Adesua Etomi Biography: Movies, Age, Family, Husband, biological father

Adesua Etomi’s biography is a tale of passion and hard work...

By  | May 19, 2020, 03:03 PM  | Adesua Etomi  | Top of The

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Adesua Etomi has come a long way since she made her debut in her first feature movie, Knocking on Heaven's Door

Since then the actress has starred in over 10 movies and won several awards, including ‘Actress of the Year: Big Screen’ at the 2015 ELOY Awards. 

Adesua started her acting career in theater and is one of a few actresses who can convincingly play a comedy role in one movie and switch to a dramatic part in the next. 

She has been acting since the age of seven, when she took up drama in school. 

Adesua moved to the UK when she was just 13 and would go on to study drama at the University of Wolverhampton. 

Adesua's background in theatre has helped her hone her acting skills.

Nollywood’s leading lady is often described as the “Rom-Com Queen” of Nigeria.

Here’s a look at Adesua Etomi’s biography.

Adesua Etomi age

Adesua Etomi was born on February 22, 1986. While there has been some confusion about her age, with some publications claiming she was born in 1988, Adesua confirmed she is 33 in a birthday post earlier this year. 

“Chapter 33. Where would I be, if you left me God?" she wrote on her Instagram page.
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Adesua Etomi movies 

Adesua Etomi is one of the most respected actresses in Nigeria. Her portfolio includes dozens of theater productions, short films and feature movies. One of her most successful movies to date is The Wedding Party. The romantic comedy earned ₦453,050,000 at the box office on a budget of ₦60 million.  The movie’s sequel, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, made a whopping ₦1.1 Billion at the box office. It is reportedly the highest-grossing movie in Nollywood’s history. 

Adesua recently starred in ‘The Set Up’ alongside Dakore Akande, Kehinde Bankole and Jim Iyke.

Adesua Etomi’s movies have also earned her critical acclaim. She won “Best New Actress” at Nollywood Reinvented Awards in 2014 and “Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series)” at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2016 for her role in Falling.

Her first major award was a Foresight Theater Award in 2009.

Here’s a look at some of her notable feature films.

·         Knocking On Heaven's Door (2014)
·         Falling (2015)
·         A Soldier’s Story (2015)
·         Out of Luck (2015)
·         The Arbitration (2016)
·         The Wedding Party (2016)
·         Ayamma: Music In The Desert (2016)
·         10 Days in Sun City (2017)
·         The Wedding Party 2 (2017)
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Adesua Etomi biological father 

Adesua Etomi’s biological father is believed to be a former soldier with Esan decent. Very little is known about her father, but he has been spotted in some pictures on her Instagram page over the past few years. 

Adesua Etomi parents

Like her father, Adesua Etomi chooses to only share a few details about her mother, Eniiwaju. Adesual's parents are very private people. Her mother is believed to be a civil engineer. Eniiwaju is also a pastor at a church in the UK. 

She praised her mum in a special Mother’s Day message in March.
“Happy Mother's Day to my heroine. Thank you for teaching me all that I know. I wouldn't be even a quarter of the woman i am today if not for you. May the lord reward your labour of love. Loveeee youuuu tonsssss,” she said.
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Adesua Etomi husband 

Adesua Etomi husband is equally famous. She is married to Olubankole Wellington aka rapper Banky W. The couple tied-the-knot in a traditional ceremony in Nigeria 2017. They also held their white wedding in Cape Town, South Africa, that same year. 

“Your love is one I've never seen before. My heart you cherish, my being you adore. Olubankole, you were worth waiting for. This love I feel, really is hardcore,” she wrote on his birthday in March 2019.
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Adesua Etomi family

Adesua Etomi is the youngest of her siblings. She has an older brother named Tosin. He walked her down the aisle at her white wedding. She describes her older sister, Temitayo, as one of her biggest inspirations.

“I LEGIT don't know how I would have done this life without you. My voltron...defender of the universe. I'm so blessed to have you in my life. This is my consolation when we fight Your whole life is inspiring. To watch you do the most amazing things has been a huge honour,” she wrote about Temitayo on Instagram. 

Adesua is also close to her husband's siblings and parents.
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Adesua Etomi xenophobic attacks 

Adesua Etomi was one of several Nigerian stars who condemned the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Nigerian citizens were some of those targeted in the attacks, which allegedly were the result of the crime committed by foreign nationals in the country. 

“My mind can't fathom how the people that spent years oppressed have become the oppressors. Businesses burnt down, lives lost. The people that have died as a result of Xenophobia, whether past or present, were not only sons, daughters, friends, mothers, fathers etc....they were human beings like you and I and their only crime was their nationality. This isn't the South Africa that Mandela fought for,” she wrote on Instagram.
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