Nonso Diobi: Biography, Career, Movies & More

Nonso Diobi is a popular Nollywood actor and film director. He has featured in hit movies like Ass on Fire, Bafana Bafana and Makers of Justice.

The actor is one of the handsome faces of Nollywood. He has featured in over 150 movies since he debuted as an actor.

In this post, we take a look at the life of Nonso Diobi and many other interesting things about this Nollywood actor.

Early life & Education

Nonso Diobi was born on the 17th July 1976. He is a native of Nawfia, a town in Njikoka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

The actor grew up in Anambra and studied Theatre Arts at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka. He is the last born from a family of five children.

Diobi revealed in an interview that growing up was tough as his family wasn’t a rich one. His desire to find ways to make ends meet was what spurred him to begin selling clothes to his friends in school.


Diobi began acting as a 15 year old when his family encouraged him to act. The actor has also being business savvy from a young age as he revealed that he used to sell clothes to his mates when he was secondary school.

The actor disclosed that he was paid N15000 for his first Nollywood movie. He also revealed that the first audition he went for, he failed woefully because he was scared and nervous. But the director didn’t give up on him till he got it right.


Diobi made his debut on-screen appearance in a 2001 film titled Border Line and the actor has featured in over 150 films since his debut.

Another movie that further made the actor popular was the blockbuster movie, ‘Hatred.’

Some of these movies include:

  • Across The Bridge
  • Ass on Fire (2006)
  • Back Drop
  • Bafana Bafana (2007)
  • Be My Val
  • Before Ordination
  • Beyond Desire (2009)
  • Black Bra
  • Blood Battle
  • Border Line
  • I.D
  • Caught in the act
  • Celebration of Death
  • Chasing the Dream (2008)
  • Clash of Interest
  • Desperate Ladies
  • Desperate Love
  • Diamond Forever
  • Divided Secret
  • Double Game
  • Emotional Risk
  • End of Evil Doers
  • Final Hour
  • Final Risk
  • Good News
  • Hatred (2001)
  • Holy Cross
  • House of Doom
  • In The Closet
  • Last Dance
  • Last True Sacrifice
  • Life Incidence
  • Love and Likeness
  • Love Boat
  • Makers of Justice (2010)
  • Marry Me
  • Message
  • Moonlight
  • My Beloved Son
  • My Girlfriend
  • My Last Ambition
  • Naked Kingdom
  • Naked Wrestler
  • Never Comeback
  • Next Door Neighbour
  • Offensive Relationship
  • .. the Morning Sun
  • On My Wedding Day
  • Overseas (2015)
  • Palace Slave
  • Palace slave
  • Pastor’s Blood
  • Pay Day
  • Peace Talk
  • Police Woman (2004)
  • Power of Justice
  • Pride of Princess
  • Royal Insult
  • Rush Hour
  • Sexy Girls
  • Shock
  • Suicide Lovers
  • Sunny My Son
  • Tears for Nancy
  • Temple of Justice
  • The Cadet
  • The Gods are Wise
  • The Last 3 Digits
  • The Lethal Woman
  • The Lost Son
  • The Prince & the Princess (2005)
  • The Richest Man (2003)
  • The Wolves
  • Tiger King
  • Tomorrow Must Wait
  • Too Much
  • True Sacrifice
  • Under Control
  • Unhappy Moment
  • War Game
  • Wealth Aside
  • Will of God
  • World of a Prince
  • World of Commotion

The actor revealed in an interview that his best movie is ‘Pride of a Princess.’


Nonso Diobi is a talented actor and his brilliant acting has come with several awards. Some of these have been highlighted below:

  • Best Supporting Actor, 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor, 2009 Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor Award at the Nollywood Foundation for Excellence (NOFFEX)

The actor has also been nominated for a couple of awards which he didn’t win. These include:

  • Best Actor in a Comedy at the 2015 3rd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Best Actor at the 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards


Diobi once revealed that the only female colleague that he can date and marry is Uche Elendu. However, the actress is happily married to multimillionaire, Ogochukwu Igweanyiba.

Net Worth

Diobi is said to be worth an estimated $1 million. He was a former Glo ambassador. The actor is said to have built a mansion for his mother in his hometown.


In 2015, Diobi was rumoured to have been shot dead on set but it has since being refuted as the actor is alive and well.


In 2016, Diobi shared a pictured of his leg in a cast. The actor disclosed that he survived the accident along with 3 of his friends.


The actor intends to own a studio that produces movies and animations.

Favourite Colleagues

Diobi revealed that his favourite colleagues are Tonto Dike, Ini Edo, Uche Elendu, Mike Ezuruonye, Frank Artus, Ramsey Nouah and Yul Edochie


The actor is in his forties but he is unmarried. Although he has been linked to several women, these reports have only been speculations. In fact, it was once rumoured that actor had travelled abroad to marry secretly but this has since been dispelled.

Also, there have been rumours that he is gay due to the absence of women in his life.

In a recent interview, Nonso disclosed that he hasn’t had sex in over 2 years because he hasn’t been in an intimate relationship.

But he revealed that he plans to get married soon and start a family within the next 10 years.

According to the actor, his reason for not being married is because he doesn’t want to rush into marriage as he believes it is a lifetime contract hence he doesn’t want to rush in only to regret it later.

Over the years, Diobi has been able to keep his personal life private so it may come as a shock if one day he announces that he has gotten married.

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