Ini Edo is one of Nigeria’s richest, popular and beautiful actress, with an iconic curvy physique. She is also a model and as most celebrities a philanthropist.
Ini Edo is an Instagram influencer with a lot of followers and in this article, we are going to show you everything you need to know about this iconic actress starting from her biography, career, net worth and many more.
Table of Contents
- Ini Edo Profile
- Ini Edo Ave
- Ini Edo Education
- Ini Edo Career
- Ini Edo Relationship
- Ini Edo Achievement
- Ini Edo Net Worth
Ini Edo Profile
- Full Name: Iniobong Edo Ekim
- Age: 38 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Akwa Ibom
- State of residence: Lagos
- Marital status: Divorced
- Occupation: Nollywood actress, model, film producer and a philanthropist.
Ini Edo Ave
Ini Edo was born on the 23rd of April, 1982. She is an Ibibio by tribe and hails from Akwa Ibom state in the Southern region of Nigeria. She is the second child of four siblings and was raised by discipline parents.
Ini Edo Education
After Ini Edo completed her primary education, she went to Cornelia Connelly College, Afaha Oku in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state to further her high school education.
After her high school education, she attended University of Uyo where she obtained a Diploma in Theatre Arts. Ini Edo went ahead to complete her bachelor’s degree program at the University of Calabar, where she majored in English.
In 2014, Ini Edo was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of a scholarship program which enable her to study law at National Open University of Nigeria.
Ini Edo Career
In 2000, Ini Edo joined the Nigerian movie industry after graduating from University and in 2003 she made her firs cameo appearance in the movie ‘Thick Madam’.
In 2004, Ini Edo came into the spotlight after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “World Apart” alongside with Kenneth Okonkwo and Lis Benson.
Ini Edo has starred in more than 200 Nollywood movies which include World Apart, Thick Madam, Royal Gift, Blind Kingdom, Ghetto Queen, Power of Beauty, Fatal Seduction,The Greatest Sacrifice, My Heart Your Home, No Where to Run and many more.
In 2010, Ini Edo was appointed as the brand ambassador of noble hair and brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria.
In 2013, Ini Edo was chosen as judge for the Miss Black Africa United Kingdom Beauty Pageant. Ini Edo is also into philanthropy which paved the way for United Nations to appoint her as the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
Ini Edo has also held the position of a GLO brand ambassador for a period of ten years ( 2006-2016).
In 2016, Ini Edo received a political appointment as the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture and Tourism by the present Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel. In 2019, she was appointed as the ambassador for the @MrTaxi_NG brand.
Ini Edo Relationship
In 2008 Ini Edo got married to Philip Ehiagwina, who is an American-based business man. Their marriage union unfortunately did not produce any child and came to an end in 2014.
Ini Edo Achievement
- Ini Edo has received a lot of awards and nominations such as Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba) in 2009 at the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards.
- Ini Edo won the Honorarium Appreciation Award in 2012 and Female Viewers Choice awards in 2013 at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
- In 2013, Ini Edo won the Cross River Movie Award for the Best Act Female(English) and Nafca awards for the Best supporting Actress.
- In 2015, she won the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards for the Best Actress – Africa Collaboration.
- In 2016, she was nominated for 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for the Best Actress in a comedy movie “Desperate housegirls”.
- In the same year, she was also nominated for the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Best Actress- TV Series.
- In 2018, Ini Edo won the 2018 ZAFAA Global Awards for the Best Actress Award.
Ini Edo Net Worth
Ini Edo has an estimated net worth of $3,000,000.