Bovi Ugboma is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Bovi: Man on Fire across the globe. He is married to his wife, Kris Asimonye Ugboma and 42 years of age.
Birth name: Bovi Ugboma
Born: 25 September 1979 (age 43) Benin City, Nigeria
Medium: Stand-up, film, television
Alma mater: Delta State University
Years active: 2007–present
Genres: Observational comedy, satire
Subject(s): Nigeria Culture, everyday life, popular culture, current events, Nigeria politics, marriage
Spouse: Kris Asimonye Ugboma
Notable works and roles
The Bovi Ugboma Show
Bovi: Man on Fire
Early Life and Education
Bovi Ugboma was born in Benin City, the capital of Edo State. He attended UNIBEN staff school for his primary education. In 1991, he was enrolled in Government College, Ughelli in Delta State. For disciplinary reasons and fear from his parents of his development as a youth, he was removed from boarding school and transferred to Edokpolor grammar school in Benin city where they lived. That move proved non-productive and he moved to his third secondary school, Boys model secondary school, Onicha Olona, an all boarding school. After completing his secondary education, he gained admission in 1998 to Delta State University where he studied Theatre Arts.
Bovi began his career in April 2007, starring in the sitcom Extended Family, which he also wrote and produced. The show was popular and fans loved it.
2008 – 2011
He was an emerging force in comedy shows and events throughout Nigeria. he made his stand up comedy debut in Nigeria’s premiere comedy franchise, Night of a thousand laughs organized by Opa Williams. By 2011, he was headlining the show across the country.
2013 – 2014
His first stand-up special held at the Eko convention center. He would go on to stage the sequel in 2014. Bovi: Man on Fire 2014 also featured international superstars Ja Rule and Ashanti. Bovi took the one-man special to several cities in the United States, London, Melbourne, Kiev, Brisbane, Sydney, Moscow and Toronto.
He went on a break for three years after the 2014 edition of the show, after the hiatus, the Man on Fire franchise returned to Lagos and it was the most successful yet. The fourth edition in Lagos held in April 2019 and Bovi said it is the last of the man on Fire franchise. He says his next special will go by another title. Bovi began a series titled “BACK TO SCHOOL” in 2018 which he uploads in his YouTube channel. Bovi has worked alongside other Nigerian comedians such as I Go Dye, I Go Save, Basketmouth, Buchi, Odogwu, Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu and many others.
In July 2022, Bovi held his latest comedy special, Bovi- Naughty By Nature in Lagos and it was sold out two days before the show.
2004 Indecent girl Hotel manager
2004 Standing alone Doctor
2016 4-1-Love Osaze
2016 It’s Her Day Victor Smith
2021 Nneka The Pretty Serpent Inspector Dan
2021 My Village People Prince
2022 The Perfect Arrangement Chidi
2007–2008 Extended family
2009–2010 The Bovi Ugboma Show
2018–2022 Back To School
2019–2022 Banana Republic
2021–present Visa On Arrival
Awards and Nominations
2021 Net Honours Most Popular Comedian Won
2021 AMVCA Best Actor in a Comedy Nominated