Sylvester Madu biography, movies, and net worth

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Sylvester Madu

Sylvester Madu is a renowned Nollywood actor, movie producer, and director. He was born on 11th January 1975 in Anambra State, making him 45 years old as of 2020. He started acting at an early age and has since been acting in the movie industry even when he became a pastor. The alive and healthy actor is best known for movies such as Runaway bride and Wedding Pandemonium, which he featured in. Madu has no military background but he perfectly plays the role of the tough guy in movies, he is either the heroic hitman or the savage militant. Let’s take you through various facts about Madu that are in his biography. We will also let you know of his age, his acting career, and his net worth.

Sylvester Madu Biography

Sylvester was born in Anambra state on 11th January 1975. He grew up in a family of 12 children and he is fortunate to be the first child. His state of origin, Anambra state, is an Igbo predominated state in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. He had both his primary and secondary school education in Anambra State making him accustomed to the ethics of the people there. After he concluded with his primary and secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Maiduguri in Borno State to further his studies. He joined the movie industry after he got his bachelor’s degree, a credential that didn’t matter much in the entertainment industry.

Speaking of his wife, Madu is married to Ify Ubah, a model, TV show host, and actress. He got married to her on the 14th of December, 2019 at a wedding attended by only close relatives. He met his wife in Christ Embassy church in Lagos and they got talking.

Sylvester Madu
Sylvester Madu

Sylvester Madu Career

After completing his university education in Borno state, Sylvester Madu joined the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, in 1998. He went through various auditions and screenings. At some auditions, the door was shut in his face whereas in some he was accepted to play a role. He is one of the creative actors in Nigeria, famous for playing hitman roles in most of his movies.

Since Sylvester joined the movie industry in 1998, he has acquired many professional acting skills which he sharpened to become a movie director. The award-winning movie director has directed a collection of Nollywood movies and featured many which include;

  • Poverty
  • Power of Trust
  • Scent of Passion
  • Runaway Bride
  • Holy Cross
  • The Shepherd
  • The Generals
  • The Cat
  • Emotional Tears
  • Retaliation
  • Power of Love
  • Death of Shita Rambo
  • The Family
  • The Illiterate
  • Days of My Wedding
  • Wedding Pandemonium
  • To Love An Angel
  • Different World
  • Tears of the Blind
  • Dangerous Madman
  • Ogbanta the Family Hunter
  • Born to Suffer
  • Disclosed
  • The Redeemer

Madu has featured in movies with the likes of Emma Ehumadu, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Zubby Michael, Jim Iyke, Alaso Wariboko, Gentle Jack, Hanks Anuku, Jerry Amilo, Ernest Asuzu. he featured in a movie titled “Runaway Bride”, which featured Tonto Dikeh, Van Vicker, and Olu Jacobs.

Some movie-related awards which he has won include;

  • Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Most Creative Movie Director in Nigeria – Africa Movie Academy Awards.
  • Best Actor of the Year – Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – City People Entertainment Awards
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria – Best of Nollywood Awards.
Sylvester Madu
Sylvester Madu

However, Sylvester Madu, regardless of all he has accomplished in the movie industry, merged acting with becoming a full-time pastor at Christ Embassy Church. His parish is located at Eric Moore Road in Surulere, Lagos State. He became a pastor after he came out unscathed in a lethal car crash in 2015. Coupled with his ministerial duties, he runs a movie production company, Sylvester Madu Creation. In 2019, his company released a movie titled The Redeemer.

Sylvester Madu Net worth

Sylvester Madu when he was an actor was one of the richest and most influential in Nigeria. His net worth according to multiple sources is about $800,000.


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