Who is Kelvin Ikeduba?
Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba is a Nigerian actor and filmmaker who has featured in over 300 movies.
He was born on August 21, 1976, and is currently 45 years old. Kelvin Ikeduba is known for his versatility in the Nigerian movie industry as he features both in English-Language Nollywod movies and Yoruba ones.
Is Kelvin Ikeduba Yoruba?
Kelvin Ikeduba is Igbo but he is fluent in Yoruba because he grew up in Lagos. His fluency in Yoruba enables him to feature in Yoruba Language films.
Early life and childhood
Kelvin Ikeduba is originally from Delta State but was born and raised in the Ebute-Metta area of Lagos State. He is from a family of four children – two boys and two girls. Growing up in Ebute-Metta contributed to his fluency in the Yoruba language.
Kelvin Ikeduba can also speak good Hausa. According to the 45-year-old actor, he learned Hausa through his association with Hausa-speaking friends.
Kelvin Ikeduba had his primary education in Lagos State and his secondary education in Delta State. For his tertiary education, he went to the University of Benin where he bagged a degree in Economics.
Kelvin Ikeduba wiki profile
|Full Name||Kelvin Ngozi Ikedubua|
|State of Origin||Delta state|
|Date of birth||August 21, 1976|
|Age||45 years old|
|Career||Actor, producer and director|
How Kelvin Ikeduba started his career
Kelvin Ikeduba joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2000 and has remained consistent ever since. He described his journey into Nollywood as a coincidence, explaining that he had accompanied a friend to an audition, and on getting there he decided to give it a shot.
Fortunately, his audition was successful as he got a callback and was given a role.
His ability to understand and communicate in all three major Nigerian languages (Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba) proved a great advantage to his career.
He debuted his acting career in English movies but eventually diversified into the Yoruba movie industry with the help of Femi Ogedengbe who introduced him to Saheed Balogun.
According to reports, filmmaker Saheed Balogun gave him his first Yoruba movie role in a project titled “Omo Alhaja”.
According to Kelvin Ikeduba, he wanted a challenge and he saw being cast in a Yoruba movie as a good challenge. His next movie was “Ogidan” by Kolade Afolabi, where he played a lead role.
From there, his popularity among Yoruba movie lovers soared and would later win the award for “Best Cross-Over Actor” at the 2014 Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA).
Kelvin Ikeduba has featured in over 300 movies since the start of his career as an actor. Some of his movies include:
- The Suitors (2000)
- Emotional Fears (2003)
- Ogidan (2004)
- More Than Gold (2005)
- Ghetto Language (2006)
- Ghetto Queen (2007)
- Kiss The Dust (2008)
- Esin Obinrin (2009)
- Igbeyawo Arugbo (2010)
- Son Of Mercy (2020)
- Swallow (2021)
Kelvin Ikeduba marriage and wedding
Kelvin Ikeduba is happily married with children, but there is no information regarding his wife as he is very discreet about his private life.
About Kelvin Ikeduba wife
The 46-year-old actor is extremely discreet about his marital life and almost never shares photos of his wife and children online. In fact, even his wife’s name is not known at this time.
According to reports, the first and only time he showcased his wife was at the burial ceremony of Yomi Fabiyi’s late mother in 2018.
Kelvin Ikeduba children
Kelvin Ikeduba is the proud father of four boys. However, information about his children, including their names and ages remains scarce in the media.
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, two of the actor’s children are currently in their teenage years.