Ini Edo is one of the notable Nollywood actress that had contributed alot to Nigerian film industry, here are somethings you need to know about her such early life, career, movies etc.
Ini Edo Early Life & Education
Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress born on 23 April 1982. She is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom state in the south-south part of Nigeria. Her mother was a teacher, and her father a church elder, the second of four children, three girls, one boy though she had strict upbringing. She attended Cornelius Connely College in Uyo and further to University of Uyo where she got a Diploma in Theatre Arts. She also completed her bachelor’s degree program at the University of Calabar where she studied English.In 2014 she got a scholarship to study law at National Open University of Nigeria.
Ini Edo Career
Ini has been acting for a long time now. At first, she had the least intentions of becoming an actress when she grew up, but her destiny had a different plan for her, so she found herself in the Nollywood industry.
She made her career debut in 2003 when she appeared in the film Thick Madam. However, her big breakthrough came in 2004 when she acted in World Apart as Uli.
She has since then appeared in over 150 films; she is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria.
She began her film career in 2000, featured in more than 100 movies since her debut in 2003 tittled Thick Madam. She was discovered by a producer at the audition she attended. Her breakthrough came in 2004 when she acted in World Apart. She has appeared in over 100 films; she is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria.
Ini Edo Personal Life
In 2008, Ini Edo married Philip Ehiagwina an American-based business man. The marriage ended in September 2014 after six years.
Ini Edo Endorsement
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 brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria.
In 2019 she was signed as an ambassador for the @MrTaxi_NG brand.
Ini Edo Political Appointment & Others
In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. In 2014, Ms. Edo was appointed by the United Nations as aUnited Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
Ini Edo was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel in 2016.
Ini Edo Awards & Nomination
Won 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards as Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba)
Zulu African Film Academy Awards as Best Actress Indigenous
Nominated 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress In Leading role
Nominated 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Female Viewers Choice
Won 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Honorarium Appreciation Award
Won 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Female Viewers Choice
Won 2013 Cross River Movie Award as Best Act Female(English)
Won 2013 Nafca as Best supporting Actress
Nominated 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress Leading Role
Nominated 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Comedic act
Nominated 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress-Viewers Choice
Nominated 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress
Nominated 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Female Viewers Choice
Won 2015 Ghana Movie Awards as Best Actress – Africa Collaboration
Nominated 2015 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards as Best Actress Leading Role
Nominated 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards as Best Actress in a Comedy
Nominated 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards as Best Actress- TV Series
Won 2018 ZAFAA Global Awards as Best Actress Award
Ini Edo Movies
Thick Madam (2003)
World Apart (2004)
Eye of the Gods (2004)
Ultimate Crisis (2005)
The Begotten (2005)
Only Love (2005)
Last Game (2005)
Desperate Billionaire (2005)
Lonely Hearts (2005)
Girls Cot (2006)
Price of Fame
Married to the Enemy
Games Men Play
Sleek Ladies (2007)
Most Wanted Bachelor
Love Games (2009)
Reloaded (2009 film)
Live To Remember
Caro The Iron Bender (2014)
Power of Beauty
Ass on Fire
The Patient (2017)
Chief Daddy (2019)
The Greatest Sacrifice
My Heart Your Home
No Where to Run
Sacrifice for Love
Silence of the Gods
Too Late to Claim
11:45… Too Late
The Bank Manager
I Want My Money
Living in Tears
Living Without You
Men Do Cry
My Precious Son
One God One Nation
Songs of Sorrow
Tears for Nancy
Eyes of Love
Faces of Beauty
Love & Marriage
The One I Trust
Sisters On Fire
Never Let Go
End of Do or Die Affair
Darkness of Sorrows
Behind The Melody
Memories of The Heart
Save The Last Dance
Battle For Bride
In The Cupboard
A Dance For The Prince
Tears In The Palace
Slip of Fate
At All Cost
The Princess of My Life
I’ll Take My Chances (2011)
Nkasi The Village Fighter
Nkasi The Sprot Girl
The Return of Nkasi
Soul of a Maiden
Blood is Money
Ini Edo Husband
Ini Edo has been married before but later divorced her husband due to misunderstanding that could not be resolved. She is currently single and hopes to get married again someday.
Ini Edo Marriage, Husband, Kids
This title is sure to raise eyebrows considering the controversial series of events relating to it. Ini Edo used to be married, however, the short-spanned marriage crashed unexpectedly.
In November 2008, Ini and a US Based Nigerian Businessman, Phillip Ehiagwina, officially got married in a church wedding in Nigeria and in February the following year, the wedding was repeated in Houston, Texas where her husband resides. But it did nothing to save her marriage. The 6-year marriage crashed in 2014 and the former Mrs. Ehiagwina cited “irreconcilable differences” as the major reason for her divorce and denied claims that she had cheated on her husband.
The beautiful actress was rumored to have snatched her husband from Ruth Okoro who was formerly married to Phillip Ehiagwina.
Ini Edo net worth in 2021 is estimated to be worth $2 million dollars (₦960 million naira), making her one of the top 10 richest female actresses in Nigeria. Ini Edo’s major source of wealth comes from her earnings from numerous Nollywood Box office movies, endorsement deals and Business.
The actress has a mansion in Lekki, Lagos. Ini Edo house is worth approximately $183 000. Her beauty and talent have made her a force to reckon with in Nollywood.
Ini Edo also owns tremendous cars, which are very expensive. They include:
- Range Rover SUV
- BMW X5
- Mercedes G-Wagon G-65
- Lexus (LX 570)
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