Born on 21st August, 1976, Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba born was raised in Olokodana street, Ebute-meta, Lagos state. He is the first born from a family of six with four children - two male and two female children, a mother, and a father. He’s a native of Delta State. He received both primary and secondary school education in Lagos State but in bid to obtain a university degree he relocated to the Benin city, a south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria where he applied to the University of Benin to study Economics. He was accepted and eventually graduated from there with a B.Sc. degree in Economics. Ikeduba is multilingual as he can speak the Yoruba language, the Hausa Language the Igbo language as well as the English language, which is the official language of communication in Nigeria.

Full Biography of Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba


Kelvin Ikeduba debuted his acting career into the English language only conventional and mainstream Nigerian movie industry  known commonly as Nollywood but eventually crossed over to the Yoruba movie industry in Nigeria with the help of Femi Ogedengbe who introduced him to Saheed Balogun who gave him a movie role in a Yoruba movie he was producing titled Omo Alhaja in the year 2000.He described his venture into the Nigerian movie industry as a coincidence as he initially only wanted to accompany a friend to an audition for actors but on reaching their destination he decided to audition also and was successful in it as he was called back and given a movie role. Ikedubas ability to understand and communicate in all three major languages in Nigeria has been pivotal to his career, he acknowledges this fact and speaks publicly about it. He has been stereotyped in the Nigerian movie industry as a Bad Boy which he attributed to his appearance, hence in almost all the movies he has featured in, he was always the antagonist or as the Nigerian media puts it The Bad Boy.


In 2014, He won the award for Best Cross Over Actor at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA) and he is predominantly known for his diversity in the Nigerian movie industry as he has been featured in Nollywood movies where the English language is commonly used in their productions and also has been featured in diverse Yoruba only speaking movies produced by the Yoruba movie industry of Nigeria.


Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba’s Awards and Nomination

As a talented, established and internationally celebrated actor, Kelvin Ikeduba has been nominated and severally won the following awards;

  1. He won the Best Cross Over Actor Category in the 2014 Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA)
  2. He won the 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba) where he acted the role of Lucifer

Featured Movies by Kelvin Ikeduba

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  1. Swallow (2021)
  2. Son of Mercy (2020)
  3. Lucifer (2019)
  4. Edo Decree 1440 (2018)

Igbeyawo Arugbo (2010)

Owowunmi (2010)

Atunida Leyi (2009)

Esin Obinrin (2009)

Critical Truth (2008) as Emeka

Kiss the Dust (2008) as Baba Books

Laroda Ojo (2008) as Shola

Mafi Wonmi (2008)

My Darling Princess (2008)

Ghetto Queen (2007)

Ghetto Language (2006)

Last Dance (2006)

Under The Sky (2006)

More Than Gold (2005)

Ògìdán (2004)

Emotional Tears (2003)

The Suitors (2000)


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