Nkiruka Kiki Omeili is a fast rising Nollywood actress, producer, television personality, entrepreneur, television presenter, medical doctor and a philanthropist. She was born and bred in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. She is best known for her role in the popular television series “Lekki Wives” where she played the role of Lovette.
She is also known for her role in her first feature film “Married but Living Single” which was shot in 2012. In the movie she played the role of the antagonistic Titi Haastrup alongside with top Nollywood celebrities like Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin and Joke Silva.
Kiki Omeili was born in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria to Mr. Charles Omeili and Mrs. Maureen Omeili. She is the second child in a family of four children. She is very gifted, creative, skillful and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers.
Kiki Omeili is of Igbo descent. She is originally from Nimo, a small town in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. Her Father, Mr. Charles Omeili was a banker with First Bank of Nigeria and retired as a general manager while her mother, Mrs. Maureen Omeili was the Controller of Prisons in Ibadan, Oyo State in the south western part of Nigeria.
Kiki Omeili completed both her primary and secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Kiki Omeili proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2006.
Kiki Omeili began 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.
In 2011, Kiki Omeili joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and auditioned to play the role of Debbie in the television series “Behind the Smile” where she played a supporting role. In 2012, she teamed up with Tunde Olaoye, the director of the movie “Behind the Smile” to star in her debut feature film “Married but Living Single” where she worked with Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin, Femi Brainard and Joke Silva.
Kiki Omeili has acted in several television series and Nollywood movies which include 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.
Asides from her acting roles, in 2011 Kiki Omeili hosted the Dance Reality Television Show “Dance 234” a Koga entertainment production. Kiki Omeili also hosts the health segment on Smooth FM’s Saturday morning radio show called “Balancing Life” and writes numerous articles in online blogs.
Kiki Omeili has done voice-overs for projects like LG and the MTN world cup countdown programme held in 2009. In August 2013, it was announced that the popular television series “Lekki Wives” would be renewed for a second season and Kiki Omeili’s contract was renewed and she was meant to continue with her role as Lovette.
In early 2016, Kiki Omeili starred in the Nigerian Box Office hit movie “Couple of Days” where she played the role of Joke. The movie was very successful and got wonderful reviews from movie critics. In May 2016, she featured in the short film “Iterum” alongside with Paul Utomi. The movie was directed by Stanley Ohikhuare and was premiered at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
On 31st May 2016, Kiki Omeili made her debut as a movie producer, with the release of the short film “Unprotected” where she played the lead character. The film is based on true events, which she observed as a medical student while in the University of Lagos. The film features Kiki Omeili, as the lead character and Eric Didie, Bimbo Ademoye, Blessing Ambrose and Nathan Kingsley as supporting characters.
Kiki Omeili in the cause of her acting career has been nominated and has won several movie awards both in Nigeria and abroad. In October 2012, Kiki Omeili won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English) at the 17th African Film Awards formerly known as the Afro Hollywood Awards in London, United Kingdom. In May 2014, Kiki Omeili was listed among the Top 25 New Faces of Nollywood by Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) Newspaper. She had also been listed by Nigerian tabloid newspaper “The Sun” as one of Nollywood fastest rising stars earlier in 2014.
In November 2014, Kiki Omeili was nominated for the TV Actress of the Year at the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards for her lead role in the Television series “Lekki Wives” where she played the role of Lovette. In October 2015, Kiki Omeili won the award for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Movie “Sting” at the 2015 Global Icons Academy Movie Awards which was held in the United States of America.
In July 2016, Kiki Omeili won the award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria. In October 2016, Kiki Omeili was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Short Film at the Berlin Film Fest International Awards for her role in the film “Deluded”.
Kiki Omeili has been involved in several humanitarian works with Project Pink Blue. She led their cancer awareness walk, helping the cancer nonprofit raise funds and awareness through social media and events.
Kiki Omeili is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $500,000.
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