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Zubby Michael Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth


Zubby Azubuike Michael Egwu, popularly known as Zubby Michael, is a Nigerian actor, businessman and movie producer. He is best known for his roles in the films “The Three Widows”, “Royal Storm”, and “Professional Lady”. His first movie role was in the film “Missing Rib”, but he attained recognition for playing the lead role alongside actress Oge Okoye in “The Three Widows”.


Zubby Michael obtained his primary and secondary education in Yola, Adamawa state, in Nigeria, thereby getting his primary and secondary certificates.
Upon completing his secondary education, he secured admission to join the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University located in Awka, Anambra State of Nigeria. At the university, he studied courses for a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication.


Zubby Michael is not new to acting. At eight, he started playing minor roles in movie skits in Yola. Before officially joining Nollywood in 2006, he was involved in television soap operas and was a cast member of a TV drama titled Coded Hussle.
His career journey actually kicked off in Asaba, Delta state, where he met a producer who introduced him to the industry. The outcome led him to feature in his first movie titled Missing Rib, which also starred Ramsey Nouah and Tonto Dikeh.

Furthermore, Zubby Michael has featured alongside other A-listed Nollywood actors and actresses such as Jim Iyke, Ini Edo, Nonso Diobi, Mike Ezuruonye, Oge Okoye, Patience Ozokwor, John Okafor (Mr. Ibu), Sam Dede, Olu Jacobs, Uche Jumbo, Nkem Owoh, Majid Michel, John Dumelo, Mercy Johnson, Van Vicker, Emeka Ike, Junior Pope, Chacha Eke, Kenneth Okonkwo, Uche Ogbodo, Jackie Appiah and a host of others.
He has also been involved in movie production. The movie First Hit, which featured the likes of Chikwetalu Agu, Ngozi Ezeonu, Nonso Diobi, Junior Pope, Ebere Okaro, Harry B Anyanwu, and Terry G, marked his debut as a producer.


• Burial Battle
• Omo Ghetto: The Saga
• Egg of love
• Enemy of Progress
• Our Father’s Property
• G4 The Money Men
• Shameless Sisters
• Audio Money• Blood Feud
• Son of No Man
• Boy Makes Money
• The Return of Eze Ndi Ala
• Afraid to Fall
• Anayo China
• Youngest Wife
• Made in South
• Wasted Authority
• Mama
• Bastard Money
• War for love
• Mr Arrogant
• Ozoemena Ozubulu
• The Return
• Pains of the Orphan
• Yahoo King
• Family Matters (Akara Ayasago)
• Compound fools
• 1st Hit
• Okada 50
• Sound of Calamity
• Haunted Bride
• Omenka
• Lack of Money
• Yahoo Shrine
• Throne of Terror
• Adaure, My love
• The King of Vulture (Eze K’udene)
• Sword of Justice
• The Promise
• Flashback
• Seed of Deception
• Seed of Greatness
• Bad Omen
• Identical Twins
• Dying of Thirst
• Hunchback Princess
• A Thousand War
• The Return of Dangote

Azubuike Zubby Michael Awards

Best Lead Actor of the Year (English) at the 2019 Nigeria Achievers Awards (Nominated)
• Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the 2015 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)
• Best Actor Of The Year (English) at the 2018 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)
• Best Actor of the Year (Igbo) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)
• Best Igbo Film of the Year (Eze ndi Ala) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)
Altogether, Zubby has achieved so much for himself. Many awards, nominations and recognitions has been added to his achievements, these are some of them;
• Male Actor of the Year at the 2019 South South Achievers Awards (SSA) (Nominated)
• Best Celebrity Politician of the Year (2020) by the South-East Beauty Pageant Organisation (Won)
• Most Promising Act (male) at the 2011 Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON) (Nominated)
• Actor of the Year (Indigenous Films) at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Award (Nominated)
• Nollywood Personality of the Year at The 2018 Nigerian MSMEs & Achievers Awards (Won)
• Movie icon of the year at the 2018 South East Entertainment Award (Won)
• Best Igbo Film of the Year (Eze ndi Ala) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards (Nominated)
• Best Actor of the Year (English) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards (Nominated


Zubby Michael was born in Ekwusigo L.G.A, Anambra State, Nigeria, in February 1985. He celebrated his 37th birthday on February 1st, 2023.

Net Worth

Zubby Michael has yet to reveal the exact estimate of his wealth to the general public. However, he claims to be the richest and highest-paid actor in Nigeria. He revealed in August 2021 that he made over N102 million from acting, calling himself Nigeria’s highest-paid actor.

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