Adesua Etomi Early Life
Adesua Etomi was born 22 February 1988, in Imo State. Adesua Etomi is a Nigerian actress. In 2014, she starred in her first feature film Knocking On Heaven’s Door. She won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling. As one of Nigeria’s brightest stars, Adesua Etomi leads a new generation of women who work locally but think globally. She is the rare leading lady who can move seamlessly between drama and comedy: Adesua Etomi trained in the theater, performing classics like The Crucible, before making the jump to the big screen with her breakthrough role in 2014’s Knocking on Heavens Door, which centered on an abusive relationship between a seemingly perfect couple.
Adesua Etomi Biography and Profile
Adesua Etomi was born 22 February 1988, in Imo State, Owerri to a soldier and civil engineer. The youngest of 3 children, she quickly learned to express herself through performance. Her first encounter with acting was at the age of 7, when she joined the drama club at her primary school, Corona victoria Island.
Who is Adesua Etomi?
In 2014, Adesua Etomi starred in her first feature film Knocking On Heaven’s Door. She won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.
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Education in UK
She moved to the united Kingdom at the age of 13 and after a few years, decided to pursue acting as a career in 2004. While in the UK, she studied Physical theatre, Musical theatre and Performing Arts at the City College, Coventry, United Kingdom.
After completing these courses in 2006 with triple distinctions and being a part of numerous productions, she went on to study Drama and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton where she excelled greatly, graduating in 2009 with 1st class honors and ‘The Foursight Theatre Award’.
Moving Back to Nigeria
Adesua Etomi moved back to Nigeria in 2012 and resumed her acting career in 2013. Although most of her training lies in theatre, she is best known for her roles in the movie ‘Knocking on heavens door’, the shortfilm ‘Brave’ and the groundbreaking tv series ‘Gidi up’.
Etomi’s dramatic work won her raves, but U.S. audiences know her best as Nollywood’s rom-com queen. Her uproariously funny global smash, The Wedding Party, satirized the tradition of fantasy nuptials down to the smallest detail and quickly became the nation’s highest grossing film of all time.
Though she stands at the center of the world’s second-largest film market (only India produces more), you don’t need to have be a cinéaste to keep up with her. On Instagram where she boasts over 2 million followers, Etomi’s presence looms large. She’s free to update fans about her latest projects, encourage them to vote in their local elections, and share a few sweetheart selfies with husband, musician Banky W., and she makes the most of her platform, especially where style is concerned.
Etomi is apt to share a picture of herself in ornate gowns from Lagos-based labels like Purple and Matopeda, or switch gears with a sharp Mai Atafo suit. She always makes a point to showcase the best in African design, keeping her outfits as varied as the roles she takes on.
Here, shop three looks inspired by Etomi’s always impressive offscreen style.
She has also been part of numerous theatre productions and musicals; Saro, Les Miserables, London Life Lagos Living, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s wives, Shattered and Crystal slipper to mention a few.
Her hobbies include singing, dancing, playing the guitar, working out and swimming.
Adesua Etomi Movies on Netflix
Here are Adesua Etomi’s top movies on Netflix:
The Wedding Party
As their big day arrives, a couple’s lavish wedding plans turn into a nightmare of exes, fighting parents and uninvited guests.
Cast: Adesua Etomi, Banky Wellington, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle, Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Beverly Naya, Enyinna Nwigwe.
A pampered heir must complete a year of service work to inherit his dad’s assets but unearths new goals when he’s placed in an unfamiliar region.
Cast: Banky Wellington, Rahama Sadau, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Ibrahim Suleiman, Michelle Dede, Adesua Etomi, Hilda Dokubo, Akin Lewis
- NRAWARDS- Best New Actress
- GIAMA- Most Promising Actress
- NRAWARDS – Best New Actress (2014)
- Best Short Film- ‘Brave’ (Best Of Nollywood Awards And The Nollywood Movie Awards) (2014)
- Foresight Theatre Award For Best Performance In A Devised Piece Of Work (2009)
Adesua Etomi Husband
Adesua Etomi is married to Olubankole Wellington aka rapper Banky W. The couple tied-the-knot in a traditional ceremony in Nigeria 2017.
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