Ini Edo is a popular Nigerian actress and one of the best in the entire Nollywood. Ini has played different roles in the Nollywood industry, portraying her beauty and talent in all the films. She has achieved great success, and her role as an actress has made her more popular across Africa and other nations. So who is this famous actress, what else is there to know about her? Have a look at her biography.
Ini has appeared in more than 100 Nollywood movies since her debut in the film industry. She has won many awards from her charisma, beauty, and how she portrays different characters during her acting.
- Full name: Iniobong Edo Ekim
- Date of birth: the 23rd of April 1982
- Place of birth: Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
- Age: 39 years (as of 2021)
- Current residence: Lekki, Lagos
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Siblings: 3
- Marital status: Divorced
- Children: None
- Profession: Actress and model
- Instagram: @iniedo
Ini Edo biography
Here is everything you need to know about the actress' life, including details about her age, career, net worth, personal life, and many more
The actress was brought up in a religious family. Her mother worked as a teacher and her father as a church elder. She has three other siblings, two sisters and one brother.
Concerning her education life, the beautiful actress attended Connely college in Uyo and later joined the University of Uyo and graduated with a Diploma in Theatre Arts.
She, later on, advanced her studies and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Calabar, where she studied English.
In the year 2014, Ini was lucky to be awarded a scholarship to study law at the National Open University of Nigeria.
Ini has been acting for a long time now. At first, she had the least intentions of becoming an actress when she grew up, but her destiny had a different plan for her, so she found herself in the Nollywood industry.
She has since then appeared in over 150 films; she is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria.
Ini Edo movies
Have a look at some of the famous movies the actress has played a role in.
- Emotional Blackmail
- I Want My Money
- Last Picnic
- Living in Tears
- Living Without You
- Men Do Cry
- My Precious Son
- One God One Nation
- Weekend getaway
- Pretty Angels
- I Swear
- Love Crime
- Love & Marriage
- Negative Influence
- Not Yours!
- The One I Trust
- Sisters On Fire
- Royalty Apart
- Never Let Go
- End of Do or Die Affair
- Darkness of Sorrows
- Final Sorrow
- Behind The Melody
- Red Light
- Royal Package
- Security Risk
- Songs of Sorrow
- Tears for Nancy
- Eyes of Love
- Faces of Beauty
- Indecent Girl
- Caro The Iron Bender
- Royal Gift'
- Blind Kingdom'
- Native Son
- Ghetto Queen
- Power of Beauty
- Political Control
- Breath Again
- The Patient
- Chief Daddy
Awards and nominations
This phenomenal woman has gained a lot of recognition for her acting skills. She has not only made a name for herself in Nigeria but across the globe.
Her consistency and hard work have paid off. Ini also has several nominations to her name. The awards she has bagged include;
- 2009: Best of Nollywood Awards as the best actress leading role(Yoruba)
- 2011: Zulu African Film Academy Awards as the best actress indigenous
- 2012: Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards of the honorarium appreciation award
- 2013: Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as female viewers choice
- 2013: Cross River Movie Award as best act female
- 2013: Nafca award for best-supporting actress
- 2015: Ghana Movie awards for being the best actress- African collaboration
- 2018: ZAFAA Global awards as the best actress
- She was GLO brand ambassador for ten years, from 2006 to 2016.
- In 2010 she was named to be the brand ambassador of Noble Hair.
- Ini Edo is the brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria.
- In 2019 she was signed as an ambassador for the @MrTaxi_NG brand.
The success, popularity, and, of course, beauty have made Ini a desirable bride. Many men sought her attention and offered her their hand and heart.
In the year 2008, the actress got married to a famous American-based businessman named Philip Ehiagwina.
Their wedding was first celebrated and officially registered in Nigeria and several months, in February 2009, repeated in Texas where the husband lived.
Is Ini Edo still married? The actress is currently divorced. In 2014, everything collapsed, and Ini stepped out of the unhappy marriage claiming that the reason for their divorce was certain "irreconcilable differences," which the couple could not overcome.
Ini Edo marriage only lasted six years, and the actress is currently single and focusing on her own life. The actress, however, does not have any children yet.
Who are Ini Edo children? There isn't any information regarding Ini Edo baby. She was not blessed with any child from her previous marriage, even though it was rumored that childlessness was one reason her marriage ended.
The actress has since clarified that this was not true from an interview she had with FlipTV Nigeria.
Ini is 5 feet and 3 inches tall, and she weighs 63kgs. With her stunning beauty and figure, her body measurements are 34-24-34 inches.
How much is Ini Edo worth? Ini is one of the highest-paid and sought-after actresses in Nigeria, with a net worth of approximately N550 million.
The actress has a mansion in Lekki, Lagos. Ini Edo house is worth approximately $183 000. Her beauty and talent have made her a force to reckon with in Nollywood.
Ini Edo also owns tremendous cars, which are very expensive. They include:
- Range Rover SUV
- BMW X5
- Mercedes G-Wagon G-65
- Lexus (LX 570)
Besides acting, the talented movie star also has had opportunities to serve in global capacities.
- In 2011, the actress was appointed by the United Nations Habitat, youth envoys director, as a youth ambassador.
- In 2013, she was a judge at the Miss Black beauty contest, United Kingdom.
- In 2016, she was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.
- Ini is also a philanthropist who spends much of her time giving back to the less privileged.
Ini Edo is a talented Nollywood actress who has been a great inspiration to many.
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