Biography Profile: Ini Edo

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Biography

Ini Edo is popularly known as a Nigerian actress. She began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies since that time. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. The United Nations appointed her as the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2011.

Age

Edo was born on April 19, 1982, in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria in Africa. She is at the age of 37 years old as of 2019.

Twin Sister

Edo has a ‘twin sister ‘ called Esther Urrah who has other parents and obviously she was born in another state. While actress Ini Edo is from Onna Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, her so-called twin sister is from Benue State.

Edo marriage collapsed and the couple did not have children from the marriage.

Kids

Edo child birth has always been problematic with Ini Edo’s first child succumbing to a miscarriage. This According to news sources, the reason behind Edo’s divorce was probably as a result of Ini Edo baby problems.

Family

she saw the light of this world on April 23, 1982, in Cross River State, which later become Akwa Ibom. Her parents had two more children after Ini was born but she considers herself the second child in the family. She has an older cousin and loves her as an older sister.

Edo’s father used to be a church elder when Ini was born and her mother worked as a school teacher. She was brought up in a very religious and strict tradition.

Marriage

Ini Edo got married to an American-based Nigerian businessman, Philip Ehiagwina in 2008 who was previously married to a Nigerian- American model, Ruth Okoro. She walked out of the marriage in September 2014, following accusations of domestic violence and cheating.Ini Edo, has opened up on her marriage, saying she has no regret breaking up with her husband of six years.

Net Worth/ Salary

Edo she bought a mansion in Lekki area worth over N50 million and a Mercedes G-Wagon worth N30 million naira. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Nollywood. These have brought her fame and fortune that put her net worth at N450 million. Therefore as of 2019, it is not revealed how much she receives her salary as a popular actress.

Wedding

Edo has a wedding married to a businessman Philip.

Education

She attended Cornelia Connelly College in Calabar for her secondary school education and crowned it with a diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom. She later went on to study for a full degree in English at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

Her foray in Nollywood started during a school strike when she went with a friend to an audition. She got the role in the film ‘Child of Destiny’. However her breakout role came when she acted in the film, ‘World Apart’(2004) and since then she has not looked back, going on to act in more than 100 films such as ‘Games women Play’ Games Men Play and the sequel ‘Reloaded’.

Ini opened a new chapter in her career when she executive produced a soon-to-be-released film, ‘Memories of my Heart’.In recognition of her contribution to the film making in Nigeria, she was made a Glo Ambassador by the telecom giant Globacom. She is also recently signed a deal to be the Face of Chivita, the popular juice manufacturers. Ini is married to Philip Ehiagwina and loves reading novels, watching films and dancing in her spare time.

Political appointment

Edo was appointed The Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism, by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel in 2016.

House

Edo owns a house in Lekki which cost seventy million Naira in 2014. She bought her new house shortly after her divorce. Then the mansion costs more than 80 million Naira. She is also a car lover. She owns at least three super expensive cars, like a Brand New Mercedes G-Wagon G-65 for forty millions of Naira, Range Rover SUV and BMW X5.

List of Ini Edo Movies (List not exhaustive)

  • Royal gift 1-2 (2009
  • Blind Kingdom 1-2(2009)
  • Native Son 1 (2009)
  • Native Son 2 (2009)
  • Reloaded 2 (2008)
  • Reloaded 1(2008)
  • Sleek ladies 1 (2007)
  • Sleek ladies 2 (2007)
  • Ghetto Queen (2007)
  • Ghetto Queen 2 (2007)
  • Power of Beauty (2007)
  • Power of Beauty 2 (2007)
  • Political Control (2006)
  • Political Control 2 (2006)
  • Political Control 3 (2006)
  • Ass on Fire (2006)
  • Ass on Fire 2 (2006)
  • Breath Again (2006)
  • Breath Again 2 (2006)
  • Fatal Seduction (2006)
  • Fatal Seduction 2 (2006)
  • Games Men Play (2006)
  • Games Men Play 2 (2006)
  • Games Men Play 3 (2006)
  • Girls Cot (2006)
  • Girls Cot 2 (2006)
  • Girls Cot 3 (2006)
  • The Greatest Sacrifice 2 (2006)
  • The Greatest Sacrifice (2006)
  • Married to the Enemy (2006)
  • Married to the Enemy 2 (2006)
  • My Heart Your Home (2006)
  • My Heart Your Home 2 (2006)
  • No Where to Run (2006)
  • No Where to Run 2 (2006)
  • Price of Fame (2006)
  • Price of Fame 2 (2006)
  • Sacrifice for Love (2006)
  • Sacrifice for Love 2 (2006)
  • Secret Fantasy (2006)
  • Secret Fantasy 2 (2006)
  • Silence of the Gods (2006)
  • The silence of the Gods 2 (2006)
  • Supremacy (2006)
  • Supremacy 2 (2006)
  • Too Late to Claim (2006)
  • Too Late to Claim 2 (2006)
  • Total Control (2006)
  • Total Control 2 (2006)
  • Total Control 3 (2006)
  • Traumatized (2006)
  • Traumatized 2 (2006)
  • War Game (2006)
  • War Game 2 (2006)
  • War Game 3 (2006)
  • 11:45… Too Late (2005)
  • 11:45… Too Late 2 (2005)
  • The Bank Manager (2005)
  • The Begotten 2 (2005)
  • The Begotten (2005)
  • The Bet 2 (2005)
  • The Bet (2005)
  • Cold War (2005)
  • Cold War 2 (2005)
  • Crying Angel (2005)
  • Crying Angel 2 (2005)
  • Desperate Billionaire (2005)
  • Desperate Billionaire 2 (2005)
  • Desperate Need (2005)
  • Emotional Blackmail (2005)
  • Emotional Blackmail 2 (2005)
  • I Want My Money (2005)
  • I Want My Money 2 (2005)
  • Last Game (2005)
  • Last Picnic (2005)
  • Living in Tears (2005)
  • Living in Tears 2 (2005)
  • Living Without You (2005)
  • Living Without You 2 (2005)
  • Lonely Hearts (2005)
  • Lonely Hearts 2 (2005)
  • Men Do Cry (2005)
  • Men Do Cry 2 (2005)
  • My Precious Son (2005)
  • My Precious Son 2 (2005)
  • One God One Nation (2005)
  • One God One Nation 2 (2005)
  • Only Love (2005)
  • Only Love 2 (2005)
  • Pretty Angels (2005)
  • Pretty Angels 2 (2005)
  • Red Light (2005)
  • Red Light 2 (2005)
  • Royal Package (2005)
  • Royal Package 2 (2005)
  • Security Risk (2005)
  • Security Risk 2 (2005)
  • Songs of Sorrow (2005)
  • Songs of Sorrow 2 (2005)
  • Stronghold (2005) (V)
  • Stronghold 2 (2005)
  • Tears for Nancy (2005)
  • Tears for Nancy 2 (2005)
  • Ultimate Crisis (2005)
  • Unforeseen (2005)
  • Unforeseen 2 (2005)
  • Beautiful Faces (2004)
  • Beautiful Faces 2 (2004)
  • Eye of the Gods (2004)
  • Eye of the Gods 2 (2004)
  • Eyes of Love (2004)
  • Faces of Beauty (2004)
  • Faces of Beauty 2 (2004)
  • Indecent Girl (2004)
  • Indulgence (2004/II)
  • Indulgence 2 (2004)
  • I Swear (2004)
  • I Swear 2 (2004)
  • Legacy (2004)
  • Love Crime (2004)
  • Love Crime 2 (2004)
  • Love & Marriage (2004)
  • Negative Influence (2004)
  • Negative Influence 2 (2004)
  • Not Yours! (2004)
  • World Apart (2004)
  • World Apart 2 (2004)
  • The One I Trust (2003)

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