|Stage Name:||Ini Edo|
|Real Name:||Iniobong Edo Ekim|
|Occupation:||Actress, Film Producer, TV Personality, Brand Ambassador|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||23 April, 1982 (40 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Akwa Ibom, Nigeria|
|Marital Status:||Philip Ehiagwina (Divorced)|
|Education:||University of Uyo
University of Calabar
National Open University of Nigeria
Iniobong Edo Ekim popularly known as Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress most recently known for playing a supporting role in the 2020 film, Citation alongside Temi Otedola. Since her debut in the Nigerian film scene, she has featured in over 100 films and counting. In 2013, she was one of the judges in the Miss Black Africa UK pageant. She was appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2014. Ini Edo is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most successful actors, with a massive following and appeal.
Life & Career
Ini Edo is the second of 4 children. She and her siblings were raised by their mother, a school teacher, and father, a church elder in Akwa Ibom state. She made her debut in the Nigerian film industry in 2003. She was discovered by a producer at an audition she attended. She got her first big break in 2004, when she starred in the film, World Apart. She has since starred in several other blockbuster films including Citation, Chief Daddy, and more.
For her performance in While You Slept, Ini Edo earned a nomination for “Best Lead Actress” at the 11th Annual Africa Movie Academy Awards. She is currently one of the highest earning actors in Nigeria, and has bagged several political appointments. In 2016, she was appointed Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.
Ini Edo has starred in over a hundred Nigerian movies including Citation, Inale, I’ll Take My Chances, Chief Daddy, Married To The Enemy, Games Men Play, Thick Madam, Only Love, Beautiful Faces, Girls Cot, Secret Fantasy, Price of Fame, Fatal Seduction, The Greatest Sacrifice, My Heart Your Home, No Where to Run, Stolen Tomorrow, Sacrifice for Love, Silence of the Gods, Supremacy, Too Late to Claim, Total Control, Traumatised, 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, and more.
There are no confirmed reports as to who Ini Edo is dating at the moment. However, in 2018, Linda Ikeji’s Blog rumoured that she was in a relationship with fellow actor, Mike Godson. She has also been linked to Jim Iyke (whom she has starred in several movies with), and Nigerian Afro pop star, D’Banj.
In 2008, Ini Edo married Philip Ehiagwina, but the marriage lasted only 6 years. The couple parted ways in 2014. It is believed to have been caused by her Philip’s infidelity. According to reports, he moved in with another woman in Ghana after a brief disagreement.
The exact estimate of Ini Edo’s net worth is not known to the public as she has yet to reveal it. However, she is considered one of Nigeria’s most successful actors, not only on film, but also in various other ventures. This proves that she has a good stash in the bank.
There have been questions if Ini Edo has a child of her own. While there a several photos of her with a baby on the internet, she does not have any children. Edo and her ex-husband did not have children before they divorced.
Cars & House
Ini Edo is known to live a lavish lifestyle. She is believed to own several properties in Nigeria. Her house in Lekki, Lagos State is valued at about N80 million. She also owns several cars including a Lexus LX 570, Mercedes G-Wagon G-65, and a BMW X5.
Ini Edo is active across several social media platforms. This includes Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans wishing to connect with her can follow her on these platforms @iniedo. She is one of the most followed Nigerian actors on social media.
State Of Origin
Ini Edo is an Ibibio. She was born in Akwa Ibom State in the South-South part of Nigeria.
Ini Edo attended Cornelia Connelly college in Uyo. She also attended the University of Uyo where she got a diploma in Theatre Arts. She completed her Bachelor’s degree program at the University of Calabar where she studied English. Ini Edo got a scholarship to study law at the National Open University of Nigeria in 2014.