Ini Edo Biography, Age, Net worth and Expensive Lifestyle in 2022

The name Ini Edo alone would definitely ring a bell if you're into Nigerian blockbuster movies (Nollywood precisely), as she's very famous for her ability to portray her beauty, talent, and confidence in the Nigerian Nollywood scene. This has, of course, made her achieve great success and ranked on the list of the top highest-paid actresses in Nigeria. Wanna know everything about this actress? Don't worry; we've got you covered.

Hello there, and welcome to HotNaija, your one-stop destination for the latest entertainment news, celebrity gossips and stories, lifestyle content, and cryptocurrency news. Today we'll be sharing with you the biography, career, goals, vision, and many other exclusive details about Ini Edo that many are yet to unearth. Without any further ado, let's dive in to find out more about the talented actress.

• Full name – Iniobong Edo Ekim
• Birth date – 23rd April 1982
• Birthplace – Akwa Ibom
• Age – 39 years old
• Nationality – Nigerian
• Marital status – Divorced (Philip Ehiagwina: 2008 to 2014)
• Children – None
• Occupation – Nollywood actress, Model & Brand ambassador
• Instagram followers – 11.8m
• Net worth – $1.5 million

Early life & Background

Ini Edo is an Ibibio from the south-south part of Nigeria in Akwa Ibom State. Her father was a church elder, and her mother was a teacher. Growing up, Ini Edo and her siblings went through strict rules by her parents. She is the second of her parent's four children (3 boys, 1 boy).

She had her primary and secondary school education at the Cornella Connely College in Uyo before proceeding to the University of Uyo, where she obtained a diploma in Theatre Arts and the University of Calabar for her bachelor's degree program where she studied English.

She then proceeded to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to study law after gaining a scholarship in 2014.


She debuted in the movie industry in 2003 after starring in the "Thick Madam" movie. Following her incredible act in the film, she had her first big breakthrough in 2004 after being discovered by a producer at an audition. Her first real deal in the then-rising Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) was in "World Apart."

Since then, Ini Edo has appeared in over 100 films and has been tagged along with renowned actresses like Omotola Jalade, Genevieve Nnaji, and Mercy Johnson, among the most successful actresses in Nigeria.

In 2017, she made it clear that only hard work can make it possible to get to the top of Nollywood as an act. She also noted how so many distractions can drive one away from the right path and encouraged everyone to thread in her footsteps by becoming determined and focused on reaching their full potential.

Personal life

Ini Edo is no doubt a desirable bride. Is it the success, fame, or beauty we're to talk about? This has made many notable and well-to-do men seek her attention in an attempt to have her heart.

However, in 2008, the beauty queen was joined in holy matrimony with a Nigerian American-based businessman. Unfortunately, the marriage only lasted six years, after ending in September 2014, with both refusing to speak out on why they filed for divorce. This also led to one of the significant controversies the actress has ever been in on social media.


• Ini Edo was a GLO brand ambassador for 10 years (2006 to 2016)
• In 2010, she signed with Noble Hair as one of their foremost brand ambassadors.
• She's also a Slim Tea Nigeria brand ambassador.
• She was also named as an ambassador to the @MrTaxi_NG brand in 2019.

Obviously, this isn't all her endorsement deals. She has many but has decided to keep them as sponsorship and marketing activities.

Awards & Recognitions

• Best of Nollywood Awards – "Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba) " (2009)
• Zulu African Film Academy Awards "Best Actress (Indigenous)" (2011)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Best Actress in a Leading role" (2012)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Female Viewers Choice" (2013)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Honorarium Appreciation Award" (2012)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Female Viewers Choice" (2013)
• Cross River Movie Award – "Best Act Female(English)" (2013)
• Nafca – "Best supporting Actress" (2013)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (2014)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Best Comedic act" (2014)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Best Actress-Viewers Choice" (2014)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Best Actress" (2015)
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – "Female Viewers Choice" (2015)
• Ghana Movie Awards – "Best Actress - Africa" (2015)
• 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards – "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (2016)
• Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards – "Best Actress in a Comedy" (2016)
• Nigeria Entertainment Awards – "Best Actress - TV Series" (2016)
• ZAFAA Global Awards – "Best Actress" (2018)
• Net Honours – "Most Popular Actress" (2021)
• Africa Movie Academy Awards – "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (2021)

Popular movies

• Thick Madam
• World Apart
• The Citation
• While you slept
• Desperate housegirls
• Herself
• Behind The Melody
• Weekend Getaway
• Nkasi The Village Fighter
• In a cupboard
• Edika Nigeria
• Eye of the Gods
• Beautiful Faces
• Ultimate Crisis
• Only Love
• Last Game
• Desperate Billionaire
• Lonely Hearts
• Married to the Enemy
• Games Men Play
• Sleek Ladies
• Most Wanted Bachelor
• Ghetto Queen
• Power of Beauty
• Ass on Fire
• Breath Again
• War Game
• Traumatized
• Cold War
• Crying Angel
• Last Picnic
• Living in Tears
• Pretty Angels
• Red Light
• Soul of a Maiden

Facts about Ini Edo:

• Ini Edo has played lead roles in over 60 movie

• She's a regular clubhouse guest (she loves clubbing)

• Ini Edo was appointed in 2016 as the Special Assistant on Culture & Tourism to the Akwa Ibom State Governor (Udom Gabriel).

• She was appointed as a youth ambassador by the United Nations Habitats

• She was once featured as a judge in the Miss Black Beauty Pageant in the United Kingdom alongside famous world-famous celebrities in 2013.

Net worth

Considered one of the most influential and noteworthy actresses in Nigeria, Ini Edo is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 million.

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