Joseph Benjamin, Nigeria’s Heartthrob!

Joseph Benjamin is a multi-talented Nigerian actor, model, voice-over artist and singer, he is popularly known as the co-host of MTN Project Fame West Africa.

Early Life

Benjamin was born on 9 November 1976, to a Kogi State indigene father and an Anambra State mother. He attended primary school in Benue State and completed his secondary education in Lagos State. He attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he earned a diploma in Computer Literacy. Benjamin married in 2004 and has two children; he and his wife are now separated.


Joseph Benjamin made his screen debut at the age of 12 when he appeared in the television program Tales by Moonlight on NTA. Benjamin made his first movie, Crossroads, in 1995 alongside Ramsey Nouah and Sandra Achums. Benjamin has since starred in several television series, including Edge of Paradise, in which he was being “crushed on” by his neighbor’s daughter. He starred with Genevieve Nnaji in the drama Tango With Me and has appeared in TV and radio commercials. He has concurrently been a co-host on MTN Project Fame West Africa.


Benjamin got married in 2004 and has two children. He is presently separated from his wife.


Joseph was said to have allegedly abandoned his home because he feels his wife is older than him and does not befit him.

The handsome actor has also been accused of having a profile on a dating website.

Awards And Nominations

He won the African Actor of the Year award at the 2012 African Film Awards.

He was nominated for Golden Actor in the Golden Movie Awards in 2015.

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