Benjamin Abba Nnayelugo is his birth name but fondly known as Ben Touitou. He is a popular Nollywood actor and model, famous in movies like ‘Lagos Cougars’ and ‘Desperate House Wives.
He was born on January 22, 1988 in Enugu State in south eastern Nigeria. Ben was born to a Jewish Israeli father who was an engineer and Nigerian mother from Imo state, a Professor at Babcock University.
Ben studied at the University of Valleyview, Accra, Ghana, where he bagged a degree in Computer Science. He revealed he loves technology and science– anything that has to do with IT and innovation.
Ben Touitou kick-started his career as a model before he made entry into acting.
Ben had series of auditions after he was introduced to the Royal Arts Academy, where he met Uduak Isong. His brilliant performance got him a role in a movie, Lagos Cougars in 2012.
He has remained consistent in the acting profession and has since starred in several Nollywood movies, some of which include:
• One Fine Day
• Guy Man
• Forgetting June
• Desperate House Wives
• The Mystic River
• Merry Men 2, which was produced by Darlington Abuda among others.
Ben is creative and highly talented Nollywood star known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He can fit into any character assigned him and he is popular in taking romantic roles in most movies.
Awards and Nominations
Ben Lugo is a recipient of a number of awards notably as:
Nominated for Most Promising Actor category in the 2014 edition of Nollywood, Africa Film Critics Award (NAFCA) and City People Entertainment Awards.
He was also nominated for Best Kiss in a Movie category in the 2014 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards.
Ben Touitou has become a regular face in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.