Bovi Ugboma, born on September 25, 1979, is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He has organised popular stand-up comedy concerts like Bovi: Man on Fire across the globe.
|Date of Birth:
|September 25, 1979
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|Comedian, Actor, and Writer
|Kris Asimonye Ugboma
Early Life and Education
Bovi Ugboma was born on September 25, 1979, in Benin City, the capital of Edo State. He attended UNIBEN staff school for his primary education. In 1991, he was enrolled in Government College, Ughelli in Delta State.
For disciplinary reasons and fear from his parents of his development as a youth, he was removed from boarding school and transferred to Edokpolor grammar school in Benin city where they lived.
That move proved non-productive and he moved to his third secondary school, Boys model secondary school, Onicha Olona, an all boarding school. After completing his secondary education, he gained admission in 1998 to Delta State University where he studied Theatre Arts.
Bovi began his career in April 2007, starring in the sitcom Extended Family, which he also wrote and produced. The show was popular and fans loved it.
Bovi was an emerging force in comedy shows and events throughout Nigeria. he made his stand-up comedy debut in Nigeria’s premiere comedy franchise, Night of a thousand laughs organised by Opa Williams. By 2011, he was headlining the show across the country.
His first stand-up special was held at the Eko convention center. He would go on to stage the sequel in 2014. Bovi: Man on Fire 2014 also featured international superstars Ja Rule and Ashanti. Bovi took the one-man special to several cities in the United States, London, Melbourne, Kiev, Brisbane, Sydney, Moscow and Toronto.
He went on a break for three years after the 2014 edition of the show, after the hiatus, the Man on Fire franchise returned to Lagos and it was the most successful yet. The fourth edition in Lagos will be held in April 2019 and Bovi said it is the last of the man on Fire franchise.
He says his next special will go by another title. Bovi began a series titled “BACK TO SCHOOL” in 2018 which he uploads in his YouTube channel. Bovi has worked alongside other Nigerian comedians such as I Go Dye, I Go Save, Basketmouth, Buchi, Odogwu, Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu and many others.
Bovi premiered his first movie It’s Her Day on 9 September 2016. The movie grossed 55 million Naira in the Nigerian box office. In 2016, he starred in the romantic comedy, 4-1-Love as the lead actor.
In 2017, he was nominated for the AMVCA awards as the best actor in comedy; his third individual nomination since the inception of the AMVCA and the fourth from his works. The movie, though lacking in mainstream publicity, went on to have a decent run in the cinemas and grossed 55 million naira at the box office.
In 2020 he starred as a police officer in the remake of the Nollywood classic Nneka the Pretty Serpent. He also wrote, co-produced and starred in his second film, My Village People. The film went on to join the list of 17 Nigerian films to gross 100 million naira in the local box office.
In July 2022, Bovi held his latest comedy special, Bovi- Naughty By Nature in Lagos and it was sold out two days before the show.
- The Perfect Arrangement
- My Village People
- Nneka The Pretty Serpent
- It’s Her Day
- Standing alone
- Indecent girl
Bovi Net worth
Bovi has an estimated net worth of $2 millions. Bovi is a popular Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.
Bovi is happily married to his heartthrob, Kris Asimonye Ugboma with three children. Early January 2022, his wife underwent surgery after an episode of ectopic pregnancy which ruptured one of her fallopian tubes.
The both celebrated their 13 Anniversary on September 19, 2022 with Bovi praising his wife for taming him and carrying his children for 27 months altogether.