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Aniocha North, Ng

Francis Odega is a Nigerian comic actor best known for a hilarious video clip of him which went viral and circulated the Internet.

It brought him to the limelight as he secured endorsement deals and recognition from foreign celebrities, an example is 50 cent, who Odega claimed followed him on Instagram.

Francis holds a bachelor's degree in Economics after graduating from Ambrose Alli University. He is one of the pioneering comedians of the popular Night Of A Thousand Laughs comedy show.

In 2013, Francis won the "Best Actor" award alongside Hlomla Dandala in the "Best African Collaboration" category at the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards.

Francis came into the limelight after a scene from the movie series Back From South Africa hit the internet with notable people like 50 Cent and Tinie Tempah sharing the video clip of the scene on Instagram. The scene captures him comically speaking in an American accent.

Selected filmography

Back From South Africa

House of Gold

Baby Police

How Far?

Romeo Without Juliet

Money For Hand

Osuofia in London

My Last Wedding

Campus Cult

After the video clip went viral, Francis signed an endorsement deal with telecommunications company Etisalat as its brand ambassador.