ONYEGBULE, Okechukwu Anthony(Okey Bakassi)

Born October 23,1969

Owerri, Imo State




Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule popularly known as Okey Bakassi is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, movie director and television personality. He studied Engineering at Rivers State University of Science & Technology. Although, there was no theatre arts department at Rivers State University of Science & Technology,Okay Bakassi and some other students with like minds and interests came together to form a group ‘Theatre Kolleagues’ for the purpose of acting and entertaining the university community. Okey Bakassi after university came to Lagos and thereafter met with popular movie producer and director, Zeb Ejiro who in 1993 gave him his first opportunity to appear on a network television production – ‘Fortunes’ where he played Nick, one of the Johnson’s bodyguards.
Gender: Male
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  • Married
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State of Origin: Mbaise, Imo State
Father's Name Mr Livinus , Onyegbule
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Mother's Name Mrs. Felicia
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Profession Stand-Up Comedian , Television Personality , Actor , Movie Director , Master of Ceremonies , Television Host , Enterpreneur
Working Experience

Brand Ambassador, Globacom(GLO) Telecommunications Company, Actor

Alvan Ikoku Demonstration School, Owerri; Mbaise Secondary School, Imo; Federal Government College Port Harcourt, Rivers; Rivers State University of Science and Technology PortHarcourt, Rivers

– Winner, “Best Actor in a leading role”(Igbo) Category,Best of Nollywood Awards2014 Edtiion (in the movie Onye Ozi)
– Winner, “Best Actor in Comedy Award”, Africa Movie Academy Awards,
– Winner, “African Best Comedian of the year”, Nigerian Entertainments Awards

– “Final Decision”,1996
– “All for Winnie”,1998
– ” Just Once”

In a bid to fashion a way forward in the Entertainment Industry Okey Bakassi ,Opa Williams and Reginald Ebere came together to form an idea that brought about “A Nite of a Thousand Laughs” a stand-up comedy show hosted in various parts of Nigeria.

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