Samuel Dedetoku, born November 17, 1965, popularly known as Sam Dede, is a veteran Nigerian actor, director, lecturer, and politician. He is best known for his role in the Nollywood film, Issakaba. Sam Dede has been featured in more than 350 films.
|Full Name:||Samuel Dedetoku|
|Date of Birth:||November 17, 1965|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos State|
|State of Origin:||Rivers State|
|Occupation:||Actor, Filmmaker & Lecturer|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Wife/Spouse:||Tammy Sam Dede|
Early Life and Education
Sam Dede hails from Rivers State, Nigeria then moved to Sapele. He was born in Lagos State, Southwest region of Nigeria.
He attended Government Comprehensive Secondary School then proceeded to University of Port Harcourt.
Sam Dede started working in Nollywood in 1995, and his performance in the movie Ijele helped him become well-known.
His role in the 2004 movie The Mayors earned him the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2005.
Sam Dede was given The SVAFF 2014 Special Recognition Award in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and services to Nigerian cinema.
For his work in the 2017 movie In My Country, he was nominated for the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
He held the job of Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency for a brief period of time beginning in 2012.
Sam Dede is a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, where he teaches aspiring actors. One of his students, Yul Edochie, went on to become a star in Nollywood.
But he stated in 2012 that he would not give up acting to pursue politics.
Sam Dede Net Worth
Sam Dede’s net worth is an estimated $3 million. He is one of the richest and influential Nigerian actors.
- Our Jesus Story (2020)
- The Good Husband (2020)
- The Legend of Inikpi (2020)
- Kamsi (2018)
- In My Country (2017)
- The Lost Number (2012)
- The Mayors (2004)
- The Last Burial (2000)
- Issakaba (2000)
- Igodo (1999)
- Blood Money (1997)
- Mission to Nowhere
- Darkest Night
- Blood and Oil
- Bumper to Bumper
- Never Die for Love
- 5 Apostles
- Ashes to Ashes
Sam Dede is married to Tammy Sam Dede. They got married in 2001 and they have four children together, three boys and a girl.
- Instagram: @samdedesdx