housemates on the first season of the popular reality show Big Brother Nigeria, finishing in eighth place. To date, he is one of the most visibly successful BBN 2006 cast members. After the reality show in 2006, he signed endorsement deals with a major telecommunications brand as well as a popular brewing company. He also hosted Friend or Foe on NTA, the GLO Show also on NTA, as well as Guinness’ Greatness TV. He also maintained a weekly column called Contrast with a Nigerian national daily newspaper, Thisday.
In 2013, producers of popular TV talk-show, Rubbin’ Minds, announced that Ebuka would be the new host of the show. Uchendu’s signing on brought about a major upgrade, and during his time anchoring the show, he has had a sit-down with some of the biggest names connected to Nigerian youths, including Banky W., Gbenga Sesan, Seun Kuti, Oluchi Onweagba, Davido, J.J. Omojuwa and Chika Unigwe. In January 2017, he was announced as the host of the new Big Brother Naija season.
On April 15th, 2015 Ebuka got engaged to the HR manager, Cynthia Obianodo, whom he met through Cynthia’s brother. They got married on February 6th, 2016 in Abuja and have a daughter now. In April 2018, the host of Big Brother Naija 2018, reacted to claims that housemate, Cee-C is his ex-girlfriend. He said the rumour-mongers were very unintelligent and bored.
When you talk about celebrities whose fashion style is considered top class, Ebuka seats on the front roll. From his well-tailored suits to his distinct taste of traditional attires, he always looks handsome and ready to ace the red carpet. It didn’t come as a surprise when he shut down the Internet with the now-famous Agbada he wore to Banky W’s wedding. Till date, that outfit is the talk of the town.
Awards and nominations include;
Nominated in the On-Air Personality category of The Future Awards for 2007 and 2008
Won the Outstanding TV Presenter of the Year (Male) at the Nigerian Broadcaster’s Merit Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
In 2011, he was selected as a Global Shaper – an exclusive group of young emerging leaders across the world – with the World Economic Forum.
In 2013, he was honoured by the Federal Government as one of the Best 100 Young Nigerians in one of the events to mark Nigeria’s 100th anniversary as a union.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Net Worth
Ebuka Uchendu is currently one of the wealthiest and most influential On-Air personality and television host in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about N300million.