10 Things You Must Know About Ini Edo


At the mention of Ini Edo, what crosses your mind?

Of course: beautiful, talented, confident and one of the best actresses from Nollywood. We all know her for her first movie “thick madam,” but there’s a lot behind this glamorous face that you still don’t know. Some of things you are about to discover about this actress are inspirational, but others are plainly human. And like we all know, it is human  to err; so don’t judge. Just learn something from her story. With that in mind, we can now roll the curtain:

1 She’s the second born…

She is the second born in a family of four—one elder cousin whom she considers her elder sister, a younger brother and a younger sister. Her sister works at a brewery in Ogun State, Ota. According to her, she was the most stubborn child in her family, even though her parents positioned a close eye on her just to ensure that she didn’t lose direction.

2 She was raised in a humble family…

You might confuse this pretty face with a daughter of a Nigerian Tycoon, but that’s not the case. The truth is; Ini Edo understands the trouble that every young Nigerian woman from a humble background goes through. She knows how it feels to sell coconuts to pay your fees or buy yourself Christmas clothes. And she does know all these by experience, because that’s exactly what she used to do while growing up.


3 She’s a divorcee…

In November 2008, Ini Edo and the US Based Nigerian Businessman, Phillip Ehiagwina, officially got married in a church wedding in Nigeria and in February the following year, the wedding was repeated in Houston, Texas—where her husband resides. But it did nothing to save her marriage. The 6-year marriage crashed in 2014 and the former Mrs. Ehiagwina, mentioned that “irreconcilable differences” is the major reason for her divorce and denied claims that she had cheated on her husband.


4 She is alleged to have snatched her husband from Ruth Okoro

Like I mentioned, don’t judge; but rumours will always be mentioned, unless the accused comes to their defence; and, at the moment, we are yet to hear the other side of the story.

“I’m not in position to start calling out names. But I believe God’s is there to make the final Judgement. I’m yet to meet her in person, but all I know is that an actress is sleeping around with my husband” –quoted exactly from Ruth Okoro in reference to Ini Edo… But until we get the other side of the story, don’t rush into conclusions…


5 She loves clubbing…

Ini Edo loves clubbing. And she is not afraid to say it. Contrary to what most people would expect from a married woman, Ini Edo loves hanging out with friends and, hell yeah, shaking what her mama gave her… She is quick to point out that she doesn’t go clubbing every day, but anytime she gets a chance, her bed—maybe her husband’s—spends a night without her.


6 She was a “Malabress” (UNICAL Graduate)

Ini Edo graduated from the University of Calabar, Cross River State with a degree in Theatre arts. Before that, she studied for a diploma at the University of UYO after attending a catholic school for secondary education. Even though she had no plans of getting into the film industry, she is pleased with the progress she has made so far in the film industry.


7 She hails from Akwa Ibom…

She was born in Akwa Ibom on 23rd April, 1982, and raised in the same state until she was of age. Her father was a church elder and her mother, a teacher. Because of this, she was brought up in a strict and very religious environment, which saw to it that she grew into the nice girl we all love.

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8 She has played the lead role in over 60 Nollywood movies…

She might have acted her first movie in 2003, but so far; the actor has more than 60 movies with her name inscribed on them. She has gradually been climbing the ladder of success to become one of the most revered and most-loved stars from Nollywood. Other than acting, the actor has been seen doing charitable works by assisting the less fortunate in the society.

9 She was appointed by the United Nations Habitat as a youth ambassador…

Alongside Ramsey Nouah and another star from Bollywood, Vikram Vinod, Ini Edo was appointed by the executive director of the new United Nation Habitat Youth Envoys as a youth ambassador in 2011. According to the director, the appointed stars were supposed to participate in urban issues and, at the same time, help the UN body improve the lives of youths all over the world.

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10 She was featured as a judge in the 2013 Miss Black Beauty pageant in the UK…

In 2013, this world-renowned Nollywood star was announced as one of the judges in the 2013 Miss Black UK Beauty pageant. Others on the list included Jones Adebayo, Sporah Njau, Charles Ven, Justina Mutale, and Jenni Steele.

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