Iniobong Edo Ekim, popularly known as Ini Edo, is a Nigerian actress, model, film producer, and philanthropist from Akwa Ibom State.
You are going to discover interesting facts about her, such as her birthday (age), career, net worth, awards, and several other facts right here.
Ini Edo’s Birthday
Ini Edo was born on 23 April 1982 in Akwa Ibom state. Therefore, her birthday is celebrated every 23rd of April and she’s currently 39 years old.
If you are one of her fans, you might want to create some time to send her some good wishes on her special day.
Early life and Education
Ini Edo is an Ibibio woman from Akwa Ibom State in the south-south part of Nigeria. Born in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
She had her secondary education at Cornelius Connely College in Uyo and attended the University of Uyo and graduated with a diploma in Theatre Arts.
She also attended the University of Calabar where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. In 2014, she was awarded a scholarship to study law at the National Open University of Nigeria.
Career and Endorsements
As earlier noted, she is a Nigerian actress who began her movie career in the year 2000 and since then has featured in more than 100 movies, with her first movie being “thick madam” which she acted in 2003.
In what many would call luck, she only accompanied her friend to an audition; however, she was discovered by a producer and since then started her movie career. In the year 2003, she featured in her first movie titled “Thick Madam”.
Although she started acting in 2000, she came into the spotlight when she acted “world apart” in 2004. And since then, she has appeared in over 100 films. Needless to say, she is no doubt one of the best actresses not only in Nigeria but Africa at large.
In 2011, the United Nations (UN) appointed her as the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy and in 2013 she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa Uk Pageant.
Some of her endorsements include:
- Brand ambassador of SlimTea Nigeria
- From 2006-2010, she was GLO brand ambassador
- She was named the brand ambassador of Noble hair
Ini Edo’s Net worth
Ini Edo is one of the most expensive Nollywood actresses. According to various reports, she is said to worth roughly $3 million making her one of the richest actresses in Nigeria.
Involvement in Nigerian politics
Many are still oblivious to Ini’s political ventures. Hence this is to inform us that our dearest actress is not just restricted to acting and modelling. She has a political career too.
As in 2016, she was appointed by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, the present Governor of Akwa Ibom state as the special assistant to the Governor on culture and tourism. An office she’s manning to date.
Ini Edo’s awards and Nomination
She has been nominated for various awards and has won a good number of them. Some of the awards she was nominated for, as well as the different prizes, include:
- For four consecutive years (2012-2015), she was nominated for the Golden icons academy movie awards.
- In 2015, she was nominated for the Ghana movie awards and the 11th Africa movie academy awards.
- In 2016, she was nominated for the Africa magic viewer’s choice awards and the Nigeria entertainment awards.
Prizes include Best actress in leading role, female viewers choice, best comedic act, best actress viewers choice and best actress.
Some of the awards won (with prizes in bracket) include:
- 2009 best of Nollywood awards (Best Actress leading role)
- 2012 Zulu African Film Academy Awards (Best actress indigenous)
- 2012/2013 Golden icons academy movie awards (Honorarium appreciation awards and female viewers choice respectively)
- 2013 Cross river movie awards (Best act female)
- 2013 Nafca ( Best supporting actress)
- 2015 Ghana movie awards ( Best Actress- Africa collaboration).
Ini Edo Movies
Here’s a list of some the top Ini Edo movies:
- 11:45… Too Late
- A Dance For The Prince
- Anointed Queen
- At All Cost
- Battle For Bride
- Behind The Melody
- Blood is Money
- Bride’s War
- Caged Lovers
- Cold War
- Crying Angel
- Darkness of Sorrows
- Desperate Need
- Emotional Blackmail
- End of Do or Die Affair
- Eyes of Love
- Faces of Beauty
- Final Sorrow
- Hunted Love
- I Swear
- I Want My Money
- I’ll Take My Chances (2011)
- In The Cupboard
- Inale (2010)
- Indecent Girl
- knocking on heaven’s door
- Last Picnic
- Living in Tears
- Living Without You
- Love & Marriage
- Love Crime
- Mad S*x
- Memories of The Heart
- Men Do Cry
- My Heart Your Home
- My Precious Son
- Negative Influence
- Never Let Go
- Nkasi The Sprot Girl
- Nkasi The Village Fighter
- Nowhere to Run
- Not Yours!
- One God One Nation
- Pretty Angels
- Red Light
- Royal Gift
- Royal Package
- Royalty Apart
- Sacrifice for Love
- Save The Last Dance
- Security Risk
- Silence of the Gods
- Sisters On Fire
- Slip of Fate
- Songs of Sorrow
- Soul of a Maiden
- Stolen Tomorrow
- Tears for Nancy
- Tears In The Palace
- The Bank Manager
- The Bet
- The Greatest Sacrifice
- The One I Trust
- The Princess of My Life
Here’s a summary of Ini Edo’s profile:
- Full name: Iniobong Edo Ekim
- Date of birth: 23rd April 1982
- Age: 39
- State of Origin: Akwa Ibom state
- Net worth: Roughly $500,000
- Marital status: Divorced
- Years active: 2000 till present
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Political appointment: Special assistant to the governor of Akwa Ibom state on culture and tourism.