The University of calabar is a very prominent institution it is one of the second generation universities and was established in 1975 it initially started as a campus to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka before it was fully established as a university.
The University of calabar can boast of producing several eminent persons in the country like Sen. Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa ibom state, Gov. Okezie ikpeazu the governor of Abia state, Sen. Ndogma Egba the former Senate leader and others but today we would be looking at the Top Nigerian celebrities that attended Unical.
When it Comes to entertainment, The University of calabar has produced some major acts in the entertainment industry, today we would be looking at this 14 celebrities that attended Unical and many never Knew they were unical alumni’s.
1. Ini Edo
Popular Nigerian celebrity Ini Edo was born in Akwa ibom state. She started her acting career in the year 2000 and has featured in over 100 movies, she has so many international and local awards to her credit, she obtained a bachelors degree in English from the University of calabar, she is one of the Top celebrities that attended Unical.
2. Alex Ekubo
Alex Ekubo is a Nigerian actor and model he came first runner up in Mr. Nigeria 2010 he has won several awards both in modelling and acting, he studied law in the University of calabar and obtained a diploma in mass communication from the then calabar polytechnic (CRUTECH). He is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
Inyanya Onoyom Mbuk remains the biggest artiste Unical has produced he rose to fame when he won the first season of the MTN project Fame in 2013. He hails from odukpani local government area in Cross River State, he is a graduate of business management from the University of calabar. He is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
4. Stephanie okereke
Stephanie Linus born Stephanie okereke is a popular Nigerian actress, film director and model she has several awards and nominations for her acting, she was also the first runner up at the most beautiful girl in Nigeria pageantry in 2002. In 2011 she was given a National Honour of MFR (member of the federal republic) by the federal government she obtained a degree in English and literary studies from the University of calabar. She is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
5. Uche Jombo
Uche Jombo is a Nigerian actress, screen writer and movie producer, she ventured into the movie industry in 1999 when she featured in a movie “Visa to hell” . She has written and co-written several movies and featured in over 200 movies. She is a graduate of mathematics and statistics from the University of calabar. She is one of the Celebrities that attended Unical.
6. Kate Henshaw
Kate Henshaw is a popular Nigerian actress, she was born in Cross River state, she first featured in a major Nollywood movie in 1993 in a movie titled “when the sun sets”. She did remedial studies at the University of calabar and then majored in medical microbiology at the school of medical lab science (luth) lagos. She is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
7. Queeneth Agbor
Queeneth agbor is a Nigerian actress and media personality born and raised in calabar, she has featured in some major nollywood movies, she studied microbiology at the University of calabar. She is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
8. Isabella Ayuk
Isabella Agbor Ayuk was born in calabar,Cross River State she is a Nigerian Model, actress and philanthropist. She is an ex-beauty pageant titleholder and the winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Universe 2012. She is a graduate of business administration from the University of calabar in 2011. She is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
9. Caroline Danjuma
Caroline Danjuma formerly Caroline Ekanem is a Nigerian actress, she made her debut movie in 2004 where she featured in one of Chico Ejiro’s movies. She was born to a Scottish father and a Nigerian mother, she studied environmental protection management, Geography and regional management from the University of calabar. She is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
10. Eyinna Nwigwe
Enyinna Nwigwe is a talented Nollywood actor and producer. Born on the 18th of September, 1982, he hails from Ngor Okpala local government area of Imo state. He has featured in many Nollywood movies, taking on lead roles in some, he is known for “The Wedding Party” (2016), “Couple of days” (2016), and “Red Code” (2019), wedding party 2 (2018). He studied Economics at the University of calabar. He is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
11. Charles awurum
Charles Awurum a native of Imo state Nigeria is a famous Nollywood comic actor, director, producer, television personality, comedian and a philanthropist. He acts mostly in comedy movies alongside with Victor Osuagu, Charles Inojie, John Okafor, Chiwetalu Agu, Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme and Late Sam Loco Efe. He was born and brought up in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria.
He completed his primary and secondary education in Lagos State and then proceeded to calabar where he studied theatre arts. He is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
12. Nse ikpe Etim
Nse ikpe etim is a popular Nigerian actress born in Lagos State, she started acting on stage at 18 in the University of calabar, she has bagged several awards and also been nominated for many, she studied theatre arts at the University of calabar. She remains one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
13. Emem isong
Emem Isong is a Nigerian screenwriter, film producer, and director. She has become known primarily for films in the English language, and is a dominant figure in that industry. She hails from Ikono local government area of Akwa ibom state, she studied theatre arts at the University of calabar. She is one of the celebrities that attended Unical.
14. Frank Edoho
Frank Edoho is a popular Tv presenter, host and filmmaker he is known for the show “who wants to be a millionaire” organized by MTN, Frank Edoho hails from Eket,Akwa ibom state and he was born and brought up in lagos. He started presenting in calabar where he held a morning show at NTA, calabar. He is graduate of Animal science from the University of calabar. He I one of the Celebrities that attended Unical.