Robert O. Peters, a renowned Nigerian actor, film producer, director, cinematographer, and voice-over artist, has made significant contributions to the Nigerian and international film industry.
Born on June 6, 1973, in Sabon Gari, Kaduna, Robert O. Peters has gained fame through his exceptional talent and successful projects. In this blog post, we will explore his early life, education, career achievements, net worth, personal life, and more.
Early Life and Education:
Robert O. Peters is the second child among eight siblings. He hails from Ososo, in the Akoko Edo local government area of Edo State, Nigeria, and belongs to the Afemai ethnic group. His parents, Lawrence Adagba and Comfort Peters, played a significant role in shaping his upbringing. Robert began his formal education at St. Gregory Primary School before pursuing a degree in mining and geology at the University of Jos, Nigeria.
Robert O. Peters made his acting debut in the Nigerian film industry in 1998 with the movie “Mama Sunday.” In 2002, he portrayed the character of Paul in Tajudeen Adepetu’s daytime drama series, “Everyday People.” Seeking further knowledge and expertise, he relocated to the United States in 2004 and enrolled at New York University, where he obtained a certificate in visual storytelling.
During his time in the USA, Robert joined the Atlanta-based Film Career Connection, which provided him with valuable on-the-job training opportunities in various film locations across the country. He also enrolled in REDucation, where he received hands-on instruction on Red cameras and equipment from industry professionals. In 2006, he expanded his skills by venturing into cinematography and film editing.
Robert O. Peters had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed directors from both Hollywood and Nollywood. His list of collaborators includes Vivica A. Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Eric Roberts, Karlie Redd, Paul Campbell, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Neville Sajere, Ayo Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Desmond Elliott, Majid Michel, Jim Iyke, Chris Attoh, Funke Akindele, OC Ukeje, Jeta Amata, and Van Vicker.
Notably, Robert’s directorial work on the 2014 comedy films “30 Days in Atlanta,” “Boxing Day,” and “A Trip to Jamaica” received critical acclaim. “30 Days in Atlanta” broke box office records in Nigeria, earning the highest domestic gross at that time. The film was also mentioned in the 2017 edition of the Guinness Book of Records alongside other global blockbusters, such as “PK” from Bollywood and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” from Hollywood.
As of now, Robert O. Peters’ estimated net worth is $1.5 million. His successful projects, collaborations, and entrepreneurial ventures have contributed to his financial success.
Robert O. Peters is happily married to Deborah Peters, and the couple has a son named Zachary Lawrence Onafa-Orafa Peters. They jointly own and operate Whitestone Pictures LLC, a film production facility and equipment supplier based in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Robert O. Peters, with his diverse skills as an actor, director, producer, cinematographer, and voice-over artist, has left an indelible mark on the Nigerian and international film industry. His contributions to both Nollywood and Hollywood productions have earned him recognition and success. With his talent and dedication, Robert continues to entertain audiences and inspire aspiring filmmakers in Nigeria and beyond.