Bovi Ugboma popularly referred to simply as Bovi is a spectacular Nigerian comedian, director, producer, actor, and writer. He has featured in many comedy shows, TV programmes, and most recently, he brought the likes of international superstars, Ja Rule and Ashanti to perform in his 2014 Man on Fire concert which was a huge hit.
Bovi was born on born September 25th, 1979 and he hails from Delta State, Nigeria, however, he was born in Benin City. In his early days he attended UNIBEN staff schools for his primary education and after that, he attended three secondary schools including one at Ughelli North in Delta State. He then gained admission to study Theatre Arts at Delta State University, Abraka where he bagged his university degree.
Work wise, Bovi started out early as a reporter at NTA where he served and then came down to Lagos in 2004 and that was the year his foray into the entertainment industry truly began. He worked as Richard Mofe Damijo’s Personal Assistant from 2004 till 2006 and according to him, Damijo trained and mentored him during that period. He later went on to set up his own production team in September 2006.
Bovi’s comedy career truly kickstarted in April 2007 when he started airing the popular sitcom, ‘Extended Family’ which he featured in, conceptualized and produced. By 2008, Bovi was one of the most sought after comedians in Nigeria. He featured in Opa williams’ Nite of 1000 Laughs and Basketmouths’ Basketmouth Uncensored and ‘Lord of the Ribs’. Bovi has worked with top Nigerian comedy giants including I Go Dye, I Go Save, Buchi, Basketmouth, Julius Agwu and Okey Bakassi. His Man on Fire show which began in 2013 has become one that Nigerians are looking forward to every year.
Bovi is currently married to his wife, Christabel Ugboma and the two have been blessed with two children.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Bovi has won Comedian of the year at the Culture People Awards and the Ghana Awards. He has also won Best Youth Comedian at the Standup Comedians Award.