Ken Erics, born Ugochukwu Ekenedilichukwu Eric Nwenweh, is a talented Nigerian actor, writer, producer, and occasional musician who has made significant contributions to the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood.
With his passion for entertainment and diverse talents, Ken Erics has captivated audiences with his remarkable performances and creative endeavors. In this blog post, we will delve into Ken Erics’ biography, career, filmography, personal life, and social media presence.
Early Life and Education:
Ken Erics was born on February 28, 1985, in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria. His parents, Eric Chukwuemeka Nwenweh and Grace Ifeyinwa Nwenweh, hail from Enugwu-Ukwu in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria. Raised in a creative environment, Ken developed a keen interest in the arts from a young age.
He attended the Binta Mustapha Science Nursery and Elementary School in Kano for his primary education and later enrolled at the Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) in Onitsha, Anambra State, for his secondary education.
To further pursue his passion for the arts, Ken Erics gained admission to Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, where he earned a degree in theatre arts. He later pursued a master’s degree in theatre and film studies, solidifying his foundation in the entertainment industry.
Ken Erics’ journey in the entertainment industry began when he made his acting debut as a first-year university student in the film “Holy Prostitute” directed by Chris Ubani. Although his role was limited to three scenes, it marked the beginning of his acting career.
After completing his degree, he actively participated in auditions and secured cameo roles in several home movies. However, it was his outstanding portrayal of “Ugo” in the 2012 film “The Illiterate” that garnered attention and opened doors for him in Nollywood.
Apart from acting, Ken Erics is also a talented writer and producer. His first published work, “Cell 2,” gained recognition and has been utilized in academic and theatrical contexts across various Nigerian higher education institutions. Additionally, Ken Erics has showcased his musical talents by occasionally performing as a vocalist, musician, and songwriter. He has contributed to the creation of original soundtracks for several movies.
Throughout his career, Ken Erics has received numerous accolades for his exceptional performances. He won the Best Lead Actor award at the Afrifimo Awards in the United States in 2014 and the Best Supporting Actor award at the City People Entertainment Awards. In 2015, he clinched the City People Entertainment Award for Best Lead Actor. His remarkable talent and dedication were further acknowledged when he won the Best Actor of the Year award at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2017.
Ken Erics has an extensive filmography, having appeared in various notable Nollywood productions. Some of his notable films include:
- Holy Prostitute (2002)
- Silence of the gods (2006)
- Eran and Erak (2007)
- Evil Intention (2010)
- The Illiterate (2012)
- Okafor’s Law (2016)
- What Lies Within (2017)
- Omugwo (2017)
- The Bridge (2017)
- Fate of Amanda (2017)
- Love Melody (2019)
In addition to his acting career, Ken Erics has released several music singles, showcasing his musical prowess. Some of his notable singles include:
- 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)
Ken Erics was previously married to Onyi Adada, but they divorced in March 2019. The actor cited intolerable circumstances as the reason for their separation, expressing his contentment with the dissolution of the marriage.
Ken Erics’ successful career in the entertainment industry has contributed to his estimated net worth of $800,000.
Social Media Presence:
For those who want to stay updated with Ken Erics’ activities and connect with him, he can be found on social media:
Instagram: @KenErics Twitter: @Kenerics
Ken Erics has proven himself to be a versatile and talented entertainer, leaving an indelible mark in the Nigerian film industry. His passion for acting, writing, producing, and music has led to numerous achievements and recognition. With his remarkable performances and creative contributions, Ken Erics continues to captivate audiences and inspire aspiring entertainers.