Daniel Etim Effiong is his real full name. He is a popular Nollywood actor, movie producer and storyteller.
He was born on June 24 1988 in Jaji, Kaduna State. Etim grew up in Lagos before finally settling down in Abuja, Nigeria.
Etim Effiong had his primary education at St Mary’s Private School, Lagos Island and Government College Ikorodu, Lagos where he obtained his primary and secondary school certificates respectively.
He thereafter studied Chemical Engineering at Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State Nigeria.
Etim also studied Film Marketing, Writing and Directing at the AFDA Film School and Film Making major at the University of Johannesburg both in South Africa.
Etim Effiong kick-started his acting career in 2011. He acted his first Nollywood web series Goddamit it’s Monday and then Ndani’s TV’s Gidi Up where he played the role of an infamous Folarin.
He doubled as an actor/character model for TV commercials before he eventually got a role as Adze in South African Soap Opera, Generations: The Legacy.
Etim Effiong has so far starred in several Nollywood movies and Television series some of which are:
• Gidi Up
• Power of 7
• Castle & Castle
• Coach of Life (2018)
• Breaking Out (2018)
• The Men’s Club (2018)
• New Money (2018)
• Plan B (2019)
• Brethren (2019)
• Castle & Castle (2019)
Etim Effiong is a highly talented Nollywood actor with good interpretation of roles in movies. He can take any character assigned him in movies and his brilliant style of acting has endeared him to his numerous fans as well as movie producers and directors in the industry.
Etim is most notable roles are in movies like Evander Obi on Africa Magic’s Battleground, Mike Amenechi on Ebonylife’s Castle & Castle, Lanre from The Men’s Club and Dele Coker in the Kenyan film, Plan B.
He has worked with top Nollywood celebrities like Sharon Ooja, Moshood Fattah, Shaffy Bello and many others.
Etim’s recent work, Shift let me Faint as produced by Gbagyi Child Entertainment and Threesome by Jide Idada are making waves in the Nigerian movie industry gaining popularity by day.
Etim has also worked as a content producer for Ndani Television and made several television commercials and stage productions for giant companies in Nigeria. Prior to acting, he had worked as an engineer in the Oil and Gas industry.
Awards & Nominations
Etim Effiong has so far in the movie industry received a number of awards notably as:
• 2020 Nominee for Best Actor in a comedy for a movie, Plan B (Movie or TV series) at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Won the first runner-up prize at the MTN-Afrinolly short film competition by Afrinolly for young African filmmakers in 2014 as well as the Kumla Dumor prize for storytelling.
• Won the first prize at the Unilever-Mofilm Cannes Lion competition for the Project Sunlight brand for his work Thato’s Dream in 2015.
• As a director, his feature documentary ‘Skin’ was selected for official screenings at the Film Festivals across the world.
His Personal Life
Ettim Effiong happily got married to the love of his life, Toyosi Philips, a Digital Media Strategist, Creator and Curator of short form content in June 2017. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter in January 2019.
His Net Worth
Etim Effiong is currently one of the richest and most influential in Nollywood, with an estimated net worth of about $250,000 dollars.
Etim is social media personality with large followers. You can reach him on his instagram handle: