Ime Bishop Umoh, //(listen) often called Okon Lagos //(listen), is a Nigerian actor and comedian.[1]

Ime Bishop Umoh
Ime Bishop Umoh

(1983-08-30) 30 August 1983 (age 40)
Other namesOkon Lagos
Alma materUniversity of Uyo
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Idara Bishop
(m. 2013)

Early life, education and career edit

Ime Bishop is an Ibibio from Nsit Ibom, Akwa Ibom State in the southern part of Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Uyo where he studied Philosophy. He started his acting career since his childhood and he has featured in over 100 movies. The movie that brought him to the limelight was an indigenous movie, "Uyai", which was produced by Emem Isong in 2008.[2][3] it was tough for him when he lost his mum.[4]

Endorsement edit

  • He is a brand ambassador for GLO Nigeria.[5]

Political appointment edit

The comic actor in 2016 was appointed as a special assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel on Ethical and Social Reorientation.[6]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Comedy Movie of the year Okon lagos 2 Won
2013 Comedy of the year Okon goes to school Won
Best Actor in Supporting Role Udeme Mmi Won
2014 Best Comedy of the year I come lagos Won
2016 Nigeria Teen Choice Awards Comic Actor of the year(English) [7] Nominated
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actor in a comedy Caught in the Act Nominated
2017 Best Actor In Comedy The Boss is Mine Won

Films edit

Year Title
2008 Uyai
2009 Edikan
2009 Silent Scandals
2011 The Head Office
Okon Lagos
2012 Udeme mmi
Okon goes to school
Sak Sio
2013 Jump and pass
The place
The champion
2014 Okon the driver
Okon on the run
2015 Okon and Jennifer
Udo Facebook
2016 The Boss Is Mine
2017 Lost In London
2019 She is
2020 Unroyal

On 1 May 2020, as the COVID-19 lockdowns in Nigeria was easing, Ime Bishop Umoh was featured in a comedy skit titled "The Pregnant Man" by Ofego on his YouTube channel using archive footage.[8]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Aileru, Islamiat (20 September 2021). "'You sweep away people's life savings for Benz and Dorime' Okon Lagos attacks internet fraudsters and corrupt politicians". Kemi Filani News. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  2. ^ "10 things you should know about Nollywood actor". Pulse Nigeria. 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ "The quality of comedy in me can be bottled, sold - Bishop Umoh". 14 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Losing my mum was hard, tough for me - Actor Ime Bishop". Punch Newspapers. 21 December 2021. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Glo signs on 28 ambassadors; Mama G, Wizkid, AY, P-Square , Korede Bello top list". Vanguard. Nigeria. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Nollywood actor appointed SA to Akwa ibom governor". Thenewsnigeria. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  7. ^ "2016 NTCA Awards". 2 June 2016.
  8. ^ "THE PREGNANT MAN | Okon Lagos | Ofego Comedy | Episode 9". YouTube.

External links edit

Ime Bishop Umoh at IMDb Ime Bishop Umoh on Twitter