Introduced to the country in 2010 when he featured in the Mr. Nigeria competition, Kenneth Okolie is one of the brightest minds in the Nollywood. He is a successful model, award-winning actor and a movie producer. Kenneth Okolie is one of the most handsome and talented actors the Nigeria movie industry has ever produced. The former Mr. Nigeria is famous for playing romantic roles in his movies. Want to know about his journey to fame? Well, read on.
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Kenneth Okolie was born on the 21st of February, 1984 and he hails from Anambra state. The Nigerian-born actor is a graduate of Valley View University in Accra, Ghana. He is the first born in the family and he has three younger siblings.
Kenneth Okolie started off as a model before combining it with acting and movie production. To begin with, he never had the intention of becoming a model. According to him, everything started when he accompanied some of his friends to a photo shoot. After sitting down for a couple of minutes watching his friends, they decided to encourage him to take part in the photo shoot. Hence, he decided to participate and took some pictures. His pictures were taken to some agent by the photographer and through there he secured two modeling jobs. Generally, he began his modeling career officially in 2006. One of his greatest achievements came in 2010 when he participated in the Mr. Nigeria competition. He won and then proceeded to represent the country in the world stage. He came close to becoming the first African to be crowned Mr. World by coming in as the second runner up. Furthermore, Kenneth Okolie began his acting career in 2011 and he has starred in several movies. The former Mr. Nigeria can be regarded as a successful actor, model, and producer.
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Kenneth Okolie is married to Jessica Nwakah. The couple met through a mutual friend with Jessica not showing any interest in him at first. After a while, they started dating and he decided to visit her parent in Chicago. The couple got engaged in January 2017 and then had their traditional wedding on the 15th of April 2017. Finally, they had their white wedding on the 16th of December 2017.
Some of Kenneth Okolie movies include: Gbomo Gbomo Express, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Dear Ijeoma, Evol, Stormy Hearts, The Department, The Sassy One, Strangers, Reconciliation, Stranger Than Ever, Change of Ownership, Meet The In-Laws, 4 Men only, The sassy one, Stormy Hearts, My Mr Capable etc
To mention a few, he has won the Black Model Award in 2010 and also The City People Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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