Uche Maduagwu is a Nigerian actor, brand influencer, content creator, comedian, and singer. He was born in the 1980s and has an estimated net worth of $200,000.
Also known as Mr. Red Bra, Uche Maduagwu is one of Nigeria’s most controversial celebrities. His controversial nature has been one of the main reasons behind his fame. Uche has been involved in scandals, fights, and trolls with actors, pastors, and politicians alike, some of which he has claimed that he was paid to do.
Summary of Uche Maduagwu’s Bio
- Full name: Uche Mark Maduagwu
- Nickname: Mr. Red Bra
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 1980s
- Ethnicity: Igbo
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Uche Maduagwu’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 11 inches (Estimated)
- Uche Maduagwu’s Height in Centimetres: 180cm
- Uche Maduagwu’s Net worth: $200,000 (Estimated)
- Famous for: Acting, Production, brand Influencing
- Uche Maduagwu’s Instagram: @Uchemaduagwu
- Facebook: Uche Maduagwu
- Twitter: @Uche Maduagwu
Where is Uche Maduagwu From?
Uche Mark Maduagwu was born into a Christian family in the Southeastern part of Nigeria in Agulu, Anambra State. He is believed to be in his 40s, although his actual age is not clear. His educational pursuits began in Anambra, where he went through Primary and Secondary school.
He studied Sociology and Anthropology and graduated in 2008. While some sources claim he graduated from Lagos State University, others claim he is a graduate of the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. He now resides in Eko city, also called Lagos.
According to the celebrity, he was molested twice at the age of eight by his headmaster during school hours, and due to fear of what his parents may do or say, he refrained from telling anyone about it. He claims he does not celebrate birthdays because one of the molestation occured on his birthday.
What is Uche Maduagwu Net Worth?
Uche Maduagu’s net worth is estimated at $200,000, which is an equivalent of about ₦91.1 million. Although this amount attached to him is the most popular on the internet, other sources have different recordings.
He has garnered this net worth from his job as an influencer, his production studio, skits, and hired jobs. He claims he gets paid handsomely for trolling celebrities and more.
As much as Uche Maduagwu is an actor, singer, and influencer, he also owns his Youtube channel, even though it is poorly functioning, with only a few subscribers at the time of this writing. The platform may not be generating any income at all or much wealth as would probably be expected.
How Uche Maduagwu’s Net Worth Accrued
Uche Maduagwu’s professional career encompasses his job at First Bank Nigeria PLC since 2011. Uche owns a production studio under the label Uche Maduagwu movies as a producer and director. Since he entered the entertainment industry, he has delved into different sectors of entertainment, such as singing, acting, production, and directing.
The controversialist was into music before he left to pursue business abroad. His first music video was directed by Akin Alabi, titled Ping Me. Since his return after leaving in 2012, he has focused more on acting. However, in 2023 he made a return to the music scene with the song titled Obasi.
In lieu of his acting career, although he boasts of being an actor, there is hardly any movie known in which he has acted in. So far, the Africa Magic TV Series produced by Titi Kuti and Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu called Hustle, which was released from 2016-2018, is one of the few known movies Uche Maduagwu has acted in. Hustle was nominated for City People Movie Awards for Best TV Series of the Year (English-2018 & 2019)
Uche Maduagwu’s role in the TV Series was that of a driver. Hustle is a comedy and drama series set in Lagos featuring stars such as Sola Sobowale, Afeez Oyetoro, Seun Ajayi, Seyi Law, Tobi Bakare, Stephanie Coker, and Dorcas Shola Fapson.
He has also acted alongside Iwuchukwu “Ahneeka” Maryanne, a former Big Brother Naija season 3 housemate in a Moreplex original production series.
List of Uche Maduagwu Movies
As earlier mentioned, Maduagwu may have been known as an actor, but from what is available, his known work is Hustle (2016-2018).
What happened to Jim Iyke and Uche Maduagwu
In August 2021, Uche Maduagwu took to social media to question the source of wealth of the Nollywood actor Jim Iyke. His comment seemed to have gotten a definite buzz around the internet and supposedly caught the attention of Jim Iyke.
Uche had made statements that asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to look into Jim Iyke and his wealth which he suggested may he have been ill-gotten.
A few days later, a video shot by the Nigerian film director Moses Inwang went viral online. The video showed the actors in a squabble which later turned into a full-blown fistfight.
Jim Iyke was said to have followed Uche Maduagwu to his residence to confront him, but when things went sour, he was seen beating up the controversial artiste, much to the delight of many fans online who are not keen on Uche’s bluntness.
Much to the public’s surprise and dismay, it was revealed by both parties that Uche Maduagwu was paid 4.8 Million Naira for the stunt he pulled. They revealed that the fight was merely orchestrated to promote Jim Iyke’s debut film as an executive producer titled Bad Comment.
The movie, which was released in 2020, did not get as much popularity until the altercation between Uche Maduagwu and Jim Iyke happened. In 2022, the movie was acquired over by Amazon and starred Osas Ighodaro, Sharon Ooja, Chiwetalu Agu, Patience Ozokwor, Ini Edo, Timaya, Yemi Blaq, and Ruggedman.
Other Controversies Involving Uche Maduagwu and other socialites
Uche Maduagwu upholds his title as one of Nigeria’s controversialists generously as he leaves a trail of who he is wherever he goes. Recently, Mr. Red Bra visited a busy market only to cause heads to turn when he began shouting aloud, claiming an Igbo for Presidency in the 2023 elections.
In 2021, he visited a crowded market yet again. Uche Madugwu arrived at the marketplace with his signature bra tag to seek and demand justice over the death of the schoolboy, Sylvester Oromoni Jr., from Dowen College.
Uche Maduagu Vs Davido
Davido is one Nigerian celebrity that Uche Maduagwu regularly trolls. He has called out the singer severally over issues involving his music, wealth, girlfriends, and his baby mamas.
It has become a bone of contention over the years for Uche Maduagwu to continuously bash Davido on the internet for not doing what he considers right by getting married to his baby mama, Chioma Avril Rowland, rather than using her to constantly get publicity and fame.
The singer cum actor has shown displeasure over Davido’s habit of stringing his on-and-off girlfriend Chioma, also known as Chef Chi, for a long time. He also took to social media to advise Davido about visiting a pastor and seeking deliverance over the constant death of his friends and people around him.
This came after the deaths of Davido’s closest friend, who drowned to death, and some other close associates of the singer, such as his bodyguard, TJ, his photographer Fortune and his aide Obama DMW.
Contrary to his revelation in 2022 of being paid to drag the Assurance singer on the internet, Uche Maduagwu was found defending and standing up for Davido in 2022 against claims made by the investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo over the death of his son Ifeanyi David Adeleke. In all this, though, Davido has not come out to reply to any of Uche’s constant barbs and chooses to remain silent over the matter.
Uche Maduagwu Dissed Nkechi Blessing for Twerking for the Ooni of Ife
Nkechi Blessing is a Nollywood actress and producer who is known for her role in Breaded Life (2021), Alakada Reloaded (2017), Fate of Alakada (2020), and Kaima. She is an active social media personality, filmmaker, brand ambassador, and entrepreneur who tends to put up engaging content that noticeably seems to displease Uche Maduagwu.
The Obasi singer has one too many times had to call out Nkechi Sunday Blessing over what he supposedly calls her desperation to get married. In 2022, the actress hinted on social media of her imminent engagement, and he was quick to shut her up by calling her desperate on the internet.
Another altercation the celebrities were involved in was when the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi the Ojaja II, was in search of a wife to marry. Nkechi Blessing once again made pleas to the King, who already had six wives, to consider adding her as a wife and twerked for him. In one of his posts on October 29, 2022, Uche Maduagwu took a jab at the actress while pointing out that the king was interested in an “Olori (Queen) and not a radio without battery”.
Ending like many others who seemed to have had to bear the brunt of Uche Maduagwu’s trolls online, the actor claimed he was only paid to do so. He claimed Opeyemi Falegan, Nkechi’s ex-husband, had paid him to tarnish her image after their nasty fallout.
Uche Maduagwu Vs Tiwa Savage
Uche Maduagwu has also aimed his energy at Tiwa Savage, an award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress. Social media went agog early in January 2022 when Tiwa Savage’s sex tape surfaced on the internet after she claimed she was blackmailed for it.
The tape was later released and had many like Uche talking. He claimed that since he came across the video, he has been hooked on it and “watches it every morning as a source of inspiration.”
Also, in 2022 Social media went agog for the second time over Tiwa Savage after she wore a revealing outfit in while attending a function in Ghana in July 2022. The singer was captured in a video on her way to a function braless and looking uncomfortable with her state of undress, and this sparked a small social media storm. Uche equally chimed in with his own two cents. He claimed that Tiwa Savage’s husband, Teebilz left her due to her attitude and berated her for forgetting that many were looking up to her.
Uche Maduagwu Claims Tonto Dikeh is the Mother of his Children
The self-acclaimed most talked about actor in Africa, Tonto Dikeh has not escaped Uche Maduagwu’s radar. Fortunately for the actress, however, Uche Maduagwu seemed to have taken a liking to her and has never had a reason to talk badly about her.
It is interesting to note that since 2017, while Tonto Dikeh was undergoing some marital crisis and separation from her husband, Olakunle Churchill, Uche Maduagwu publicly professed his support and concern for her. This, however, got the attention of the actress, who gave a public reply to the artist, begging him to steer clear of her marriage and her son King Andre Omodayo.
He again came to her defense after her separation from ex-boyfriend Prince Kpokpogiri who took to social media to call her names. He threatened to petition the Inspector General of Police if Tonto Dikeh kept getting verbal attacks from her estranged lover.
One would say that his admiration had blossomed into what may be termed affection. Recently, Uche Maduagwu claimed that God appointed Tonto Dikeh to bear his children in her womb. Interestingly, however, a response has not been received from the actress over the issue.
Uche Refers To Annie Idibia as an Attention Seeker
Annie Innocent Idibia has had a fair share of comebacks from Nigeria’s controversial artiste. Annie Idibia, who is married to Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia, took her anxiety over the state of the marriage to social media after she claimed her husband was spending the night out with her rival and his baby mama Pero.
Uche, however, clapped back at her for always trying to play the victim in the marriage even though she knew and married 2Baba even while he had children out of wedlock. Others commented on how she should take the divorce road since she couldn’t seem to heal from her husband’s past shorthandedness.
The tune changed from complaints to praises at the end of 2022 when Annie Idibia shared a video on her Instagram page calling 2face Idibia her soul mate and saying how love was meant to happen only once. Again Uche Maduagwu blew her trumpets down by calling her out as an attention seeker.
Other celebrities that have been involved in Uche Mauagwu’s comments and online callouts are Pete Edochie, Yul Edochie, Daddy Freeze, Burna Boy, Moyo Lawal, Wizkid, and many others.
Uche Maduagwu was allegedly arrested for being Gay in Nigeria
Even though homosexuality is outlawed in Nigeria, Uche Maduagwu once again used his position as a popular figure to announce that he was gay. Unfortunately for him, the situation seemed to have caught the attention of security operatives, who placed him under arrest. The red bra influencer was said to have been picked up for questioning over comments about his sexuality and for calling out to the presidency as being undemocratic with its laws.
Months down the line, however, he denounced and denied his supposed sexuality after losing movie roles, his girlfriend, and endorsement deals. He, however, maintains his right to defend the LGBT community by using his popularity to defend them and lead protests for their sake
In connection with the security agencies of the country, Uche Maduagwu has requested that the Economic crimes commission and National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) look into his colleague living very affluent lifestyles with numerous mansions and vehicles. He asked them to investigate the wealth exhibited by some of his colleagues.