Kenneth Okonkwo also known as Andy Okeke is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actor, movie producer, politician, television personality, entertainer, lawyer, and a movie director.
In this article, I will share with you some interesting facts about your Nollywood actor. Like, his biography; early life, career, movies, awards.
This article won’t be complete and worth reading if I don’t tell you one or two things about Kenneth Okonkwo’s current marital status. That’s your favorite part of this post, I know and it’s okay.
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Kenneth Okonkwo Early Life
Kenneth Okonkwo was born in the late 60’s to the beautiful family of Mr. Ozioko Francis Okonkwo and Mrs. Beatrice Okonkwo in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Enugu State is a state in the South Eastern Part of Nigeria.
Being a ‘Lagos boy’ Kenneth had his elementary and secondary education there. As expected, he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior Certificate therein.
Later, Kenneth Okonkwo got admitted into the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), therein he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. More so, he proceeded to the University of Lagos where he studied and bagged his second degree – Diplomacy and International Law. He studied theology at Bible School thereafter.
Now, it won’t be bad to say that Kenneth Okonkwo is a go-getter. He joined the movie industry (Nollywood) in 1991.
Notably, he rose to prominence after playing the leading role – Andy Okeke – in a Nollywood blockbuster movie “Leaving in Bondage,” #themovie in 1992.
- After he rose to fame, Kenneth Okonkwo has featured in over 150 movies. These among other includes;
- Naomi My Love
- Amanda My Village Wife
- The Power of Money,
- Kingdom of Darkness
- Can Love Stand Without Money
- Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
- A Nagging Wife
- Best Husband Ever
- Just in Case
- The Red Sky Village
- Deep Into Poverty
- Husband Material
- Dumebi the Dirty Girl
- A Real Woman
- Wives on Strike: The Revolution
- A Rich Man with an Evil Stain
- The British Expert
- The Devil in Her
- Nollywood Babylon
- She is My Weakness
- My Love My Wealth
- The Crime in Our Hearts
- Billionaires Club
- Pains of True Love
- The Mad Prince
- True Love Can Change Anything
- World Apart
- Ego Arusi Iyi
- Royal Secret
- Another World
- I Regret the Day I Said I Do
- The Throne is Mine
- Helplessly in Love with My Wife
- Rich Families
- Silent King
- Emotional Affection
- My Decision
- The Oscars of Hatred
- 2015 Special Recognition Award by the organizers of the City People Entertainment Awards for his contribution to the growth of entertainment in Nigeria
- Best Actor in a Leading Role at the City People Entertainment Awards
- 2013 Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood at the African Movie Academy Award
- Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Is Kenneth Okonkwo Married?
Yes, please. Kenneth got married to Ogechi Ezekiel in 2000. However, their marriage was short lived as it lasted for two years. He has a son with Ogechi.
Notably, Kenneth Okonkwo got married again in 2007 to Ifeoma Okonkwo. They have been married ever since and their marriage is blessed with a son – Kenechukwu Isaac Chukwuchirimeze Okonkwo.
Kenneth Okonkwo Net Worth
Kenneth Okonkwo is estimated at $5 million. This, of course, is linked to the fact that he is among the most popular and influential actors in Nigeria.