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Who Plays Kai On Empire? – Tony Onwumere

Tony Onwumere plays Kai on Empire.  Kai is a war correspondent and Jamal Lyon’s latest boyfriend.  Jamal takes him home to meet Cookie and Lucious and Lucious surprisingly compliments Kai for doing an impressive job as a war correspondent.

Kai On Empire Tony Onwumere
Kai On Empire Tony Onwumere

Tony Onwumere Is Not Gay

Jussie Smollett is gay and proud so it’s easy for him to portray the struggles of a gay man as Jamal Lyon.  Onwumere plays a gay character on Empire but he is not gay in real life.  In the following Instagram post he explains that he’s looking for a wife:

Tony Onwumere Biography

Tony Onwumere was born on February 1, 1990 and is currently 28-years-old.  He attended the University of Evansville and the University of California, San Diego.

After graduating, Onwumere appeared in Santa Cruz Shakespeare.  He is best known for his role as Capheus in the Netflix series Sense8.

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Hakeem Pulls A Gun On Kai

Getting shot really messed Hakeem up.  The video above shows that the youngest Lyon son is not taking any chances.  Jamal and Kai get off the elevator and Hakeem pulls a gun on Kai.

What do you think about Jamal’s new boyfriend Kai? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More