Segun Ogungbe is a popular Yoruba filmmaker and actor. He is the nephew of the late actor and filmmaker, Akin Ogungbe.
In this post, we take a look at the life of this amazing actor and movie producer
He was born Segun Akanni Ogungbe on the 30th of March. His year of birth and exact age are unknown although it is speculated that he is in his 40’s
The actor is married with two wives. Segun revealed in an interview that he has a very peaceful household as God has blessed him with wives that understand each other.
Interestingly, not many people knew he was a polygamist until he celebrated his birthday and his two wives took turns to wish him a happy birthday on Instagram. In fact, it was his second wife, Omowunmi Ajiboye that gave him a surprise birthday party which had several celebrities in attendance. Omowunmi is also an actress in the film industry.
Some of the movies he has featured in include Baba Arugbo, Agartha, Father and Daughter, Aye Ibironke, Ologbo Iya Ijebu, Akoto Olokada, Ila Owo, Tobajewo, Ashiri Ikoko, Ifa ni, Diamond and many more
After the birthday celebration, there were rumours that Segun had married to two best friends. But the two wives took to Instagram to debunk claims that they are ‘best of friends.’
The first wife, Atinuke posted that no woman will be happy to share her husband but for the sake of respect and unity and because of the love they have for their husband we have become best friends.
Also, the second wife, Omowumi reiterated the same claims as she said they have become best of friends as a result of their marriage to the same man
Segun also told his side of the story. According to him, the source of the rumour was a particular lady. He had met her in the past and she wanted to marry him but he told her that he couldn’t marry a second wife. Eventually, when he met his second wife and married her, the lady he had jilted got very mad and she was the one that went on her Facebook wall to spread the false news that he got his first wife’s best friend pregnant and had to marry. Unfortunately, people that heard the news never verified but kept spreading it.
Initially, when the lady started spreading the rumour, Segun choose not to respond because he felt she was just exercising her freedom of speech. Also, he felt that speaking out would prolong the matter and he just wanted it to die a natural death.
Segun further revealed that he did not know who he could trust and reach out to tell his side of the story. His fear was that he could tell the wrong person and they could end up twisting his words, making matters worse so he remained mute and let the rumour spread.
But he has finally come out to clarify the controversy and the truth is his wives did not know each other before he got married to either of them.
The actor also responded to the rumour that his second wife, Omowunmi was part of his theatre group. According to Segun, Omowunmi wasn’t part of his theatre group; neither was she a part of my drama school. Instead, she had been his girlfriend for a very long time even before they finally got married.
Akin Ogungbe is the uncle of Segun Ogungbe. Just in case you don’t know who he was, Akin Ogungbe was born Christopher Akintola Ogungbe Abeokuta in 1934. He was a notable Nigerian film actor, filmmaker, producer and director.
During his early years, Akin lived with his grandmother and during this time he learnt tailoring as he was unable to attend school. Then he started watching Baba GT Onimole as an apprentice and this led him to stage his first play which was title “a terrible life” and his stage name is Baba Ibeji.
The actor featured, directed and produced several Nigerian films, some of which include Ireke Onibudo and 50-50, Asiri Baba Ibeji, OlogboJigolo, Lisabi and Igbafunfun.
Akin died in November 2012 and he was survived by 20 wives and 50 children.
Modupe Oyekunle was one of Segun Ogungbe’s mentees in the industry. She died in 2017 after childbirth.
Segun was the one that came forward to tell people the reason for her death. According to him, she kept bleeding after childbirth. Here’s what he had to say after her death:
“She was my staff and worked with me for many years. She was very caring; in fact, I don’t know what to say to her children now. I can’t say much.She was very caring; in fact, I don’t know what to say to her children now. I can’t say much now until I get back from Abuja and visit the hospital and her family. I was told that after she gave birth, she kept bleeding, but they could not stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, we lost her”.
Modupe is survived by her husband and three children.
There were also rumours that Segun was dating actress, Bose Aregbesola but the actress has since debunked the claim. According to her, Segun is her boss and nothing more. The actress revealed that they met while she was on stage at an event and he felt that she was a good fit for some of his jobs. As a result, they played several romantic roles together and people began thinking that there was more to the roles than just acting.
Interestingly, Bose is close friends with Segun’s first wife, Tinuke. But this didn’t stop the rumours as it was even speculated that Segun is the father of her kids.