Profile Of Kiki Omeili
Nkiruka Kiki Omeili, generally known as Kiki Omeili is a Nigerian actress, producer, television personality and entrepreneur.
Birth | Early Life | Family Background
Kiki was born on the 31st of May, 1980 in Lagos, were she also grew up.
She is of Igbo descent and hials from Nimo, Njikoka local government area of Anambra state.
She is the second child in a family of four children. Her father, Mr Charles Omeili ( a retired General Manager at First Bank). Her mother, Mrs Maureen Omeili, was a Controller of Prisons in Ibadan, Oyo State part of Nigeria.
Kiki Omeili attended Fountain nursery and primary school, Surulere for her primary education. And Federal Government College, Benin City, Edo State for her secondary education, where she obtained her West African Examination Certificate.
She also obtained a medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 2006.
Career | Movies
Kiki Omeili started acting at an early age, performing in stage plays all through her primary and secondary school years.
This continued when she got into the university as she was a member of the drama club and acted in various productions as well as taking part in several drama competitions. She began professionally in 2011 where she joined the Nigerian movie industry. She was auditioned for a role in a television series “Behind the smile” and hence played out a supporting role.
Kiki came to limelight with her intriguing role as Lovette in the television series “Lekki Wives”.
She is also known for her role in her first feature film in 2012, “Married but Living Single“, where she played the role of the antagonistic Titi Haastrup, playing alongside Funke Akindele-Bello, Joseph Benjamin, Femi Brainard and Joke Silva.
Kiki Omeili has featured in several television series and Nollywood movies such as ‘The Valley Between‘, ‘Behind the Smile‘, ‘Lekki Wives‘, ‘Gidi Culture‘, ‘Nowhere to be Found‘, ‘Footprints‘, ‘Married but Living Single‘, ‘A Mother’s Fight’, ‘Binding Duty’, ‘Oblivious’, ‘Sting’, ‘Echoes of Silence’, ‘Light in the Dark’, etc.
Kiki has done voice-over projects for top brands like LG and the MTN world cup countdown programme held in 2009.
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The beautiful actress is also known for her role in the 2015 crime caper, Gbomo Gbomo Express alongside Gideon Okeke.
In 2016, she also featured in the movie “Couple of Days” which was well received among the viewers, recording a success as getting wonderful reviews from movie critics. Also on May 2016, she featured in a short film “Iterum” alongside Paul Utomi, directed by Stanley Ohikhuare. The movie was premiered at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
However, on 31st May 2016, Omeili shows her versatility as a movie producer with a short film titled “Unprotected”. She also played the lead character while featuring the likes of Eric Didie, Bimbo Ademoye, Blessing Ambrose and Nathan Kingsley. The film is based on true events, which she observed as a medical student while in the University of Lagos.
Asides from acting, Kiki Omeili hosted a Dance Reality Television show “Dance 234”, a Konga entertainment production in 2011. She also hosts health segment on Smooth FM’s Saturday morning radio show “Balancing Life”and writes numerous articles in online blogs.
Kiki Omeili has been involved in several humanitarian works with Project Pink Blue. She led their cancer awareness walk, helping the cancer non-profit raise funds and awareness through social media and events.
Awards | Nominations
Kiki Omeili on the course of his career has been nominated and won several awards both in Nigeria and abroad.
In October 2012, Kiki received the award for the ‘Best Actress in a supporting role at the 17th African Film Awards (formerly known as the Afro Hollywood Awards) in London.
She was listed among the Top 25 New Faces of Nollywood by Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) Newspaper in May 2014. Kiki was also listed by Nigerian Tabloid Newspaper ‘The Sun’ as one of Nollywood’s fastest rising stars earlier in 2014.
She was Nominated for the ‘TV Actress of the Year’ at the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards in November 2014, for her lead role in the Television series ‘Lekki Wives.
Kiki won the award for Best Supporting Actress in “Sting” at the 2015 Global Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA), held in the United States of America.
Omeili also won the Best Supporting Actress of the year at the July 2016 City People Entertainment Awards in Lagos.
In October 2016, Kiki Omeili was Nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Short Film “Deluded” at the Berlin Film Fest International Awards.
Omeili also won the Best Supporting actress award at the World Music and Independent Film Festival in 2018.
Kiki Omeili is one of the prominent and most sought after actress in Nollywood with an estimated net worth of $500,000.