Ini Edo is one of the most elegant, hot, sexy, influential, prominent, and arguably the most successful actress Nollywood has ever produced. Ini Edo who has a mouth-watering net worth of $4 million has been in the movie industry for more than two decades now after bursting onto the scene through the movie “World apart”.
Ini has been featured on the front cover of magazines due to her elegant and stunning looks. Apart from acting, Ini Edo has been involved in politics as well. She was appointed the Special Adviser to the Governor on Culture and Tourism by the Present Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel in 2016. This article covers so many thrilling facts about the background and net worth of Ini Edo.
|Full Name||Iniobong Edo Ekim|
|State Of Origin||Akwa-Ibom|
|Profession||Actress & Model|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Ini Edo Biography & Early Life
Iniobong Edo Ekim was born in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria on 23 April 1982 into a family of six. Her father served as an elder in a church while her mother worked with her as a school teacher to help cater to her and her three siblings by the name Oti and Ukeme Edo.
Ini Edo got her secondary school certificate at Cornellia Cornell College in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. She later obtained a diploma in Theatre Arts at the University of Uyo before she later moved to the University of Calabar where she got her B.A degree in English.
Before her Breakthrough in 2004, Ini Edo had already been acting at a low level, as she wasn’t taking it as a full-time career. In 2003, after she starred in the movie “Thick madam”, Ini Edo began taking acting more seriously than she ever did she went into acting full time after it was proven that she has a great talent for acting.
She announced her presence in Nollywood when she starred in the award-winning movie “world apart”, a movie she acted alongside Kenneth Okonkwo.
Moving on from there, Ini showed no signs of slowing as she began starring in many movies where she was mostly given the lead role. In no time she became one of Nollywood’s divas, earning higher pay and endorsement deals. She was also modeling for top magazine firms while acting. She also served as a brand ambassador for several top companies which earned her tons of money.
The following are some of the movies Ini Edo has starred in since bursting onto the scene in 2004;
|The Bank Manager||Chief Daddy||Pretty Angels|
|The Bet||The Greatest Sacrifice||Red Light|
|Cold War||My Heart Your Home||Royal Package|
|Crying Angel||Stolen Tomorrow||Security Risk|
|Desperate Need||Fatal Seduction||Songs of Sorrow|
|Emotional Blackmail||Sacrifice for Love||Stronghold|
|I Want My Money||Silence of the Gods||Tears for Nancy|
|Living in Tears||Too Late to Claim||Eyes of Love|
|Living Without You||Nowhere to Run||Faces of Beauty|
|Men Do Cry||Total Control||Indecent Girl|
|My Precious Son||Traumatized||Indulgence|
|One God One Nation||War Game||I Swear|
|Weekend getaway||11:45… Too Late||Legacy|
|Never Let Go||Slip of Fate||Love Crime|
|End of Do or Die Affair||At All Cost||Love & Marriage|
|Darkness of Sorrows||Mad Sex||Negative Influence|
|Final Sorrow||The Princess of My Life||Not Yours!|
|Behind The Melody||Soul of a Maiden||The One I Trust|
|Memories of The Heart||Blood is Money||Sisters On Fire|
|Royal Gift||Citation (film)(2020)||Royalty Apart|
|Dangerous||Nkasi The Village Fighter||A Dance For The Prince|
|Save The Last Dance||Nkasi The Sprot Girl||Bride’s War|
|Battle For Bride||The Return of Nkasi||Tears In The Palace|
|Caged Lovers||Hunted Love||The Games We Play|
|In The Cupboard||Anointed Queen||The Queen|
Ini Edo, apart from acting is politically inclined. She has been involved in politics for some years now. She was appointed by the present Governor of Akwa Ibom State as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Culture and Tourism. In 2014, she got an appointment to serve as United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy by the United Nations.
For a long time now, there have been some controversies among Nigerians regarding the cause of Ini Edo’s failed marriage in 2014. To many, she got divorced by her ex-husband Philip Ehiagwina due to her extra Marital affairs with other men.
It was later reported that the rumor was false but rather the fault was from her ex-husband who wanted to be the co-owner of the magnificent edifice Ini Edo bought with her money.
After Ini Edo refused to make her ex-husband the co-owner of the mansion, he later threatened to divorce the superstar actress which he later actualized after Ini refused to give in to his bidding. As was reported, he later left her to settle down with another woman in Ghana.
Ini Edo Awards and Nominations
Ini Edo has proven in the course of her career that she is indeed a virtuous woman, a woman of substance worthy of emulation. She has bagged loads of awards and nominations in recent years and we have not failed to bring you a list of some of her awards and nominations.
- Best leading role actress (Yoruba) at the Best Nollywood Awards
- Best Indigenous actress at Zulu African Film Academy Awards
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards of the honorarium appreciation award.
- Award for the best supporting actress at the Nafca award
- Ghana movie awards for best actress-African collaboration.
Ini Edo’s Net Worth
Ini Edo has seen and experienced all there is to experience in the acting world, she has tasted fame, wealth, and power and currently, her net worth is estimated to be $4 million makings her one of the richest actresses in Nollywood.
For a woman of her nature, you can be sure that Ini Edo would attract various companies. This is evident in the number of multi-million nairas worth of endorsement deals she has signed. Below is a list of some of them;
- Ini Edo was GLO brand ambassador for a decade
- Brand ambassador of Noble Hair
- Brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria
- Ambassador for the MrTaxiNG brand
Ini Edo like her contemporaries flaunts her flashy cars on their social media handle. She has a great taste for eye-catching and luxurious things like cars. Three of her exotic cars were seen in a post she uploaded on her Instagram page, a Range Rover SUV, a BMW, and a G65 Mercedez worth millions of naira.
She also has expensive houses scattered all over Lagos, but the notable one she happens to be the one that lead to her husband seeking a divorce, a house worth NGN80 million located at Lekki.