By Adaora Ude.
You remember the sweet faced sassy Kiki Omeili who played Titi in the much publicized movie Married but Living single alongside Funke Akindele and Benjamin Joseph. Well we’ve got news for you about this not so little lady!
Hot on the entertainment scene now and slowly but steadily making her way to the top and in the heads and hearts of many Nigerians, Medical doctor turned artist is on the rise and defiantly one to watch out for.
Kiki has got her fingers in another hot pie and we are almost too certain it is a delicious pie indeed. She just concluded filming on a new project and I don’t know about you but I’m dying to see it; LEKKI WIVES!
Lekki Wives, is a new series produced and directed by Blessing Effiom Egbe, the same lady with immense talent that brought you the blockbuster movie “Two Brides and a Baby” which by the way, is the newest thing to hit town. (You don’t want to mess with blessing! That lady knows her onions, in fact; she go school, she nor chop her school fees!)
It highlights the lives and antics of five women who live in the highbrow, posh Lekki area of Lagos and is a true reflection of the modus operandi of many wealthy, fashionable and “happening’ women who call it home.
The series aims to teach, inform and at the same time, entertain viewers… popcorn, dim lights and the works!!
Lekki wives stars Kiki Omeili (Lovette), Adaora Ukoh (Miranda), Katherine Edoho (Uju), Keira Hewatch (Peace), Chinomnso Young (Cleo), Anthony Monjaro (Victor), Okey Uzoeshi (Sly) and many others.
Recently, Kiki Omeili received a nomination for the Best Actress (Supporting Role in an English language film) award at the 17th African Film Awards (formerly known as the Afro Hollywood Awards) in London alongside Nse Ikpe Etim and Oge Okoye… guess what? SHE WON! Way to go girl…
This lady is sure one to watch out for, fingers crossed, pulse racing!!
Meet the Cast of Lekki Wives:
Kiki Omeili (Lovette)
Kiki bagged a degree in medicine from the college of medicine, University of Lagos and thereafter decided to follow her passion for acting and TV presenting.
She hosted the dance reality show dance 234 which aired on Africa magic world. She also played a lead role in the much publicized movie “Married but Living Single”. Other jobs to her credit include Behind the Smile, The Valley Between, Gidi Culture, A Mother’s Fight, Nesrea’s Watch, Footprints and most recently Lekki wives. She also presents a health show on smooth 98.1fm.
Adaora Ukoh (Miranda)
Adaora studied Law at the prestigious University of Lagos and is a seasoned actress with a number of jobs under her belt. Notable among which are:
Corporate runs, Koko Babes, World of Commotion, Palace War, King after Kings, Royal rites, her own private production; a short docu-drama called ‘Epitaph’. Adaora is also the proud owner of her own clothing line, “Adaora couture”.
Katherine Obiang (Uju)
Katherine is a seasoned broadcaster and presently an On-Air Personality with Nigeria Info 99.3fm.
She studied accountancy but due to her love for the Arts veered into radio, television, stage and now screen. Her 1st movie is “Journey to Self” is set for release later this year. She also was involved in the very recent production Lekki Wives. A Most recent work she’s involved in is the stage play about the telling of Nigeria’s history titled For the Love of Country, directed by veteran stage actor, Sola Roberts.
Keira Hewatch (Peace)
Keira has been acting since 2008. She has done: Cross Roads, Everyday People, Just the two of us, Tinsel, Disclosure, Working Girls, Two brides and a baby, The Perfect Plan, Job Seekers and this latest project, Lekki Wives.
Keira received the Best of Nollywood award for Best breakout female for her role in “Two brides and a baby”.
Chinonso Young (Cleo)
Born on the 8th Dec 1987
She has featured in a stage play by Solomon Macaulay “A Voice for Ella”, also Tinsel season 2, My mum & I, and more recently Lekki Wives.