Sam Dede Biography, Age, Movies, Wife, Net Worth, Still Alive or Death, Brothers, House, Cars, Children

Sam Dede Biography: Age, Movies, Wife, Net Worth, Still Alive or Death, Brothers, House, Cars, Children

June 13, 2021 0 Posted By Blessing Buchi


Samuel Dedetoku, better known by his stage name Sam Dede, is a Nigerian veteran actor, director, politician, and educator.

He is another veteran who was born on November 17, 1965. He is recognized as one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most powerful figures.

Over the course of his 20-year career, he has appeared in over 350 films, primarily in supporting roles.

Sam Dede is from the Nigerian state of Rivers. For his starring part in the film, Issakaba, he is known as Ebube.

Sam Dede
Sam Dede: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Samuel Dedetoku
Stage Name: Sam Dede
Born: 17 November 1965 (age 58 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos
State Of Origin: Rivers State
Nationality: Nigerian
Girlfriend • Wife: Tammy Sam-Dede
Occupation: Actor • Politician
Net Worth: $3 Million

Early Life

Sam Dede was born and raised in Lagos, where he went to primary and high school. He then went on to the University of Port Harcourt in River State, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts.

Dede returned to the University of Port Harcourt after completing his National Youth Service (NYSC) and earning a master’s degree in theatre arts.


Sam Dede attended the Government Comprehensive Secondary School for his primary and secondary studies. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt after finishing his primary and secondary school.

On his return from the National Youth Service Corps, he also earned his Master’s degree at the University of Port Harcourt. During his time as an undergraduate, he also appeared in stage plays and television soap operas.


Sam Dede began his career in Nollywood in 1995 and rose to notoriety thanks to his participation in the film, Ijele. For his role in the 2004 film, The Mayors, he earned the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2005.

For his lifetime achievements and services to Nigerian filmmaking, he received the SVAFF 2014 Special Recognition Award. For his role in the 2017 film, In My Country, he was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2018.

In 2012, Sam Dede was named Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency, a job he held for only a few months.
He has received numerous film prizes and accolades both in Nigeria and overseas.

Social Media

Sam Dede can be found on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Instagram, he has over 115k followers.

Personal Life

Sam Dede is married to Tammy Sam-Dede, and they have four children, three boys, and one girl.

There are some popular keywords denoting that Sam Dede died, which led to people trying to find out if he’s alive. These are all false as the veteran Nollywood actor is still alive.

Net Worth

With a net worth estimation of $3 million, Sam Dede is currently one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most powerful actors.


  • The Legend of Inikpi (2020)
  • Kamsi (2018)
  • In My Country (2017)
  • The Lost Number (2012)
  • The Mayors (2004)
  • The Last Burial (2000)
  • Issakaba (2000)
  • Igodo (1999)
  • Blood Money (1997)
  • Mission to Nowhere
  • Darkest Night
  • Blood and Oil
  • Bumper to Bumper
  • Never Die for Love
  • 5 Apostles
  • Undercover
  • Ijele
  • Ashes to Ashes

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