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Ken Erics Biography, True Life Story, Personal Records

ken eric biography, true life story and personal record

Ken Erics Biography, True Life Story, Personal Records- 

Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh, (born 28 February 1985) professionally known as “Ken Eric” is a Nigerian film and television actor, writer, producer, and occasional musician.

ken eric bio

Ken Erics was born on 28 February 1985 and has lived in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria. He is the sixth of seven children of Eric Chukwuemeka Nwenweh and Grace Ifeyinwa Nwenweh both of Enugwu-Ukwu in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria.

He is currently 42 years old and also married to his lovely wife Onyi Adada.


Erics had his primary education at Binta Mustapha Science Nursery and Primary School, Kano, and his secondary education at Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha, Anambra State.

As a young child, Erics showed a passion for the arts and got admission to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, where he graduated with a master’s degree in Theatre Arts and Film studies. He is popularly known for his role as Ugo in the movie ‘The Illiterate alongside Tonto Dikeh and Yul Edochie.

The talented actor is handsome, skilled, gifted in acting, and can fit in any character like epic and romantic movies.

In 2001, as a first-year student in the university, Erics got his first movie role, Chris Ubani directed a direct-to-DVD movie, “Holy Prostitute”, where he played a minor role as a medical doctor.

However, his 2012 portrayal of “Ugo” in the movie The Illiterate endeared him to audiences and opened up more opportunities for him in the Nigerian movie industry.

As a writer, Eric’s first published work Cell 2 has gained attention and has been used in a number of Nigerian tertiary institutions for stage productions and academic purposes.

As an occasional singer and musician who plays the guitar and keyboard, Erics, who had earlier run his own musical band, has been involved in the production of a number of original movie soundtracks.

He also has acted alongside top movie stars like; Ngozi Ezeonu, Yul Edochie, Desmond Elliot, Chiwetalu Agu, Regina Daniels, and more.

In 2014, Erics won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the City People Entertainment Award, as well as the Best Lead Actor at the Afrifimo Awards in the United States. In 2015, he went on to win the Best Lead Actor award at the City People Entertainment Award.

In 2017, Erics won the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Actor of the Year and was also nominated for the “Golden Movie Awards” in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor.

In December 2018, Ken Erics released his first music single “Inozikwa Omee” after he became a superstar because he had been making music before he came to the limelight. 

Ken Erics Profile

Full Name: Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh

Popular Name: Ken Erics or Ken Erics Ugo

Education: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Occupation: Actor, Writer, Producer, Musician, Politician

Gender: Male

Date Of Birth/Age: February 28, 1985 (43 Years Old)

Place of Birth: Kano, Anambra State Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Marital Status: Onyi Adada (Ex-wife)

Net worth: $1 million

Social Media

  • Instagram handle – @KenErics
  • Twitter handle – @Kenerics


  • Holy Prostitute
  • Silence of the gods
  • Eran and Erak
  • Evil intention
  • Gold, not Silver
  • A Better Tomorrow
  • Days of Gloom
  • The Illiterate
  • Release me, oh Lord
  • Father Muonso
  • Burning Bridges
  • Sugarcane
  • Trials of Igho
  • Echoes of Love
  • Omalicham
  • Almost Perfect
  • Within these walls
  • Valerie
  • The Vengeance
  • Okafor’s Law
  • Crossed Path
  • What Lies Within
  • Omugwo
  • Body Language
  • The Bridge
  • Fate of Amanda
  • You Are My Light
  • Love Melody
  • Ordinary Fellows
  • Discography
  • Inozikwa Omee (2018)
  • Thank You, Baba (2019)
  • Mama (2019)
  • Many Mysteries (2019)
  • Sugarcane Baby (2019)
  • Pretence (2019)
  • Anom Gi N’aka (2019)
  • Love is Life (2019) and many more.

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Here are some of the awards which the actress has won or been nominated for.

1. He also won the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014

2. Afrifimo Awards (USA) 2014

3. Nominated as the Best Actor in a Lead Role- Golden Icons Movie Awards (GIAMA) 2015 Awards

4. Nominated as the best ‘on-screen duo’- Golden Icons Movie Awards (GIAMA) 2015 Awards

5. City People Entertainment Awards 2015

6. Nominated as the  Best ‘on-screen duo’- Afrifimo Awards (USA) 2015

7. City People Entertainment Awards 2017

8. Nollywood Ambassadors Awards 2017

9. Nominated as the  Best Supporting Actor- Golden Movie Awards (GMA) 2018

10. South-South Achievers Awards (SSA) 2019

Married Life

Ken Eric married Life

Ken Erics was previously married to a beautiful woman named Onyi Adada. But In March 2019, Ken Erics announced that he would no longer continue his marriage to his wife, Onyi Adada. According to the Actor, it became important to leave his marriage after things turned unbearable.

The wife Onyi accused him of being gay and hiding his secret boyfriend from her. She claimed he left their home for seven months without an explanation.

She claimed she once tried to have sex with him, and he beat her up. Ken, in turn, called the allegations false and malicious. They separated after one year of marriage. Ken Eric, however, expressed happiness over ending the union.

The actor, Ken Erics is yet to get married; Some months ago rumors spread that he was dating another actor, Rachael Okonkwo. The two parties later debunked that he had nothing with Rachael Okonkwo but the rumored.

Net worth

Ken Erics is one of the most loved Nigerian actors in the Nollywood scene, Ken Erics is estimated to be blazing with a net worth between $800,000 – $1 million.

He has many followers on his Instagram and Twitter page. He can boast over 2.3 Million followers on Instagram and over 73K followers on Twitter.

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