Ken Erics who was born on February 28, 1985, is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer and musician. Ken Erics was born in Kano State, he is an indigene of Anambra State.
Erics is the sixth of seven children of Eric Chukwuemeka Nwenweh and Grace Ifeyinwa Nwenweh both of Enugwu-Ukwu in Anambra State. Erics had his primary education at Binta Mustapha Science Nursery and Primary School, Kano, and his secondary education at Dennis Memorial Grammar School in Onitsha, Anambra State. As a young child, Erics showed a passion for the arts, and this culminated in his admission to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, where he graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts. He also holds a master’s degree in Theatre and Film studies.
Ken Erics Career
In 2001, as a first year student in the University, Erics got his first movie role, in the Chris Ubani directed ‘direct-to-dvd’ movie ‘Holy Prostitute’, where he played a minor role as a medical doctor, with just three scenes. He went on to graduate from the University and began to attend auditions and bagged a few other cameo roles in home movies. 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, Erics 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 Educhie, Desmond Eliot, Chinwetalu 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 2017 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. He got his fans applauding his debut single. The sensational tune accompanied with very melodious vocals is a clear indication Ken Erics is not going anywhere anytime soon.
In March 2019, Ken Erics announced that he will 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. He however, expressed happiness over ending the union.
Ken Erics Wife
Ken Erics and Onyi Adada were married in 2017 and have since separated. Onyi and Ken traditionally tied the knot in December 2017 at her hometown in Enugu. The wedding was well attended by a host of Nollywood actors.
Many wondered when Ken Erics got into a relationship with Onyi, as he was barely seen with women. The actor had repeatedly said he was just focused on building his career, although his singleness raised eyebrows and a lot of speculations.
Shortly after their traditional wedding, nothing was heard from the couple again.
Rumours making the rounds suggested that Onyi had a love child before her marriage to Ken, but she profusely denied the allegations, stating that it was peddled in a bid to tarnish her name and keep her shut.
Ken Erics Net Worth
Ken Erics net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be $700, 000.