Timini Egbuson or Zubby Michael? Examining supremacy debate between Nollywood stars

 Timini Egbuson or Zubby Michael? Examining supremacy debate between Nollywood stars

In Nigeria, Timini Egbuson and Zubby Michael stand out as two of the most renowned and prosperous actors. Despite their distinct acting approaches, both enjoy widespread fame and wealth in the Nigerian entertainment industry. 

Recently during the premiere episode of the Prime Video reality show, ‘Ebuka Turns Up Africa,’ a fiery debate erupted between Zubby Michael and Timini Egbuson regarding their status as the foremost actors in Africa. 

Timini Egbuson boldly asserted his claim as the continent’s top actor while generously gifting fellow stars on the show. 

However, Zubby Michael was visibly displeased with this declaration.

He said, “I was coming from Paris and we had to do this thing in the festivals, obviously being the best actor in Africa…I have been acting for about 13 years now and I’ve won awards. I’ve done everything basically and I believe I am the best, Zubby said.

Who’s Timini Egbuson?

Timini Egbuson, a versatile Nigerian figure, excels in various fields such as acting, modeling, and presenting, representing esteemed brands as their ambassador.

Timini Egbuson

Notably, he is the younger sibling of the renowned Nollywood actress Dakore Akande. In 2017, Timini captivated audiences as the charming host of the orange carpet at the Guaranty Trust Bank Fashion Weekend.

Timini Egbuson Background

Born on June 10, 1987, in Lagos State, James Timini Egbuson was the youngest of five siblings, hailing from Bayelsa State. His educational journey began at Greenspring Montessori School in Anthony, Lagos, followed by Adebayo Mokuolu College in Ogba for his secondary education. Graduating from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) with a BSc in Psychology, Timini cherished the life lessons of honesty and appreciation for good food that shaped his adolescence.

Timini Egbuson Career

Timini harbored a childhood dream of becoming a child psychologist, but destiny took him on a different path. While in university, he found himself serving as his sister Dakore’s personal assistant. Despite earning his BSc and landing a marketing executive job at an e-commerce firm, the mundane 9-to-5 routine left him yearning for more. Seeking fulfillment, he ventured into Nollywood.

In 2012, Timini graced the screens for the first time on M-net’s “Tinsel” after wowing the director at a fiercely competitive audition. His stellar performance in “Tinsel” captured the eye of the director of MTV’s “Shuga Naija,” earning him a spot in the cast. His success on “Shuga” propelled him to become the host of EbonyLife TV’s “The Spot.”

For Timini, the allure of acting lies in the opportunity to inhabit diverse characters, enabling him to delve into various personas. Over time, he ascended to prominence in Nollywood, carving a niche for himself as a cherished figure and a distinct brand.

List of cars own by Timini Egbuson 

  • Mercedes Benz C300
  • Mercedes Benz CLA250
  • Toyota Camry

Timini Egbuson’s Movies

  • MTV Shuga
  • Fifty
  • Manhunting with Mum
  • Isoken
  • Something Wicked
  • Another Time
  • Room 420
  • Ajuwaya
  • The Missing Piece
  • The Intern
  • Elevator Baby
  • The Girl Code
  • Love is Yellow
  • Breaded Life
  • Dwindle
  • Juju Stories
  • Superstar
  • Country Hard
  • Ponzi
  • Big Love
  • Something Like Gold
  • A Tribe Called Judah

Endorsements Of Timini Egbuson

  • Huawei Nigeria endorsed Timini Egbuson as an ambassador to showcase the brand to its prospective Nigerian market.
  • Baileys Nigeria endorsed Timini as an ambassador.
  • He’s an ambassador of notforsale.ng
  • Moet signed an endorsement deal worth millions with Timini.
  • Remy Martins has endorsed Timini as one of its ambassadors.
  • Timini is an ambassador of Jumia Nigeria.
  • Amstel Malta endorsed Timini as one of its ambassadors.
  • Timini is an ambassador of Eve Restaurant, Abuja

Awards and Nominations of Timini

  • City People Movie Award nominee for Best New Actor of the Year (English) – 2017
  • Revelation of the Year at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards – 2017
  • Nominated at the City People Movie Award for Best Upcoming Actor of the Year (English) – 2018
  • Maya Awards Africa nominee for Best Actor – 2019.

Timini Egbuson’s net worth 

Timini Egbuson is indeed a talented actor and TV personality. With a net worth of $500,000 at the age of 32, his success is evident in his career as a TV actor.

Who is Zubby Micheal?

Zubby Michael, a renowned Nigerian actor, producer, and entrepreneur, has mesmerized audiences with his versatile performances in Nollywood. This piece delves into the personal facets of his life, honing in on his marital status and how his personal journey has influenced his thriving career.

Azubuike Michael Egwu, professionally known as Zubby Michael, stands as a prominent figure within the Nigerian film industry. Born on February 1, 1985, in Anambra, Nigeria, he has etched his name into the annals of Nollywood, especially for his compelling portrayals in action and thriller genres.

Zubby Michael

Originally from Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state, Zubby Michael was born to Mr. & Mrs. Egwu. While he entered the world in Ekwusigo, he spent his formative years in Yola, Adamawa state, where both his parents served as civil servants.

Zubby Michael commenced his educational journey in Yola, completing his primary and secondary schooling before pursuing higher education at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. There, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication, laying the foundation for his multifaceted career in the entertainment industry.


At the age of 8, Zubby Michael embarked on his acting journey in Yola, making his debut in the 2006 film “Missing Rib“. He gained prominence with his lead role in “Three Widows”. Initially starting in Asaba, Delta State with “Missing Rib”, Zubby transitioned from TV dramas to feature films, showcasing his talent in various soap operas and commercials.

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Renowned for his portrayal of antagonistic characters, Zubby has graced numerous blockbuster films as an actor, scriptwriter, and producer.

His stellar performances have earned him nominations for prestigious awards, including the City People Movie Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor of the Year’ in 2015, Nigeria Achievers Award for ‘Best Lead Actor of the Year’ in 2019, and Nigerian MSMEs and Achievers Award for ‘Nollywood Personality of the Year’ in 2018, among others.

Zubby’s net worth

Zubby Michael boasts an estimated net worth of $9.6 million, garnered from his flourishing acting career. He asserts his status as the wealthiest actor, attributing it to his unparalleled success and earnings surpassing his peers in the industry.

Zubby’s house 

Zubby Michael has just unveiled his latest addition to his property portfolio: a sprawling mansion nestled in the prestigious Lekki area, complementing his existing residence in Asaba. His impressive fleet now boasts three opulent vehicles: the sleek Mercedes Benz 4matic, the rugged Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and the dynamic Range Rover Sport.

Zubby’s notable achievement in Nollywood

Zubby’s journey in Nollywood is punctuated by a string of successes, boasting multiple nominations and victories at prestigious awards ceremonies. His remarkable portrayals across diverse genres have firmly established him as a prominent figure in the realm of acting, cementing his status as a top-tier actor within the industry.

Zubby Michael’s awards

  • South-East Entertainment Award for Movie Icon of the Year- (2018).

List of cars own by Zubby Michael

  • Mercedes-Benz 4matic.
  • Range Rover Sport.
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
  • Lexus LX
  • Lexus RX 350

Zubby Michael’s movies

  • Bloody Doings
  • Omoghetto: The Saga
  • Identical Twins
  • Bad Omen
  • Burial Battle
  • Audio Money
  • Egg of love
  • The Return of Dangote
  • Ebuka
  • Uzor
  • Reuben
  • Azubuike
  • Ugo
  • Agumba
  • Obidi
  • Obinwanne
  • Chris
  • Chima
  • Uzondu
  • King Ezego
  • Uzodimma
  • Nnanna
  • Eze
  • James
  • Pains of the Orphan
  • Throne of Terror
  • Prince Irudike
  • Joshua
  • Prince Ahamefula
  • Prince Obieze Nnoruka
  • Jide
  • Lazarus
  • Edozie
  • Anayo
  • Collins
  • Festus
  • Victor
  • Eze Ndi Ala in America
  • Arinze
  • Igwe Ufuma
  • Dennis
  • Ozoemena
  • Izunna
  • Prince Ogugua
  • Family Matters (Akara Ayasago)
  • 1st Hit
  • Izu
  • Chibueze
  • Okada 50
  • Ossai
  • Ikechukwu
  • Agozie
  • The Struggle

I am sure you will be able to decide after reading this piece on who is the most foremost actor in Africa between Zubby and Timini.

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