Francis Duru is a renowned Nigerian movie actor, master of ceremony, model, comedian, movie director, television personality, investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.
Francis Duru Early Life
The renowned Nigerian movie actor Francis Duru was born in the late ’70s to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Duru in Cameroon.
Born on 26th April 1978, Francis had both his elementary and high school education in Cameroon.
In Cameroon, he obtained his Primary School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate as well.
Later, Duru proceeded to the prestigious University of Port Harcourt (UniPort). Therein, he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts in 1996.
The renowned Nigerian movie actor Francis Duru joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 1996.
Of course, this was after his graduation. He started attending movie auditions on graduation.
Later, he bagged a role in a movie which later became a Nollywood blockbuster movie in 1997.
“RattleSnake,” a movie that brought Francis to limelight and a movie produced by Amaka Igwe. A movie rated as one of the most produced movies in Nigeria brought Francis to limelight.
Now, Francis has featured in over 150 movies. These are some of his features among others;
° Mama Sunday
° Total War
° Dust to Dust
° Odum Na Akwaeke
Is Francis Duru Married?
Yes, kindly, Duru and his wife Adokiye got married in 2003 and are living happily ever after. Notably, the couple have four children together.
They; Duru and Adokiye attended the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Awards And Recognitions
Since he first won his first award, Francis has won many other hearts, recognitions, and awards. These among others include but not limited to;
° Best New Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
° Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
° Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards
° Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards
° Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
° GLO ambassador
Altogether, Francis’ net worth is estimated at $1 million. This, of course, could be linked to the fact that he is among the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria.