Kenneth Okonkwo is a renowned Nigerian actor who has made a significant impact in the Nigerian movie industry, otherwise known as Nollywood. He has appeared in numerous Nigerian movies and TV series and has earned himself a reputation as one of the most respected actors in the industry.
|Date of birth:
|November 6, 1968
|Place of birth:
|Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
|Actor, lawyer, politician
|University of Lagos (LL.B), London School of Economics (LL.M)
Early Life and Education
Kenneth Okonkwo was born on November 6, 1968, in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. He grew up in a family of six and had his early childhood in Nsukka. He later moved to Lagos State, where he attended St. Michael’s Primary School and St. Augustine’s Grammar School. After his secondary education, he gained admission to study law at the University of Lagos, where he obtained his LL.B degree in 1992.
He proceeded to the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained his LL.M degree in 2000. In addition to his acting career, Kenneth Okonkwo is also a qualified lawyer and has practiced law for several years. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Kenneth Okonkwo began his acting career in 1991, when he featured in the Nigerian movie, “Living in Bondage.” He played the role of Andy, a young man who joined a secret cult to acquire wealth and fame. The movie was a box office hit and is widely regarded as the movie that launched the Nollywood industry.
Since then, he has gone on to feature in over 200 Nollywood movies and TV dramas. Some of his popular movies include “The Price of Love,” “The Governor,” “The Return of Issakaba,” “Across the Bridge,” “The Tree of Life,” “Family Battle,” “Bianca,” “Deep Blood,” “War Game,” and “Suffering for Makosa.” He has also acted in TV series such as “Ripples,” “Solitaire,” and “Living without You.”
Aside from his acting career, Kenneth Okonkwo is also a politician and has contested for political offices in Nigeria on several occasions. He aspires to become the Governor of Enugu State in the near future.
Kenneth Okonkwo is a family man and is married to Ifeoma Okonkwo. The couple has been together for over a decade and they have a son together. Kenneth Okonkwo is also a devout Christian and he has often credited his success in life to his faith in God.
He is an avid lover of cars and he owns several luxury cars, including a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Range Rover, and a BMW X6. He also owns a luxurious house in Lekki, Lagos State.
Awards and Nominations
Kenneth Okonkwo has won several awards for his outstanding performances in Nigerian movies. In 2014, he won the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” award at the Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the movie “Family Battle.”
He has also been nominated for other awards such as the African Movie Academy Awards and the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Kenneth Okonkwo’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. In Nigerian naira, his net worth is about ₦1.5 billion. In Canadian dollars, his net worth is approximately CAD 5.2 million, in Ghana cedi it is about GHS 23 million, in Kenyan shilling it is KES 448 million, in South African rand it is ZAR 55 million, in Ugandan shilling it is UGX 15 billion, and in Indian rupee it is about INR 292 crores.
Overall, Kenneth Okonkwo’s net worth reflects his successful acting and legal careers, as well as his business ventures.
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With his exceptional talent and contribution to the Nigerian movie industry, Kenneth Okonkwo has become a household name in Nigeria and beyond. He is an inspiration to many young actors and has left a lasting impression on the Nollywood industry.