Ugochukwu Ekenedilichukwu Eric Nwenweh is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, and occasional musician who works in film and television under the names Ken Erics Ugo and simply Ken Erics. He co-starred with Tonto Dikeh and Yul Edochie in the film “The Illiterate,” playing the part of Ugo.
Ken Erics Ugo Biography
Ugochukwu Ekenedilichukwu Eric Nwenweh
Ken Erics Ugo
28 February 1985
Kano State, Nigeria
Anambra State, Nigeria
Actor, writer, producer, musician, politician
Early Life and Education
Ken Erics is the sixth child of Eric Chukwuemeka Nwenweh and Grace Ifeyinwa Nwenweh, both of Enugwu-Ukwu in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria, and was born on February 28, 1985, in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria. He has Igbo ancestry. Erics attended the Binta Mustapha Science Nursery and Elementary School in Kano for his primary school and the Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) in Onitsha, Anambra State, for his secondary education. Erics first had an interest in the arts when he was a small child, and this led to his entrance to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, where he earned a degree in theatre arts. Additionally, he has a master’s in theatre and film studies.
As a first-year university student in 2001, Erics received his first acting job in the Chris Ubani-directed “direct-to-dvd” film “Holy Prostitute,” in which he had a brief three-scene appearance as a doctor. After earning his degree from the university, he started going to auditions and was offered a couple more cameo roles in in-home movies. But his performance as “Ugo” in the 2012 film The Illiterate won over viewers and gave him more opportunities in the Nigerian film business.
As a writer, Eric’s first piece of published work, Cell 2, attracted attention and has been used for academic and theatrical purposes in a number of Nigerian higher institutions. Erics, who previously had his own musical band, performs occasionally as a vocalist and musician and also plays the guitar and keyboard. He has worked on the creation of a number of original movie soundtracks.
In 2014, Erics earned the Best Lead Actor prize at the Afrifimo Awards in the United States as well as the City People Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor. He later went on to win the City People Entertainment Award for Best Lead Actor in 2015. Erics was nominated for the Golden Movie Awards in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor and went on to win the City People Entertainment Awards 2017 for Best Actor of the Year.
Inozikwa Omee, Ken Erics’ debut single, was released in December 2018. His first single was met with cheers from his admirers. The wonderful song and exceptionally beautiful vocals are a blatant sign that Ken Erics is here to stay.
In March 2019, Ken Erics made the decision to call it quits on his marriage to Onyi Adada. The actor claims that as things grew intolerable, it was crucial for him to end his marriage. He, though, expressed satisfaction at the union’s dissolution.
Selected singles of Ken Erics are the following;
- 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)
|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|
|2017||Fate of Amanda|
|2018||You Are My Light||Samson||Vincent D Anointed||Feature Film produced by Ken Erics and featuring Yvonne Jegede, Ebele Okaro|
|2019||Love Melody||Obiora||Ability Tagbo||Feature Film produced by Ken Erics and featuring Rachael Okonkwo|
|2019||Ordinary Fellows||Ekene||Lorenzo Menakaya and Ikenna Aniekwe||Feature Film featuring Wale Ojo, Chiwetalu Agu and Somadina Adinma|
|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|
Awards and Nomination
- Named Best Supporting Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014.
- In 2014, he received the Afrifimo Awards (USA) for Best Lead Actor for the second time.
- Eric was named Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Golden Icons Movie Awards (GIAMA) in 2015.
- He was named Best ‘on-screen duet’ at the Golden Icons Movie Awards (GIAMA) in 2015.
- In 2017, he was named Best Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- He was named Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Movie Awards (GMA) in 2018.
- He received the South-South Achievers Awards in 2019. (SSA)
Ken Erics is estimated to have a net worth between $800,000