Sam Dede Biography; Age, Height, Career, Family, Net Worth

Sam Dedetoku, professionally known by his stage name Sam Dede is a Nigerian Veteran Actor, Director, Politician and Lecturer. He was born on November 17, 1965 in Lagos and later moved to Sapele.

Sam Dede’s Education

Sam Dede graduated from Government Comprehensive Secondary School after which he earned his degree from the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, where he later worked as a lecturer and mentored up and coming talents like Yul Edochie.

Sam Dede’s Family

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Sam Dede and his wife, Tammy on their 17th Wedding Anniversary

Sam Dede is happily married with beautiful children and he is currently resided at Port Harcourt, Rivers State the southern part of Nigeria.

Sam Dede: Profile Summary

Full Name: Sam Dedetoku

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: November 17, 1965

Age: 56

Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Nationality: Nigerian

Alma Mater: University of Port Harcourt

Profession: Actor, Lecturer, Film Director, Politician, Television Personality

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Parents: N/A

Active Years:  1995-present

Spouse(s): Tammy Sam-Dede (m. 2001)

Children: 4

Relatives: Justice Silk (brother)

Net Worth: $3 Million

Sam Dede’s Career

Sam Dede started working in the Nollywood industry in 1995, and his performance in the movie Ijele helped him become well-known. His popularity was further enhanced after he took up the role of Ebube in the popular Nollywood Classic Issakaba. He has also made appearances in more than 250 Nollywood movies including Blood Money (1997), Igodo (1999), The Last Burial (2000), Foreigner’s God (2019), Our Jesus Story (2020), The Legend of Inikpi (2020), Gone (2021) and so much more.


Dede’s portrayal in 2004 movie The Mayors earned him the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2005. The SVAFF 2014 Special Recognition Award was awarded to him in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and services to Nigerian Cinema. For his performance in the 2017 movie In My Country, he was nominated for the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.


Sam Dede was appointed for the job of Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency for a brief period of time beginning in 2012. Additionally, he teaches acting to aspiring actors as a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt. Yul Edochie, one of his pupils, later rose to prominence as a lead actor in Nollywood. He did, however, promise not to give up acting for politics in 2012.

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