Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu was born on 14 July 1982, he is a Nigerian lawyer and a media personality who hails from Okija, Ihiala LGA, Anambra state Nigeria. He is popularly known for hosting the reality show Big brother Naija, the long-running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on ebony life Television.

Ebuka Obi has received several awards and nominations and has won the award of the Most  Outstanding TV Presenter of the Year at the Nigerian broadcasters merit awards for his work on Rubbin’ Minds.

Ebuka was born in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria, to a banker father and a mother who is a nurse, he is the third of four children he has an elder sister as well as one older brother, and a younger brother. He did his nursery and primary education in the mid-western Nigerian city of Benin, he passed the common entrance examination into secondary school from Primary Four. He later relocated and moved to the federal capital city of Abuja with his family.

Ebuka Obi Uchendu
Ebuka Obi Uchendu
Real nameChukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu
Date of birth14 July 1982 
Country of OriginFederal Republic of Nigeria
Source of WealthEndorsement, Lawyer
Net worth$1 million
WifeCynthia Obianodo

He did his secondary education at Christ The King College Abuja, he graduated in 1997, he then furthered his university education at the University of Abuja and graduated in 2004. He then proceeded to the Nigerian law school in Bwari, Abuja, and finished in 2005 and then went back to school after a 5-year working gap.

He graduated in December 2010 from the Washington College of Law of the American University Washington DC, with a VMaster of Law Degree, he specializes in Intellectual Property as well as communication law from the Law and Government program.

In 2006, he went in as one of the 14 housemates on the first-ever season of the popular reality show Big Brother Nigeria finishing in eighth place. To date, he is one of the most visibly successful and active BBN 2006 housemates. In January 2017, he was announced as the host of the second season of Big Brother Naija and the third season as well.

After the reality show in 2006, he signed endorsement deals with a major telecommunications brand as well as a popular brewing company, and as regards that, he hosted Friend or Foe on  NTA the GLO Show,  also on NTA, as well as Guinness’ Greatness TV. He also anchored a weekly column called Contrast with a Nigerian national daily newspaper, This day for up to 4 years and has written for other publications including What’s New & Ace Magazines respectively.

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In the run of the 2011 general elections in Nigeria, he hosted the debut presidential debate, which was focused on youth issues, and was broadcast live across Nigeria. He also freelances as an MC for events and ceremonies.

In 2013, the producers of Rubbin’ Minds, the famous TV talk show for young Nigerians, announced that Ebuka Obi-Uchendu would be the new host of the show.

In July 2016, he became the host of Men’s Corner, Nigeria’s first all-male TV talk show.

Ebuka’s Personal life

Ebuka’s Personal life
Ebuka and wife – Cynthia Obianodo

On the 15th of April 2015, Ebuka got engaged to the HR manager, Cynthia Obianodo in Lagos State. They got married on 6th February 2016 in Abuja. On the 8th of November 2016, they welcomed their first child, In 2018 they announced they were expecting another child on their Instagram.

Ebuka Net worth

Ebuka Uchendu is currently one of the wealthiest and most influential On-Air personalities and television hosts in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about $1 million.

Ebuka UchenduCars

  • Toyota Land Cruiser
Ebuka Obi Uchendu Toyota Land Cruiser
Ebuka Obi Uchendu Toyota Land Cruiser

This is the car Ebuka is seen with most times as he uses it for his events and shows. The Toyota LandCruiser Prado is a seven-seat SUV that is quite high, you can tell by the height of the wheels that it’s going to be a great off-roader. Plus it only comes in 4-wheel drive diesel. You don’t need any more proof than that. 

  • Range Rover sport
Range Rover sport
Range Rover sport

The car has an adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist which provides moderate intervention, gently assisting with steering, acceleration, and braking to centre the vehicle in the lane while maintaining a set distance from vehicles ahead.

The Range Rover interior comes with front and rear seats featuring Comfort Interlayers, and intermediate layers of foam that provide optimum comfort in all seating positions. Well-being is enhanced through optional Four-zone Climate Control and Cabin Air Ionization.

Ebuka obi uchendu wife

Ebuka obi uchendu wife
Ebuka obi uchendu wife

in February 2016 Ebuka got married to his Wife Cynthia Obianodo, Cynthia once said she met her husband, Ebuka on Twitter.

People also ask

Meaning of ebuka

Ebuka is an Igbo name, Igbo people are an ethnic group in Nigeria.
The full name is Chukwuebuka which means “God is very big or Big God”

Was Ebuka a Big Brother house mate?

In 2006, media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was in the Big Brother Nigeria House though he did not win the show, the show helped him launch a career in the media industry where he is currently making waves. Ebuka was the 7th housemate to leave the house in his time.

Is Ebuka the owner of Big Brother Naija?

The producer of BBNaija is Red Pepper Pictures, a South African company. Because of his active role in the show, many have thought that Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu is the CEO or producer of Big Brother Naija. However, this is not the case, as Ebuka is only the host of the franchise.

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Oghenvwede B. Elohor is a creative writer with Carmart blog. She is also a digital marketer with a keen interest in delivering optimal and timely contents to the reader, leaving them informed and entertained. She has a degree in Computer Science, her hobbies are making research and singing.

1 Comment

  1. Tamunortonye Elizabeth Reply

    I really like Ebuka and I enjoy his questions during the live eviction shows of the Big Brother Naija. I pray God heals him and protect him and his family from all forms of evil IJN, Amen 🙏.

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