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Innocent Onanovie Ekakitie 


Height: 4'10

Weight: 92 lbs

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: Dark Brown

DOB: 11/05/2013

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Innocent Ekakitie is a 10-year-old Nigerian-American actor who recently received an Afro Award for Breakout Star Actor. He Guest Starred on Disney's Bunk'd (Season 7) as the spunky food critic, Danny, "That Girl Lay Lay" (Season 2) on Nickelodeon, and "The Upshaws" on Netflix.  He can also be seen on NETFLIX as Leo in the long-awaited film series, "Ivy & Bean," and as Young Rusty in the coming-of-age comedy, "Freeridge." Other projects include "9-1-1" on FOX,  "Tab Time" with Tabitha Brown, the All-State Mayhem National Commercial Pee-Wee Football spot, and currently airing KFC and Walmart commercials.  A consummate VO Artist, Innocent can be heard as the voice of Marco and Polo Ripple in the Disney Blockbuster, "Elemental." Upcoming series regular roles include Lead in Warner Media's pilot, "The Kazoodles," Baby Jumbo on Warner Bros' "Tom & Jerry Time," and Jazz on Disney's "Hey AJ." 

Innocent starred in "Little America: The Baker", which landed a 2020 Emmy Nomination Consideration. Innocent can be seen on Season 3 of ABC-Freeform's, "Good Trouble",  in the role of Shine, the quick witted and rambunctious little brother who keeps everyone on their toes.  Innocent also co-starred in  UMC's "For The Love of Jason",  and  Warner Bros/Disney Television Studios pilot, "Abbott Elementary".  As a Singer/Actor/Dancer, Innocent can also be seen utilizing his "triple threat" skills on Nickelodeon's pilot,"Face's Music Party". noted that Innocent is "One of the youngest rising stars in Apple TV's Little America".  Innocent's portrayal of Beatrice's son, Brian,  received highest reviews from media outlets including Buzz TV and ABC-7. "Little America" Director Chioke Nassor, and producers Sian Heder and Lee Eisenberg also gave rave reviews on the young actors' performance. 


 According to, "The truest “African American”, Innocent Jr. is the son of popular Nigerian American comedian, Wamilele, who began his journey as an immigrant to this country. Wamilele was a recent  nominee for AFRIFAMU’s “Best African Comedian” Award. Innocent’s mom, Makeda Tene’, is an American actress, writer, vocalist, and two-time Grammy considered artist. It is no surprise that Innocent Jr. is destined for success."

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Netflix | Ivy & Bean (Movie #1) | 2022 

Leo/ Supporting

Netflix | Ivy & Bean (Movie #2) | 2022 

Leo/ Supporting

Netflix | Ivy & Bean (Movie #3) | 2022 

Leo/ Supporting

Mortimer Productions | Mickey Mouse Documentary| 2022

Featured Child Interview


Nickelodeon | That Girl Lay Lay | 2023

Little Bryce, Guest Star

Disney | Bunk'd | 2023


Netflix | Freeridge | 2022

Young Rusty, Recurring

Netflix | The Upshaws | 2023

MLK Kid, Co-Star

Little  America Promo

20th Century Fox | 9-1-1 "Let The Games Begin" | 2022

Jeremy, Co-Star

Warner Bros/ABC | Abbott Elementary (Pilot) | 2021

Shawn, Co-Star

ABC Freeform | Good Trouble | 2021

Shine, Recurring Co-Star (3 episodes)

UMC TV | For The Love of Jason | 2020

Brock, Co-Star

Nickelodeon | Face's Music Party (Pilot)| 2021

Dancer/Singer, Lead

Apple TV-Universal| Little America | 2020

Brian, Lead



True TV| Laff Mobb | 2020

Hassan, Lead


TJ Maxx Mother's Day | 2022| Principle

Branded Entertainment| Nickelodeon / Legos | 2022| Principle


All State "Mayhem" Pee Wee Football | 2022| Principle

NBC Universal| The Kelley Clarkson Show| 2020

Featured, Musical Performance with Common

LAPD| See Yourself in Blue | 2022| Principle

Hey Wonderful | Ross: "Get Your Spring On" | 2021| Principle

Sanctuary/ Anomaly| NY Life: Love Takes Action | 2020

Grandson -Superbowl Ad

Independent Media| Peacock: The Office Gossip | 2020


Smuggler | AIG | 2020

Student 8

Park Pictures | Comcast | 2020

Soccer Kid -Olympic Ad

Park Pictures | Walmart | 2018

Hero Boy

Voice Over


Warner Bros. | Tom & Jerry | 2022

Baby Jumbo, Series Regular

Disney Pixar| Lumen and Elemental| 2022


Podcast | The Peepkins| 2022

Ezra and Young Boy

Special Skills

Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Electric Scooter, Manual Scooter, Bicycle, Ping-Pong, Bowling, Swimming, Karate (Shaolin)

Dance: Freestyle

Improvisation -Comedy

Dialects: Southern, Nigerian

Music: Singer (Alto/Soprano), Rapping

Miscellaneous: Gamer

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