Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Nkiruka ‘Kiki’ Omeili was born in Lagos, and is the second of four children of her parents. She is of Igbo descent and hails from Nimo, in Anambra State. Her Father Charles was a banker with First Bank Nigeria and retired as a general manager, while her mother Maureen was the Controller of Prisons in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria..
Kiki is a Nigerian actress, best known for her role as Lovette in the TV 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 alongside other Nigerian film legends such as Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin and Joke Silva.
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 2006, she obtained a Medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.
In October 2012, Kiki received the award for the ‘Best Actress (Supporting Role in an English language film)’ at the 17th African Film Awards (formerly known as the Afro Hollywood Awards) in London.
In May 2014, Nkiruka 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’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. She was nominated for her lead role in the Television series ‘Lekki Wives.