Sexy and pretty prolific Nollywood actress, Ini Edo’s life in Nollywood started with a school strike, when she went with a friend to an audition for a role in the movie “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 Edo has gone ahead to become a household name in the Nigerian movie industry and one of the top paid female actresses. She became a producer in 2010 when she co-produced and starred in a film, ‘Memories of my Heart’ with Emem Isong.
Ini Edo has been recognised by top brands in the Nigerian Industry and is currently an Ambassador to a couple of well known Beauty, Telecom and Food industries. She is a Noble Hair Brand Ambassador, Glo Ambassador, Face of Chivita [the fruit juice company] and in 2011 she was appointed United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
Married to her husband, Phillip Ehiagwina over five years ago and the union is yet to be blessed with children.
Sharing the craziest thing she had ever done in life, this amiable actress said on an entertainment programme, Village Square on ON tv ‘’I was on movie location at Magodo, Lagos State few years back and I had to take a risk and dashed to Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja on a bike in mini-skirt to welcome a relation who just returned from abroad. I decided to take the risk of taking bike to avoid traffic and getting there late in the car’’.
Born in Calabar, Cross River State in 1982, to her parents Mr & Mrs, Ekim. She is a native of Akwa Ibom State.
She had diploma in Theatre Arts from University of Uyo and B.A in English Language from University of Calabar.
Her hobbies include reading novels, watching films and dancing.
Culled from Global Excellence