David Ogbeni is a year older today and to celebrate him, MW will be taking you down the memory lane of his biography.
David Onome Ogbeni is one of Nigerian most talented actor.Born into a polygamous family in the early 80’s, he was registered with the children drama unit of Army children school, GRA, Port Harcourt,where he performed along other kids both in school and in church.He was a member of the music club of Government college Ughelli in the 90’s. A very popular student leader and show promoter in his days in the University of Benin where He bagged a degree in sociology and recently a Masters degree in Globalization and development.
He was auditioned in the first edition of the Nigeria drama reality T.V show ‘AMBO’ (AMSTEL MALTA BOX OFFICE).hosted by nollywood actor,Richard Mofe Damijo.Though he was not among the first ten selected into the house,he went on grabbing every opportunity to make his dream come true. As a runway model,he was amongst the ten selected to participate in the first edition of the MAMI AFRICA FASHION SHOW.He also participated when the ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA DESIGNERS launched their branch in Benin city Edo state and the BENSON AND HEDGES runway show in 2005 and 2006 respectively. He went ahead to utilize every opportunity that came his way until early 2010 when he caught the eyes of Uche Nancy,one of Nollywood’s best producers who gave him his first lead role in Mamas and the Girls’ which was a huge success.
Since then,he has featured in over 15 movies both in Nigeria and Ghana which includes:
THANKS FOR COMING,VERONICA THE NATIVE GIRL, GALLANT BABES,TATOO GIRLS,GIFT OF PAIN,CRIPPLED ONE,NOT MY PRINCE,MR IBU IN TROUBLE,MY AMERICAN FUND(launched in los angeles California) ,MARRYING A CAMPBELL where he starred alongside Hakeem Kae-Kazim(to be launched in Los Angeles)just to mention a few. He is presently on contract wit MNET Africa. He has also featured along side Nollywood and Ghollywood artist such as Olu jacobs,Mercy Johnson,Mike Ezuoronye,Majid Michel,Yul Edochie,Ini Edo,Tonto Dike, Chioma Chukwuka,Chiwetala Agu,Eucharia Anunonobi and Ghana’s prince David Osie and John Dumelo. He has also worked with Producers and Directors such as Oke Zubelo Okoh,Ugezu ugezu,Micheal Jaja,Lancelot Imasuen,Ayana Saunders and Solomon Apete.
Married to his University heartrobe,”OMOYE” the duo is blessed with a baby boy whom they named OGHENEMARO meaning God is the greatest and a baby Girl whose name is ESIRI. He is the CEO of BOH RECORDS.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAVE OGBENI