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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RISING STAR: KEIRA HEWATCH


Keira Hewatch was born on November 8th in Calabar, Cross River state of Nigeria. She attended several primary schools, the last being Federal Airport Authority Staff School, Calabar. Her mother, Elizabeth Hewatch is a teacher with the police force. In 1996 she was transferred to Minna Niger state to teach in The Police Secondary School Minna. And she took eleven year old Keira.

In early 2005 her family temporarily relocated to Ghana, and She enrolled in The Graduate School of Management Studies, to study Travel and Tourism. After her certificate exam in 2006, she decided to pursue her long time passion of becoming an actor. She spent another year in Ghana trying to break into the movie industry.


In 2007 Keira Hewatch returned to Nigeria from Ghana to continue the journey. Her first break came on a TV-Series produced by Emeka Ossai, titled Cross Roads. After that more acting opportunities presented themselves. In 2009 her first opportunity at a film role came with a leading role in the much talked about science fiction film ‘Kajola’ also starring Desmond Elliot. Keira Hewatch is multi talented, she is also a singer, songwriter and screenplay writer.

Television credits include; Soul Sisters, Dear Mother, Everyday People, Just The Two of Us, Tinsel, Disclosure 1,2,3 and Lekki Wives. While her film credits include; Kajola, Show Girls, Two Brides And A Baby, Heavy Beauty, The Perfect Plan, Job Seekers, Murder At Prime Suites e.t.c.



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