Recipient of the 2005 Best Actor in a Leading Role award from the African Movie Academy. He was also involved in politics, and became a commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.
He studied Theatre Arts at the University of Benin and attended the University of Lagos for Law.
He was in the 1980s soap opera, Ripples.
He married journalist May Ellen Ezekiel, but remarried after her death. He had four children.
He and Genevieve Nnaji were both Nigerian actors.