Profile of Ini Edo, The Nigerian Actress with over 100

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Ini Edo (born 23 April 1982 in Akwa Ibom) is 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.

Ini Edo is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom state in the south-South part of Nigeria, not far from Calabar. Her mother was a teacher, and her father a church elder. She had a strict upbringing, the second of four children, three girls, one boy.She attended Cornelius Connely College in Uyo for her secondary school. She graduated from the 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.



Her acting career started in 2003 with her debut in Thick Madam. She was discovered by a producer at the audition she attended. Her breakthrough came in 2004 when she acted in World Apart. Up till now she has appeared in over 100 films; she is one of the highest-profile actresses in Nigeria and Africa in general.

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  • 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 SlimTea Nigeria

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


20092009 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress Leading Role (Yoruba)Won
2011Zulu African Film Academy AwardsBest Actress IndigenousEdika NigeriaWon
20122012 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress In Leading roleIn a cupboardNominated
Female Viewers ChoiceHerselfNominated
Honorarium Appreciation AwardWon
20132013 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsFemale Viewers ChoiceWon
Cross River Movie AwardBest Act Female(English)Behind The MelodyWon
NafcaBest supporting ActressWeekend GetawayWon
20142014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleNkasi The Village FighterNominated
Best Comedic actNominated
Best Actress-Viewers ChoiceNominated
20152015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actresswhile you sleptNominated
Female Viewers ChoiceNominated
2015 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress – Africa CollaborationWon
11th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress Leading RoleNominated
20162016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress in a ComedyDesperate housegirlsNominated
2016 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress- TV SeriesNominated




2003Thick Madam
2004World ApartUlinmaWith Kenneth Okonkwo, Liz Benson and Hilda Dokubo
Eye of the GodsWith Olu Jacobs, Stephanie Linus, Muna Obiekwe
Beautiful FacesWith Stephanie Linus
2005Ultimate CrisisWith Rita Dominic and Olu Jacobs
The BegottenWith Rita Dominic
Only LoveWith Rita Dominic and Olu Jacobs
Last GameWith Rita Dominic
Desperate BillionaireWith Rita Dominic and Kanayo O. Kanayo
Lonely HeartsWith Stephanie Linus
2006Girls CotWith Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo
Secret FantasyWith Uche Jombo
Price of FameWith Uche Jombo and Mike Ezuruonye
Married to the Enemywith Mercy Johnson, Desmond Elliot
Games Men Playwith Chioma Chukwukwa,Jimy Ike, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Dakore Akande, Kalu Ikeagwu,Chinedu Ikedze
2007Sleek LadiesWith Rita Dominic
Most Wanted BachelorWith Uche Jombo and Mike Ezuruonye
2009Love GamesWith Uche Jombo and Jackie Appiah
Reloaded (2009 film)TayoWith Ramsey Nouah, Stephanie Linus, Rita Dominic Nse Ike Eptim and Desmond Elliot
Live To RememberWith Mercy Johnson
2014Caro The Iron BenderCaro
Royal Gift’
Blind Kingdom’
Native Son
Ghetto QueenWith Funke Akindele
Power of Beauty
Political Control
Ass on Fire
Breath Again
2017The PatientNurseFeaturing Seun Akindele and directed by Sobe Charles Umeh
  • Fatal Seduction(2018)
  • MY Endless Love (2018)
  • Pains Of Life 1 (2018)
  • Pains Of Life 2 (2018)
  • In the Cupboard (2018)
  • My Dark World 2 (2018)
  • The Bad Wife (2018)
  • Fatal Seduction
  • The Greatest Sacrifice
  • My Heart Your Home
  • No Where to Run
  • Stolen Tomorrow
  • Sacrifice for Love
  • Silence of the Gods
  • Supremacy
  • Too Late to Claim
  • Total Control
  • Traumatised
  • 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
  • Pretty Angels
  • Red Light
  • Royal Package
  • Security Risk
  • Songs of Sorrow
  • Stronghold
  • Tears for Nancy
  • Unforeseen
  • Eyes of Love
  • Faces of Beauty
  • Indecent Girl
  • Indulgence
  • I Swear
  • Legacy
  • 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
  • Dangerous
  • 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”

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