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Meet Sam Dede: Nollywood's Finest Actor Who Doubles As A Lecturer

Sun, 22 Jan 2023 Source: Aboagye Frank Hartmann

Sam Dede is one of Nollywood's finest actors who has starred in several high-profile movies and become a household name in Nigeria and abroad.

Famous as an actor, film director, politician, and television personality, many people do not know that Sam Dede is a lecturer as well and teaches acting to upcoming actors at the university.

Check the full profile of Sam Dede below

Samuel Dedetoku, popularly known by his stage name Sam Dede (born 17 November 1968), is a Nigerian veteran actor, director, politician, and lecturer.

He entered the Nollywood industry in 1995 and rose to prominence for his role in the film Ijele.

In 2005, Dede won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the 2004 film The Mayors.

He was honoured with SVAFF 2014 Special Recognition Award for his lifetime achievement and contributions to Nigerian cinema and was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2018 for his performance in the 2017 film In My Country.

In 2012, he was appointed as the Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency and served in the position for a short period.

He is also a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt teaching acting to upcoming actors.

Among his films include the list below:

Our Jesus Story (2020)

The Good Husband (2020)

The Legend of Inikpi (2020)

Kamsi (2018)

In My Country (2017)

The Lost Number (2012)

The Mayors (2004)

The Last Burial (2000)

Issakaba (2000)

Igodo (1999)

Blood Money (1997)

Mission to Nowhere

Darkest Night

Blood and Oil

Bumper to Bumper

Never Die for Love

5 Apostles



Ashes to Ashes


Source: Aboagye Frank Hartmann