Alexx Ekubo (born 10th April 1986) is an award-winning Nigerian Actor, Model, Motivational Speaker, Compere, Producer & Entertainer. The 6'2'' actor is also referred to as “Johnny” from the popular Yemi Alade Song “Johnny” which has over 90million views on youtube, thereby making it the most watched music video out of Africa.
He has won numerous awards & competitions; like the Mr. Nigeria contest in 2010 where he emerged the 1st Runner Up, which gave him the platform to launch his mainstream movie career in Nollywood. He is a Law graduate from the University of Calabar, & also has a Diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic, Nigeria.
Early Life & Career Beginnings
Born in Portharcourt, River state, Nigeria, to Jane Ekubo, a fashion designer/business woman and Mazi Alex Ekubo, a petroleum marketer. The second of four siblings; Alexx has two sisters & a brother.
Alexx grew up in several Nigerian cities, owing to his father’s job description. He speaks fluent Hausa & Igbo language. Alexx Ekubo was educated at K.Kotun nursery & primary school, Lagos & then Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State, before proceeding to the University of Calabar where he graduated with an L.L.B Law in 2008.
Career & Success
Alexx Ekubo has in a short time in the entertainment industry become a formidable force to reckon with & has successfully carved a niche for himself not just in the movie industry but also in the fashion industry. Alexx has been the face of several major brands and has most recently been awarded and recognized by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for best contribution to the development of Nigeria’s entertainment industry.