Adesua Etomi biography: age, parents, movies, where is she from?

Adesua Etomi biography: age, parents, movies, where is she from?

Adesua Etomi, also known as Adesua Etomi-Wellington, is a famous Nigerian actress. She is best known for her appearance in the movies Knocking On Heaven’s Door, The Wedding Party, and The Wedding Party 2. This Adesua Etomi biography reveals exciting facts about her family, career, and relationship.

Adesua Etomi
Actress Adesua Etomi. Photo: @AdesuaEtomiW
Source: Twitter

Here is everything you need to know about the life of the famous Nigerian actress.

Profile summary

  • Adesua Etomi birthday: 22 February 1988
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2021)
  • Place of birth: Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Banky W (Banky Wellington)
  • Children: 1
  • Profession: Actress

Where is Adesua Etomi from?

The actress was born Tolulope Adesua Etomi in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Adesua Etomi parents

Her mother’s name is Eniiwaju Etomi. She is a Civil Engineer of Yoruba descent.

Adesua Etomi biological father is a soldier from Esan, Edo state. The couple gave birth to three children.

Adesua Etomi sister’s name is Temitayo. Her brother’s name is Tosin.

How old is Adesua Etomi?

The actress was born on 22 February 1988. As of 2021, Adesua Etomi age is 33 years.

Education and inborn talent

Etomi has always had a passion for acting right from childhood. At the age of 7, she became a member of the drama club at Corona School, Victoria Island.

She moved to the UK when she was 13 years old. She obtained a diploma in Music Theatre, Physical Theatre, and Performing Arts from The City College in Coventry, the United Kingdom.

She also graduated with a First-class Honours in Drama and Performance from the University of Wolverhampton in 2009.


She started her acting career as a theatre actor while studying in the UK. She appeared in many theatrical performances, including:

  • The Crucible
  • Miss Saigon
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Fractal
  • The Grimm Tales
  • Not My Cup of Tea

After completing her university education, she ventured away from acting for three years to catch a glimpse of the world in other fields. She returned to acting in 2012.

She was featured in Saga Tiata at the Edinburg Fringe Festival. After relocating to Nigeria, she starred in many theatrical works including:

  • Anatomy of a Woman
  • Shattered
  • Crystal Slippers
  • London Life Lagos Living
  • Saro
  • Secret Life of Baba Segi's Wives
  • Band Aid
  • Make We

In 2012, she worked as a reporter/presenter. In 2018, the media published news regarding the recording of Adesua Etomi songs. The actress took a short break from acting to dedicate some time to singing.

Adesua Etomi movies

She got her first big-screen movie role in 2014. She played the role of Debbie in the movie Knocking On Heaven’s Door.

Here is the list of her best movies:

  • Falling
  • A Soldier’s Story
  • Out of Luck
  • Couple of Days
  • And The Spirit Slowly Dies
  • The Arbitration
  • The Wedding Party
  • Ayamma: Music In The Desert
  • 10 Days In Suncity
  • The Wedding Party 2

Apart from films, she also made her appearance in several TV series:

  • Gidi Up
  • Las Gidi Cops
  • Shuga


The actress has won 5 awards, including:

  • Foresight Theatre Award for Best Performance in a devised Piece of work (2009)
  • Nollywood Reinvented Award for Best New Actress (2014)
  • Golden Movie Award for Discovery of the Year (2015)
  • ELOY Award for Actress of the Year-Big Screen (2015)
  • Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Dram (2016)

Adesua Etomi and Banky W love story

This beautiful woman is not only successful in her acting career. She is also a happy wife of a famous Nigerian star. How much do you know about Adesua Etomi’s husband?

Adesua Etomi and Banky W
The actress and her husband. Photo: @AdesuaEtomiW
Source: Twitter

The actress is married to Banky W. Adesua Etomi husband is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper.

They got engaged in February 2017. They got married the same year, in November. Banky W and Adesua Etomi wedding ceremony took place on 19 November 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos with their families and many of their friends from the music industry in attendance.

This celebration was followed by their white wedding ceremony, held on 20 November 2017. It took place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Their wedding broke the internet to the extent that it was what almost every Nigerian on Instagram, both home and abroad, talked about that weekend.

Throughout the years, they have shared beautiful pictures with their fans on social networks. They appeared together in the second sequel of the Wedding Party movie. They were also featured together in the remix-video of Banky’s song Whatchu Doing Tonight.

Recently, Banky W and his wife revealed the news of the birth of their baby, putting the celebrity couple into the spotlight again.

Adesua Etomi age
Banky W and his wife. Photo: @adesuaetomi
Source: Instagram

On her Instagram, Etomi posted their pictures, captioned with the words:

You have a track record of keeping your word. Ọlọrun agbaye o, you are mighty. 4 weeks ago I received the best birthday gift ever. Our Son. 1+1=3

Banky W also shared the news with his fans:

They decided to share the news on 22 February, after a month-long break.

Banky W congratulated his wife trough his social media. He posted some beautiful pictures, captioned with sweet words:

Adesua Etomi is now blessed with her first child. Chances are that she will take a break from acting to spend more time with the newborn and enjoy parenthood. We look forward to more movies starring Adesua Etomi and wish her family a long and happy life.

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