• Sam Dede

SAMUEL DEDETOKU popularly known as SAM Dede is a Veteran nollywood actor, producer,film Director & Uniport Senior lecturer. Dede is a native of Ogbodo in Okrika local government area, River state, Nigeria. He was born into the family of Pa Dede and Elsie Inyenginabaibo Abel Dede.

In this article we are going to unveil all the information you need to know about Sam Dede, including his family, net-worth, Education, career path, list of movies he acted, political career and his current position in nollywood and Politically.

Acting is a role almost everyone can take up if he / she has the courage and boldness required to act but establishing yourself in it and making viewers love you is entirely a difficult thing to do. we have all lived to see many nollywood characters come to the limelight and quickly fade away but few has remained and written their names into the history books of Nollywood . When you talk about Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) ; Veteran actor SAMUEL DEDETOKU popularly known as SAM DEDE is a legend alongside many others amazing characters like Patience Ozokwo (Popularly known as mama G) ,Pete Edochie, “rita Dominic”, “Nkem Owo popularly known as (Osuofia) Ramsey Noah, John Okafor popularly known as (Mr Ibu) , Genevieve, Eucharia , Clem Ohameze, Olu Jacobs, Keneth Okonkwo, Liz Benson, Osita Iheme & Chinedu Ikedieze(Aki and pawpaw) etc.

Futhermore Veteran Actor Sam Dede was born on ( 17th of December 1965) He is currently 55 years old . In addition Dede has featured in more 360 movies, mostly in supporting roles, he has been in Nigerian movie industry (nollywood for more than 25yrs).
He is a native of River state, the south-southern part of Nigeria, He was Born in Lagos state where he grew up , but port-Harcourt city made him famous as this was where his acting career began . He was nicknamed “Ebube” after his lead role in the famous Nigerian movie “Issakaba” .

Below are the breakdown of his career path right from 1995 up to date


PRIMARY EDUCATION – SAM Dede pursued his primary school education at the Government Comprehensive Primary /Secondary School Lagos state.

SECONDARY EDUCATION – He also acquired his secondary school certificate from Government Comprehensive Secondary school Lagos state.

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION – sililarly After completing his primary and secondary education respectively, he went ahead to pursue a career in theatre Art in one of Nigeria’s best university “University of Port Harcourt ” popularly known as (UNIPORT ).
He went ahead to attain his Masters in theatre Art in university of Port Harcourt after he finished his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). However For the purpose of clarity for foreigners reading this article , (NYSC is a program designated by federal government of Nigeria. Every (university/polytechnic) graduate below the age of 30 years Is expected to use a year to serve his fatherland Nigeria); moving forward to our main topic ; Dede was also a character in the popular TV show the “Soap Operas” as an undergraduate while he was still studying law in university of Port Harcourt .



Issakaba _____________2000
The last burial ____
The mayors _________ 2004
Mission to nowhere __ 2008
Blood money _________ 1997
In my country _______ 2017
Supreme task ________ 2019
Legends of Inikpi ___ 2020 (mercy Johnson’s first official production)

Others movies are

The president must not die
The lion King
Darkest night
war front
The lost number
Never die for love
Blood & Oil
5 Apostles
Ashes to Ashes
Bumper to bumper
foreigners God
No one but you
The Scorpion
Liquid God
For the promise
The state
Gold not silver


The began his acting career in nollywood in the mid 90s, 1995 to be precise. He didn’t get much recognition until 2000s after his role in the movie Ijele. He rose to prominence through the following movies which is considered his best movies so far.
(a) Ijele
(b) Issakaba
(c) In my County
(d) Never die for love
(e) mission to nowhere
(f) the last burial.
(g) Lion king
(h) the mayors

Sam Dede (Ebube) has featured in more than 360 movies and is widely loved due to his decisions to always be in the side of Justice and Equity in any movie he acts.


He is 55 years s old.


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He has been crowned for his roles in various movies , he Grabbed his first prominent award In 2005, Sam Dede won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the 2004 film “The Mayors”.

In addition In 2014 Sam Dede was honoured with SVAFF 2014 (Special Recognition Award) for his lifetime achievement and contributions to Nigerian cinema and movie industry in general.
Similarly After his role in the movie ( In my Country) in 2017, he was nominated in the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2018 for his performance in the 2017 film “In My Country” .


In 2012 Sam was appointed as the Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency although he served in the position for a short period.
He is currently a lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) where he is teaching teaching acting to upcoming actors. It’s quite unknown to many that Sam Dede thought Pete Edochie’s Son Yul Edochie who is now one of the current best active actors in nollywood.


Most importantly On Thursday,12th November 2020; The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) appointed Sam Dede as chairman of its disciplinary committee. Nollywood veteran actress Monalisa Chinda-Coker, the guild’s director of communications, broke the news to News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Thursday. He was appointed Alongside other members of the committee including Lilian Amah-Aluko, who was made the secretary, alongside Tricia Esigbe, popular actor Kanayo O. Kanayo.


Film Director
television Personality
Movie Producer

Sam is considered as one of the most successful and influential Actors in Nigeria, he has acummulated fame, dignity and Integrity and Love to his name, His net worth as of 2019 is $3 million.

Above all Sam Dede Is a man of the people.He loves and gives to the poor. He keeps a low profile from the Media but the good things he does keep surfacing and earning him accolades.

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