Kenneth Okolie

Biography of Kenneth Okolie: Everything You Should Know

This post is about Kenneth Okolie, well-known for his flourishing acting and modeling career in Nigeria.


  • Born in Anambra State, Nigeria, on February 21, 1984
  • An alumnus of Valley View University, Ghana
  • Married to Nwaka Jessica since 2017 and has a children

Read on as we explore everything to know about his personal life and career.

Who Is Kenneth Okolie?

Kenneth Obinna Okolie, popularly known as Kenneth Okolie is a Nollywood actor and model. He stands tall at 6′ 2″ and won the Mr Nigeria pageant in 2010.

Kenneth Okolie

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Kenneth Okolie is an indigene of Ihiala, Anambra State, Nigeria, born in the same State. He has three siblings and is the first child of his parents.

He earned his first degree at Valley View University in Ghana. Kenneth got married to Nwaka Jessica in 2017. They welcomed their first child two years later in 2019.

On December 15, 2012, Kenneth Okolie experienced an unfortunate event that could have cost his life. He was kidnapped with a colleague in the Nollywood industry, Nkiru Sylvanus, while traveling to Owerri, Imo State, for a movie set. The kidnappers requested a ransom of ₦100 million, which an undisclosed amount was paid for their release nine days later on December 21, 2012.


Kenneth Okolie started his career as a model in 2006. Modeling was like a coincidence for him, as he accompanied his friend to an audition only to be compelled to participate by those conducting it. He accepted, and was among those selected.

Kenneth Okolie

In 2010, he participated in the Mr Nigeria pageant, which he won. He was also the second runner-up for the Mister World pageant, which he participated in afterward.

Kenneth never planned to act in movies. He debuted in Nollywood in 2011, a year after winning Mr Nigeria.

Featured Films

Kenneth Okolie has starred in nearly 100 Nollywood movies and television series.

You can check out the major ones on the list below.

  • Aina (2011), as Bako
  • House Husband (2015), as Chude
  • 25th Birthday (2016), as Melvin
  • Evol (2017), as Kamari
  • Different Worlds (2019), as Ike
  • Reaction (2019), as Desmond
  • Snap (2019), as Jerry
  • Jumbled (2019), as Damilola
  • Desperate House Girls Season 1 & 2 (2013)
  • Husbands of Lagos Season 1, 2 & 3 (2015), as Akinlolu
  • Ojukwu Season 1 & 2 (2018), as Odili
  • Skinny Girl in Transit (2016), as Femi
  • Promises are forever, as Dan
  • This Is Not a Love Story, as Kolawole
  • Just a wish, as Dave
  • A Toast to a Heart Break, as Michael
  • Dear Ijeoma, as Nicolas
  • The Sassy One, as Scott

Kenneth Okolie won the 2015 Best Supporting Actor of the Year-English award awarded by the City People Movie Award. He was also nominated for the Best Kiss in a Movie award by the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2019.

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