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Kenneth Okolie: Biography, Age, Career, Movies, Net worth, Facts

Kenneth Obinna Okolie is a Nigerian actor and model. In this article, we will be telling you about his biography, birthday, career, movie, net worth, awards and other interesting facts.

Kenneth Okolie Biography, earlylife and education
Credit: Kenetth Okolie
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Before he became an actor, Kenneth was once a model. In 2010, he contested for Mr Nigeria pageantry and won.

Early life & education

Kenneth is a decent of Ihiala in the southeastern part of Nigeria in Anambra state. He is the first child out of three children of his parents.

Keneth was a student of Valley View University in Ghana.

Birthday & age; How old is Kenneth Okolie?

Kenneth Okolie was born on 21st February 1984. Hence, he is currently 36 years old.

If you are one of his fans, you might want to create some time to send him some good wishes on his special day.

Kenneth Okolie: Birthday age and wife
Credit: Keneth Okolie

Is Kenneth Okolie married? Any kids?

The actor is happily married to Nwaka Jessica. The lovely couple got engaged in January 2017 and did their traditional wedding on the 15th of April 2017.

On the 16th of December, 2017 the couple had a white wedding. They welcomed their first child on the 14th of September 2019.

Kenneth Okolie and his wife
Kenneth Okolie and his wife


Kenneth was once a model before he became an actor.

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In 2006, Kenneth actually escorted a friend to an audition for models and never had any intentions of participating in the auditioning process.

However, he was compelled to audition by those supervising the audition of which he decided to give it a try and auditioned.

Luckily, he was selected in the audition.

Later, in 2010, debuting his modelling career, he participated in the Mr Nigeria male pageant and won.

He also went further to contest Mister World pageant and emerged as the second runner in the pageantry.

Kenneth started his acting career in 2011.

Kenneth who never thought of becoming an actor described his venture into the Nigerian movie industry as a coincidence as he never intended to be an actor.

Kenneth: career, lists of movies, award
Credit: Instagram


Though he never planned on becoming an actor, he has featured in over 100 movies so far.

Here are some of Kenneth Okolie’s movies

  • Black Coffee 
  • Molly’s Love Story 
  • Different Worlds 
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
  • Next Door 
  • Stormy Hearts 
  • Mystified 
  • Strangers 
  • Evol 
  • A Girl’s Note 
  • Trouble Comes To Town 
  • My Name is Kadi 
  • 25th Birthday 
  • Gbomo Gbomo Express 
  • House Maid 
  • Keeping My Man 
  • Desperate House Girls 
  • Aina 

Awards & nomination

  • At the City People Entertainment Awards, he won Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English).

Net worth

The actor has not said anything regarding his net worth. Due to varying information online we can’t state his exact worth.

However, we promise to keep you posted if he comes out to say anything about his net worth.

Nollywood actor, Kenneth Net worth and other interesting facts
Credit: Kenneth Okolie

Other interesting facts of Keneth Okolie

Okolie and Nkiru Sylvanus was reportedly kidnapped in Owerri. Where they went for the purpose of shooting a movie in 2012.

It was reported that on December 15th both Keneth and Nkiru Sylvanus had been abducted and a ransom of ₦100,000,000 (One hundred million naira) was demanded by their captors in exchange for their release.

On December 21 2012 at 10:30pm, Okolie and Nkiru Sylvanus were released and regained freedom.

Though the amount paid in exchange for their release was never reported by the Nigerian media.

Kenneth okolie's profile
Credit: Keneth Okolie

Here’s a summary of Kenneth Obinna Okolie’s profile:

  • Full name: Kenneth Obinna Okolie
  • Date of birth: 21st February 1984
  • Age: 36 years old.
  • State of Origin: Anambra state
  • Marital status: married
  • Years active: 2011 till present
  • Nationality: Nigerian
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