Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese is a famous Nigerian model, actor and winner of the SilverBird Male Pageant for Mr. Nigeria in 2014.
Early Life & Education
He was born on August 12, 1991. Ikubese is from Delta state in Nigeria.
Ikubuese had his primary and secondary education in Delta state where he obtained his First and secondary school certificates respectively.
He later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the United States International University Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ikubese began his career as a professional model.
He eventually rose to become Mr. Nigeria as well finishing as first Runner-up at the Mr. World male pageant.
Ikubuese later ventured into the Nigerian movie industry and gained significant recognition after he secured a role in the MTV Tv series, ‘Shuga’ where he played the role of a character named Femi.
Ikubese made his directorial debut in 2019 with a Tv series, Kyaddala an Ugandan word meaning “Its Real” when translated to the English language.
He has since starred in several Nollywood movies and television series, including:
• Ojukokoro (2016)
• Run (2017)
• My Flatmates (2017)
• Kyaddala (2019)
• Shagayas and Clarks (2018)
• Shuga (2012-2019)
Ikubese has a good look, creative and highly talented Nollywood actor and model, who has not only made a big name in the industry, but a source of inspiration to the younger up-coming entertainers.
Ikubese is a humanitarian. As part of his humanitarian work, he created a platform known as ‘Respect A Woman’, (RAW), a project designed to educate women on how to avoid domestic violence in the Nigeria.
Awards and Nominations
Ikubese has so far in the Nigerian entertainment industry won good number of awards, notably as:
• 2016 Winner as Most Promising Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Won the 2015 Peace Personality of the Year at the Peace Achievers Awards.
In 2017, Ikubese was appointed United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals Ambassador.
Emmanuel Ikubese happily got married to Anita Adetoye, a Nigerian beautician in 2019.
In an interview with The Punch media press, he listed playing basketball, soccer and cooking as his hobbies.
Emmanuel Ikubese still remains very active in the Nigerian entertainment industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $450,000 dollars.