April 16, 2024

Bucci Franklin Odurukwe  (born June 9, 1992) is a highly creative and talented Nollywood actor, influencer, model, on-air personality, a TV and radio presenter best known for his brilliant interpretation of movie roles and character assigned to him, Bucci was Born in port Harcourt river state, but he hails from Nkwere in Imo state. He is currently [calculate_years datestring=”06/09/1992″] years old.

Bucci Franklin has been featured in several movies, which have earned him some awards and endorsements.

He rose to fame for featuring in the movie “knockout blessing” in 2018 and popular Netflix movies like “Rattlesnake, “Far From Home, and many more.

Early Life

Bucci Franklin was born on June 9 and spent his early life in Port Harcourt Rivers state, hailing from Nkwere in Imo, located in the south-eastern part of Nigeria.

His ancestry and origin are traced to the eastern part of the country, being born to both Igbo parents of the same ethnic group and into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Odurukwe, who are indigenes of Nkwere local government in Imo state.

He developed an interest in the media industry from a young age and aspired to be an on-air personality, so he began his acting journey right from his undergraduate days at the university, where he participated in many stage and musical plays, which helped him to become popular as a student on the campus.

Bucci Franklin obtained his primary and secondary education in Port Harcourt, where he spent his childhood days and was trained by his civil servant parents, as he spent his formative years there.

Education

He received his primary education at Bereton Primary School, where he obtained his first School Leaving Certificate before proceeding to Covenant Secondary School, where he excelled in his O’Level results. After completing his secondary education, he was admitted to study Theatre Arts at the University of Abuja, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts.

Career

After graduating from the university, Bucci Franklin started his career as a presenter with the multi-mesh broadcasting company and was also a radio presenter at Love FM Abuja.

Bucci hosted popular television shows on NTA like” rising star,” and he was one of the pioneers and anchors of the spellbound TV magazine program aired on African independent television (AIT)

He later ventured into Nollywood, taking up various roles that starred as ‘Nze’ in the rebranded version of the movie “Rattle Snake” (the Ahanna story), which was highly successful.

He first rose to prominence for featuring in the movie “knockout blessing” in 2018. He also participated in the ‘spirited actor’ competition and emerged as one of the top 5 contestants representing Nigeria in the united states.

He has also gone further to feature in many other movies like; Heroes, Mrs. Elliot, written in the Stars, I Said I Do, etc.

Bucci was also the brand ambassador of a fashion line and the House of Aquadi.

In 2022, He played the character of Governamet in the Netflix original series Far From Home, starring alongside some other talented actors, including Elma MbadiweOlumide Oworu, Tomi Ojo, Genovena Umeh, Moshood Fattah, Ruby Okezie, Mike Afolarin, Natse Jemide, and others.

Filmography

  • Rattlesnake (Ahanna story)
  • Being Mrs. Elliot
  • Far from home
  • Breaking ranks
  • From dark
  • Heroes
  • Bambitious
  • Tinsel
  • Written in the stars
  • I said I do
  • Living arrangements and so many others

Awards & Nominations

Bucci Franklin won the best actor, theater Arts at the University of Abuja in 2007 

Best lead actor and best upcoming actor at the annual Africa Film/music award festival in 2015.

He also emerged as one of the top 5 contestants representing Nigeria in the US at the “spirited actor” competition.

Personal Life

Bucci Franklin, a popular figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry, is currently not married but has been rumored to be in a relationship with the renowned Nigerian actress and filmmaker Etinosa Idemudia

While their relationship status remains unclear, their bond became a subject of interest to their fans and followers when a viral video surfaced on social media, showing Etinosa proposing to Bucci on his birthday. Since then, the internet has been abuzz with speculations about the couple’s relationship and their future.

Social Media

Net Worth

Bucci franklin net worth is estimated to be around US$6000,000, and his major source of income is linked to his acting career as he is doing well for himself in the movie industry.


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