Iniobong Edo Ekim popularly Known as Ini Edo is a well-known Nigerian actress who is considered one of the finest in the industry. Ini Edo started in the film industry in 2000 and has since appeared in over 150 films. Ini Edo served as a judge in the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant in 2013. Miss Ini Edo was chosen as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy by the United Nations in 2014.
Ini has performed a variety of roles in the Nollywood business, all of which have showcased her beauty and ability. She has had a lot of success, and her work as an actress has helped her gain popularity in Africa and other countries. So, who is this well-known actress, and what more do we know about her? Take a look at her biography.
She has received several accolades for her charm, attractiveness, and the way she portrays various personalities while performing. She is also a brand ambassador for Beauty Secrets of April, a skincare line. You’ll be interested in skincare products after seeing Ini Edo’s fresh look on Instagram.
Profile Summary of Ini Edo
Iniobong Edo Ekim
23 April 1982
Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
|Alma mater||University of Uyo
University of Calabar
National Open University of Nigeria
|Spouse(s)||Philip Ehiagwina (2008–2014)|
Ini Edo is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria’s south-central region, close to Calabar. Ini edo was born on April 23, 1982, in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s southernmost state.
The actress was raised in a religious family. Her father was a church elder, and her mother was a teacher. Ini Edo was the second of four children, three girls and one boy, who had a rigorous upbringing. In Uyo, she attended Cornelia Connely College.
Ini is an attractive spouse because of her prosperity, fame, and, of course, her beauty. Many guys approached her and extended their hands and hearts to her.
In the year 2008, the actress married Philip Ehiagwina, a well-known American businessman. Their wedding was initially performed and formally documented in Nigeria, then repeated in Texas, where the husband lived, many months later in February 2009.
Is Ini Edo’s marriage still going strong? The actress is presently separated from her husband. Everything fell apart in 2014, and Ini left the miserable marriage, saying that their divorce was due to “irreconcilable disagreements” that the pair couldn’t resolve.
Ini Edo’s marriage lasted barely six years, and she is now single and concentrating on her own life. The actress, on the other hand, is not yet a mother.
Who are the children of Ini Edo? There is no information available about Ini Edo’s baby. Despite the fact that it was reported that childlessness was one of the reasons her previous marriage failed, she was not blessed with any children from her prior marriage.
In terms of her education, the stunning actress attended Connely College in Uyo before enrolling at the University of Uyo, where she earned a Diploma in Theatre Arts.
Later in life, she continued her education and received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Calabar. Ini was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to study law at the National Open University of Nigeria in 2014.
Ini has been acting for quite some time. She had no intention of becoming an actress when she grew up, but fate had other plans for her, and she soon found herself in the Nollywood industry.
In 2003, she made her acting debut in the film Thick Madam, which was her first movie. Her major break came in 2004 when she played Uli in the film World Apart.
She has subsequently starred in over 150 films, making her one of Nigeria’s most successful actresses.
Ini Edo is one of Nigeria’s most successful actresses. Her performance in the film “While you slept” got her a nomination for “Best Lead Actress” at the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Ini Edo, on the other hand, stated in 2017 that there are numerous diversions in the Nollywood business and that only hard effort can lead one to the top. But she insisted that if one worked hard enough, one might succeed.
With a net worth of over N550 million, Ini is one of Nigeria’s most well-paid and sought-after actresses.
The actress has a house in Lagos’s Lekki area. The home of Ini Edo is estimated to be worth $183,000. In Nollywood, her beauty and talent have made her a force to be reckoned with.
Ini Edo is also the proud owner of an impressive collection of high-end cars that cost a small fortune. They are as follows:
- Range Rover SUV
- BMW X5
- Mercedes G-Wagon G-65
- Lexus (LX 570)
- 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
- 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
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