Bucci Franklin has his full name as Onyebuchi Franklin Odurukwe. He is a famous Nigerian actor, model, OAP and television presenter who has featured in several Nollywood movies.
He was born on June 9 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Year of his birth is however not known. Bucci hails from Nkwerre in Imo State, in south eastern Nigeria.
Bucci Franklin had his primary education at Bereton Primary School and New Covenant Secondary School both in Rivers State respectively.
He later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja, Nigeria. Bucci was very active on stage performances in his University days.
Bucci made it into the entertainment world immediately after his graduation from the University, when he was a presenter at Multi-Mesh Broadcasting Company, owners of Love FM 104.5 Abuja.
While there, Bucci co-anchored the “Morning Show” and independently anchored “Abuja on the Move” for 5years.
Bucci made his debut presentation on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) where he was the host of a TV program called “Rising Stars”.
He was also one of the pioneers of the spellbinding TV Magazine program aired on Africa Independent Television (A.I.T), which centered on the invigorating Abuja lifestyle.
Bucci has remained very active, versatile and highly talented entertainer. In 2012, he participated in the “Spirited Actor Competition” where he emerged one of the top five contestants to represent Nigeria in the United States of America.
Bucci Franklin ventured into Nollywood, taking exceptional roles in movies.
He starred as Nze in the rebranded movie of Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story, a movie that was widely adjudged very successful centering on emotions one will always admonish.
Bucci has since featured in several Nollywood movies and TV series, some of which are:
• From Dark
• I said I do
• Written in the Stars
• Being Mrs. Elliot
• Breaking Ranks
• Living Arrangements
• Tinsel, among numerous others.
Bucci Franklin has a fine look, creative and highly talented Nollywood star known for his good interpretation of movie roles. He can as well fit into any character assigned him which he does very well.
Movie directors and producers in Nigeria relish his acting skills and prefer to feature him in most movies.
Bucci has made a big name in Nollywood which ultimately has earned him two endorsements.
He was the brand ambassador for the On’s&Tol’s Fashion Line and currently the brand Ambassador for House of Aquadi.
Bucci Franklin is also a humanitarian. He is in partnership with African Rural Community Development Initiative (ARCDI), a Charity Organization based in Abuja, Nigeria created, to cater for the less privileged in the society.
His versatility, creativity and hard work have actually helped him to anchor top-notch events across Nigeria.
Awards and Recognitions
Bucci Franklin has in the course of his profession been nominated for good and impressive number of awards, notably as:
• 2007 Best Actor, Theatre arts, University of Abuja.
• 2015 Best Lead Actor and Best Upcoming Actor at the Annual Africa Film/ Music Awards & Festival (AAFMF).
The talented Actor also emerged one of the top five contestants to represent Nigeria at the “Spirited Actor Competition” in the United States of America.
Bucci Franklin current marital status is not known. He is said to be in a relationship, details of which are not known because he keeps his family issues top secret from the public or social media.
Bucci Franklin is rated one of the richest and most influential Nollywood actors with an estimated net worth of about $350,000 dollars.