She was born November 8, 1985 in Calabar, Cross River State. Her mother, Elizabeth Hewatch, was a teacher with the Nigerian Police force, who raised Keira as a single parent and her father a missionary.
Hewatch’s family relocated to Ghana where Keira studied Travel and Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Graduate School of Management Studies.
On completion of her certification exams in 2006, Hewatch decided to make a career in acting. She spent another year in Ghana trying to break into the entertainment industry to no avail, as most of the roles involved speaking the local dialect.
Her Acting Career
Keira began her acting career on her return to Nigeria in 2007, to pursue her passion for acting.
Hewatch’s first break came in the television series, ‘Cross Roads’ produced by Emeka Ossai.
In 2010, Keira starred as the lead role in her first but adjudged failed science fiction/futuristic movie, ‘Kajola’ starring alongside Desmomd Elliot, directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. The film was not well received in Nigerian cinemas.
In 2011, Keira Hewatch starred as ‘Keche’, in a movie, ‘Two Brides and a Baby’ alongside OC Ukeje, Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Chelsea Eze and Okey Uzoeshi.
Keira revealed at a later date that her strong passion for acting was inspired by the children of The Sound of Music after watching it for the first time at the age of 5.
Keira has so far in the industry featured in several Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• Lekki Wives, season 1, 2 and 3
• In the Music
• Two Brides and a Baby
• After the Proposal
• Lies Men Tell
• Couples Games
• Murder at Prime Suites among several others.
Keira is such a creative and highly talented Nollywood actress with good interpretation of roles in movies, who has a semblance to fellow Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson. Both have been described by many as having similar acting skills.
Awards and Nominations
Hewatch has in the course of her acting profession won a number of awards notably as:
• The Best of Nollywood Award (BON) for ‘Best Breakout Performance’ in 2011.
• 2012 Nominee as the Best New Actress at the Golden Icon Academy Awards (GIAMA).
Her Humanitarian Work
Keira Hewatch works with a Charity Organization, ‘The Wings of Love Foundation’, a platform created to helping widows, orphans and young people get off the streets and building a life for themselves.
Her Personal Life
Keira Hewatch is said to be single and not married. It is however reported that she is in a serious relationship, though not revealed.
Her Net Worth
Keira Hewatch is indeed one of the prominent Nollywood actresses, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.