Man Crush Monday: Uti Nwachukwu

Man Crush Monday: Uti Nwachukwu

Uti Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actor, TV presenter, model and MC from Lagos best known as the winner of Big Brother All Stars, in 2010.

Here are 10 things you should know about him

1. Uti Nwachukwu was born on 3 August 1982 in Delta State, Nigeria. He is the last born to a family of six.

2. He attended the Igbinedion Education Centre in 1993 to 1999 and also holds a Diploma in Computer Science and Education from the University of Nigeria. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Education from the University of Benin.

3. While in university, he received his first acting break as a contestant in “The Next Movie Star”, a reality TV contest in which he was the first runner up and which led him getting parts in a number of small screen productions.

4. He broke into the limelight in 2008 when he was the representative from Nigeria in Big Brother Africa 3. He became the third evictee of Big Brother Africa 3 house on 5 October 2008 (Day 42).

5. In 2010 Uti competed as a contestant in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars in which he lasted 91 days and ultimately won by defeating Munya is a final vote of 8 to 7. He has spent a combined total of 133 days in the Big Brother house.

6. He landed on the role of controversial character “Marcus” on MNET’s Tinsel Season 3 in 2010. In the same year, he also released his first single titled “Go Down”.

7. In 2011, he released his second single titled “Once In My Life” which was well received by fans. The single later won the Best Soft Rock/ Alternative Video at the Nigerian Music Awards in November 2011.

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8. He has hosted many reputable shows like, Exquisite Awards, Soundcity Music Video Awards, City Peoples Fashion Awards and Children of Haggai Charity Show to mention a few. He was also on the runway of the huge international Arise Fashion Week 2011 & 2012.

9. In 2012, he won the Best New Actor award at the 2012 GIAMA held in USA.

10. He is now the face and TV presenter of MNET’s Africa Magic’s new popular magazine show called “Jara”.