Gbenro Ajibade Biography, Real Age, Net Worth & Family

Gbenro Ajibade is a popular Nigerian Actor, Model, Producer as well as a Presenter. The award-winning actor is known to be funny and friendly. His talent and hard work gained him a spot in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Gbenro is a well-known Nigerian celebrity as he is not one to shy away from the media. 

He is active on various platforms on social media with millions of followers combined. His Instagram handle is @gbenroajibade.

Biography of Gbenro Ajibade

EARLY LIFE

Growing Up.

Gbenro was born on December 8th, 1985 in Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria. His parents are Engineer and Mrs. Ajibade, Gbenro was one of their five children. In 2014 Gbenro lost his elder brother Jude Ige Ajibade to kidney disease, not much is known about his other siblings just that he is very close to them all.

Education.

Gbenro went to Makurdi International School, for his high school education he went to Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School, both of which are in Benue State. After he has attained his high school diploma he went to Benue State University, like most Nigerian kids growing up his dream was to be a medical doctor but life happened and instead, he got his bachelor’s degree in Biology.

How Gbenro’s Career Started

Gbenro has a passion for modeling, he has the face and the body to pull it off so in 2005 he started pursuing this dream of his shortly after his graduation from university. His tenacity made way for him and he soon became a supermodel that graced top magazines and the best of the Nigerian fashion shows. He has also been featured in many TV commercials. 

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His debut movie as an actor was in the M-Net long-running Television series Tinsel and since his debut as an actor, he has proven himself to be a great actor. Gbenro has also presented important shows and events. Since he entered the Nigerian Entertainment Industry, he has proven himself and has earned a lot of respect and admiration.

IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS

Career Breakthrough 

As a model Gbenro has made enormous breakthroughs as he has walked the aisle of top fashion shows in the nations some of which are;

  • He was one of the models at the Arise Magazine Fashion Week – 2013
  • Bill Witherspoon’s model at the Africa New York Fashion Week – 2013
  • Model for Khadijah couture at the Africa New York Fashion Week – 2013
  • He modeled for maze couture at the Africa New York Fashion Week – 2013
  • Mai Atafo’s model at the Native and Vogue International Fashion Week – 2013
  • Model of Alvince Couture at the Native and Vogue International Fashion Week – 2013
  • Mai Atafo’s model at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week – 2013
  • Model at Mercedes-Benz  New York Fashion Week – 2014
  • Vuitton Prince model at the Walk Fashion Show at the New York Fashion Week – 2014
  • Native and Vogue International Fashion Week – 2014
  • Model for the Larry Underwood Collection at the New York Fashion Week – 2015  
  • Runway Dubai Fashion Show Model – 2019
  • Model for Yomi Casual at the Atlanta Fashion Designers Fashion Show – 2019

Also as a presenter, he has been lucky enough to host top events, he has built a reputation as a good presenter, some of the events he hosted are;

  • Gbenro hosted the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominee brunch alongside Linda Ejiofor – 2013
  • He was the host of the maiden edition of the WED awards alongside Beverly Naya – 2013
  • Guest Presenter at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) – 2016
  • The commentator at the Female Celebrity Soccer Match – 2016
  • Host of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards alongside Rahama Sadau – 2017
  • AFRIMMA Fashion Show Host – 2019
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Filmography

Since his debut in Tinsel, Gbenro has become quite the actor, he has featured in numerous TV shows and movies which includes the following;

  • Tinsel (TV Series) – 2008
  • Twisted Thorne – 2011 
  • The Wages – 2013
  • Shattered Romance – 2014
  • Gbomo Gbomo Express – 2015
  • 30’s – 2015 
  • Shattered Romance – 2015
  • Locked Up – 2016
  • An Hour with the Shrink – 2016
  • 10 Days in Sun City – 2017
  • Jenifa’s Diary (Season 10) TV series – 2017
  • Catch.er – 2017
  • Couple’s Award – 2017
  • Wrong Turn – 2017
  • Me vs Me – 2017
  • When a woman loves – 2017
  • The View – 2017
  • Dere, an African Tale (on Ebonylife TV) – 2017
  • Wurukum Roundabout – 2017
  • Official Business – 2017
  • Bachelor’s Eve – 2018
  • Memoirs of 4 – 2018
  • Bad Boy and Pretty – 2018
  • Hip Hop Holiday – 2019
  • Reprisal – 2019
  • Shadows – 2020
  • Cold Calm – 2020

Personal Life

Gbenro got married to a popular Nigeria Actress, Influencer, and Blogger Osas Ighodaro in 2015 sadly the two decided every and the union in 2019, the marriage while lasted produced a beautiful girl named Azariah Tiwatope Osarugue Ajibade. The two co-parent their daughter.

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AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

Gbenro has been nominated and has won several awards both as an actor and a model, even at things he did just as a hobby because Gbenro is not one to not put his all in everything he does, here is a list of some of the prominent awards he has won;

  • Most Outstanding Model/Actor of the year at Nigerian Model Achievers Award – 2011
  • Best Youth Act Movie Male nominee at the Tush Awards – 2014
  • Nominated for the award of the Golden Supporting Actor Drama at the Golden Movie Awards – 2016
  • Winner of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon – 2018
  • Diamond Special Recognition Awards recipient – 2019
  • The Sexiest Man Alive by the Man Magazine Nigeria – 2019

INTERESTING FACTS

Gbenro Ajibade Net Worth 

Gbenro Ajibade has done very well for himself in his many careers, he has been made an ambassador to many companies and institutions, the likes of;

  • INEC youth ambassador for supporting INEC for peaceful elections – 2015
  • One of the judges at the Miss Charismatic Nigeria beauty contest – 2015
  • Brand Ambassador of Yomi Casual – 2015
  • Gbenro signed an endorsement deal as the Brand ambassador of Caesar couture – 2016
  • Instant pick-up brand ambassador – 2017   
  • Payporte Fashion Ambassador – 2018

All in all, his net worth is estimated to be $700,000 making him a very wealthy man.

Other Interesting Facts

Gbenro loves to cook and he said he learned the art from his mum as nobody was exempted from cooking in his household irrespective of gender.

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