She was born into the family of 4 children in April 23, 1982 in Ibibio, Akwa Ibom State in south southern Nigeria.
Ini Edo had her primary education in Uyo. She also attended Cornelius Connely College, Uyo for her secondary school certificate.
She thereafter went to the University of Uyo where she bagged a Diploma in Theatre Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Calabar.
Her Acting Career
Ini Edo started her acting career in the year 2000 with her debut ‘Thick Madam’. Her brilliant performance in the movie singled her out as a star and gave her roles in subsequent movies.
The talented actress had her breakthrough in 2004 when she acted in a hit movie, ‘World Apart’.
Ini Edo has since starred in over 150 Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• 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
• Fatal Seduction
• The Greatest Sacrifice
• My Heart Your Home among numerous others.
Ini Edo is indeed a star, known for her intriguing roles in movies. She can fit into any character assigned her and her style of acting is loved and cherished by her numerous stars who take delight in watching her movies.
In 2013, she featured as a judge for the Miss Black Africa Uk Pageant.
Ini Edo got an appointment with the United Nations as the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2011.
In 2014, the highly creative and talented Nollywood superstar got a scholarship to study law at the National Open University of Nigeria. Whether she continued the law programme or not, is not known.
Ini Edo has had endorsement deals with a number of giant organisations including:
• GLO Brand Ambassador for ten years from 2006 to 2016
• In 2010 she was named the Brand Ambassador of Noble Hair.
• Ini Edo is also the Brand Ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria and many others.
Ini Edo was appointed Special Assistant on Culture And Tourism by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel in 2016 a position she held for years.
Her Humanitarian Work
During the Covid 19 Pandemi lockdown in Nigeria, Ini Edo donated the sum of N300,000 to assist the vulnerable in the country.
Ini Edo has in the course of her acting career won several awards, some and most recent of which include:
• 2009 Best of Nollywood Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)
• 2011 Best Actress in Zulu African Film Academy Awards
• 2011 Best Actress Indigenous Award
• 2012 Honorarium Appreciation Award
• 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
• 2013 Best Act Female(English) Cross River Movie Award and accolades still counting.
Her Personal Life
Ini Edo happily got married to the love of her life, Philip Ehiagwina in 2008 and the marriage has received the blessings of God.
Her Net Worth
Ini Edo is a regular face in Nollywood, rated one of the highest paid actresses and most influential with a net worth of over $5 million dollars.