Francis Odega (Born March 13th) popularly known for the “Gerrarra Here Mehn and Shiiii Mehn” Video clip that went viral on the internet, is a comedian and an actor. He starred in a Popular Nollywood movie titled House of gold Playing the role of John Bosco. In 1996, Francis made his debut appearance in the Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood) in the movie titled Apama. He is happily married to Chibuzor Odega with kids.
Early Life and Education
Francis Odega hails from Aniocha North Local Government of Delta state, Nigeria. He was born and raised in Delta state. Francis had his primary and secondary education in Delta State, then Proceeded to Edo State for his tertiary education at Bendel state University Ekpoma (now Ambrose Alli University) where he studied Economics.
Francis Odega owned a Video rental shop in Mafoluku Oshodi, Lagos before he started acting, he was in charge of attending to customers. He joined the entertainment industry over 20 years ago. He featured in a comedy drama series titled At your service. In the late 1980s. At your service was directed by Bodilon Bodio for the Nigerian television authority (NTA).
In the early 1990s, he teamed up with popular comedian Okey Bakassi on a radio show, but it wasn’t a popular show. In 1995, he featured in Opa William’s Night Of A Thousand Laughs comedy Concert as one of the pioneer comedians. Francis gained popularity when a scene from a movie series he featured titled Back From South Africa hit the internet with famous artists like Tiny Tempah and 50 cent sharing the Video clip on Instagram to their fans. In the Video clip, Frances displays his comic character while speaking in an American accent.
Nollywood comic actor, Francis Odega, became a sensation on the internet when his ‘Gerrara Here’ clip went viral online and was recognized by popular international artists. He has become one of the most sought-after comic actors at the moment. He has also been making cameo appearances in a lot of music videos and music artists use the lines in the video clip to spice their music.
Francis Odega has starred in Over 300 Nollywood Movies Including Baby Police, My Last Wedding, My Romeo Boy, Back from South, Romeo without Juliet, Under the sky, Money for Hand, Osuofia in London, Thick Madam, Agony of the South. Welcome to the South, How far, Female Hunter, Classic Love, my last wedding and many others Currently, Francis Odega is one of Nigerians most sought-after comedians, making cameo appearances in music videos and music artist use his lines in the video clip that went viral.
He also starred in a Popular Nigerian Sitcom entitled Clinic Matters working alongside Emeka Ossai, Susan Udoma. Lilian Esoro, Ejiro Okurame, Mary Ogbonna, Naomi Ihemelu. Franca Ogochukwu and Calista Okoronkwo.
Awards and Achievements
Francis Odega has received several awards including the Best Actor in the best African collaboration category alongside Hlomla Dandala (2013) and others.
After the video clip from the scene of the movie went viral, Francis Odega signed a mouth-watering endorsement deal with Etisalat telecommunications company as its brand ambassador.