Keppy Ekpeyong (Keppy Ekpeyong Edet Bassey-Inyang) is a popular Nigerian movie Producer, director, and actor. The veteran actor was born on the 21st of March in a military hospital located at Yaba, Lagos Nigeria. His birth is unknown. Keppy Ekpeyoung father Dr (Col) Inyang was the commanding officer of the hospital at the time of his birth. His mom is Mrs E.E. Bassey Inyang. Keppy is the third child from a family of 6.
The Veteran actor comes from Ikot Antuen, Oku Iboku, Itu Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
Keppy Ekpeyong Educational Background
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Keppy Ekpeyomg had all his studies in Nigeria, his primary education was at the Corona School, Victoria Island Lagos State while his secondary school education was at Government College, Ojo, Lagos State.
The veteran actor also went to the Federal School of Arts and Science located at Victoria Island, Lagos State before going further to the University of Calabar, Cross River where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. While in UNICAL as an undergraduate, he contested and won the first-ever Mr UNICAL.
The veteran actor didn’t stop there, in 1982, he went to the University of Lagos where he bagged a Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy.
Keppy Ekpeyong Career
His acting career started during his one-year service, The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which is a mandatory one-year service for all Nigerian graduates. He was posted at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) channel news television station. Keppy Ekpeyong worked as an intern under the supervision of Nigerian ace director; Tade Ogidan in the Programmes Department. The veteran actor was trained and took part in drama, scriptwriting, presenting, and producing from 1987 to 1988.
Immediately after his service to his father’s land, Keppy was featured in Nigerian soap named “Ripples”. Keppy was the lead actor in the TV series. He moved from TV series to home videos immediately after the Nigerian movie industry began to make waves. He was among the producers who produced “Unforgiven” Sin in 1993.
Keppy Ekpeyong is known in the Nollywood industry as a calm, skillful and creative actor who knows how to perfectly interpret any movie role. He performs exceptionally well in any movie role given to him.
Keppy has been featured in a lot of movies and TV series. Keppy and Helen Paul, a female comedian hosted the 10th edition of Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) successfully.
Keppy Ekpeyong Movies and TV Series
Keppy has acted in numerous movies and TV series some of which include
- Bad Babes
- Dere (Television series 2017)
- Black Mamba (2002)
- Princess Butem (2003)
- Turn Table (2004)
- Schemers: Bad Babes (2004)
- Little Angel (2004)
- Dark Secret (2004)
- Too Much Money (2005)
- The Barons (2005)
- Emotional Hazard (2005)
- Anini (2005)
- Total Control (2006)
- Lady of Faith (2006)
- The Accursed (2007)
- On Bended Knees (2007)
- Life Bullet (2007)
- Double Game (2007)
- Changing Faces (2008)
- Smoke & Mirrors (2008)
- Inale (2010)
- Conversations at Dinner (2013)
- St. Mary (2014)
- 93 Days (2016)
- Hire A Man (2017).
Keppy Ekpeyong Marriage
Keppy Ekpeyong is married and he has been married for 28 years. He is married to Nyong Basey Inyang. Keppy and his wife are blessed with two children, a boy, and a girl.
Keppy Ekpeyong Awards and Recognition
Keppy Ekpeyong is one of the pioneers and backbone of the Nollywood industry. He received recognition for his great and significant contributions to the growth and development of the Nollywood industry by The Guild of Actors in Nigeria. The recognition came with an award.
The veteran actor and producer has received various prestigious awards in his years of acting, below are a few of them:
- Movie Lifetime Achievement Award presented vehemently at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- A communication firm in Nigeria, Zoda Phone Ambassador
- Goodwill Ambassador of the University of Calabar
- Lifetime Achievers Award Winner which was issued by the Lagos State Chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
Keppy Ekpeyong Net Worth
The veteran actor is rated as one of the richest and most influential Nollywood entertainers, he has earned a good reputation and has also been a good role model to the young actors/actresses in the Nollywood industry. His walk into fame is a lifelong history of resilience and hard work, of which he is now reaping the fruits.
Keppy Ekpeyong is active on social media, more especially on Instagram. You can connect with him on Instagram: @officialkeppyekpenyong