Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress, producer and humanitarian. Ini Edo was born on 23rd April, 1982. She is from Akwa Ibom State and belongs to the Ibibio tribe. Aside this, she was appointed as the Special Adviser to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture and Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel in 2016. Being one of the most popular actress in Nigeria, here is what you need to know about her.
For her secondary education, she attended Cornelius Comnely College in Uyo. She later proceeded to obtain a Diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo. Also, she got a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Calabar. In 2014, she got a scholarship yo study Law at National Open University of Nigeria.
Her acting career started in 2003 with her debut in Thick Madam. She however came to limelight when she starred in the movie, World Apart in 2004. Since then she has featured in over 200 movies including: Eyes of The Gods, Ultimate Crisis, Only Love, Last Game, Desperate Billionaire, Desperate House girls, Lonely Hearts, Girls Cot, Married to the Enemy, Games Men Play, Reloaded, Royal Gift, Native Son, Power of Beauty, The Patient, Chief Daddy, etc.
As a producer, she has produced films such as: Heaven on My Mind, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Echoes of Love etc. In 2013, she was one of the judges for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant.
Also, she is an ambassador to some brands in Nigeria. For example, 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. Also, Ini Edo is brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria. And in 2019, she was signed as an ambassador for the @MrTaxi_NG brand.
Ini Edo is also a philanthropist although she has no foundation. She is mostly known to visit orphanages. Due to her philanthropic activities, she was appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2014.
Ini Edo Awards
Over the years, Ini Edo has bagged several awards such as:
- Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba) at 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards
- Best Actress Indigenous at 2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards
- Honorarium Appreciation Award at 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
- Female Viewers Choice at 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
- Best Act Female (English) at 2013 Cross River Movie Awards
- Best Actress- Africa Collaboration at 2015 Ghana Movie Awards
- Best Actress Award at 2018 ZAFAA Global Awards
Ini Edo married Philip Ehiagwina, an American based businessman in 2008. However, in September 2014, the marriage ended. And the actress is still yet to be married.
Ini Edo Net worth
She is estimated to worth about N450 million.