Sylvester Madu Biography
Sylvester Madu is a Nigerian movie actor, director, filmmaker, and pastor, who is known for playing roles like Rambo, and James Bond, among others. He was born on 11 January 1975.
The Anambra born actor started acting at an early age and has been active in the movie industry even after he became a pastor. Sylvester is best known for movies such as Runaway bride and Wedding Pandemonium.
The first child from a family of eleven children, Sylvester join the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood in 1998. So far, he has acted and directed over 200 movies for the past two decades.
The award – winning actor who is known for his expertise in handling guns in blockbuster movies, left his acting career to be a fisher of men for Christ. He is currently a full time pastor in one of the parishes of Christ Embassy Church. His local parish is located at Eric Moore Road in Surulere, Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria.
|Real Name:||Sylvester Ntomchukwu Madu|
|Date of Birth:||January 11, 1975|
|Place of Birth:||Anambra State|
|Marital Status:||Married (Wife: Ify Ubah)|
|Occupation:||Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Pastor|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
The talented actor, film producer and currently pastor of the renown Christ Embassy Church was born on the 11th of January 1975. He is from Anambra state, Nigeria. He is the first child of his parents who have eleven other children after him.
According to the report, Madu started acting as early as when he five years old. He had his primary and secondary school education in his home town, Anambra state, where he got his first school leaving certificate and West African senior school certificate, respectively.
After his secondary school education, he decided to have a tertiary education. He then enrolled and gained admission into the University of Maiduguri, located in Borno state, Northern Nigeria, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.
Sylvester Madu has been reported to have started acting at the age of 5, but he started acting professionally in 1998 at the age of 23 years.
Madu is one of the most creative and talented actors in the Nigerian Film Industry as he is excellent in acting tasking roles in action and crime fused movies. Madu is widely known for acting criminal, villain, armed robbery, militant and hit man roles in movies alongside other great and energetic actors like; Emma Ehumadu, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Zubby Michael, Jim Iyke, Gentle Jack, Ernest Asuzu, among others.
Apart from acting, the multi – award winning actor, Sylvester Madu is also a professional script writer and a much focused director and producer. He has directed over a hundred Nollywood movies and has also featured in most of the movies he has directed.
This top – notch actor, movie producer and director has acted, produced and directed in over 200 movies in the Nollywood.
Most of the movies this talented actor has been involved in since his entrance into the Nigerian Movie Industry, Nollywood in 1998 are:
- The Redeemer
- Days of My Wedding
- Wedding Pandemonium
- Power of Trust
- Holy Cross
- The Shepherd
- Emotional Tears
- Power of Love
- Tears of the Blind
- Death of Shita Rambo
- The Family
- The Casket
- The Illiterate
- To Love An Angel
- Different World
- Dangerous Madman
- Scent of Passion
- Runaway Bride
- The Generals
- The Cat
- Ogbanta the Family Hunter
- Born to Suffer
- Above the Law Etc.
The Award winning actor has added many feathers to his acting career before quitting to serve in the Lord’s vine yard on the pulpit. Some of the awards he has won include:
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Most Creative Movie Director in Nigeria – Africa Movie Academy Awards.
- Best Actor of the Year – Africa Movie Academy Awards
- Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actor in a Leading Role – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria – Best of Nollywood Awards.
On 14th December, 2019, Sylvester Madu tied the nuptial knot with his wife, Ify Ubah and fellow actor, Tammy Opusunju was his best man on the wedding day.
Madu’s wife, Ify is a model, television talk show host, event planner and actress. Ify Ubah who has featured in movies like Range Rover Babes, Eldorado and Girls Next Door , had disclosed that she started out in the industry as a model.
The couple is blessed with a son.