Francis Odega

Francis Odega

Francis Odega listen is a Nigerian comic actor best known for a comedic video clip of him that went viral and circulated on the Internet. The viral video clip propelled Francis Odega to fame, resulting in endorsement deals and acknowledgement from foreign celebrities like 50 Cent, who Odega claimed was a follower on his Instagram

14 July 2000

Education and career

After completing his studies at Ambrose Alli University, Francis earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and established himself as one of the trailblazing comedians of the renowned Night Of A Thousand Laughs comedy show.

14 July 2013

Awards and recognition

At the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards, Francis achieved recognition by winning the "Best Actor" award in the "Best African Collaboration" category, which he shared with Hlomla Dandala. Francis rose to prominence when a comical scene from the movie series Back From South Africa, where he amusingly spoke in an American accent, went viral on the internet, attracting attention from notable figures such as 50 Cent and Tinie Tempah, who shared the video clip on Instagram

14 July 2023


Following the viral success of the video clip, Francis secured an endorsement deal with the telecommunications company Etisalat, becoming their brand ambassador.

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