Ini Edo

Ini Edo: Biography, Age, Net Worth, Children, Husband, Siblings, Parents, Movies, House & Cars

Ini Edo Basic Information

Stage Name: Ini Edo
Real Name: Iniobong Edo Ekim
Occupation: Actress
Date Of Birth/Age:  23 April 1982 (41) Years Old
Place of Birth: Akwa Ibom State
Gender: Female
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Divorced
  • Cornelia Connely College
  • University of Uyo
  • University of Calabar
  • National Open University of Nigeria
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Net Worth: $5 million

Ini Edo Biography


Ini Edo has worked in the Nigerian silver screen for more than 20 years, like many other performers in her genre.

Since Ini Edo was one of the actors that contributed to Nollywood’s development, it is impossible to discuss both old and current Nollywood without mentioning her. The actress will be 42 years old in 2023 because of her April 23, 1982 birthday.

She was born in Akwa-Ibom and grew up with three sisters and a brother. She was the second of four children.

Ini studied at Calabar’s Cornelia Connelly College. After receiving her diploma, she decided to continue her education and enrolled at the University of Uyo to pursue a certificate in theatre arts. She was awarded a scholarship in 2014, so she may study law at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

Since making her film debut in 2000, Ini Edo has appeared in more than 100 films.


“Thick Madam” marked the beginning of her acting career in 2000 as a producer who happened to see Ini Edo at the audition she went to. It was her big break when she appeared in “World Apart” in 2004. She has since gone on to act in almost a hundred movies.

For her work in the film “While you slept,” she was nominated for a “Best Lead Actress” award at the 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Ini Edo pointed out in 2017 that there are numerous gimmicks in the Nollywood industry, and only a person’s hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication will propel them to the top. She also advocated for perseverance, determination, and diligence, saying one could succeed with those qualities.

Ini also served as one of the judges for the ‘Miss Black Africa UK Pageant’ in 2013. In addition, the United Nations selected Ini Edo to serve as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2014.

By Udom Gabriel Emmanuel’s appointment in 2016, Ini Edo was given the position of Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture and Tourism.

Ini was recently a judge at the 9jaspirit Talent Hunt.


Net Worth

For all her activities on the entertainment front, Ini Edo is said to be worth an estimated $5 million.


Ini Edo has several homes, but the most famous one is in Lekki and cost her #80 million when she purchased it following her divorce.


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Edo owns three high-end vehicles: a BMW, a G65 Mercedes-Benz, and a Range Rover SUV. She also recently acquired a Bullet-proof Lexus.


Ini Edo is a member of a family of Six. She has three sisters and a brother and is the second child of her parents.


Her marriage with Philip lasted from 2008-2014. The wedding wasnt blessed with a child at the time.

In 2021, Ini’s first child, a girl, was given birth through surrogacy. The actress suffered many miscarriages before having her baby, but she claimed this did not affect her decision to explore surrogacy.


The incredibly well-known actress was previously wed to Phillip Ehiagwina, a Nigerian businessman based in America. The first wedding between the two took place in Nigeria in November 2008, while the second one in Houston, Texas, in February 2009. After six years of marriage, the two decided to part ways in 2014.


Ukeme and Ify are the actress’s biological sisters. The name of her brother is Oti.


Her parents’ names were Lawrence and Eunice,, Jonathan. Her father was a church official, and her mother had been a teacher.


Her biggest break occurred soon after she moved to Lagos when she was cast as one of the leads in the well-known Nollywood film, World Apart, alongside actors like Kenneth Okonkwo, Hilda Dokubo, Bruno Iwuoha, and Liz Benson.

The entertainer’s current affluence was not attained without sacrifice, as she still appears in Nollywood films. She has appeared in a number of films, including:

  • Thick madme
  • World Apart
  • Silence of the Gods
  • Supremacy
  • Too Late to Claim
  • Total Control
  • Traumatized
  • War Game
  • 11:45… Too Late
  • The Bank Manager
  • The Bet
  • Cold War
  • Fatal Seduction
  • The Greatest Sacrifice
  • My Heart Your Home
  • Nowhere to Run
  • Stolen Tomorrow
  • Sacrifice for Love
  • Living Without You
  • Men Do Cry
  • My Precious Son
  • One God, One Nation
  • Weekend getaway
  • Pretty Angels
  • Red Light
  • Crying Angel
  • Desperate Need
  • Emotional Blackmail
  • I Want My Money
  • Last Picnic
  • Living in Tears
  • Royal Package
  • Security Risk
  • Songs of Sorrow
  • Indecent Girl
  • Indulgence
  • I Swear
  • Legacy
  • Love Crime
  • Love & Marriage
  • Negative Influence
  • Not Yours!
  • The One I Trust and a whole lot more.

She was recently cast in the Netflix drama ” Shanty Town.”

Awards and Recognition

Ini’s acting abilities have also earned her a number of accolades, including;

  • 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actress Leading Role Category
  • 2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards for Best Actress Indigenous Category
  • 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Honorarium Appreciation Award
  • 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as female viewers’ choice
  • 2013 Cross River Movie Award as best act female
  • 2013 NAFCA Award for best-supporting actress
  • 2015 Ghana Movie awards for being the best actress–African collaboration
  • 2018 ZAFAA Global awards as the best actress

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