Things You Probably Don’t Know About Junior Pope

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Nigeria movie industry is thrown into another tragic moment with the news of junior Pope’s death. In recent months after the demise of comic actor like MR IBU, Nollywood loss yet another famous actor Obumneme Odonwodo popularly known as junior pope, reportedly drown on Wednesday while returning from a film shoot.
Junior pope with three others died in Anambra state, when there boat capsized in Anam river while returning from a film location. He was actually rescued but later tragically passed way, the news was confirmed by the President of The Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, late hour of Wednesday. The three other bodies are yet to be found.

Here are some possible things you don’t know about Junior pope.

(1) Obumneme Odonwodo populary known as Junior Pope was a Nollywood actor, model and a philanthropist.

(2) He was born on 7th May 1984 in Bamenda, Cameroun to Mr. and Mrs. Luke Odonwodo.

(3) He hails from Ukehe tribe of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. But he grew up in Cameroon .

(4) He completed both his primary & secondary school education in Cameroon before relocating to Nigeria.

(5) After his college he went further to University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu State and graduated with a degree in Accountancy. In 2006 he joined Nollywood and acted in many movies.

(6) He always plays the role of guard and servant. In 2007 he rose to fame after acting in the blockbuster movie “Secret Adventures” directed by Tchidi Chikere. According to him, it was the award winning movie director “Tchidi Chikere” that brought him to limelight.

(7) He has acted in over 100 movies which include Secret Adventures, Mad sex, Bitter Generation, Véngeance of Bullet, etc.


(8) In 2010 he won the award for Nollywood Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Entertainment Factory Awards.

(9) On 26th July 2014 Junior Pope got married to Jennifer Awele Okpuno and the couples are blessed with three boys.


(10) He was a Christian by faith, On April 9, 2024, the actor shared a video of himself offering prayers for a safe journey. Sadly, the accident occurred on their return journey the following day.

(11) Ironically, he died while returning from a movie set titled, ‘The Other Side Of Life.’

(12) He was rescued from the river and initially recovering, but he tragically passed away later.

(13) After his death, AGN declared April 11 ‘No shooting day.

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