Junior Pope Biography, Family, Early Life and Cause of Death

Pope Obumneme Odonwodo, also known as Junior Pope, is a model, actor, and philanthropist in Nollywood.
He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Luke Odonwodo in Bamenda, Cameroun on May 7, 1984.
At the moment, he is 39 years old. He is from the Ukehe tribe, which is located in the southeast of Nigeria in Enugu State.
Still, he was raised in Cameroun. Before moving to Nigeria, he finished his elementary and secondary schooling in Cameroun.

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Full Name: Junior Pope Odonwodo
Stage Name: Junior Pope (Jnr Pope)
Born: 7 May 1984 (age 39 years old)
Place of Birth: Bamenda, Cameroon
State Of Origin: Enugu State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: N/A
Parents: Luke Odonwodo
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Jennifer Awele (m. 2014)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Jason Odonwodo, Jaden Odonwodo, Jamon Odonwodo,
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $700,000


Nigerian actor and model Junior Pope is well-known in the entertainment business for his talent. Junior Pope began his acting career in 2007 and has since starred in multiple Nollywood films and TV shows. He was born on May 7, 1984, as Odunze Ogugua. His dynamic acting skills and charismatic presence have earned him critical acclaim and a loyal fan base.

Net Worth

Junior Pope’s net worth is estimated to be around $700,000 USD, thanks to his successful acting career.

Early Life

Junior Pope is an actor and TV personality that has captured the hearts of many in Nigeria and beyond. Born on May 7th, 1984, in the vibrant town of Bamenda, Cameroon, his upbringing uniquely blended Cameroonian and Nigerian cultures. His father, Luke Odonwodo, was Nigerian, and his mother was a proud Cameroonian.

Despite his Cameroonian roots, Junior Pope‘s heart beats for Nigeria, specifically the Ukehe tribe in Enugu State. This is where his family’s ancestry lies, and it is a part of his identity that he deeply treasures.

Cause of Death

According to reports, the movie star drowned while returning from a movie location with his colleagues in a boat after they fell into Anam River in Anambra State. Their bodies have since been recovered. This tragic incident occurred on April 10th. The Delta State Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emma Onyemeziem, confirmed to Vanguard that the corpse had been deposited in the morgue. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Awele and three children.

May his soul rest in peace, Amen.