Ini Edo Biography

Ini Edo is one of the notable Nollywood actress that had contributed alot to Nigerian film industry, here are somethings you need to know about her such early life, career, movies etc.

Early Life & Education

Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress born on 23 April 1982. She is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom state in the south-south part of Nigeria. Her mother was a teacher, and her father a church elder, the second of four children, three girls, one boy though she had strict upbringing.

She attended Cornelius Connely College in Uyo and further to University of Uyo where she got a Diploma in Theatre Arts. She also completed her bachelor’s degree program at the University of Calabar where she studied English.In 2014 she got a scholarship to study law at National Open University of Nigeria


She began her film career in 2000, featured in more than 100 movies since her debut in 2003 tittled Thick Madam. She was discovered by a producer at the audition she attended. Her breakthrough came in 2004 when she acted in World Apart. She has appeared in over 100 films; she is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria.

Personal Life

In 2008, Ini Edo married Philip Ehiagwina an American-based business man. The marriage ended in September 2014 after six years.


She was GLO brand ambassador for ten years from 2006 to 2016.

In 2010 she was named to be the brand ambassador of Noble Hair.

Ini Edo is brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria.

In 2019 she was signed as an ambassador for the @MrTaxi_NG brand.

Political Appointment & Others

In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. In 2014, Ms. Edo was appointed by the United Nations as aUnited Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.

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

Awards & Nomination

Won 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards as Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba)

Won 2011
Zulu African Film Academy Awards as Best Actress Indigenous

Nominated 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress In Leading role

Nominated 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Female Viewers Choice

Won 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Honorarium Appreciation Award

Won 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Female Viewers Choice

Won 2013 Cross River Movie Award as Best Act Female(English)

Won 2013 Nafca as Best supporting Actress

Nominated 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress Leading Role

Nominated 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Comedic act

Nominated 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress-Viewers Choice

Nominated 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Best Actress

Nominated 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards as Female Viewers Choice

Won 2015 Ghana Movie Awards as Best Actress – Africa Collaboration

Nominated 2015 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards as Best Actress Leading Role

Nominated 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards as Best Actress in a Comedy

Nominated  2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards as Best Actress- TV Series

Won 2018 ZAFAA Global Awards as Best Actress Award


Thick Madam (2003)

World Apart (2004)

Eye of the Gods (2004)

Beautiful Faces(2004)

Ultimate Crisis (2005)

The Begotten (2005)

Only Love (2005)

Last Game (2005)

Desperate Billionaire (2005)

Lonely Hearts (2005)

Girls Cot (2006)

Secret Fantasy

Price of Fame

Married to the Enemy

Games Men Play

Sleek Ladies (2007)

Most Wanted Bachelor

Love Games (2009)

Reloaded (2009 film)

Live To Remember

Caro The Iron Bender (2014)

CaroRoyal Gift

Blind Kingdom

Native Son

Ghetto Queen

Power of Beauty

Political Control

Ass on Fire

Breath Again

The Patient (2017)

Chief Daddy (2019)

Fatal Seduction

The Greatest Sacrifice

My Heart Your Home

No Where to Run

Stolen Tomorrow

Sacrifice for Love

Silence of the Gods


Too Late to Claim

Total Control


War Game

11:45… Too Late

The Bank Manager

The Bet

Cold War

Crying Angel

Desperate Need

Emotional Blackmail

I Want My Money

Last Picnic

Living in Tears

Living Without You

Men Do Cry

My Precious Son

One God One Nation

Weekend getaway

Pretty Angels

Red Light

Royal Package

Security Risk

Songs of Sorrow


Tears for Nancy


Eyes of Love

Faces of Beauty

Indecent Girl


I Swear


Love Crime

Love & Marriage

Negative Influence

Not Yours!

The One I Trust

Sisters On Fire

Royalty Apart

Never Let Go

End of Do or Die Affair

Darkness of Sorrows

Final Sorrow

Behind The Melody

Memories of The Heart

Royal Gift


Save The Last Dance

Battle For Bride

Caged Lovers

In The Cupboard

Hunted Love

Anointed Queen

A Dance For The Prince

Bride’s War

Tears In The Palace

Slip of Fate

At All Cost

Mad Sex

The Princess of My Life

Inale (2010)

I’ll Take My Chances (2011)

Nkasi The Village Fighter

Nkasi The Sprot Girl

The Return of Nkasi

Soul of a Maiden

Blood is Money

Social Media Handle

Instagram: @Iniedo

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