He was born on February 21, 1984. He is the first child in a family of four children and originally from Ihiala in Anambra State in south eastern Nigeria.
Okolie had his primary and secondary education in his home town in Anambra state and graduated at the Valley View University, Accra Ghana.
Okolie began his career as a model. He got his first modeling in the year 2006 when he followed a friend to do audition for modelling and was not originally a participant. He was given the opportunity to showcase his talents and eventually picked for the job.
He has since ventured into acting taking roles in several movies. Some of his movies are:
• Stormy Heart
• The Royal Habiscus Hotel
• The Sassy One
• Dear Ijeoma
• Gbomo Gbomo Express
• 4 Men Only
• My Mr Capable
• Skinny Girl in Transit
• A Girl’s Note
• Trouble Comes to Town
• My Name is Kadi
• 25th Birthday and others.
Kenneth Okolie is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actor. He is gifted in interpreting roles in movies and can adapt to any role assigned him beautifully.
He is known to acts in most romantic movies alongside top Nollywood stars like Nkiru Sylvernus, Ramsey Noah, Yul Edochie and others.
Okolie won the first Mr. Nigeria title in 2010 and emerged second runner up for Mr. World also in 2010.
The talented Nollywood superstar and a model is a recipient of an award as Best supporting actor of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Like any human being on earth, Okolie had kidnapping issue. December 15, 2012, Okolie and Nollywood star, Nkiru Sylvernus were kidnapped on their way to Owerri to shoot a movie. One Hundred Million Naira ransom was demanded by the by the captors for their release. They were however released on December 21, 2012 at 10:30pm after about six days in their den with no reported amount paid as ransom.
His Personal Life
Okolie got married to the love of his life, Jessica Nwakah. The traditional and white wedding came up on April 15, 2017 and December 16, 2017 respectively. They welcome their first child in 2019.
His Net Worth
Kenneth Okolie has indeed become a regular face in the Nigerian movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.