Destiny Etiko’s parents are Mr. John Anonde Etiko and Mrs. Eucharia Etiko. The actress is not the only child f her parents as she has four siblings; one girl and three boys.
Destiny Etiko joined Nollywood in 2011 when she registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria. She has since then been doing quite well for herself, winning a number of awards, including the Nollywood personality of the year award. However, beyond her very engaging career life, many wonder what kind of family the actress comes from. To know more about Destiny Etiko’s parents and siblings, read further.
Meet Destiny Etiko’s Father
Destiny Etiko’s father is the late John Anonde Etiko, who, unfortunately, died on 15th May 2020. Mr. Etiko hails from Eke in Udi Local Government, Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria. The exact date of birth of Destiny Etiko’s father is not given, but it is said that he was born in 1950, and as of the time of his death, he was 70 years of age.
While not much has been revealed about Mr. John Etiko’s job prior to his death, his actress daughter once revealed that her father worked as a headmaster and as a treasurer for a firm where he was accused of theft after the money he was asked to take to the bank was stolen by armed robbers who attacked him on his way. He was then asked to pay the undisclosed amount, which he did, and it greatly affected them financially.
Mr. Etiko was supportive of his daughter’s venture into the movie industry. Besides Destiny, he fathered four other children – three boys, one of which is named Sopuru, and a daughter.
Who is Destiny Etiko’s Mother?
Destiny Etiko’s mother is Mrs. Eucharia Etiko. She is a former Nigerian actress best known for her roles in Nigerian movies like Never End, Lion Finger, and Bless My Soul. Eucharia Etiko joined the film industry in 2004, and though she never had the chance to play major roles, she contributed immensely to the industry’s growth, with her acting career extending for about three and a half years.
Eucharia later sacrificed her career to dedicate her time to the family, and her husband, Mr. Etiko, opened a shop for her where she made sales and took care of her family as well. While she could not further her acting career, Eucharia Etiko ensured that she helped her daughter Destiny Etiko follow in her steps.
There is no doubt that Destiny Etiko’s parents played a huge role in her emergence into the movie world. The 33 years old actress once talked about how as a teenager, her mother would take her along for movie shoots where in some cases, she was given minor roles.
Destiny also credits her mother for playing an important role in her break into the limelight. Her first breakthrough in 2012 was partly because she heeded her mother’s advice to take up the role of ‘Ekemma’ in Ernest Obi-directed Igbo epic Idemili. Today, she is mentioned as among the richest young actresses of her time.
Destiny Etiko’s mother is still alive and doing well herself. In 2018, the superstar gifted her mum an apartment amidst congratulations on supporting her acting career. She said her father was initially skeptical about her acting career, but she received full support from her mother.
Meet Destiny Etiko’s Sister
Destiny Etiko has one sister. Unfortunately, no further information about her has been revealed because she is not as popular as the curvy actress. From the pictures of her provided on social media, Destiny’s sister appears much older than her, which suggests that she could be her older sister.
Meanwhile, there have been speculations that a certain Jennifer Ibekwe is Destiny Etiko’s sister. The claims about Destiny and Jennifer being sisters follow assumptions that they have almost the same resemblance.
Jennifer Ibekwe is a Nollywood actress who hails from Enugu State, just like Destiny. The versatile actress, model, and brand influencer who joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2010 is known for her intriguing roles in Nollywood movies such as Love and Family and Strange Sisters, for which she gained her way to stardom.
Jennifer has acted alongside Zubby Michael, Yul Edochie, Etinosa Idemudia, Nosa Rex, Joyce Kalu, and her purported sister Destiny Etiko. There is no further information about Jennifer’s family and siblings, but she is quite popular on social media, where she is identified as ‘MissNollywood.
Who is Destiny Etiko’s Adopted Daughter?
The 33 years old self-claimed Nollywood Dramadoll adopted Chinenye Eucharia Anibueze after her unashamed display of love and admiration for the actress during one of the actress’ visits to her locality in Anambra State.
Now a fast-rising actress, Chinenye Eucharia was brought to the limelight by her foster mother, Destiny Etiko. Bringing her dreams to reality, Chinenye made her first movie appearance in 2021 when she played a role in the movie “The Cab Ladies.” The young actress has appeared in several other Nollywood movies, mostly produced by her thespian mother.
Chinenye has, however, been scarce from the movie scenes, and her fans have become inquisitive about her whereabouts. In response, the famous actress confirmed that her adopted daughter was doing well. Giving an explanation on why her daughter was absent from movie scenes, the actress said it was intentional as she is currently more focused on her education. “…probably when she gets into the university but now that she’s writing her WASSCE and JAMB, she needs to concentrate and get into school,” she said.
Recently, Destiny Etiko surprised her adopted daughter with birthday gifts, including an iPhone 11 pro, during her recently celebrated birthday. The actress also took a further step by showering her with a surprise birthday party visiting her at their family house in Anambra state, where the party was held. Chinenye’s exact birth date is not yet revealed, but she celebrates it every March 3.