Francis Agu Biography

Francis Okechukwu Agu better known as Francis Agu is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, television personality, entrepreneur, entertainer, movie producer, and director. 

Francis Agu

Francis Agu

Francis Agu Early Life

The renowned Nigerian movie actor Francis Agu was born in the ’60s to the beautiful family of Mr. Fidelis and Mrs. Virginia Agu in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Born on 18th February 1965, Francis is originally from Enugu-Ngwo, Enugu State. Enugu State is a State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

Being born into an Igbo Catholic family, Francis was held responsible for his actions. In fact, he was a member of altar boy and lector at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos.

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Notably, Francis is the seventh child of his parents’ eight children.

He had his elementary and high school at Ladi-Lak Institute Alagomeji, Ebute-Metta, Lagos and St. Finbarr’s College, Lagos respectively.

Expectedly, he obtained his Primary School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate in the respective schools.

Afterwards he gained admission to the prestigious University of Lagos (Unilag), where he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication.

Francis Agu Real Age

Francis Agu would have celebrated his birthday if he were alive today. Sadly, he passed away. May his soul continue resting in the blossom of the Lord.

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Early Career

The Nigerian renowned movie actor Francis Ahụ joined the Nigerian movie industry better-known as Nollywood in 1992.

Later, he bagged his first movie role in a movie which later became a blockbuster movie. “Living in Bondage” was the movie that brought him to the limelight as well.

In the movie, he played the role of Ichie Millionaire; a role that also contributed greatly in his career.


Since Francis joined the movie industry, he has featured in over 100 movies. These are some of his features among others;

  • Trials of Brother Jero” by Wole Soyinka (Book adaptation)
  • The Gods Are Not to Blame” by Ola Rotimi (Book adaptation)
  • Checkmate
  • Amaka Igwe TV series
  • This is Our Chance
  • Living in Bondage (1992)
  • Bloodbrothers
  • Bloodbrothers 2
  • A Minute to Midnite
  • Untouchable
  • Circle of Doom (1993)
  • Jesus
  • Blood Money (1997)
  • As a producer, Francis produced his first movie “Jezebel” in 1994.
  • Love and Pride
  • Body and Soul
  • A Divine Call
  • Jezebel
  • The Boy is Mine
  • Name of the Father
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Is Francis Agu Dead?

Sadly, Francis is dead. He became seriously ill in October 2006 and passed away on 20th March 2007. He died at the age of 42 – sadly, sadly.

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