Today June 23, we celebrate model, actor and reality television star Chris Okagbue
Although born June 23, 1987 into the home of late monarch Obi Ofala Okagbue, Chris has made a name for himself; he first hit the spotlight as a model in 2004 appearing on billboards, press and TV commercials of Multinational Companies like MTN, Cadbury Plc, Nigerian Breweries, UAC Foods, Coca-Cola and Airtel.
He is a graduate of Sociology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has five siblings (one older sister Sandra Okagbue – former Miss Delta Soap, a twin brother Christian Okagbue and three younger sisters Jane Okagbue, Christabel Okagbue and Bella Okagbue).
Chris has featured in movies like A Wish, Playing Safe, Mixed Feelings, The Deal and Lotanna alongside A-list actors. He has also starred in soaps and series like The Station, The Maze, Secrets and Scandals, Dowry, The Calabash and he’s currently featuring in Africa’s most watched soap opera, Mnet’s Tinsel where he plays the strong-headed Emil Haruna.
Besides modelling, movies and TV series, Chris emerged the winner of Nigeria’s first 100% locally produced reality Tv show, the Gulder Ultimate Search season 8 in 2011. He and his twin brother turn 29 today.
Here’s wishing them a happy birthday!