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Ini Edo. Life and career

by Dan Hunter

Ini edo

Her full name is Iniobong Edo Ekim. She is one of the most talented Nollywood actresses in Nigeria. Popularly called Ini Edo, this actress began her acting career in year 2000. The beautiful actress has starred in over 100 movies. Sometime in 2013, Ini Edo was a judge for the beauty pageant, the “Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. And in 2014, she was the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy, awarded by the United Nations.

Ini Edo is currently 38 years old. She was born on the 23rd of April, 1982 in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Her siblings are Ukeme Edo and Oti Edo.

The black-beauty actress attended the National Open University of Nigeria, University of Calabar. She was once married to Philip Ehiagwina, they went their separate ways in 2014. Among her numerous award nominations is the Africa Movie Academy Awards. She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Ini edo age

The ebony Nollywood actress is now 38 years old. Ini Edo was born on 23 April, 1982.

Ini edo new look

Recently, Ini Edo surprised her fans when she posted a picture of her new look on her Instagram page. It’s truly a different look.

How was her new look like? The actress wore simple attire and a mild make up. She looked so simple. Ini Edo was known among other Nollywood actresses to always wear heavy makeup and very appealing attires. Her new look was different, it was very simple.

The ebony Nollywood actress captioned her Instagram photo ‘BrownSugar’. She got different expressions from her numerous fans – they love the new look.

ini edo new look

Ini edo instagram

Ini Edo is a very popular actress in Nigeria, across Africa, and the world at large. She currently has over 10 million followers on her Instagram page. He Instagram handler is at @iniedo. You can also visit her page with this link: www.instagram.com/iniedo.

Ini edo biography

Ini Edo (full name Iniobong Edo Ekim) is from Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. She was born on the 23rd of April, 1982. Ini Edo is the second child of four; she has two sisters and a brother.

The father of this talented Nollywood actress was an elder in a church, and her mother was a school teacher. According to Ini, her childhood was a bit strict, growing up in a very religious environment. The good home training she had made her the very nice girl we see on our screens.

It is easy for one to mistake her pretty face for a daughter of a tycoon in Nigeria, no, that was not the case. She was from a humble background and she understood the pain an average Nigerian woman experience. Yes, she understood the struggles. Like the feelings one has to go through to sell some coconuts in order to pay school fees or purchase festive clothes. Experience is the best teach, they say. Ini Edo had these, and more while growing up.

Here is another side if Ini Edo, she was the most troublesome kid of her family. Her parents played a major role in her life by giving and guiding her in the right path to follow.

The beautiful actress grew up in Calabar, Cross River State. While there, she attended the Cornelius Connely College. Thereafter, Ini Edo went to the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom – where she bagged a diploma in Theatre Arts. The actress furthered her study in the University of Calabar. Here, she got a bachelor’s degree in English Language.

Ini Edo revealed that she didn’t have any plan to venture into the movie industry. But she eventually found herself in it, and found progress in her acting career. She progressed greatly in the industry.

Her acting career began in the year 2003. The first movie she starred in was the “Thick Madam”. But the movie that really brought out her talent and to the limelight was “World Apart”. After the major breakthrough, Ini Edo has starred in more than 130 movies. She is very talented.

Ini edo movies

Over the years since she began her acting career, Ini Edo has featured in many Nollywood productions.

Below are few of the movies the ebony actress has starred in.

  • Chief Daddy – December 14, 2018.
  • Heaven on my mind – December 7, 2018.
  • Knocking on Heaven’s Door – April 18, 2014.
  • Playing Safe – March 28, 2013.
  • I Swear – released in 2004.

Ini edo marriage

Ini Edo got married to an American-based business man in 2008. His name is Phillip Ehiagwina. After about 6 years to their marriage, the couple divorced – in September 2014.

Ini edo house

This Nollywood actress has a good taste, not only for fashion, but also for houses. Ini Edo currently owns different houses in Nigeria. Her most notable acquired house is in Lekki, Lagos State – she bought the house shortly after her divorce. Her well-furnished house in Lekki costs her up to 80 million naira, although the initial cost was 70 million naira.

Ini edo husband

The name of Ini Edo’s ex-husband is Philip Ehiagwina, a Nigerian businessman. He resides and works in USA. She got married to Philip in 2008. Their union lasted for only 6 years, after which they split.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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