In the Nollywood industry, the Nigerian movie industry, there are various uprising and A-list actors and actresses. There are also teen actors and actresses. Each TV entertainer in every category has played their roles perfectly to entertain and thrill their viewers at home and abroad.
Nollywood grows every day with various new acts coming up, and this is because the industry is quite large and can contain numerous performers. Over time, most of these actors have become role models to aspiring actors (young and old) and have been a source of inspiration to the other fans and viewers who emotionally connect to the movie roles that these public figures or faces display on their screens.
For this article, we will be looking at a fast-rising teen actress in Nollywood who has marked a space for herself in the massive industry in the last few years.
Mercy Adaeze Kenneth Okonkwo, popularly known as Mercy Kenneth, is a teen actress, singer, and model.
|Full Name||Mercy Kenneth|
|Stage Name||Smart Kid|
|Age||9th April 2009 (age: 14)|
|Place Of Birth||Lagos|
Mercy Kenneth Age
Mercy Adaeze Kenneth Okonkwo was born on the 9th April 2009 (age: 14). Her young age has made other growing children and teenagers in her age range aspire to be on the screens to show the world their hidden talents. Her young age has given her more privilege to be sought after by producers who wish to catch them young and groom them into superstars.
Who Are Mercy Kenneth’s Parents?
Mercy Kenneth was born in Lagos State. She hails from Imo state. Her parents are Mr Kenneth Okonkwo, a popular pastor, a movie producer, and a marketer. He is the CEO of Global Update Movies LTD. Her father is different from the veteran actor and politician, also known as Kenneth Okonkwo, as this has been a general misconception for a long time.
A lot of people mistook her to be the daughter of the veteran actor. Her mother’s name is Blessing Okonkwo. She’s a pastor and a businesswoman. She’s reserved and not as involved in the movie industry as the rest of the family members.
Mercy Kenneth Educational Background
She completed her primary school education in Lagos. Only a little information was released to the public about the name of her primary school. However, she’s currently a student at Hannah Teck International School, Ojo Lagos state, hoping to obtain her Senior Secondary Certificate.
She’s an intelligent girl who has grown to manage her time and create a balance between her studies and her career. She’s excelling in her studies and as a child star actress.
Mercy Kenneth Career
Mercy Kenneth began her career as an actress at a very tender age. She was also a child singer; she released singles such as Original Mama, I Must Go To School, and several others. When she discovered her excellent talent in acting, she took up her acting career seriously and ventured into it full-time.
She is famous as an uprising girl child actress with superb acting prowess in the movie industry.
She has starred in over 50 movies, including College of Tears, Hunger’s Race, The Rejected Stone, Rain of Tears, War Room, Dairy of an Orphan, and many other movies. She has starred alongside top Nollywood actors such as Zubby Michael, Ruth Kadiri, and Regina Daniels.
She’s well known and has a followership of thousands of fans on her social media pages.
Mercy’s Awards and Nominations
This talented young actress has received awards, nominations, and accolades for her brilliant acting skills and performance.
Such prizes and nominations include:
- National Royal Awards 2021 (in the category of next-rated actress of the year)
- Nomination for the Mainland TV Fashion Show and Awards in 2022 (in the category of the Fastest Rising Actor of the Year)
- Nomination for Nigerian Women Achievers Awards 2022 (in the category of Teen Act of the Year)
Her fans look forward to her achieving greater heights and being nominated for more awards soon.
Mercy Kenneth Siblings
Mercy has four brothers: Onyedika, Goodness, Dalinson, and Caleb. However, she once disclosed in an interview that she had a twin brother who passed on when they were barely very young.
Aside from their mother, the entire family is fully involved in the movie industry. Onyedika and Dalinson are editors and producers in their family’s movie production company, Global Update Movies Ltd. Onyedika is also the CEO of Shutte Studios.
Caleb is also an actor and currently a student at Unizik, Awka, Anambra state. Goodness is an editor in the family’s movie production company.
She and her siblings strive to rise in the movie industry with their various acting, editing, and production skills under the surveillance of their father, the CEO and Executive Producer of the family’s production company. They are a family of entertainers and rising stars.
With a family where the head of the house has a firm footing in the movie business, Mercy is one lucky child actor who would excel quickly in the industry and her career because he would guide and lead her through a successful and famous actress in years to come.
Mercy Kenneth Net Worth
Mercy, thus far, has been doing well for herself in the movie industry and her career in modeling. Her net worth is estimated to be around $75,000. This is quite an outstanding financial status and achievement for a teenager.
Mercy Kenneth is a figure of inspiration for children and teens who aspire to be a part of the entertainment industry. The movies she starred in, in which she plays mostly the roles of an innocent child going through difficulties and overcoming them, have inspired and educated many young children in Nigeria and beyond. She’s a teen actress to watch out for. She has a lot to offer to the future movie industry’s growth.