Kayo Shekoni Biography, Net Worth, Age, Career, Awards

Kayo Shekoni Biography, Net Worth, Age, Career, Awards

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Kayo Shekoni is a talented Nigerian actress, born on June 15, 1978, in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. She is popularly known for her roles in Nollywood movies, and she has appeared in several popular movies in the Nigerian film industry.

Early Life and Education

Kayo Shekoni had her early education in Zaria, Kaduna State before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University where she studied Business Administration.

Kayo had a keen interest in the arts from an early age, and as a child, she participated in several drama and stage plays in her school. She was actively involved in extracurricular activities in school, where she honed her acting skills, which paved the way for her career in acting.


After completing her studies, Kayo Shekoni joined the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood. She made her debut in 2000 when she starred in the movie ‘The Stalker’.

Kayo Shekoni became popular after her outstanding performance in the movie ‘Witches’ in 1998. Since then, she has starred in several other popular movies, including ‘Forever’, ‘The Hostage’, ‘Sins of the Flesh’, ‘Dirty Secret’, ‘The Return of Jennifer’, and ‘The Amazing Grace’ among others.

Kayo Shekoni is also a television presenter and has hosted several programs on television. She co-hosted the popular music countdown show on Nigerian television, MTV Base in 2006. She also served as the anchor of the popular ‘Naija Sings’ music competition show in 2009.

Her dedication, hard work, and talent have endeared her to fans of Nollywood movies and television shows in Nigeria and beyond.

Personal Life

Kayo Shekoni is a private person, and she keeps her personal life away from the public eye. She is married and has children, but the identity of her husband and children are not known to the public.

Kayo Shekoni is a lover of luxury cars and has been spotted driving some of the latest models. She also has a beautiful house located in the upscale area of Lagos State.

Net Worth

As of 2024, Kayo Shekoni’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. In Naira, her net worth is estimated to be around ₦800 million. In Canadian dollars, her net worth is estimated to be around CAD 2,600,000, while in Ghana cedi, her net worth is around GHS 11,700,000. Her net worth in Kenya shilling is estimated to be KES 220,750,000, in South Africa rand, her net worth is estimated to be ZAR 30,000,000, in Uganda shilling, her net worth is UGS 7,135,000,000, while in India rupee, her net worth is INR 1,465,000,000.

The primary source of her income includes acting, her job as a television presenter, and other business ventures.

Awards and Nominations

Kayo Shekoni has won several awards and nominations for her roles in Nigerian movies and television shows. Some of the awards she has received include:

Award Movie/TV Show Year
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Naija Sings 2010
National Diversity Award UK Television Host 2016
American Multicultural Awards Actress 2020

Kayo Shekoni has also been nominated for other awards, including the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2018.

Her fans can connect with her through her Twitter and Instagram handle, @kayoshekiniofficial, where she updates her followers on her latest projects and ventures.

If you want to see some of her movies, you can check out her YouTube channel, which features some of her popular Nollywood movies.

In conclusion, Kayo Shekoni is a talented and hardworking Nigerian actress who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her dedication, hard work, and talent have won her several awards and nominations. She is a role model to many upcoming actors and actresses in Nigeria and beyond.