Kenneth Okonkwo, also known by many as ‘Andy’, is a well-known Nigerian Nollywood Actor, Lawyer, and a Politician.
In fact, he was the first man to act the so-called, Nollywood movies. Born on 6th November 1968, he is a native of Enugu State (Nsukka Local Government).
In addition, Kenneth Okonkwo was brought to the limelight following the role he played as ‘Andy.’
In the movie living in Bondage, a Nigerian drama thriller released in 1992. Which paved the way and gave birth to Nollywood Music Industry.
Since then, he has stayed true to his craft. Uniquely, he also featured in the Television Soap Opera Ripples where he played the role of Captain John Mark.
His Education Background Profile
He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State and later graduated with a Master’s degree.
Especially, in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Akoka.
He later went on to study Theology at the Bible School. Giving an adept of his salvation, he says he was saved back in 1994. Narrating the story of his salvation he said;
You know, when you think those material things, fame and fortune will make you happy and God deposited all these things in you, yet you are not happy, then you just know that there is a vacuum. God must be interested in me. The story of my salvation is determined by God Almighty. I just knew that truthfully without Him, I can’t-do anything.
Remarkably, Kenneth Okonkwo is running for the Enugu State Govern-ship seat in 2019s’ general election.
Happening in April 2019 through empowerment geared in by the Enugu State Progressive Youths.
Kenneth Okonkwo Family Life
He first married Ogechi Ezekiel, the only daughter of Pastor Ezekiel, General Overseer of Christian Mission International.
The union lasted barely two years and it ended in 2002. The crashed marriage produced a son.
News of the actor’s failed marriage shook the movie industry as Kenneth had turned born-again even before they got married. He later found love again and re-married in 2007 to his present wife, Ifeoma.
The couple was married for nine years before they finally welcomed their first child together at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Centre in the United States of America, on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
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Kenneth Okonkwo Marriage Controversies
About his marriage, he revealed that he is not like most men who cheat on their partners. According to the actor, between the time he became born again.
And the time he married his first wife, he never had carnal knowledge of any other women, and neither did he ever cheated on his present wife.
Explaining how he escapes infidelity amidst all the attention from so many beautiful women who would throw themselves at him at no cost, Kenneth laughs.
“If I’m in London and I feel so, I can fly in, see my babe and fly back to location (laughs).
At times, I would be on location and after a while, I will scream, ‘Hey! Hey! I just have to go home. I don’t know how my body is feeling.
‘I’m that straightforward. I will announce it to the public. And if I don’t run at that time, something will happen”.
Kenneth Okonkwo Known Religion
Religion In 1994, Kenneth experienced a spiritual rebirth and started to rethink his attitude towards religion.
Surprisingly, he says inner purity means much more to him than the material sphere of life now.
And he is grateful to the almighty God for his salvation. Moreover, he has come a long way in his decision to live a clean and responsible life.
Especially having turned his back on frivolities, prays to God more and avoids temptation especially when it comes to women.
Despite the fact that this actor has made a lot of mistakes, just like everyone else, he insists that he has no regrets.
If he ever did something wrong, the main point is that he must have enjoyed it at the time or got to learn something from it, which makes it not so bad.
Kenneth Okonkwo Awards and Wealth
Surprisingly, Kenneth Okonkwo has won several awards in various Film and Acting Industry.
Kenneth Okonkwo has proved to be one of the best and influential Nollywood Actor.
Surprisingly, he has won himself several awards and state recommendations. Including;
- In 2013 he won the AMAA (African Movie Academy Award) on a Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood
- Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- And, the Best Actor in the Leading Role Category 2015 at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Kenneth Okonkwo Movies
- Living in Bondage & 2
- The Suitors
- Holy Ghost Fire
- To Love a Thief
- A Million Madness
- Beyond Reason
- Government House & 2
- My Desire 1 & 2
- Treasure 1 & 2
- World Apart 1 & 2
- End of Money 1 & 2
- Windfall 1 & 2
- Across the Rive 1 & 2
- Angel in Hell 1 & 2
- Explosion 1,2 & 3: Now or Never
- My Promise 1 & 2
- Sacred Blood 1 & 2
- The Biggest Boy in Town 1 & 2
- The Devil in Her 1 & 2
- The Golden Fish 1 & 2
- The Hard Solution
- 666 (Beware the End Is at Hand) 1 & 2
- African Soldier 1 & 2
- Divine Grace 1 & 2
- Greatness 1 & 2
- Sins of the Heart 1 & 2
- The Last Tradition 1 & 2
- Revelation 1 & 2
- The Signs of End Time 1 & 2
- The Trinity 1 & 2
- Titanic Tussle 1 & 2
- Trumpet of Death 1 & 2
- Village Destroyers 1 & 2
- Final Tussle
- Kingdom of Men 1 & 2
- The Return of Ogidi 1 & 2
- King of Kings 1, 2 & 3
- Heart of a Widow 1 & 2
- Royal King 1 & 2
- Weeping Soul 1 & 2
- Heart of a Saint 1 & 2
- Just in Case
His Personal Life
Talking about his personal life, Kenneth says he is not one of those men who go about deceiving their lovers.
After he received spiritual enlightenment and concluded his first marriage, he has never had the desire to have a love affair with any other woman besides his lawful wife.
This popular actor is surrounded by numerous attractive women who would like to flirt with him, but he would much rather spend quality time with his family.
As for female fans, the actor tries to be nice to them without giving them the impression that he is looking for something more.
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