On April 23, 1982, Iniobong Edo Ekim was born. Ini Edo is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom, a state in Nigeria’s south-central region near Calabar. Her father was a church elder and her mother was a school teacher. Ini Edo was the second of four children, three girls and one boy, who had a strict upbringing. In Uyo, Nigeria, she attended Cornelia Connely College. She earned with a Diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo. She also completed her bachelors degree program in English at the University of Calabar. She was awarded a scholarship to study law at Nigeria’s National Open University in 2014.

Ini Edo’s professional career began soon as she finished from university. She auditioned for many roles till she landed her first role in the film “Thick Madam,” in 2003. Her second film, “World Apart,” (2004), was the one that catapulted her to stardom. Since then, she has appeared in over 100 Nollywood films.

Ini Edo married Philip Ehiagwina, an American businessman, in 2008. After six years of marriage, the couple divorced in September 2014. Ini Edo gave birth to her first child, a girl, through surrogacy in 2021.

Ini Edo’s celebrity earned her various endorsements: she was the GLO brand ambassador for ten years, from 2006 to 2016, she was designated the Noble Hair brand ambassador in 2010, she is also the SlimTea Nigeria brand ambassador, and she has a few additional endorsements.

This incredible woman has received a lot of praise for her acting abilities. She has earned a reputation for herself not only in Nigeria, but also around the world.

Ini has also received multiple nominations and awards;
•Best Actress Leading Role, Best Nollywood Awards, 2009
• Best Actress Indigenous, Zulu African Film Academy Awards, 2011
• 2021 Net Honours—Most Popular Actress, among others……

Ini Edo is currently one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Ini Edo is a producer and she has produced films like: Heaven on my mind, Knocking on heaven’s door, Echoes of Love, Memories of my heart and many more. She has also featured in several films such as:
The One I Trust
World Apart (1&2)
Not Yours
Negative Influence
Millionaire’s Daughter (1&2)
Love Crime (1&2)
Love & Marriage
I Swear (1&2)
Indulgence (1&2)
Indecent Girl
Men Do Cry (1&2)
Faces of Beauty (1&2)
Fatal Seduction (1&2)
One on One
My Confession
Live to Remember
Emotional Blackmail (1&2)
Worth Enemy and Many More…


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