Tony Umez Biography

Tony Umez is a popular Nollywood actor, producer, director and television personality. He is particularly known for playing romantic roles in movies.

In this post, you’ll find out many interesting things about this Nollywood icon from his early life in Lagos to starting a career in the movie industry to becoming a renowned Nollywood.

Tony Umez

Tony Umez

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Tony Umez Early Life 

Tony Umez was born in the 60’s in Ogidi, Anambra State. Anambra State  is a state in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. He was born precisely on 23rd August, 1964.

Tony’s mother is from Cross River State while his father is a native of Ogidi, Anambra State.

Although Tony is originally from Anambra state, he grew up in Lagos. Therein, he had his elementary and secondary education. Expectedly, he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior Certificate thereafter.

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Later, Tony got admitted into the prestigious University of Lagos. Therein, he studied and obtained two different degrees – a degree in English Language and Master’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy.


Being a go-getter and a goal-oriented young adult, Tony Umez pursued a career in the movie industry (Nollywood) after he couldn’t secure a job for himself. Ordinarily, he was supposed to work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but no, there were no jobs.

Tony joined the movie industry in 1993 to make ends meet. It wasn’t all smooth and simple as you might have imagined. It is, in fact, a huge task to act in a movie, but it wasn’t that hard for Tony because of obvious reasons.

Yes, please. Tony performed in stage drama and plays while he was in Secondary school. Now, Tony never knew he was preparing himself for the future while he performed these plays and drama.

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Sadly enough, Tony left the movie industry after playing his first two roles – his first two movies. He left the movie industry for few years because he got nothing; not even a dime to complement his skill.

Tony returned in 1997. Then, he was opportuned to feature in more movies. In 1997, he starred in “The Princess,” #themovie and then the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Died Wretched,” released in 1998. Plainly, he rose to prominence following his expertise in explaining his character in this movie.


Tony Umez has starred in over 150 movies since he rose to prominence. These among other are some of his movies;

  • Stranger on my Bed
  • Oyato
  • Ikaino Restaurant
  • Out of Fire
  • No where to be found (TV series)
  • Living with the Devil
  • Tin ba Taiye Wa
  • Millionaires Club
  • Ikaino Restaurant
  • No Rival: Ko si Orogun
  • Dirty Demand
  • Room 027
  • The Preacher’s Wife
  • A Second Time
  • The Coven
  • Blood of the Orphan
  • Billionaires Club
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • Awimayehun
  • Blood Sisters
  • Pains
  • Occultic Kingdom
  • Ababo
  • Died Wretched
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  • Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards
  • Best Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards

Is Tony Umez Married? 

Yes, please. Tony Umez has been married since 16th November, 1999 to his beautiful wife, Patsy Ogechukwu.

Tony has been living happily with his beautiful wife and lovely children ever after.

Tony Umez Net worth

Tony Umez net worth is estimated at $950,000. This, most certainly, is linked to the fact that he is among the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria.

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