Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh|
28 February 1985
Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Producer, Musician|
|Years active||2001 – present|
Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh, professionally known as Ken Erics Ugo or simply Ken Erics is a Nigerian film and television actor, writer and occasional musician. He is popularly known for his role as Ugo in the movie ‘The Illiterate’ alongside Tonto Dikeh and Yul Edochie. He is from Anambra State.
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. He is of Igbo descent. 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 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.
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 Prostitiute’, 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.
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.
|2014||City People Entertainment Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Ken Erics||Won|
|2014||Afrifimo Awards (USA)||Best Lead Actor||Ken Erics||Won|
|2015||Golden Icons Movie Awards (GIAMA) 2015 Awards||Best Actor in a Lead Role||Ken Erics||Nominated|
|Golden Icons Movie Awards (GIAMA) 2015 Awards||Best 'on-screen duo'||Ken Erics and Kiki Omeili||Nominated|
|City People Entertainment Awards||Best Actor||Ken Erics||Won|
|Afrifimo Awards (USA)||Best 'on-screen duo'||Ken Erics||Nominated|
|2017||City People Entertainment Awards||Best Actor||Ken Erics||Won|
|Nollywood Ambassadors Awards||Best Actor of the Year||Ken Erics||Won|
|2018||Golden Movie Awards (GMA) 2018||Best Supporting Actor||Ken Erics||Nominated|
|2002||Holy Prostitute||Doctor||Chris Ubani||Cameo Role|
|2006||Silence of the gods||Onyegbula||Teco Benson||Home Video|
|2007||Eran and Erak||Oliver||Theodore Anyanji||Feature Film|
|2010||Evil intention||Santos||Ugezu j Ugezu||Feature Film|
|2011||Gold not Silver||Nwokolo||Tchidi Chikere||Feature Film|
|2011||A Better Tomorrow||Izu||Michael JaJa||Feature Film|
|2011||Days of Gloom||Izu||Michael JaJa||Feature Film featuring John Dumelo, Olu Jacobs and Chioma Chukwuka|
|2012||The Illiterate||Ugo||Silvester Madu||Feature Film|
|2013||Release me oh Lord||Osita||Ifeanyi Ogbonna||Feature Film|
|2014||Father Muonso||Father Elijah||Vincent De Anointed||Feature Film|
|2014||Burning Bridges||Louis||Okechukwu Oku||Feature Film|
|2014||Sugarcane||Azuka||Obinna Ukeze||Feature Film|
|2015||Trials of Igho||Igho||Chris Eneaji||Lead/Feature Film|
|2015||Echoes of Love||Prince||Ugezu j Ugezu||Feature Film|
|2015||Omalicham||Jeremiah||Ugezu j Ugezu||Feature Film|
|2016||Almost Perfect||Nonso||Desmond Elliot||Feature Film|
|2016||Within these walls||Francis||Uche Jombo||Feature Film|
|2016||Valerie||Joe||Taiwo Shittu||Feature Film|
|2016||The Vengeance||Jeff||Goodnews Erico Isika||Feature Film|
|2016||Okafor's Law||Chuks A.k.A Fox||Omoni Oboli||Feature Film featuring Blossom a Chukwujekwu, Richard Mofe Damijo , Omoni Oboli|
|2017||Crossed Path||Jesse||Frank Rajah Arase||Feature Film featuring Okawa Shaznay, Frank Artus & Emem Inwang|
|2017||What Lies Within||Brian||Vanessa Nzediegwu||Feature Film with Michelle Dede, Tope Tedela, Kiki Omeili|
|2017||Omugwo||Raymond||Kunle Afolayan||Feature Film featuring Patience Ozokwo, Ayo Adesanya, Omowunmi Dada|
|2017||Body Language||Lancelot||Moses Inwang||Feature Film featuring Ramsey Nouah, Tana Adelana|
|2017||The Bridge||Augustine||Kunle Afolayan||Feature Film featuring Chidinma Ekile, Demola, Adedoyin, Zach Orji|
|2018||You Are My Light||Samson||Vincent D Anointed||Feature Film produced by Ken Erics and featuring Yvonne Jegede, Ebele Okaro|
|2005||Webs||Livinus Otteh||TV Series|
|2015||Growing Old||Chidi||Chris Eneaji||TV Series|
|Hopes of the Living Dead||Hacourt Whyte||Ola Rotimi|
|Trials of Oba Ovoramnwen||Consular||Ola Rotimi|
|Hangmen Also Die||R.I.P||Esiaba Irobi|
|Childe International||Chief||Wole Soyinka|
|Grip Am||Ise||Ola Rotimi|
|Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh||Prof Ogun||Esiaba Irobi|
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