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Unveiling 6 hot new Nollywood hunks: Why they are hot

Joseph Benjamin

Talented Actor-cum-model, Joseph Benjamin currently enjoys the reputation of being one of the most sought-after hunks in  Nollywood. He was former host of Nigeria’s premier talent hunt show MTN Project Fame for five seasons. Dressing required? Joseph Benjamin is your man…

Why So Hot?

Since starring in that box-office breaking movie, “Tango With Me” alongside Genevieve Nnaji, Joseph Benjamin has become a force to reckon with in Nollywood. Among his peers, the Kogi State born Actor is a screen idol. The brilliant role he played in that movie landed him a supporting role in Monalisa Chinda’s “Kiss and Tell” produced last  year. On top of that, Joseph Benjamin starred in “Married But Single alongside Funke Akindele where he played a lead role that redefined his acting career.

Most of his female admirers have described him as “every lady’s man”apparently  because of his charming disposition and irresistible dress-sense. The talented thespian recently emerged winner of the Most Stylish Actor at the City People 7th Fashion and Style Awards. A big year ahead of Joseph Benjamin.

Yuh Edochie

Yul Edochie like Joseph Benjamin is a fascinating Actor with an unbeatable talent who is currently ruling the screen. His acting skills and dashing looks have placed him among the wave-making new hunks in Nollywood.

*Joseph Benjamin, Okey and Yul Edochie

Why  So Hot?

Apart from being  an actor many people want to see on screen, Yul exudes an impeccable taste that marvels people who know him very well. He can sometimes appear to be extremely intimidating, but it is his modesty that weeds out every doubt about him. Having been recognized as one of the emerging brightest faces of Nollywood, Yul is the last son to veteran actor, Pete Edochie. It is poignant to say that he has not been living under the shadows of his father as he has completely created his own world and lives in it.

Okey Uzoeshi

Okey Uzoeshi’s journey into Nollywood started in 2006, when he was selected as one of the housemates in the second season of AMBO. Since then, Uzoeshi has not looked back in his quest to conquer the industry. He has featured in several movies with top producers and directors including Emem Isong, Lancelot Imasuen, Desmond Elliot, Aquila Njamah, Teco Benson and Charles Novia.

Why So Hot?

Starring in movies such as Fatal Imagination, Rivals, Cash Money, Sweet Tomorrow, Kidnap, Two Brides and a Baby among others, Okey Uzoeshi carves a niche for himself in Nollywood.

Apart from being blessed with raw acting talents, Uzoeshi has a warm personality that endears him to many movie buffs. He takes pride in studying every character he has to portray, thus making him a director’s delight any day. A model, Uzoeshi has featured in several fashion shows for top Nigerian designers as well as high-end TV commercials.

Industry watchers described Uzoeshi as one of the new kids on the block, who is steadily breaking grounds in Nollywood. The role he played in “ Two Brides and a Baby”, a movie which earned him a nomination at this year’s AMAA Best Actor in a Supporting Role remains a prove of his emerging disposition as one of the newest sex symbols in Nollywood at the moment.

OC Ukeje

Okechukwu Ukeje, or O.C, as he is fondly called by fans, is an extraordinary talent. With a unique combination of good looks, a charming voice and an acting prowess,  Ukeje  has set himself apart as a performing artiste to reckon with.

Why So hot? His emergence in the industry is traceable to when he won the Amstel Malta Box Office(AMBO) reality TV show in 2006, after which he went on to star in his first movie, ‘White Waters’. But 30 year-old O.C has been acting long before that. He is well known for stage plays and was a member of the acting group Rhythm of the Blackman.

For his role in White Waters, he won the award for the Best Upcoming Actor in the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), 2008. His role in his latest movies, ‘Two Brides And A Baby’ and  “Hoodrush” also is getting great reviews. Last year,  Ukeje starred in the film adaptation of the award winning play,Gone Too Far, written by Bola Agbaje, a British playwright of Nigerian descent. He also co-hosted this year’s AMAA with Hollywood Actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis.

Benson Okonkwo

Former face of Zain network (now Airtel), Benson Okonkwo is unarguably Nollywood’s most controversial rising star at the moment. Handsome and daring, Benson is still living with the ghost of the grave allegation levelled against him that he is gay. The rising hunk recently signed a two mouth-watering endorsement deals, one with Orange Drugs Ltd (ODL) as the face of Delta soap and Passion Energy, second with Haier Thermocool.

Why so hot?

In his fledgling career, Benson has featured in not less than 30 movies and still counting. Apart from acting in “Strippers in Love”, Okonkwo who once modelled for Zain, Wema Bank, Rainbow Net and Gold Circle Condom has also featured in such films as “ Evil Mission”, “War in Palace”, “A Better Tomorrow’ and “World of Prince”among others. Expect him to fill the heartthrob vacuum left by Pat Attah.  Not a bad way to make your Nollywood bow, is it?

Tony Nkem

Tony Nkem, an Enugu based up and coming hunk who is no less a sex symbol. The handsome hunk,  staked his claim to bona fide big screen stardom in such movies as  King and the Chief priest, Lost high Way, Dumebi The Dirty Girl, and played the lead role on Money Never Sleep, Mobile Phone.


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