Who is Ben Touitou?
Ben Touitou is a bi-racial Nigerian actor, model, and computer geek.
Ben Touitou’s full name is Benjamin Abba Nnayelugo Touitou. His father is Israeli while his mother is a Nigerian Igbo woman from Imo State.
Ben Touitou has featured in over 80 movies since the launch of his career as an actor in 2013.
Touitou gained recognition after starring in the popular 2013 movies – ‘Lagos Cougars’ and ‘Desperate Housegirls’.
Full data profile of Ben Touitou
|Full name||Benjamin Abba Nnayelugo Touitou|
|Birthday||January 22, 1988|
|State of origin||Imo state|
|Career||Actor, Model, Computer geek|
Ben Touitou’s childhood and education
Ben Touitou was born in Enugu state to a Jewish-Israeli father and a Christian-Nigerian mother on January 22, 1988.
His father who passed on in 2012 was a civil engineer and architect, while his mother is a professor at Babcock University, Ogun State.
Ben Touitou grew up with his parents and younger sister in Enugu State, where he had his primary and secondary education.
He had his tertiary education at Valley View University, Accra, Ghana, and graduated with a BSc in Computer Science in 2010.
Ben Touitou’s parents
Ben Touitou’s parents are from two different cultures and races, though they both reside in Enugu state in Nigeria.
His father is a Jewish civil engineer and architect from Isreal, while his mother is a Christian professor at Babcock University from Imo state in Nigeria.
Unfortunately, Ben Touitou lost his father to the cold hands of death in 2012.
Ben Touitou’s career
Ben Touitou started his career as a model before fate led him to the movie industry in 2013.
According to the actor, he joined the Nollywood industry by attending auditions. He said his modelling agency introduced him to Royal Arts Academy where he met Uduak Isong, who later introduced him to Emem Isong, a popular Nigerian filmmaker.
His role as ‘Lawrence’ in the 2013 movie ‘Lagos Cougars’ shot him into limelight. He landed the role following a successful audition. The movie was directed by Desmond Elliot and produced by Emem Isong.
Ben Touitou is known for featuring in Iroko TV movies, often taking the role of a “lover boy”.
Ben Touitou has revealed that his mother was not supportive of his career at first, as she viewed it as a wayward career path. However, her opinion changed after she saw the dedication and professionalism in the career.
Ben Touitou movies
Some of Ben Touitou’s notable movies include:
- Lagos Cougars (2013)
- Desperate Housegirls (2013)
- Forgetting June (2013)
- One Fine Day (2015)
- Life 101 (2017)
- The Friend Zone (2017)
- Crazy People (2018)
- Kamsi (2018)
- Two Wrongs (2019)
- Bad Comments (2020)
- Lockdown (2021)
Ben Touitou’s awards and nominations
- Most Promising Actor – 2014 Nollywood African Film Critics Awards (Nominated)
- Most Promising Actor – 2014 City People Entertainment Awards (Nominated)
- Best Kiss in a Movie – 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards (Nominated)
Ben Touitou’s marriage and girlfriend
As of the time of writing this biography, Nollywood actor Ben Touitou is not married. Though he admits that he has a girlfriend whom he hides away from the public.
Ben Touitou’s baby mama and daughter
Nollywood actor Ben Touitou has a daughter, according to reports, but the name and details of his baby mama are not known.
According to reports, Ben Touitou was in his 20s when his daughter was born.
Ben Touitou’s net worth
Ben Touitou has an estimated net worth of around N120 million naira.
Ben Touitou on social media
Ben Touitou is active on Instagram as @bentouitou. His Twitter handle is @BenTouitou.