Get ready to be captivated by the charm and talent of Ben Touitou, the rising star who is making waves in the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood. With his exceptional skills and unwavering passion for his craft, Ben has earned recognition and applause for his remarkable performances on both the big screen and in films.
Hailing from a multicultural background, Ben Lugo Touitou draws inspiration from his diverse heritage. Born on January 22, 1988, he embraces his Tunisian Israeli and Nigerian Igbo roots with pride. Growing up, his parents instilled in him a deep appreciation for different cultures and perspectives, which continues to shape his approach to acting.
His first breakthrough act was in ‘Lagos Cougars’, his first movie role and first lead role all at the same time in Nollywood. It was a viral moment in Nollywood history, with audience reactions to seeing an absolute newbie exude so much confidence and diabolical playboy charm while kissing veteran movie star actress Monalisa Chinda. The movie went on to be nominated for ‘Best Kiss’ in a movie at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Ben’s journey into the world of entertainment began with a burning ambition to create stories that would leave a lasting impact. Starting as Benjamin Abba Nnayelugo Touitou, he underwent comprehensive training at Hollywood’s renowned Stella Adler Institution under the mentorship of the acclaimed acting coach John Henry Richardson. This training equipped him with invaluable tools to breathe life into complex characters and convincingly portray their emotions on the screen.
What sets Ben Touitou apart is his versatility and his ability to seamlessly transition between diverse roles and genres. Whether he’s tickling your funny bone with a comedic performance or delving into the depths of a tormented character, his commitment to understanding the nuances of each role shines through. This versatility has earned him critical acclaim from industry peers and fans alike, catapulting him to new heights in his career. His performance as the crude village boy with big dreams in the big city of Lagos in the theater hit play ‘Saro The Musical’ live in London at the Shaw Theatre solidified his versatility. He danced and sang to many cultural Yoruba classics, all after a flight from Nigeria straight to the stage in London.
His exceptional talent has not gone unnoticed, as Ben has received accolades and praise for his work. His performances have captivated audiences at film festivals and industry events, leaving a lasting impression on all who witness his artistry. From the laughter-inducing “Before Valentine’s” to the emotionally charged “Lockdown,” Ben’s repertoire includes a range of noteworthy films such as “Bad Comments,” “Dear Dianne,” “Dirty Laundry,” and the Netflix Afro Horror Series, ‘The Mystic River.’
Beyond his acting prowess, Ben Lugo Touitou is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in the entertainment industry. He understands the power of representation and actively seeks roles that challenge stereotypes and shed light on underrepresented communities. By drawing from his own multicultural background, Ben aims to inspire and connect with audiences from all walks of life, fostering a sense of unity and understanding.
As Ben continues to evolve as an actor, he remains committed to pushing boundaries and exploring new opportunities. His love for storytelling, dedication to his craft, and unwavering commitment to promoting diversity in the industry position him for a promising future. With each new project, Ben Touitou’s talent and authenticity shine through, leaving audiences spellbound and solidifying his place as a gifted actor making a positive impact.
Get ready to be enchanted by the charismatic and versatile Ben Touitou as he breaks barriers and takes global big screen and stage by storm. His exceptional talent, dedication to his craft, and unwavering commitment to inclusivity make him a force to be reckoned with. Keep an eye out for this rising star as he continues to make his mark and leave a lasting legacy.