Zubby Michael : Bio, Age, Net Worth, Movies and More

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Zubby Michael is a shining pearl in the Nigerian film industry. Well-known among audiences for his villain roles, Zubby has risen to stardom. He adds more to his popularity by actively participating on social media platforms. With consistent efforts and excellence, Zubby succeeds in topping the list of Nigerian actors. Let’s cut to the chase and read about his personal and professional life.

Who is Zubby Michael?

Zubby Michael is a leading Nigerian actor and a skilled movie producer. His original name is Azubuike Michael Equre. He garnered popularity through his roles in Three Windows, Royal Stardom and Professional Lady. He made his first phenomenal appearance in the entertainment world in the movie titled Missing Rib.

Zubby is from Ozubuli in Ekuuesigo local government area of Anambra State in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. Zubby belongs to the Igbo tribe. He conferred a graduation degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, in Anambra State, Nigeria. He chased the path of Nollywood and curated significant fame.

Zubby Michael’s age

Zubby Michael is 39 years old. He was born on 1 February in the year 1985. He was born and raised in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. Michael joined the entertainment industry at the tender age of 8. Zubby achieved his dreams at a juvenile age with mindfulness and diligence.

Early life

Zubby was born in Yola, Adamawa state. His father, Mr. Egwu is an entrepreneur and his mother is a teacher. The actor had a blissful childhood that laid the formation for his upcoming years. Well raised by his parents, he often recalls his childhood during interviews.


Zubby Michael completed his education at the primary and secondary levels in Yola. Later he conferred a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awak, Anambra State.

Zubby Michael Bio

Zubby Michael’s genuine name is Azubuike Micheal Egure. He has Nigerian citizenship and belongs to the Igbo tribe. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. With Nigerian nationality, he has African ethnicity. Zubby worships Christianity.

Physical appearance

Zubby is a popular film actor and producer. The Nigerian star has a dark complexion of skin along with black hair and eyes. He is quite tall with a height of 5’5” (168 cm). He is a sensation among the audience due to his fierce performances as a villain.


Zubby was born in a middle-class family to an educated couple. Mr.Egwu, his father is a successful entrepreneur and his mother works as a teacher. Alongside, they are civil servants in Awka, Anambra, Nigeria. His parents are blessed with 5 children, among which Zubby is the firstborn. 

Michael spent his early years of life growing up with his siblings. Their names are Chrise Egwu, Cynthia Egwu, Sheiley Egwu, Stanley Egwu and Mary Slim Sugar.

Dating of Zubby’s

Zubby was among the top news due to his affectionate bond with the younger sister of Peter and Paul Oscoye. They encountered each other at a wedding event of Mike Ezuuonye. Due to some concerns, the couple got separated shortly. When asked about the woman of his dreams in an interview, he revealed that he wished to marry a prayerful, loyal, beautiful and intelligent woman.

Zubby Michael’s wife and children

Many rumours were spreading regarding Zubby’s affectionate relationship with his colleague, Destiny Etiko. However, informatics confirm that they are not in any such bond. The marital status of Zubby is not known to the audience. Moreover, he has adopted a child name, namedamso Ejiofor.

Zubby Michael career

  • Zubby embarked on his acting career when he was only eight. He was engaged in television soap operas. He was also a significant part of the drama, “Coded Hussle” cast in 2006. This was the time when he professionally appeared in Nollywood in his first movie.
  • Zubby shared in an interview that his career as an actor emerged when he encountered a producer in Asaba. The producer was like a window that helped him peep into the massive industry. The accidental meeting presented Zubby with the opportunity of his first movie, “Missing Rib”. The film star shared his learning experience of working with actors like Ramsey Noah and Tonto Dike among others.
  • Zubby received the utmost fame and recognition for his performance in “The Three Widows”, “Royal Storm” and. “Professional Lady”. He excellently performed the lead role in The Three Windows beside Justice Esiri, Oge Okoye and Ngozi Ezeonce.
  • He outshone his acting competence with utmost confidence in action movies like “Princess Rihana” and “Implication”.
  • The well-known Nigerian actor has performed alongside accomplished actors like Jim Iyke. Ini Edo, Tonto Dike, Mike Eauruonye, Nonso Diobi, Oge Okoye, Patience Ozokwar, Olu Jacobs, John Okafor (MrIbu), UChe Jumbo, Nkem Owoh, Majick (Ghana), John Dumelo, Mercy Johnson, Van Vicker, Junior Pope, Chacha Eke, Emeka Ike, Uche Ogbodo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Jack Appiah along with host of different African and Nigerian film star.
  • Besides acting, Zubby expanded his career to film production. He earned fame as a producer through his movie, First Hit streamed actors like Ngozi Ezeonu, Chikwetalu Agu, Nonso Diobi, Ebere Okaro, Junior Pope, Harry B Anyanwu and Terry G.


Zubby Michael is also involved in politics. He was posted as a Special Adviser on media to Bnambra state governor,  Willie Obiano.

Zubby Michael movies

Zubby Michael has made his eventful performance counted in multiple Nollywood movies and TV series. It includes Bad Omen, Burial Battle, Omoghetto: The Saga, Egg of Love, Audio Money, Identical Twins, Dying of Thirst, Hunchback Princess, A Thousand War, The Return of Dangote, Flashback, Seed of Deception, Seed of Greatness, Enemy of Progress, Our Father’s Property, G4 The Money Men, Shameless Sisters, Blood Feud, Son of No Man, Boy Makes Money, The Return of Eze Ndi Ala, Afraid to Fall, Pains of the Orphan Omenka, Lack of Money, Haunted Bride, Sound of Calamity, Yahoo King, Yahoo Shrie, Throne of Terror, Anayo China, Youngest Wife, Made in South, Wasted Authority, Haunted Bride, Okada 50, Sound of Calamity, Compound fools, Family Matters (Akara Ayasago), The Promise, Sword of Justice, Mama, Bastard Money, War for Love, Mr. Arrogant, Ozoemena Ozubulu, The Return, Adaure, My Love, The Kind of Vulture (Eze K’udene).

Awards and achievements

Zubby Michael has performed exceptionally in many Nollywood movies. His skills and competence got him nominated for many awards.

  • Zubby was nominated for Most Promising Act (male) in the 2011 Best of Nollywood Awards (BON).
  • At the renowned City People Movie Awards in 2014, he was nominated for Best New Actor of the Year (English).
  • Later in 2015 at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards Zubby participated in the nomination of Actor of the Year (Indigenous Films)
  • The appreciation was followed up by a nomination for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the 2015 City People Movie Awards.
  • In 2018, he was nominated for Best Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Movie Award. 
  • He achieved his pinnacle when he won the Nollywood Personality of the Year at the Nigerian MSMEs and Achievers Awards in 2016.
  • His popularity kept boosting as he was nominated for Best Lead Actor of the Year (English) at the 2019 Nigeria Achievers Awards.
  • In 2019, at the City People Movie Awards, he was a nominee for Best Jgbo Film of the Year (Eze Ndi Ala).
  • Again in 2019, the City People Movie Awards nominated Zubby for Best Actor of the Year (English).
  • He was nominated for Male Actor of the Year at the South-South Achievers Award (SSA) in 2019.
  • In 2020, he accumulated pride and popularity as he won the award of Best Celebrity Politician of the Year.

Net worth of Zubby Michael

Zubby Michael has multiple earning sources including acting, producing, entrepreneurship and social media. His net worth  is estimated to be around $ 9.6 Million.

Micheal announced himself as the most affluent actor in Africa in 2021.

Zubby Michael on Social Media

Zubby is an active social media influencer. His Instagram handle garners 4.3 million followers with the username “zubbymichael”. He is well present on Twitter as @iamzubbymichael and on Facebook as Zubby Michael.

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