Alexandra Amuchechukwu Asogwa, born February 15, 1996, better known as Alex Unusual, is a prominent Nigerian actress, reality TV star, model, and compere. In Big Brother Naija season 3, she finished as the third runner-up. She is also well-known for her parts in the Nollywood films Nucleus and Fate of Alakada.
Alex Asogwa Bio:
|Full Name:||Alexandra Amuchechukwu Asogwa|
|Date of Birth:||February 15, 1996|
|Place of Birth:||Nsukka|
|State of Origin:||Enugu State|
|Occupation:||Actress, Model, Entrepreneur|
Early Life and Education
Asogwa hails from Nsukka, Enugu State, where she was born. She comes from a family of four, having one brother and two sisters.
Pursuing her education, she attended the New York Film Academy, furthering her passion for the arts.
Her educational journey began in Enugu State, where she completed her First School Leaving Certificate in 2006 at Aunty Lizzy International School.
For her secondary education, she attended Federal Government College, Enugu. During her time in secondary school, she actively participated in track and field, with the full support of her parents.
However, her parents grew concerned about her commitment to academics, even though she consistently achieved good grades.
Consequently, they decided to transfer her to a different school. Unfortunately, this led to her repeating the SS1 class, which had a significant psychological impact on her.
This challenging experience sparked her deep passion for the arts and her desire for freedom.
Ultimately, she made the decision to drop out of the university during her fourth year, where she was pursuing a degree in Agricultural Science, in order to embark on a new degree program in theatre arts.
During her revelations, she also disclosed that she went through an abortion when she was 16 years old and in SS3.
Her achievements didn’t stop there, as she also had the honor of hosting Marvel Studio’s red carpet movie premiere of Avengers Endgame in Nigeria.
Additionally, she displayed her talent as an event anchor for Lanre Olusola’s book launch, sharing the stage with fellow actor Deyemi Okanlawon.
Asogwa was also entrusted with hosting the red carpet premieres of both Merry Men 2 and the Buckwyld and Breathless show in 2019.
Venturing into the world of acting, she made her debut in the 2019 Nigerian crime action comedy film, Merry Men 2, which served as a sequel to Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons.
The film featured notable actors such as Ayo Makun, Jim Iyke, Ufuoma McDermott, Rosaline Meurer, and Linda Osifo.
Subsequently, she showcased her diverse talents by not only acting but also producing and directing the short film titled Nucleus, in which she co-starred alongside Ngozi Nwosu. Moreover, she appeared in other movies like Power Of 1 and Fate of Alakada.
In 2017, Asogwa reached the prestigious status of being one of the five finalists in the third season of Big Brother Naija, alongside Miracle, Cee-C, Tobi, and Nina.
She ultimately secured the position of third runner-up in the competition. During her time in the Big Brother house, she made headlines with a highly publicized disagreement with fellow housemate Cee C, but fortunately, the issue was resolved during the Big Brother reunion show a year later.
While on the show, she formed a close bond with Leo, a realtor who even named an apartment after her, and after his eviction, she grew close to Tobi.
Her exceptional dancing skills earned her the reputation of being the life of the party during the show.
Following her stint on the reality show, Asogwa reflected on her experience and shared that it taught her the significance of personal growth and embracing her own development as a woman.
In an interview with The Punch, she also mentioned that the show played a vital role in helping her understand people better and knowing what to overlook.
Alex Asogwa has successfully secured endorsement deals with various brands, including Nestle and Campari.
Additionally, she has partnered with esteemed companies like Jenesis Colony, myPaddi, Eye Doctor’s Limited, L’Avyanna Skincare, MFR2019, and BisMid.
Alex Asogwa Net Worth
Alex Asogwa who is widely known as Alex Unusual is a popular Nigerian actress, reality TV star, model, and compere who has a net worth of $500,000.
She has expressed her preference for not marrying a short man, and mentioned that if she cannot find a tall man to marry, she would consider artificial insemination as an alternative.
In 2021, she made the difficult decision to call off her engagement with her former fiancé due to his physically abusive behavior.
In one of her social media posts, she expressed her belief that women who experience infidelity in marriage might be facing karma for previously being involved with married men while they were single.