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Simply Me

Sultry Nollywood actress Ini Edo has that approachable-girl-next-door-quality that makes you feel like you know her and you are best friends. Combine that with a voluptuous shape, sweet smile and some lethal acting skills and you know this no ordinary girl next door but an acting dynamo waiting to explode on your television screen!

Born in Calabar, Cross River state, into a family of six, this indigene of Akwa Ibom, attended Cornelia Connelly College in Calabar for her secondary school education, and crowned it with a diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom. She later went on to study for a full degree in English at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

Her foray in Nollywood started during a school strike, when she went with a friend to an audition.  She got the role in the film ‘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 opened a new chapter in her career when she executive produced a soon-to-be-released film, ‘Memories of my Heart’.

In recognition to her contribution to the film making in Nigeria, she was made a Glo Ambassador by the telecom giant Globacom. She is also recently signed a deal to be the Face of Chivita, the popular juice manufacturers. Ini is married to Philip Ehiagwina and loves reading novels, watching films and dancing in her spare time.