Full Biography And Net Worth Of In Edo
As a Nollywood movie lover, the name Ini Edo is not new to you. Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress and entertainer who has remained on our television screens for as long as we can remember. She is an actress who does her job with so much finesse and quality. She came to the limelight after her role in the movie, Thick Madam. The biography of Ini Edo, promises to be a rather interesting read.
Birth and early life
The biography of Ini Edo begins from her birth and talks about her childhood up till her life in the Nigerian Movie industry. Ini Edo was born on the 23rd of April 1982 and was christened Iniobong Edo, and she hails from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
She is the second child in a family of four, as she considers her cousin whom they lived with, her elder sister. Her father was an elder in the church and her mother was a school teacher. She was therefore brought up in a very religious home. She was said to be stubborn while growing up, making her parents always keep an eye on her.
Ini Edo had her Secondary education at Cornelius Connelly College Calabar and proceeded to the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, where she bagged a degree in Theatre Arts. She solidified her educational background by further studying the English Language at the University of Calabar.
Ini Edo was previously married to Philip Ehiagwina, a United States-based Nigerian businessman. They wedded in November 2008. They had a church wedding in Nigeria, and in February 2009, they wedded in Houston, Texas where Philip resides.
The marriage however hit the rocks in 2014 after Ini Edo said it was a result of irreconcilable differences. She also denounced claims that she had cheated on her ex-husband.
Brown sugar, as she’s fondly called, loves to club and party. She loves hanging out with friends and generally having fun.
The biography of Ini Edo, will not leave out her net worth. She is estimated to be worth about 450 million Naira. Her source of wealth is from her movies and various endorsement deals. She was signed as a GLO brand ambassador in 2006 and served for ten years before it expired in 2016.
She became a brand ambassador for Slim Tea Nigeria. She was signed to be a brand ambassador for Noble Hair in 2010 and in 2019, became a brand ambassador for @MrTaxi_NG brand.
Ini Edo initially did not intend to join the Nigerian movie industry, she however began her acting in the year 2003. It began after her acting debut in the movie, Thick Madam. She attended a movie audition, where she was discovered by a movie producer. She was cast in several other movies and became popular after her role in the movie, World Apart, in the year 2004.
Ini Edo has appeared in over a hundred movies since she started acting. She has acted alongside other movie stars like Pete Edochie, Patience Ozokwor, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Uche Jombo, Mike Ezuruonye, Genevieve Nnaji, Kate Henshaw, and much more.
In 2016, ini Edo was appointed by Governor Gabriel Emmanuel Udom, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, as the Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism.
Ini Edo movie list
- Thick madam, released in 2003.
- World apart released in 2004.
- Eye Of The Gods, released in 2004
- Beautiful faces, released in 2004
- Ultimate Crisis, released in 2005
- The Begotten, released in 2005
- Only Love, released in 2005
- Last Game, released in 2005
- Desperate Billionaire, released in 2005
- Lonely Hearts, released in 2005.
- Girls Cot released in 2006.
- Secret Fantasy, released in 2006.
- Price of Fame, released in 2006.
- Married to the Enemy, released in 2006.
- Games Men Play, released in 2006.
- Sleek ladies, released in 2007.
- Most Wanted Bachelor, released in 2007.
- Love Games, released in 2009.
- Reloaded, released in 2009.
- Live To Remember, released in 2009.
- Native son, released in 2014.
- Ghetto Queen, released in 2014.
- Caro The Iron Bender, released in 2014.
- Royal Gift, released in 2014.
- Blind Kingdom, released in 2014.
- Power of Beauty, released in 2014.
- Ass on Fire, released in 2014.
- Political Control, released in 2014.
- Breath Again, released in 2014.
- The Patient, released in 2017, where she acted as the nurse.
- Chief Daddy released in 2019.
- Citation, released in 2020, where she played the role of Gloria, closest friend to the lead character.
Awards and nominations
The biography of Ini Eso will not be complete without mentioning the several awards and nominations she has had.
In the year 2009, she won the Best of Nollywood’s award for Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba).
2011 saw her winning the Zulu African Film Academy Awards for Best Indigenous Actress.
In 2012, she was nominated at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Female Viewers Choice. She won the Honorarium Appreciation Award, and in 2013, won the Female Viewers Choice.
In 2013, she also won the Cross River Movie Award, for Best Act Female(English) and Nafca Best supporting Actress.
Her movie, Nkasi The Village Fighter, was nominated at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for Best Actress Leading Role, Best Comedic act, and Best Actress-Viewers Choice, in the year 2014.
In 2015, Ini was nominated at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, for Best Actress and Female Viewers Choice for her role in the movie, While You Slept. She won the Ghana Movie Awards prize for Best Actress – Africa Collaboration and was nominated for the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards, for Best Actress Leading Role.
In 2016, she was nominated for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, for Best Actress in a Comedy and Nigeria Entertainment Awards, for Best Actress- TV Series.
In 2018, Ini Edo won ZAFAA Global Awards for Best Actress Award.
The biography of Ini Edo has given us a glimpse into her life. Besides being beautiful, she has continued to rebrand herself and has thus remained very relevant in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
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