Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Age, Wife, Parents, Children & Net Worth

Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu popularly known as Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was born on 14 July 1982.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality from Okija in Anambra State, Nigeria. 

He is 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 Ebonylife Television.

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Early Life

Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu popularly known as Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was born on 14 July 1982.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was Born in Benin City, Edo State to a banker father and a mother who is a nurse. 

He is the third of four children with an elder sister as well as one older brother and a younger brother.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu


In 2006, he went in as one of an eventual 14 housemates on the first season of the popular reality show Big Brother Nigeria, finishing in eighth place.

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Till date, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is one of the most visibly successful BBN 2006 cast members.

In January 2017, he was announced as the host of the second season of Big Brother Naija as well as the third season.

After the reality show in 2006, he signed endorsement deals with a major telecommunications brand as well as a popular brewing company and as such hosted Friend or Foe on NTA, the GLO Show, also on NTA, as well as Guinness’ Greatness TV.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu also maintained a weekly column called Contrast with a Nigerian national daily newspaper, This day for upwards of 4 years and has written for other publications including What’s New & Ace Magazines.

In the run up to the 2011 general elections in Nigeria, he hosted the first ever presidential debate focused on youth issues, which was broadcast live across Nigeria. He also freelances as an MC for events

In 2013, producers of Rubbin’ Minds, a Nigerian TV talk-show, announced that Ebuka Obi-Uchendu would be the new host.

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He has gone on to interview big names in the Nigerian youth circuit including Banky W., Gbenga Sesan, Seun Kuti, Oluchi Onweagba, Davido, Japheth J. Omojuwa and Chika Unigwe.

In 2013, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu became one of the co-hosts of The Spot, a TV show on DSTV, alongside Lamide Akintobi and Zainab Balogun.

In July 2014, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu joined Arit Okpo as a co-host on the new chat show Naija Politics, a political Nigerian TV show on EbonyLife Tv.

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


Ebuka Obi-Uchendu went through with his nursery and primary education in the mid-western Nigerian city of Benin, remarkably passing the Common Entrance Examination into secondary school from Primary Four. 

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu subsequently moved to the capital city of Abuja with his family.

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He had his secondary education at Christ The King College Abuja, graduating in 1997, before getting his university education at the University of Abuja, up until 2004. 

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu proceeded to the Nigerian Law School Bwari, Abuja finishing in 2005 he then returned to school after a 5-year working gap, graduating in December 2010 from the Washington College of Law of the American University Washington DC, with Master of Laws degree specializations in Intellectual Property as well as Communications law from the Law and Government program.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and girlfriend

Personal Life

On 15 April 2015 Ebuka Obi-Uchendu got engaged to HR manager, Cynthia Obianodo in Lagos. 

They got married on 6 February 2016 in Abuja. On 8 November 2016, they welcomed a daughter. 

Net Worth

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality. He has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.

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