Man Crush Monday: Alex Ekubo


Alexx Ekubo (born Alex Ekubo-Okwaraeke; 10 April 1986) is a Nigerian actor and model.He was first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest. He won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the Weekend Getaway.

Personal life

Ekubo is a native of Arochukwu, Abia State. He attended the Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State. He studied Law at the University of Calabar and later got a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic.


Ekubo’s film debut was a minor role in Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s Sinners in the House (2005); his first major role was in Ladies Men several years later.


  • Secrets & Scandals
  • Hope Bay
  • Happy Family
  • Tinsel
  • AY’s Crib
  • Married to the Game


  • A Man For The Weekend 2017 with Syndy Emade
  • In the Cupboard
  • True Citizens
  • Undercover Lover
  • Dream Walker
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Gold Diggin (with Yvonne Nelson & Rukky Sanda)
  • Aina (2011)
  • Keeping my Man
  • Lagos Cougars
  • All that Glitters
  • Ifedolapo (2014)
  • Single, Married and Complicated (2014)
  • Champagne (2014)
  • Death Toll (2015)
  • Gbomo Gbomo Express (2015)
  • Diary of a Lagos Girl
  • The Other Side of the Coin (2016)


Year Award Category Film Result
2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Most Promising Actor In The Cupboard Won
2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor Weekend Getaway Won
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
2014 Screen Nation Awards Favourite Male Emerging Screen Talent (African) Himself Won