July 21, 2024

Pope Obumneme Odonwodo (7 May 1984 – 10 April 2024), commonly known as Junior Pope or Jnr Pope, was a Nollywood actor, influencer, content creator, and producer recognized for his engaging performance.

Here are the 8 things you should know about Junior Pope:

1. Jnr Pope was born on May 7, 1984, in Bamenda, Cameroon, into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Odonwodo.

2. Jnr Pope hailed from Enugu State, Nigeria. His father is Nigerian, and his mother is Cameroonian.

3. He graduated from the University of Nsukka in Enugu State with a degree in accounting.

4. He was married to Jennifer Awele Okpuno, an event decorator and brand influencer, and they had three boy children.

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Photo of Jnr. Pope, wife and children

5. Jnr Pope began his acting career in 2006, and his appearance in the 2007 smash film “Secret Adventure” propelled him to prominence.

6. He has appeared in a number of films, including “Single Night,” “Secret Adventure,” “Sweet Money,” and “Blood Affair.”

7. Jnr Pope has collaborated with several of Nollywood’s top names, including Jerry Amilo, Ernest Asuzu, Sylvester Madu, Emma Ehumadu, Zubby Michael, and Gentle Jack.

8. Unfortunately, word of Pope Odonwodo’s untimely death, often known as Junior Pope, came late Wednesday night, April 10, 2024.

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