Kenneth Okonkwo Biography

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    Kenneth Okonkwo (born November 6, 1968) is a Nigerian actor, lawyer, philanthropist, producer, director,  and politician. He is popularly known for his role in the movie Living in Bondage as Andy Okeke.

    Kenneth Okonkwo has been featured in over 250 films making him a household name. His 27-year-long career has provided a lot of entertainment for not just Nigeria but Africa as a whole.


    Real Facts About Kenneth Okonkwo

    • Full name: Kenneth Okonkwo
    • Born: 6th November 1968
    • Age: 54 Years Old in 2022
    • Place Of Birth: Nsukka, Enugu State
    • State Of Origin: Enugu State
    • Nationality: Nigerian
    • Parents: Beatrice Okonkwo and Ozioko Francis
    • Wife: Ogechi Ezekiel (m.2000-2002), Ifeoma Okonkwo (m.2007)
    • Children:  Ifeanyi, Kenechukwu
    • Occupation: actor, lawyer, philanthropist, director,  and politician.
    • Networth: $5 million


    Kenneth Okonkwo Early Life & Education

    Kenneth was born on the 6th of November, 1968 to Beatrice Okonkwo and Ozioko Francis Okonkwo in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

     Kenneth Okonkwo had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos state, south-western Nigeria. After his secondary education, he went on to University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

     Kenneth Okonkwo, the star-studded actor, obtained a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the prestigious University of Lagos, popularly called Unilag. As surprising as it may sound, the movie star is also a trained minister of God. He attended the Nigerian Bible School, where he studied Theology.

    Kenneth Okonkwo Career

    Kenneth Okonkwo began his acting career in 1991 when he joined Nollywood. He started attending auditions and made his debut in soap operas. His big break came in 1992 after starring in the blockbuster movie ‘Living in Bondage’. This movie was big enough to put Nollywood on the map in the film industry.


    For his role as Andy in this film, Kenneth Okonkwo won the award for Best Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), a platform that has celebrated talents like Kenneth for many years. Over the years Kenneth Okonkwo has starred in over two hundred and fifty Nollywood films. Through his talent and dedication, Kenneth Okonkwo has contributed greatly to the Nigerian film industry, earning him recognition and awards. There is no character that can’t play.

    He plays it all, from a pauper to a wealthy man, monarch to a servant, protagonist to antagonist. Kenneth Okonkwo is known to become one with his character. The actor, soon to be 50 is very young and evergreen.

    Kenneth has thrilled screens along with other veterans such as Patience Ozokwor, Mercy Johnson, Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Tonto Dikeh, Stephanie Linus, Ramsey Noah, Norbert Young, Monalisa Chinda, Van Vicker, Ashley Nwosu, Enebeli Elebuwa, Nkem Owoh, Chioma Okpotha, Omoni Oboli, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Uche Jumbo and more.

    Kenneth Okonkwo and his Wife


    Kenneth Okonkwo Filmgraphy

    1. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free- 2019
    2. The British Expert -2019
    3. I Believe- 2018
    4. Wives On Strike: The Revolution- 2017
    5. 16th Anniversary- 2017
    6. Wives on Strike- 2016
    7. Amanda my Village Wife -2015
    8. 41Love- 2015
    9. Heart of a Saint -2012
    10. Heart of a Saint 2 -2012
    11. Just in Case -2012
    12. Heart of a Widow- 2011
    13 Heart of a Widow 2- 2011
    14. Royal King -2011
    15. Royal King 2- 2011
    16. Weeping Soul -2011
    17. Weeping Soul 2 -2011
    18. King of Kings -2009

    Kenneth Okonkwo Networth

    Kenneth is regarded as one of the richest and most influential Nollywood actors. His net worth is estimated at $5 million.

    Nwede Chinedu Mishach Popularly known as Rechibee is a Nigerian Content Editor and an Entertainment reporter at Wakadaily. He is a passionate journalist with a core interest in Special reports, Biography, and music journalism.

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