10 Things To Know About Jr Pope And His Sudden Demise

(1) Pope Obumneme Odonwodo populary known as Junior Pope is a Nollywood actor, model and a philanthropist based in Asaba, Delta State but hails from Enugu State.

(2) He was born on 7th May 1984 in Bamenda, Cameroun to Mr. and Mrs. Luke Odonwodo.

(3) He hails from Ukehe tribe of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. But he grew up in Cameroun.

(4) He completed both his primary & secondary school education in Cameroun before relocating to Nigeria.

(5) After his college he went further to University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu State and graduated with a degree in Accountancy. In 2006 he joined Nollywood and acted in many movies.

Jrn Pope, His wife and children

(6) He always plays the role of guard and servant. In 2007 he rose to fame after acting in the blockbuster movie “Secret Adventures” directed by Tchidi Chikere. According to him, it was the award winning movie director “Tchidi Chikere” that brought him to limelight.

Junior Pope Nwodo

(7) He has acted in over 100 movies which include Secret Adventures, Mad sxx, Bitter Generation, Vengeance of Bullet, etc. In 2010 he won the award for Nollywood Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Entertainment Factory Awards.

(8) On 26th July 2014 Junior Pope got married to Jennifer Awele Okpuno and the couples are blessed with three boys.

9. Junior Pope was involved in a boat crash in river Niger while on his way back from a movie shoot which there was no emergency rescue team.

Photo of junior Pope rescued from the river

10. He was taken to the morgue before they confirmed him to be alive which he was rushed to a herbal practitioner home before going to the hospital where he couldn’t make it, he died in the evening of Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 at the age of 39.

Lifeless Body ofJunior Pope in the hospital

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