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Frederick Leonard: Biography, Education, Career, Relationship, Net Worth, Achievements and Controversy



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan


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Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard is an award-winning Nollywood actor and producer. He was born on May 1, 1980.

The movie star is among the most talented actors and sought-after names in the Nollywood sphere.


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Frederick Leonard had his elementary education at St. Peters Anglican Primary School in Ikeja, Lagos state, before heading to Oregun High school for his secondary school education and then to Kaduna state Polytechnic where he studied Biochemistry for his tertiary education.


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Frederick started as a model before he drifted into acting in 2001. After his debut on TV, he took a long break to go back to modelling and pursue his educational career.

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Seven years later, he returned to the movie arena, where he starred in the movie “The Indian Doctor”. He rose to prominence with his role in the hit TV movie series “Disclosure” in 2009.

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He has then become a household face in Nollywood movies. He has featured in several TV series aired on Africa Magic on DSTV.

Some of the movies he has featured in include Grey and Void, amongst other

Frederick Leonard is the CEO of Cineworx Entertainment, a filmmaker in Nollywood. 


Frederick is engaged to Peggy Ovire and their marriage is slated to hold in November 2022.

Net worth

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Frederick Leonard’s net worth is valued at an estimated $500,000. However, NewswireNGR cannot independently verify it


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Awards and Nominations

  • Best Actor – AFRIFIMO awards
  • Best supporting actor – GIAMA awards
  • Most Promising Actor in Nigeria – City People Entertainment Awards
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
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Selected Filmography

  • Our Jesus Story 
  • Void 
  • The Reunion 
  • A Better Family 
  • In Every Way 
  • Discontent
  • Monster Under Skin
  • Indian Doctor  
  • 40 Looks Good on You
  • Desperate son 
  • The Royal dignity 


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Frederick’s marital life and sexual orientation have been a huge debate among movie lovers.

However, he has denied any involvement in being a homosexual. 

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Through the years, he has been rumoured to be entangled with several women, such as Cutie Juls, Peggy Ovire, Kay Samuels, Chioma Akpotha and Lota Chukwu. Until October 2022, when he announced his engagement with Peggy Ovire after they had been reported to have dated and broken up in the past.


The information in this article was curated from online sources. NewsWireNGR or its editorial team cannot independently verify all details.

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