Kehinde George (born December 7, 1978; Age: 45 years)is a renowned and award-winning Nigerian actress currently residing in the United Kingdom. Professionally known as Kenny George, she has made a significant impact in the Nigerian Nollywood industry, solidifying her status as a celebrated celebrity in the Nollywood industry.
Kenny George has garnered widespread acclaim for her exceptional performances, particularly in Yoruba roles, contributing to her rise to stardom. Her versatility as an actress has positioned her as one of the leading figures in the Nigerian Yoruba film sector, earning her accolades and recognition within the broader Nollywood industry.
Kenny was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, in the Christian home of Mr. and Mrs. Adebayo George. Growing up, she shared her formative years with her twin sister, Taiwo George, fostering a close bond that would shape her life.
Despite being frequently associated as the twin sister of Taiwo Ibikunle, with whom she coincidentally shares birth month and day, it’s important to note that Ibikunle has his twin brother and is not directly related to Kenny.
In the George family, her father, Adebayo George, contributed to the aviation sector, working with Nigerian Airways, while her mother pursued entrepreneurial ventures, adding a dynamic aspect to Kenny’s upbringing.
Kenny’s educational journey unfolded in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She completed her primary education at United African Primary School and Command Secondary School Ipaja. Subsequently, her family relocated to the United Kingdom, where she continued her high school education at Skinners Secondary School for Girls in Stamford Hill.
Kenny George officially embarked on her illustrious career journey in 2006, driven by a deep-seated passion for acting that had long simmered within her. Despite her innate talent and interest in the performing arts, her parents initially guided her towards studying accounting. However, fate took an intriguing turn when she crossed paths with Nigerian actress Lola Alao in London. Lola Alao played a pivotal role in introducing Kenny to the vibrant world of Nollywood, where her talents could truly flourish.
Her debut in the film industry materialized with the movie “Te’Te,” a significant milestone in her budding career. Kenny’s compelling performance in this debut film caught the attention of renowned Nigerian producers and directors, who quickly recognized her exceptional talent. This marked the beginning of her ascent as one of the most sought-after actresses in the Nollywood industry.
Over the years, Kenny George has collaborated with top-tier celebrities, showcasing her versatility and skill in diverse roles. Her filmography includes notable partnerships with industry luminaries such as Saheed Balogun, Yomi Fabiyi, Toyin Abraham, and many more, solidifying her status as a prominent figure in Nollywood.
Beyond her on-screen endeavours, Kenny is a multifaceted entrepreneur. She serves as the CEO of the Ejika Film Academy and Zen Garden, both entities launched in December 2015 in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. The Ejika Film Academy is a testament to her commitment to nurturing talent within the film industry. Additionally, demonstrating her prowess beyond the entertainment sector, Kenny George is the founder of Klassic Kitchen, a venture inaugurated after completing a Hospitality Management Course.
- Taxi Driver
- Eje Aburo Mi
Kenny George has adeptly shielded her family life from the intrusive gaze of the media, maintaining a significant level of privacy. At present, she is happily married, although specific details about her spouse remain confidential. Their union has been blessed with the joy of parenthood, as Kenny is the proud mother of three children. However, she has intentionally safeguarded their personal information, and these details are not readily accessible online.
- Instagram handle – @iamkennygeorge
Kenny has an estimated net worth of about US$500,000