Uzor Arukwe Wife, Siblings, Biography, Age, Origin, Family, Movies, Parents, Net-worth, Phone No

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Uzor Arukwe who’s popularly known as Dark Horse is a handsome actor with exceptional acting ability and versatility.

Uzor attributed his brilliant performance on movie sets to his depth, range, and versatility which he got from stage plays.

Dark Horse as he’s fondly called is one of the raves of the moment and has featured in over 200 movies, including commercial projects on Netflix, Africa Magic Showmax, and cinema films.

The actor kick-started his acting career in 2014 with the film, Unspoken Truth. 

Although he wasn’t fully active till 2018 when he began professionally, he was able to bag two nominations from the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, a feat he regarded as a fulfillment considering when he started and how he was undermined and underrated during the early days of his acting career.

Uzor Arukwe was underrated in the early years of his acting career as people didn’t believe in his acting ability and couldn’t vouch for him.

He earned as low as N1,000 for a couple of movie scenes but is now one of the best and highest-paid actors in Nollywood. 

According to him, grace, persistence, and consistency kept him moving despite his challenges in the film industry.

Uzor is good-looking, creative, and has an amazing personality that endeared him to his audience. His versatility needs to be studied as he can jump into any genre in Nollywood with ease. From Drama to Comedy, Arukwe is in for all as he showcases a high degree of depth and professionalism that wow his fans.

Some of his notable works are Hire A Woman(2019), On The Edge(2024), Ruth Kadiri’s Broke And Proud(2024), Prophetess(2022), Sugar Rush(2019), Divergent(2021), Devil In Agbada(2021), A Love Untamed(2023), Malaika(2023), The Blood Covenant(2022), Bank Alert(2023), and

 “A Tribe Called Judah”; a Funke Akindele Film in 2023, where he played Chigozie Onuaha.

He took up the character of an Igbo Businessman. He nailed the role and trended due to his Igbo intonation in the film.

More amazing projects are coming in 2024 and beyond as he revealed that he wishes to attain great feats as an actor who wants to be recognized in Africa and beyond while securing multiple spots in Hollywood movies. 

Dark Horse has changed the game in the cinematic landscape with his magnetic performance and has gained popularity and recognition.

In 2022, he was among those who were invited to Johannesburg, South Africa by Netflix. According to him, the invitation means a lot and served as a conviction that people appreciate his works.

In December 2023, he emerged as No. 1 on Top Charts Africa’s Impact List beating South Africa South Star, Thapelo Mokoena(No. 3), Funke Akindele, Bimbo Ademoye, Femi Adebayo, RMD, Chidi Mokeme, Scarlet Gomez, Tobi Bakre, Timini Egbuson and many others.

In February 2024, he was listed among Nollywood’s Top 100 celebrities by Ynaija.

With these achievements, “Nollywoodcorner” can boldly affirm that Uzor Arukwe aka Dark House is on his way to earning the big prize as a global star actor.  

Uzor is one of the most accomplished and successful actors in Nollywood with several notable works in his portfolio.

He has signed multi-million Naira brand endorsement deals with top brands like MTN and many others. 

According to him, he is in a serious relationship. He revealed this when he was asked in an interview if he was in a relationship with his colleague, Bimbo Ademoye whose alleged love affair with him circulated online. Dark Horse stated that Bimbo Ademoye is in a serious relationship as well.

Arukwe lives in a comfortable apartment in Lagos and rides nice cars. He loves to live a private life and revealed that he intentionally didn’t allow his personal life to be in the media as he wants people to only focus on his work and be thrilled with his artistic performance.

Dark Horse is a fashion enthusiast as he loves it simple and classy.


Uzor Arukwe was born into a polygamous family on August 6, 1983. His father, Mr Arukwe married two wives; his mother has two children and his stepmother has just one child.

He’s a native of Imo State and according to him, many thought he was from Abia State. 

The dark-skinned actor attended Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Port Harcourt, and later bagged a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Abia State University. 

To secure a good job, he proceeded to the University of Calabar for his masters in Business Administration.

The handsome actor had always loved acting since he was a teenager and was active in stage plays. 

He worked in the corporate sector for 10 years(5 years in a Telecommunication company and another 5 years in a retail company that deals in sports equipment) which was from 2008-2018 before he quit his corporate jobs for acting- a profession he noted that he loves doing and has a strong passion for.

2 years after, which was 2020, he got 2 nominations from the Africa Magic Viewers Awards for Best Actor in Drama or Comedy in the movies, Smash and Size 12 respectively.

Dark Horse has attributed his versatility to his depth and range in stage plays as he tagged stage plays as intricate and acting as intimate. 

He has taken up several challenging roles and has delivered top-notch performances.

Uzor Arukwe once said there was a time in his life when he wanted to become a stand-up comedian.

He also said if he was not acting, he would be in the military as he likes them, or be a teacher as he loves to pass knowledge to people.

Is Uzor Arukwe Married? (Who Is Uzor Arukwe Wife?)

Uzor Arukwe is not married but is in a serious relationship. He revealed this when he was asked if he was in a relationship with his colleague, Bimbo Ademoye, to which he answered, “No”, noting that she’s also in a serious relationship.

Does Uzor Arukwe Have Children

He’s not married and doesn’t have kids.

Uzor Arukwe Family(Siblings/Parents)

Uzor was born to Mr and Mrs. Arukwe and has 2 siblings (one step-sibling and one from his mother). 

He revealed that he’s intentional about keeping his personal and family life private, adding that his work life and craft is what he wants people to know and be familiar with.

Age (How Old Is Uzor Arukwe?)

As of August 6, 2023, he was 40.

Where Is Uzor Arukwe From? (State Of Origin/Tribe)

He’s a native of Imo State.


Dark Horse is worth $50,000. He currently lives in Lagos and rides nice cars. 

Phone No

Uzor Arukwe doesn’t share his phone contact with the public but you can follow him on Instagram @uzor.arukwe for the latest updates about his work.

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