Iniobong Edo Ekim (born 23 April 1982) is a celebrated and legendary figure in the Nigerian movie industry addressed as Ini Edo.
She is a multifaceted Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and television personality.
Ini Edo began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies since her debut. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant.
In 2014, the United Nations appointed Miss Ini Edo Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
Ini Edo Biography
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Iniobong Edo Ekim|
|Stage Name:||Ini Edo|
|Born:||23 April 1982 (age 39 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Akwa Ibom, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Akwa Ibom State|
|Siblings:||Oti Edo, Ukeme Edo|
|Husband • Spouse:||Philip Ehiagwina (m. 2008–2014)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Jim Iyke (rum.), Mike Godson (rum.), D’banj (rum.)|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$3.5 million|
Early Life & Education
Actress Ini Edo was born on the 23rd of April, 1982, in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She has two siblings; a sister named Ukeme Edo and a brother Oti Edo.
The actress was brought up in a religious family. Her mother worked as a teacher and her father as a church elder. She has three other siblings, two sisters and one brother.
The beautiful actress Ini Edo attended Connely College in Uyo and later joined the University of Uyo and graduated with a Diploma in Theatre Arts. She, later on, advanced her studies and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Calabar, where she studied English.
She, later on, advanced her studies and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Calabar, where she studied English.
In 2014, Ini Edo was lucky to be awarded a scholarship to study law at the National Open University of Nigeria.
Ini Edo‘s acting career started in 2003 with her debut in Thick Madam. A producer discovered her at the audition she attended. Her breakthrough came in 2004 when she acted in World Apart.
She has appeared in over 100 films; Ini Edo is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria. She earned a “Best Lead Actress” nomination at the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her performance in the movie “While You Slept“
Ini Edo, however, in 2017, made it clear that only hard work can get one to the top in the Nollywood industry as there are many distractions. But she encouraged that with determination, one would get there.
In 2008, the actress Ini Edo got married to a famous American-based businessman named Philip Ehiagwina.
Their wedding was first celebrated and officially registered in Nigeria and several months, in February 2009, repeated in Texas where the husband lived.
In 2014, everything collapsed, and Ini Edo stepped out of the unhappy marriage claiming that the reason for their divorce was specific “irreconcilable differences,” which the couple could not overcome.
Ini Edo‘s marriage only lasted six years, and the actress is currently single and focusing on her own life.
The actress, Ini Edo, however, has given birth to her initial child through surrogacy. The entertainer uncovered she decided to have her initial daughter through surrogacy to satisfy her fantasy about turning into a mother.
She said, “OK, I have a girl, and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine thus hereditarily, and she’s my blood.”
She has been rumored to have the celebrities like Jim Iyke, Mike Godson, D’banj, as boyfriends in the past.
Awards & Nominations
- 2009: Best of Nollywood Awards as the best actress leading role(Yoruba)
- 2011: Zulu African Film Academy Awards as the best actress indigenous
- 2012: Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards of the honorarium appreciation award
- 2013: Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as female viewers choice
- 2013: Cross River Movie Award as best act female
- 2013: Nafca award for best-supporting actress
- 2015: Ghana Movie awards for being the best actress- African collaboration
- 2018: ZAFAA Global awards as the best actress
- 2021 Net Honours-Most Popular Actress
- Africa Movie Academy Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role
- 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 the brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria.
- In 2019 she was signed as an ambassador for the @MrTaxi_NG brand.
Ini Edo was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel in 2016.
Eye of the Gods
Price Of Fame
Married to the enemy
Games men play
Most Wanted Bachelor
Live To Remember
Caro The Iron Bender
Power of beauty
Ass on Fire
- Fatal Seduction
- The Greatest Sacrifice
- My Heart Your Home
- Nowhere to Run
- Stolen Tomorrow
- Sacrifice for Love
- Silence of the Gods
- Too Late to Claim
- Total Control
- War Game
- 11:45… Too Late
- The Bank Manager
- The Bet
- Cold War
- Crying Angel
- Desperate Need
- Emotional Blackmail
- I Want My Money
- Last Picnic
- Living in Tears
- Living Without You
- Men Do Cry
- My Precious Son
- One God One Nation
- Weekend getaway
- Pretty Angels
- Red Light
- Royal Package
- Security Risk
- Songs of Sorrow
- Tears for Nancy
- Eyes of Love
- Faces of Beauty
- Indecent Girl
- I Swear
- Love Crime
- Love & Marriage
- Negative Influence
- Not Yours!
- The One I Trust
- Sisters On Fire
- Royalty Apart
- Never Let Go
- End of Do or Die Affair
- Darkness of Sorrows
- Final Sorrow
- Behind The Melody
- Memories of The Heart
- Royal Gift
- Save The Last Dance
- Battle For Bride
- Caged Lovers
- In The Cupboard
- Hunted Love
- Anointed Queen
- A Dance For The Prince
- Bride’s War
- Tears In The Palace
- Slip of Fate
- At All Cost
- Mad Sex
- The Princess of My Life
- Inale (2010)
- 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”
One of the most influential, affluent, and highest-paid actresses in Nigeria, Ini Edo has an estimated net worth of US$3.5 million.
- Instagram: @iniedo
- Facebook: Ini Edo