Ini Edo: Biography, Career, Movies & More


Ini Edo is a popular Nigerian actress. She has featured in movies like Ass on Fire, Breath Again, Fatal Seduction, Games Men Play, Girls Cot, The Greatest Sacrifice and Married to the Enemy.

In this post, we take a look at the biography of this screen goddess which includes her personal life, career and the movies she has featured in.

Ini Edo: Biography, Career, Movies & More

Early Life

Ini Edo hails from Akwa Ibom State. She is an Ibibio. Her mother was a class teacher while her father was a church elder. She is the second of four children. According to her, the combination of a teacher and church elder as parents meant she had quite a strict upbringing.


Edo attended Cornelius Connely College in Calabar for her secondary school before proceeding to the University of Uyo for a Diploma in Theatre Arts. She would later enrol at the University of Calabar where she bagged a Bachelor’s degree in English.

In 2014, she was awarded a scholarship to study law at the National Open University of Nigeria.


Ini Edo debut as an actress in 2003 when she featured in the movie, Thick Madam. She was discovered by a producer at an audition she attended.

But it was the movie, World Apart that shot her to prominence which was released in 2004. Edo has featured in over 100 movies since she debuted as an actress. In 2013, the actress was one of the judges for the Miss Black Africa Beauty Pageant in the UK.


Her philanthropic gesture has earned her an appointment with the United Nations as a Youth Envoy.


She was a GLO brand ambassador for 10 years from 2006 to 2016. She was also the brand ambassador of Noble Hair in 2010. Currently, she is the brand ambassador of SlimTea Nigeria.

Political Appointment

Ini Edo is currently the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture and Tourism. She was appointed by the governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel in 2016.


Below is a list of the awards received by Ini Edo from 2009 till date.

  • 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba)
  • 2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards, Best Actress Indigenous Edika Nigeria
  • 2013 2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards         Female Viewers Choice
  • Cross River Movie Award Best Act Female (English) Behind The Melody
  • Nafca Best supporting Actress, Weekend Getaway
  • 2015 Ghana Movie Awards, Best Actress – Africa Collaboration


Ini Edo has featured in over 100 movies, some of which include:

  • A Dance for the Prince
  • Anointed Queen
  • Ass on Fire
  • At All Cost
  • Battle For Bride
  • Beautiful Faces
  • Behind The Melody
  • Blind Kingdom’
  • Blood is Money
  • Breath Again
  • Bride’s War
  • Caged Lovers
  • Caro The Iron Bender
  • Cold War
  • Crying Angel
  • Dangerous
  • Darkness of Sorrows
  • Desperate Billionaire
  • Desperate Need
  • Emotional Blackmail
  • End of Do or Die Affair
  • Eye of the Gods
  • Eyes of Love
  • Faces of Beauty
  • Fatal Seduction
  • Final Sorrow
  • Games Men Play
  • Ghetto Queen
  • Girls Cot
  • Hunted Love
  • I Swear
  • I Want My Money
  • I’ll Take My Chances
  • In The Cupboard
  • Inale
  • Indecent Girl
  • Indulgence
  • Last Game
  • Last Picnic
  • Legacy
  • Live To Remember
  • Living in Tears
  • Living Without You
  • Lonely Hearts
  • Love & Marriage
  • Love Crime
  • Love Games
  • Mad Sex
  • Married to the Enemy
  • Memories of the Heart
  • Men Do Cry
  • Most Wanted Bachelor
  • My Heart Your Home
  • My Precious Son
  • Native Son
  • Negative Influence
  • Never Let Go
  • Nkasi the Sprot Girl
  • Nkasi the Village Fighter
  • No Where to Run
  • Not Yours!
  • One God One Nation
  • Only Love
  • Political Control
  • Power of Beauty
  • Pretty Angels
  • Price of Fame
  • Red Light
  • Reloaded
  • Royal Gift
  • Royal Gift’
  • Royal Package
  • Royalty Apart
  • Sacrifice for Love
  • Save The Last Dance
  • Secret Fantasy
  • Security Risk
  • Silence of the Gods
  • Sisters On Fire
  • Sleek Ladies
  • Slip of Fate
  • Songs of Sorrow
  • Soul of a Maiden
  • Stolen Tomorrow
  • Stronghold
  • Supremacy
  • Tears for Nancy
  • Tears In The Palace
  • The Bank Manager
  • The Begotten
  • The Bet
  • The Greatest Sacrifice
  • The One I Trust
  • The Princess of My Life
  • The Return of Nkasi
  • Thick Madam
  • Too Late to Claim
  • Total Control
  • Traumatised
  • Ultimate Crisis
  • Unforeseen
  • War Game
  • World Apart


Ini Edo got married in 2008 to American based businessman, Phillip Ehiagwina in 2008. The marriage had allegations of cheating and domestic violence which led to the actress walking out of the marriage in September 2014.

The actress cited irresolvable differences and incompatibility as the major reasons for the crash of her marriage.

Edo also revealed that the distance was one of the things that contributed to the crash of her marriage as she was based in Nigeria while her husband lived in America.


Recently, the media was agog with rumours of Ini Edo touring beautiful places in Europe with an unnamed lover. But it seems the actress has been able to shield this part of her private life from the prying eyes of the public.


Ini Edo owns a house in Lekki which is worth an estimated N70 million. She is also a lover of cars with a Mercedes G-Wagon G-65, Range Rover SUV and BMW X5 as some of the exotic cars in her garage.

Relationship with Mike Godson

Recently, a picture surfaced on the internet in which an actor, Mike Godson was sharing the same bed with Ini Edo and the media was rife with speculations that the couple were in a romantic relationship.

But the actor has since dispelled the rumour although he admitted that he has a close relationship with Edo but according to him, it is a very platonic one.

Apparently, the purported picture was a scene from a movie.


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