Who would ever have imagined that Joseph Benjamin, a talented and beautiful Nollywood actor, is in his forties? As a youth and an inspiring actor, you have much to learn from the actor known for co-hosting MTN 's Project Fame and watching Mr and Mrs in the movie.
His statement, "I was once a bus driver," continues to be a reference point for those who seek to find their way up the ladder.
He has stared with me in a number of other movies like Tango, Murder at Prime Suites and Married but living single; among others. The calm and charming demeanor of Joseph are qualities which attract his audience as he acts and models.
Raised to a Kogi father and an Anambra mother on November 9, 1976; his primary school education was in Benue state and he completed his secondary education in Lagos state. He then proceeded to Nigeria University, Nsukka where he was studying computer literacy.
There's more to this stunning guy, though. Seeing him and all his incredible attributes might make you think he 'd got it easy, but Joseph 's comment would change your mind.
While looking at the old and popular kiddies' program — Tales by Moonlight, according to Joseph, "I moved away from being a bus driver, security guard, waiter, worked in a bakery, sold shoes in Balogun, then moved to IT before I acted." This assertion is direct proof of a man struggling to overcome one hurdle at a time before hitting the top.
In 1991, he finally starred in his first movie — Crossroads along with actors such as Sandra Achums and Ramsey Noah. Since then, when he took on roles in many television shows, including Edge of Paradise, his career has gone up and down. He has starred in drama alongside star actress Genevieve Nnaji — Tango with me.
He is also known for the numerous advertisements, both on the radio and on Film.
At the African Film Awards 2012 he won the African Actor of the Year award. He also won Best Lead Actor award in 2012 at the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards for his appearance in married but living single.
The actor relocated to Atlanta Georgia, USA in 2017. It does not mean he gave up on his Nollywood career. Instead, he joined Neveda Bridge Productions, a leading film manufacturer, to work with them on their brewing projects
The road to fame may not be an easy one, in fact, but at the end of the tunnel there is great joy and light.
The tale about Joseph Bejamin serves as an inspiration for other young people to keep seeking.