Nollywood actor, director, model, producer, entrepreneur and a philanthropist who was born in Anambra State, in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is the first born child in a family of 12 and is currently 43 years old.
Madu completed both his primary and secondary school education in Anambra State, Nigeria and also obtained both his First School Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.(WAESC).
Upon completing his primary and secondary school education, he proceeded to University of Maiduguri in Borno State, in the northern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree.
He started acting as a kid at the age of 5 but joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in1998. He is one of the most creative, gifted and talented actors in Nigeria. He handles guns very well while delivering his roles in movie. Madu is popularly known for acting criminal, villain, armed robber, militant and hit man roles in movies alongside with Emma Ehumadu, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Zubby Michael, Jim Iyke, Alaso Wariboko, Gentle Jack, Hanks Anuku, Jerry Amilo and Ernest Asuzu, among others.
Sylvester Madu has featured in the following Nollywood movies; Poverty, Power of Trust, Scent of Passion, Holy Cross, The Shepherd, The Generals, The Cat, Emotional Tears, Power of Love, The Family, The Illiterate, Tears of the Blind, Ogbanta the Family Hunter and Born to Suffer among numerous others.
In the cause of his acting career, Sylvester Madu has won several awards in the Nigerian Movie industry and they include; Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Most Creative Movie Director in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Nollywood Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.