Ekene Umenwa biography | Husband, Career & Controversy

In this Ekene Umenwa biography, we will reveal everything about her Profile summary, career, Educational background, marriage, and Lots more.

Ekene Umenwa is well well-known Nigerian actress, comedian, model MC, and scriptwriter who to prominence through her popular YouTube series, “Mama Ima Comedy” which is uploaded on her YouTube channel “Palazzo Comic” Her outstanding acting has gained her thousands of followers and she owns Ekyevents confectionery where she works an event planner and baker.

Ekene Umenwa biography

Ekene Umenwa biography profile summary

  • Full name: Ekene Cynthia Umenwa
  • Known as: Angel Palazzo
  • Gender: Female
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Date of birth: August 27, 1991
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2024)
  • State of origin: Anambra state
  • Place of birth: Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Marital status: married
  • Spouse: Ifeanyi Ogbodo
  • Occupation: Actor, MC, and entrepreneur
  •  Net worth: $500,000

Background and Education

Ekene Umenwa hails from Igbo-ukwu in Anambra state and was born on August 27, 1991, to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Lucy Ogoamaka Umenwa. Her parents were involved in business and trade. After concluding her primary and secondary school education in her hometown she proceeded to Ebonyi State University where she obtained a degree in Biochemistry. Many details about her family are not known except she grew up with two of her siblings.

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Ekene Umenwa biography Siblings

She has two siblings named Kate and Somto Umenwa. Her immediate younger sister, Kate works as a lawyer and is married with kids. She is also the Founder of Kayna Fruits. Somto Umenwa, who happens to be the youngest is a face model, entrepreneur, and ambassador for ivybeautyskincare and owns Tees by Sommie, a clothing brand specializing in biker shorts and leggings.

Ekene Umenwa Career

Ekene Umenwa started acting professionally in 2011 when she played the role of a maid alongside veteran Nollywood actors, Kenneth Okonkwo and Maureen Solomon in the movie “Kings after Kings”. She has worked with well-known Nollywood actors like; jibola dabo, Ken Erics, Zubby Michael, Destiny Etiko Chacha Eke, Walter Anga, Fredrick Leonard, Stephen Emeka, Chika Ike, Yul Edochie, and many others.

Ekene Umenwa biography

Ekene Umenwa also played the lead character in the movie “Black Choir” which became a launching pad for a career and opened doors for several opportunities. Aside from her acting career she owns Ekyevents Confectionary, where she offers event planning and baking services and she is also a brand ambassador and secured deals with so many brands.


  • Loving help
  • Ageless Beauty
  • the choice
  • cry of a Saint
  •  my decision
  •  living in Christ
  •  military love
  •  Death wish
  •  The favourite
  • The coming
  •  The circle
  •  The arrival
  • Loving help
  •  The choice
  •  The cry of a Saint
  • Sanco Republic
  •  my decision
  • A taste of Good life
  •  Kaduna Nzeogwu
  •  my money bag
  •  madam cash
  • when love is tested
  •  Accident and Emergency
  •  Queen of the night.
  •  The Wolves
  •  Love found me
  • sweet and honey
  • hustling wife
  • Taking side
  • my indecision
  • feast of blood
  • Bad Omen
  • War of Princess
  •  Yes I do
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Ekene Umenwa biography Controversy

She was criticized because of the way she knelt before Nigerian gospel singer, Moses Bliss at her marriage ceremony. The scene sparked serious outrage although she was defended by the MC of her wedding, Deacon Famous.

Ekene Umenwa biography

Ekene Umenwa is from which state?

She hails from Anambra state.

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Ekene Umenwa biography

Ekene Umenwa biography age

The young actress is 33 years old (as of 2024)

Ekene Umenwa’s child

From the available information, it is clear Ekene Umenwa doesn’t have any children at the moment. Although she is married to her husband, Alex Kleanson, founder of First Nolly TV, Kleanson concept.

Is Ekene Umenwa married?

Ekene Umenwa got engaged to her husband, Ifeanyi Ogbodo, and shared the news on her official Instagram page on Sunday, October 22, 2023. She shared her joy for accepting the divine Union with her husband, Ifeanyi, and on November 4, 2023, they had their white wedding ceremony in Benin City, Edo state Nigeria. Before Their white wedding, they had already done their traditional marriage.

Social media handles

You can connect with her on social media through;

her Instagram handle:  @ekene_umenwa

Tiktok handle: @ekeneumenwa

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