Full Name: Iniobong Edo Ekim
Stage Name: Ini Edo
Place of Birth: Calabar, Cross River state, Native of Akwa Ibom State.
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Ekim.
Date of Birth: April 23rd, 1982
Marriage Status: Married to Philip Ehiagwina
Education: Diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo and B.Sc in English from the University of Calabar
Hobbies: Reading Novels, Watching Films and Dancing
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Ini Edo’s life in the Nollywood movie industry started with a school strike, when she went with a friend to an audition for a role in the movie “Child of Destiny”. However her breakout role came when she acted in the film, ‘World Apart’(2004) and since then she has not looked back, going on to act in more than 100 films such as ‘Games women Play’ Games Men Play and the sequel ‘Reloaded’.
Ini Edo has gone ahead to become a house hold name in the Nigerian movie industry and one of the top paid female actresses. She became a Producer in 2010 when she co-produced and starred in a film, ‘Memories of my Heart’ with Emem Isong .
Ini Edo has been recognised by top brands in the Nigerian Industry and is currently and Ambassador to a couple of well known Beauty, Telecom and Food Industry. She is a Noble Hair Brand Ambassador, Glo Ambassador, Face of Chivita [the fruit juice company] and in 2011 she was appointed United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
Visit her website – www.iniedosworld.com