Full biography of Nollywood actor Junior Pope and other facts about him

Who is Junior Pope?

Junior Pope Odonwodo is a popular Nollywood actor and movie producer who has featured in over 100 movies. Junior Pope is also a brand influencer and content creator with over one million followers on Instagram and counting. Junior Pope’s real name is Obumneme Odonwodo. He is known for his role as Professor Johnbull’s son in the popular NTA sitcom of the same name.

Full data profile of Nollywood actor Junior Pope

Full namePope Obumneme Odonwodo
Age36 years old
BirthdayMay 7, 1984
State of originEnugu State
ParentsMr and Mrs Luke Odonwodo
Marital StatusMarried
CareerActor, model,
producer and content creator

Junior Pope’s childhood and education

Junior Pope was born and raised in Bamenda, Cameroon by Mr and Mrs Luke Odonwodo, but he is originally from Ukehe, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Junior Pope had both his nursery and primary education in Cameroon. He later relocated to Nigeria and attended the Federal Government College Okigwe in Imo State for his secondary education. Junior Pope had his tertiary education at the University of Nigeria (Enugu Campus). He eventually graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Junior Pope’s wife and family

Junior Pope is married to his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Awele Okpuno, an event decorator and a brand influencer. Sometime around 2010, Junior Pope met his wife on Facebook and was attracted to her despite no physical introduction.

The couple got engaged on September 22, 2013, after Junior Pope proposed in a hotel located in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Junior Pope and his wife officially tied the knot on July 26, 2014. Their wedding was held at St. John Bosco’s Catholic Church in Asaba, Delta. The couple is currently blessed with three children – two boys and a girl.

Junior Pope’s acting career

Junior Pope began acting around 2006 but would often feature in minor roles, portraying the palace bodyguard, attendant or servant in most of his movies.

Junior Pope later landed his first major role in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Secret Adventures” directed by the notable movie director, “Tchidi Chikere”.

Junior Pope has been praised for his excellent portrayal of rugged or “hard man” roles in movies, such as a criminal, a hitman or the militant prince of a kingdom. Junior Pope has also comfortably played soft roles such as a village lover boy in some movies.

Junior Pope has featured in over 150 Nigerian movies. He has featured in movies alongside other great actors including the likes of Jim Iyke, Emma Ehumadu, Sylvester Madu, Zubby Michael, Alaso Wariboko, Gentle Jack, Hanks Anuku, Jerry Amilo and Ernest Asuzu.

Junior Pope has signed several endorsements deals with big brands and has also received several acting awards and nominations for his contribution in the Nollywood industry.

Junior Pope’s movies

Here are some of the movies and shows Junior Pope has appeared in:

  • Professor Johnbull (2016 -2017)
  • Infertile Maiden (2019)
  • Wrong Initiation (2018)
  • We Meet Again (2017)
  • Secret Adventure (2007)
  • Bitter Generation (2016)
  • Vengeance of Bullet (2011)
  • The Cat (2018)
  • The Generals (2015)

Junior Pope’s awards and nominations

Junior Pope has received several awards and nominations for his talent in acting.

They include:

  • The Most Promising Actor Award at the City People Entertainment Awards and
  • Nollywood Most Promising Actor at the Entertainment Factory Awards in 2010.

Junior Pope’s net worth

Estimated calculations from Junior Pope’s income streams puts his current net worth at a little over $480,000 (around N185 million naira).

Junior Pope’s Instagram and Twitter

Junior Pope is active on social media. On Instagram, he has a verified handle under the name @jnrpope. His Twitter handle is @Popejnr.

Other interesting facts about Junior Pope

Junior pope had a “carrot and stick” childhood. According to the talented actor, his father was a strict disciplinarian who taught him how to be a hustler while his mother, on the soft side, raised him to be a gentleman. Asides from acting, Junior Pope hopes to venture into music if given the opportunity. He has featured as a rapper in one of Tchidi Chikere’s songs.

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