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The first thing that comes in mind is her outstanding performance for her role in the movie ”World’s Apart”.

Ini Edo but born Iniobong Edo Ekim is a Nigerian actress and philanthropist who has over 200 movies to her credit since her emergence into the Nigerian movie industry. She is 38 years of age and was born on 23 April 1982

She is from Akwa Ibom State and an Ibibio. Growing up, Ini Edo was raised from a strict family where the mother was a teacher and the father a church elder. She is the second born child from a family of four with 3 girls and a boy.

Educational Background

Ini Edo holds a Diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo and further had her first degree at the University of Calabar where she studied English. In 2014, she got a scholarship to study law at National Open University in Nigeria.

Career

Ini Edo acting career started in the year 2013 as she debut in the movie ”Thick Madam”. She rose to prominence in 2014 for her acting role in the movie ”World’s Apart” which took the entire African movie industry by storm.

Endorsement & Deals

Ini Edo has bagged home numerous deals since she emerged into the Nolloywood space in Nigeria. Below are just a few of her endorsement deals…..

  • 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
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Not only is she seen acting but also has tasted a bit of our political soup. In 2016, Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture and Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel appointed her as a special assistant in which she executed her roles excellently.

In 2008, Ini Edo got married to Philip Ehiagwina an American-based businessman. The marriage ended in September 2014 after six years

Awards and Nomination

Through her hard work, Ini Edo can boast of numerous awards. Below are some of the awards the screen goddess has in her awards chamber…..

YearEventPrizeRecipientResult
20092009 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress Leading Role (Yoruba)Won
2011Zulu African Film Academy AwardsBest Actress IndigenousEdika NigeriaWon
20122012 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress In Leading roleIn a cupboardNominated
Female Viewers ChoiceHerselfNominated
Honorarium Appreciation AwardWon
20132013 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsFemale Viewers ChoiceWon
Cross River Movie AwardBest Act Female(English)Behind The MelodyWon
NafcaBest supporting ActressWeekend GetawayWon
20142014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleNkasi The Village FighterNominated
Best Comedic actNominated
Best Actress-Viewers ChoiceNominated
20152015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actresswhile you sleptNominated
Female Viewers ChoiceNominated
2015 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress – Africa CollaborationWon
11th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleNominated
20162016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress in a ComedyDesperate housegirlsNominated
2016 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress- TV SeriesNominated
20182018 ZAFAA Global Awards Best Actress AwardWon

Filmography

Below are some of her movies she featured

2003

Thick Madam 

2004

  • Eye of the Gods
  • Beautiful Faces

2005

  • Ultimate Crisis
  • The Begotten
  • Only Love
  • Last Game
  • Desperate Billionaire
  • Lonely Hearts

2006

  • Girls Cot
  • Secret Fantasy
  • Price of Fame
  • Married to the Enemy
  • Games Men Play

2007

  • Sleek Ladies
  • Most Wanted Bachelor

2009

  • Love Games
  • Reloaded
  • Live To Remember

2014

  • Caro The Iron Bender
  • Royal Gift’
  • Blind Kingdom’
  • Native Son
  • Ghetto Queen
  • Power of Beauty
  • Political Control
  • Ass on Fire
  • Breath Again

2017

  • The Patient
  • 2018
  • Chief Daddy
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