Karibi Fubara Biography: Age, Wife, Cause Of Death, Net Worth, State Of Origin, Child, Movies, Wiki

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Karibi Fubara (born in 1985) was a highly esteemed Nigerian actor who tragically passed away due to a relentless battle with kidney cancer. This devastating loss has sent shockwaves throughout the Nigerian movie industry, plunging it into a profound state of mourning. 

The void left by Karibi Fubara‘s untimely departure will be deeply felt, as he was a remarkable talent and an integral part of the Nigerian entertainment landscape. His contributions to the industry will be remembered and cherished by fans and colleagues alike as they navigate this difficult period of grief.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Karibi Theodore Fubara
Stage Name: Chief Black
Born: 1986 (age 36 years old)
Place of Birth: Rivers, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Rivers State
Died: 15 December 2021, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Ohio State Universit
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Fubara
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Yolanda Okereke (m. ?-2021)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$5 million-US$10 million

Early Life & Education

Kabiri Fubara, born in 1985 in Rivers State, Nigeria, had a diverse upbringing that included significant time both in Nigeria and abroad. Raised with love and guidance from his parents, he shared his formative years with siblings who have chosen to maintain a private life away from the media spotlight.

Despite pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering at Ohio State University, Kabiri Fubara unexpectedly discovered a passion for acting during his academic journey. This interest blossomed when he secured the lead role in the Othello sequel, Fortune of the Moor. Balancing academic excellence with his newfound love for the stage, Kabiri showcased his acting skills.

Eager to refine his craft, Kabiri Fubara continued his education as an alumnus of the renowned Terry Schreiber Acting Conservatory. Through these experiences, he has emerged as a prominent figure in Nollywood, captivating audiences with his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to his art.


Kabiri Fubara also worked as a talent manager. He co-founded and managed Datoala Michael, LLC, specializing in artist management and production. The company effectively created music and film material for six years. 

Fubara was honored to collaborate with celebrities like Idris ElbaJohn LegendStuart Matthewman (of SADE), India ArieJidenna, and many others during this time.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: chiefblack 
  • Facebook: Karibi Fubara

Personal Life

Kabiri Fubara and Yolanda Okereke, a well-known Nollywood stylist and costumier, were happily married in December 2018. Their wedding ceremony was a grand celebration attended by their loved ones, friends, and family members.

Cause Of Death

In 2020, Kabiri Fubara bravely shared with his followers on social media that he had been diagnosed with liver cancer. It was a shocking revelation for his fans and loved ones. 

As per reports, Kabiri had been seeking medical treatment in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, until his unfortunate demise on Wednesday, the 15th of December. The news of his passing left a void in the hearts of many who had followed and supported him throughout his journey.

Net Worth

Kabiri Fubara had an estimated net worth ranging between $5 million and $10 million before he passed away.

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