Pope Obumneme Odonwodo who’s popularly known as Junior Pope is a renowned actor, filmmaker, and content creator. He started in acting career in 2006 and featured in a 2007 hit movie, “Secret Adventure” that shot into the limelight.
Famous movie director, Tchidi Chikere gave him the lead role in The movie, “Secret Adventure” and since his top-notch performance in the blockbuster movie, he has been consistent in the movie industry as he strives hard to place his name on the map of stars in Nollywood.
At the early stage of his acting career, he was known for playing villain and action roles. Junior Pope played bodyguard roles, palace attendant, and many more but later evolved in his acting career as he mostly played romantic roles.
He’s one of the most sought-after actors in the movie industry. He has also featured in top commercial gigs like Jim Iyke’s movie “Sin”, Cinema Blockbuster’s Honey Money, and “No Way Through” which is currently showing on Amazon Prime. Some recent movies he has starred in are Dark Love, Okija And Pamela, A Chance To Love, Blood And Sorrows, and Sisters War.
Junior Pope is a multi-talented and award-winning actor who fits into any character and plays any role given to him by movie producers and directors. Apart from acting, he’s into content creation and makes money from his Facebook and YouTube channels.
Swagnation as he’s popularly called is well known for his benevolent lifestyle and fun spirit. He’s very jovial, easygoing, free-spirited, and family-oriented.
He regularly spends money on people at every event he attends and also sprayed money on his fans on the street whenever he’s spotted by them.
Junior Pope is loved and respected for how he showcases and takes good care of his wife, Jennifer Okpuno Awele, and children.
Despite several marriage crashes in Nollywood, he and his wife are still standing strong. Being a celebrity doesn’t mean one shouldn’t have time for his or her family. Junior Pope has shown that celebrities can be caring, faithful, and loving to their wives and families if they put their minds to it.
Several times, he says that he works hard to put food on the table and make his family happy.
Reacting to the issues of marriage crashes when asked by popular media outlet, The Punch News, he said nothing can make him leave his wife except infidelity and vows that the day if lays his hands on his wife is the day he runs mad.
The two are special, compatible, and made for each other. Their birthdays are always extravagant as they take birthday celebrations as moments to showcase their affection and unconditional love for each other.
On May 8, 2022, his wife arrived at his movie location in a luxurious bus to celebrate his birthday and gave him a bundle of cash while embracing him with love and affection.
Junior Pope always reciprocates the affection on her birthdays as he always spoiled her with gifts and cash.
The couple is committed to making their marriage work in the face of several marital problems, and that’s what matters. They go out with their children regularly as they strengthen their bond.
Despite his friendly and easygoing character in the film industry, the actor bonds well with celebrities like E-money who he calls his brother, Rachael Okonkwo, Eve Esin, and a few others. Severally, he has stepped out with E-money on several occasions and has been seen having a nice time with Rachel Okonkwo and Even Esin.
Junior Pope Odonwodo Biography
Junior Pope was born May 7, 1984, to Mr and Mrs Odonwodo in Bamenda, Cameroon but is a native of Ukehe in Enugu State. He’s the 6th child of 8 siblings and his parents ran away from the Eastern Part of Nigeria during the civil war to secure their lives.
He had his primary and secondary school education in Bamenda, Cameroon but later moved to Enugu where he attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and bagged a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy.
Growing up in Bamenda was a wonderful experience for him then unlike now that Cameroon is a home of war.
Obumneme has been passionate about acting since secondary school as his girlfriend(then) discovered his talent and even paid N7000 for his registration at the Late Pete Ene theatre group.
At the University, he joined the Joyful Family Group where he honed his acting skills and started going for auditions till he got his first role in 2006.
Origin(Where Is Junior Pope From) Is Junior Pope From Cameroon?
Junior Pope was born and raised in Bamenda, Cameroon, and still calls Cameroon is home despite unrest and war going on in the country for years. Pope is a native of Ukehe in Enugu State.
As of May 7, 2023, he was 39 years old.
Junior Pope Wife
Junior Pope got married to his wife, Jennifer Okpuno Awele on July 26, 2014, in Asaba, Delta State. He revealed in January 2023 that he met his wife on Facebook after viral news of men luring underage girls on the social media platform surfaced online. He responded to a follower who asked if people were still on Facebook, noting that it was there that he met his wife.
In April 2023, during his interview with Punch News, the handsome actor affirmed that life wasn’t rosy after his marriage and he had to give Aboki his wife’s jewelry for money. He added that his wife has been so patient with him through the good and bad times and that he can’t do anything to hurt her.
When he was asked how he has been sustaining his marriage despite several marriage crashes in Nollywood, he said it partly depends on his upbringing and that he has been transparent with his wife.
He said in their marriage, they don’t hide any secret from themselves and they check each other’s phones.
Citing an example of his father who is a disciplinarian who enforces rules that he deems final, he said he doesn’t do that, noting that he also allows his wife to have a say in their marriage and make her see reasons why she should follow his decisions.
Junior Pope further noted that despite being the head of the family, he never takes advantage of his wife and vowed that he will run mad anytime he lays his hands on his wife. Also, he stated that every other thing can be worked out in his marriage but it’s only infidelity that can make him quit.
Junior Pope’s wife, Jennifer Awele is one of the most successful event planners and interior decorators in Asaba, Delta State. Through her husband, she has gotten big gigs from top celebrities like Regina Daniels and many others.
Junior Pope Brother(Parents)
Junior Pope is the 6th of 8 siblings and was born to Mr and Mrs Odonwodo. His parents live in the US. He mostly shares photos of his mother on her birthdays and mother’s days.
Junior Pope Children
He is blessed with 3 good-looking sons namely Jason, Jaden, and Jamon Odonwodo.
On April 5, 2021, a fire gutted Pope’s house in Asaba, Delta State. But today, December 12, 2023, he made headlines as he built a beautiful edifice in Asaba, Delta State. He said it could only be God as he thanked him for the gift of the house. Also, he thanked his wife for believing in him.
Junior Pope is one of the most successful actors in Nollywood. He’s worth $200,000 and rides nice cars including a Lexus Jeep.
Junior Pope doesn’t give out his phone numbers to the public but you can catch up on his daily lifestyle and that of his family via his official Instagram handle @Jnrpope.