Ken Erics

Ken Erics

Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh professionally known as Ken Erics Ugo is a Nigerian film and television actor, writer, producer and occasional musician. He is popularly known for his role as Ugo in the movie 'The Illiterate' alongside Tonto Dikeh and Yul Edochie

28 February 1985


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

12 July 2000

Early life and education

Erics, who is of Igbo descent, received his primary education at Binta Mustapha Science Nursery and Primary School in Kano and his secondary education at Dennis Memorial Grammar School in Onitsha, Anambra State; his passion for the arts led him to pursue a degree in Theatre Arts at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, where he later obtained a master's degree in Theatre and Film studies.

12 July 2001


Erics, starting with a minor role in the movie 'Holy Prostitute' during his first year in university, gradually gained recognition through cameo roles until his breakthrough portrayal of "Ugo" in 'The Illiterate' in 2012, which opened up more opportunities for him in the Nigerian film industry; additionally, he has published a notable work called 'Cell 2' used in Nigerian tertiary institutions, participated in music production, and acted alongside renowned stars like Ngozi Ezeonu, Yul Edochie, Desmond Elliot, Chiwetalu Agu, Regina Daniels, among others.

12 July 2014

Awards and recognition

Erics achieved recognition in the film industry by winning the Best Supporting Actor award at the City People Entertainment Award in 2014, followed by the Best Lead Actor award at the Afrifimo Awards in the United States, and later the Best Lead Actor award at the City People Entertainment Award in 2015; furthermore, he received the City People Entertainment Awards 2017 for Best Actor of the Year and was nominated for the Golden Movie Awards in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor.

12 December 2018

Music career

In December 2018, Ken Erics released his debut music single "Inozikwa Omee," which received applause from his fans, showcasing his talent and indicating that he is here to stay in the music industry.

12 March 2019


In March 2019, Ken Erics announced his decision to end his marriage to Onyi Adada, citing unbearable circumstances and expressing a sense of relief and happiness over the termination of the union.

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