Ini Edo Biography, Life History, Wedding Videos and Filmography

Ini EdoIniobong Edo Ekim born on April 19, 1982 hails from Akwa Ibom. Popularly known as Ini Edo, she is among the top actresses in Nollywood ( the Nigerian film industry). Her very first film was “Thick Madam” (2003). She has featured in over a 100 films, just 30 in 2007 alone.


Although she loves acting, has acted since she was a child in church and at school, and even though she studied theatre arts at the University of Uyo, she did not see herself becoming an actress! She was thinking of going into law or television. Nollywood at that point had not yet taken off. But one thing led to another and she found herself acting in a film. Both she and others were pleased with how well she did.

Well, her father was not so pleased, not at first. He wanted her to get her degree first. And besides, she was just 19 at the time, a young woman. To become a film actress meant going to a city far away where she knew no one. He was afraid people would take advantage of her. But it all turned out well in the end: a film director saw her talent and took her under his wing and looked out for her like a father. And she did get her degree too, from the University of Calabar, though it was not easy to balance acting with her studies.

Some actresses feel like they have to sleep with the producer to get ahead. She thinks that does not work in the long run, not as well as hard work and talent. Men came on to her all the time when she was single, but she did not let them turn her head: she knew what they all were after.

In November 2008 she got married to Philip Ehiagwina, a businessman. Nollywood actress Rita Dominic came to the wedding. Edo had a second wedding in February 2009 in America, in Houston, Texas, where her husband is based.

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Their relationship had been in the newspapers: not just because Edo is one of those people that newspapers like to write things about, true and untrue, but also because Ehiagwina had already been married, to Ruth Okoro, a Nigerian-American model and actress. Okoro made his leaving her for Edo ugly and public, both of them saying terrible things about each other. If Okoro is to be believed, Ehiagwina is a heartless, untrustworthy character.

Ini Edo is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom state in the south-east, 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 graduated from the University of Uyo where she got a Diploma in Theatre Arts. She also completed her Bachelors Degree program at the University of Calabar where she studied English.

Ini Edo’s acting career started in year 2000. She was uncovered by a producer at an audition she attended; impressed by Ini’s performance, he gave her a new role in his movie. Ini gave the role her best and since then, it’s been one movie role to the other until she climbed the ladder of success.

After working her way to the Top-List in Nollywood with over sixty movies to her credit, Ini Edo has proven to be one of the popular and talented actresses in Nollywood. Apart from her acting career, she’s also participate in charitable trust, despite her busy work schedule, she carves out time and energy to visit and assist the less fortunate in the society.

Ini Edo recently confirmed that she is definitely pregnant. It should be recalled that rumours of the actress being pregnant went viral some months ago.

In a recent interview she had with E24-7 the actress finally confirms it, said, “Yes, I am pregnant. I have become a real woman.”

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It is really the time to celebrate these actresses of standard as they expect their new creatures coming to this world.


Royal gift 1-2 (2009
Blind Kingdom 1-2(2009)
Native Son 1 (2009)
Native Son 2 (2009)
Reloaded 2 (2008)
Reloaded 1(2008)
Sleek ladies 1 (2007)
Sleek ladies 2 (2007)
Ghetto Queen (2007) (V)
Ghetto Queen 2 (2007) (V)
Power of Beauty (2007) (V)
Power of Beauty 2 (2007) (V)
Political Control (2006) (V)
Political Control 2 (2006) (V)
Political Control 3 (2006) (V)
Ass on Fire (2006) (V)
Ass on Fire 2 (2006) (V)
Breath Again (2006) (V)
Breath Again 2 (2006) (V)
Fatal Seduction (2006) (V)
Fatal Seduction 2 (2006) (V)
Games Men Play (2006) (V)
Games Men Play 2 (2006) (V)
Games Men Play 3 (2006) (V)
Girls Cot (2006) (V)
Girls Cot 2 (2006) (V)
Girls Cot 3 (2006) (V)
The Greatest Sacrifice 2 (2006) (V)
The Greatest Sacrifice (2006) (V)
Married to the Enemy (2006) (V)
Married to the Enemy 2 (2006) (V)
My Heart Your Home (2006) (V)
My Heart Your Home 2 (2006) (V)
No Where to Run (2006) (V)
No Where to Run 2 (2006) (V)
Price of Fame (2006) (V)
Price of Fame 2 (2006) (V)
Sacrifice for Love (2006) (V)
Sacrifice for Love 2 (2006) (V)
Secret Fantasy (2006) (V)
Secret Fantasy 2 (2006) (V)
Silence of the Gods (2006) (V)
Silence of the Gods 2 (2006) (V)
Supremacy (2006) (V)
Supremacy 2 (2006) (V)
Too Late to Claim (2006) (V) …. Rose
Too Late to Claim 2 (2006) (V) …. Rose
Total Control (2006) (V) …. Laura
Total Control 2 (2006) (V) …. Laura
Total Control 3 (2006) (V) …. Laura
Traumatised (2006) (V)
Traumatised 2 (2006) (V)
War Game (2006) (V)
War Game 2 (2006) (V)
War Game 3 (2006) (V)
11:45… Too Late (2005) (V)
11:45… Too Late 2 (2005) (V)
The Bank Manager (2005) (V)
The Begotten 2 (2005) (V)
The Begotten (2005) (V)
The Bet 2 (2005) (V)
The Bet (2005) (V)
Cold War (2005) (V)
Cold War 2 (2005) (V)
Crying Angel (2005) (V)
Crying Angel 2 (2005) (V)
Desperate Billionaire (2005) (V)
Desperate Billionaire 2 (2005) (V)
Desperate Need (2005) (V)
Emotional Blackmail (2005) (V)
Emotional Blackmail 2 (2005) (V)
I Want My Money (2005) (V)
I Want My Money 2 (2005) (V)
Last Game (2005) (V)
Last Picnic (2005) (V)
Living in Tears (2005) (V)
Living in Tears 2 (2005) (V)
Living Without You (2005) (V)
Living Without You 2 (2005) (V)
Lonely Hearts (2005) (V)
Lonely Hearts 2 (2005) (V)
Men Do Cry (2005) (V)
Men Do Cry 2 (2005) (V)
My Precious Son (2005) (V)
My Precious Son 2 (2005) (V)
One God One Nation (2005) (V)
One God One Nation 2 (2005) (V)
Only Love (2005) (V)
Only Love 2 (2005) (V)
Pretty Angels (2005) (V)
Pretty Angels 2 (2005) (V)
Red Light (2005) (V)
Red Light 2 (2005) (V)
Royal Package (2005) (V)
Royal Package 2 (2005) (V)
Security Risk (2005) (V)
Security Risk 2 (2005) (V)
Songs of Sorrow (2005) (V)
Songs of Sorrow 2 (2005) (V)
Stronghold (2005) (V)
Stronghold 2 (2005) (V)
Tears for Nancy (2005) (V)
Tears for Nancy 2 (2005) (V)
Ultimate Crisis (2005) (V)
Unforeseen (2005) (V)
Unforeseen 2 (2005) (V)
Beautiful Faces (2004) (V)
Beautiful Faces 2 (2004) (V)
Eye of the Gods (2004) (V)
Eye of the Gods 2 (2004) (V)
Eyes of Love (2004) (V)
Faces of Beauty (2004) (V)
Faces of Beauty 2 (2004) (V)
Indecent Girl (2004) (V) (as Iniobong Ekim) …. Patra
Indulgence (2004/II) (V)
Indulgence 2 (2004) (V)
I Swear (2004) (V) …. Cynthia
I Swear 2 (2004) (V) …. Cynthia
Legacy (2004) (V)
Love Crime (2004) (V)
Love Crime 2 (2004) (V)
Love & Marriage (2004) (V)
Negative Influence (2004) (V)
Negative Influence 2 (2004) (V)
Not Yours! (2004) (V)
World Apart (2004) (V)
World Apart 2 (2004) (V)
The One I Trust (2003)

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One Response to "Ini Edo Biography, Life History, Wedding Videos and Filmography"

  1. Judy Burnett   December 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

    May God Bless your wedding union for years to come my dear and many more blessings to come once your baby is born sent from heaven as everyone knows am sure abi? Congrats !


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