Ibinabo Fiberesima biography: age, husband, children, accident

Ibinabo Fiberesima biography: age, husband, children, accident

Ibinabo Fiberesima is a Nigerian-born actress, ex-beauty queen, model and corporate events manager. She is also the former National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). She is a popular actress who has played different roles in Nollywood movies.

Ibinabo Fiberesima
Ibinabo Fiberesima posing for the camera. Photo: @ibinabofiberesima
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Ibinabo wears different hats and does exceedingly well in all her ventures. She has starred in popular movies such as Mortal Sin and Letters to a Stranger. She has won several beauty contests and emerged first or second runner-up in others.

Ibinabo Fiberesima profile summary

  • Full name: Fiberesima Ibinabo
  • Date of birth: 13th January 1970
  • Place of birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Age: 51 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Profession: Actress, model, corporate events manager
  • Net worth: $4 million

Ibinabo Fiberesima biography

The actress was born on 13th January 1970 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Ibinabo Fiberesima age is 51 years as of 2021. Her father is Nigerian while her mother is Irish. She has not offered any information about her siblings.

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Ibinabo Fiberesima education

The actress joined YMCA Play Centre in Port Harcourt for her primary school education. She later enrolled at the Federal Government Girls College, New Bussa in Niger State.

After completing her primary and secondary school education, she joined the University of Ibadan. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature.

Modelling career

Ibinabo Fiberesima biography
Ibinabo walking on the street. Photo: @ibinabofiberesima
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In 1990, the actress took part in the Miss Wonderland contest, where she emerged the winner. In the same year, Fiberesima participated at the Miss NUGA competition at the University of Calabar. She emerged as the first runner-up.

Fiberesima Ibinabo took part in the 1991 edition of the famous Miss Nigeria beauty pageant and won the contest.

In 1992, she participated in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant for the first time. She emerged as the second runner up. Five years later, she competed in the 1997 edition of Miss Nigeria and emerged as first runner-up.

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The same year, she took part in the Miss Wonderful contest, where she was crowned the winner. The following year, Ibinabo participated in the 1998 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, and she was named the second runner-up.

Acting career

Ibinabo started her acting career in 1998. Some of the movies she has featured in include:

  • Most Wanted
  • The Ghost
  • St. Mary
  • The Twin Sword
  • Ladies Night
  • The Limit
  • Letters to a Stranger
  • '76
  • Rivers Between
  • A Night In The Philippines
  • Pastor's Wife
  • Camouflage
  • 2 Face
  • Mortal Sin

Awards and nominations

The actress has bagged several awards and nominations thanks to her talent and expertise. Some of them include:

  • African Magic Viewers Choice Awards for the Best Actress in Nigeria
  • African Movie Academy Awards for the Most Prominent Actress in Nigeria
  • City People Movie Special Recognition Award

Ibinabo Fiberesima husband

The actress got married to her college sweetheart Uche Benjamin Ugbuka in 2014, a successful businessman who is currently based in the United States of America.

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Ibinabo Fiberesima wedding took place on 18th December 2014. Their union came to an end after two years of being together.

Ibinabo Fiberesima children

Ibinabo Fiberesima children
Ibinabo together with her kids posing for a photo. Photo: @ibinabofiberesima
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The actress has three biological kids - two boys and one girl. One of her sons (Sean Leam) is a football player in one of the UK teams.

Ibinabo Fiberesima and Fred Amata have a girl together known as Zino Amata. The actress has adopted several other kids as well.

Accident and court case

In 2009, the actress was charged for mansl*ughter and reckless driving. This took place after she accidentally killed a man named Giwa Suraj in 2006. Ibinabo was sacked from being the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria due to the case.

During Ibinabo Fiberesima court case, a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos sentenced her to a five-year jail term. On 7th April 2016, the Court of Appeal in Lagos granted her bail worth 2 million Naira. This took place before the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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Ibinabo Fiberesima net worth

Ibinabo is one of the most successful actresses in Nollywood. She has significantly earned a lot from the numerous films she has starred in. She has also made a lot of cash from modelling and corporate events planning. Her net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

Ibinabo Fiberesima is one of the most talented actresses in Nigeria. She is also a successful model who has taken part in several beauty contests. She has gone through a lot in her life but has still managed to rise above all the storms.

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