Our Crush This Week: Kiki Omeili #OWCW

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Nkiruka ‘Kiki’ Omeili is a Nigerian actress, best known for her role as Lovette in the TV series Lekki Wives. She was born in Lagos and hails from Anambra state.

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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.

Asides from her acting roles, in 2011 Omeili hosted the Dance reality TV show “Dance 234”. 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 also “emcees” various events and has done voice-overs for projects including LG and the MTN world cup countdown programme in 2009.

Early 2016, she starred in the Nigerian Box Office hit; Couple of Days, where her portrayal of the character Joke, got wonderful reviews from critics. In May 2016, Iterum a short film directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare and starring Kiki Omeili and Paul Utomi was premiered at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

On May 31, 2016, Omeili made her debut as a movie producer, with the release of the Short Film Unprotected. The film is based on true events, which she observed as a medical student in the university. The film features Kiki Omeili, as the lead character, and Eric Didie, Bimbo Ademoye, Blessing Ambrose and Nathan Kingsley in supporting roles.

Omeili has received numerous awards such as award for ‘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 October 2015, Omeili won the award for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Movie – Sting, at the 2015 Global Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA), which held in the USA.

In July 2016, Omeili won the award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.

Omeili has been involved in humanitarian work with Project Pink Blue. She led their cancer awareness walk, helping the cancer nonprofit raise funds and awareness through social media and events.

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