Nollywood’s TV scene is graced with thousands of beauties, but only a few stand out like Adesua Etomi. Not only is she outstanding in her acting career, but she is also blessed with a great fashion taste and a personality to match.
Her first hit of fame came when she nailed it in her role as ‘Debbie’ in the film Knocking on Heaven’s Door. From then, acting deals kept pouring in, and she was nothing short of amazing in all of them.
Her efforts were not left unrecognized as she won the "Best New Actress" in the Nollywood Reinvented Awards and later bagged the "Best Actress in a Drama" award for bodying her character in the film Falling. This was during the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2016, where fans were to vote for their favourite movie character.
Like many Nollywood fans, you cannot have enough of the lovely Adesua, here is a complete biography of the movie star to quench your curiosity, so indulge.
Adesua Etomi profile summary
- Full Name: Adesua Etomi Tolulope
- Age: 34
- Date of birth: 22nd February 1986
- Place of birth: Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
- Profession: Actor, TV host
- Net worth: $500,000
- Relationship status: Married to Olubankole Wellington
- Kids: None
- Height: 168 inches, 5 feet 5 inches
- Zodiac sign: Pisces
Adesua Etomi biography
Adesua Etomi birthday is on the 22nd of February 1986. The Nollywood actress' birthplace is on the eastern coast of Nigeria. Her father was a soldier hailing from the Esan community and her mom, a civil engineer of Yoruba descent. Together with her brother Tosin and her sister Temitayo, the family of five continued living in Imo.
There is no mention of where she went to preschool, but for her primary education, Adesua was enrolled in the prestigious Corona School. While there, she discovered her love for acting hence joining the drama club at the tender age of seven.
After graduating from primary school, she transferred to Queens College in Lagos. She, however, did not stay there long enough to get her West African School Certificate as her whole family relocated to the United Kingdom when she was thirteen years.
Her education didn’t stop there as after she completed her senior learning at a local high school in the UK, she enrolled in Coventry City College. She once again proved to be bright-minded as she graduated with three distinctions earning a diploma in physical theatre, musical theatre, and performing arts.
The beauty then took a gap year before enrolling in the prestigious University of Wolverhampton for a degree program in drama and performing arts. She made her family proud yet again by graduating with first-class honours.
She tried her hand in the job market there in the United Kingdom, but seemingly it was not for her. Just a year after graduation, Adesua moved back to Nigeria.
When she was still discovering herself, Adesua starred inThe crucible in 2004, Saro in 2013, and The Grim Tales in 2009. However, these were minor theatre works that opened her eyes to her possibilities. She started nurturing her talent, and that’s when she decided to come back home.
Immediately after jetting back to Nigeria, she tried her hand in a short film The call, and a year later, she starred as Layo in brave. What put her in the map was when she landed the role to play Debbie in the feature film Knocking on Heaven’s Door. She completely bodied her character and even got nominated for Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
A year later, she landed the role of playing ‘Muna’ in Falling. There was no denying that she was meant for the acting life as success in the role led her to win a Golden Icons Academy Movie Award.
Adesua started getting noticed with brands and movie creators, and she even got a chance to play Sheila in the famous Shuga series. Her career shot off from there, and she remained booked and busy as she has now starred in over 80 movies and series.
Movies and TV series
Here are Adesua Etomi movies and TV series:
- The Call (2013)
- Brave (2014)
- Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2014)
- Falling (2015)
- Gidi Up Season 2 (2014)
- A Soldier’s Story (2015)
- Las Gidi Cops (2015)
- Shuga Season 4 (2015)
- Out of Luck (2015)
- A Couple of Days (2016)
- And The Spirit Slowly Dies (2016)
- The Arbitration (2016)
- Something Wicked (2016)
- The Wedding Party (2016)
- Music In The Desert (2016)
- 10 Days In Sun City (2017)
- The Wedding Party 2 (2017)
- Shuga: Down South (2017)
- Date night (2018)
- King of Boys (2018)
Adesua Etomi husband
Adesua is married to the famous Olubankole Wellington, aka Banky W. He is the owner of the prominent E.M.E recording label, which has produced songs for the likes of Wizkid and Skales. The two met at an event in 2015, and though Adesua did not pay much attention to Wellington, he supposedly couldn’t keep his eyes off her.
He went home and slid into her Twitter DM, and a friendship started, which later blossomed into a relationship. The two did not waste time as they got engaged in February 2017 in Nigeria and got married in November that year.
Their wedding took place in South Africa and was graced with every celebrity worth their salt in Nigeria. It was the most talked-about wedding in Nigeria, and the hashtag trended for a cool minute. Adesua Etomi age at the time of marriage was 31.
Nollywood's favourite power couple, Adesua Etomi and Banky W, have not yet been blessed with a mini version of themselves. After all, they just got married less than a year ago, and maybe they want time to themselves first. Despite that, many Nollywood fans keep searching online for phrases such as "Adesua Etomi kids" or asking on Adesua Etomi IG page if they have been blessed.
Adesua Etomi net worth
Despite being born into a wealthy family, Adesua Atomi’s ambition fueled her to get out of the comfort zone and make her wealth. Her goals and dreams seemingly came true as she is now worth a whopping $500000.
Part of that money stems from the many movies she has starred in and the voice-overs she has done. Aside from that, Adesua Etomi has a significant following on Instagram (to the tunes of millions) and so brands pay her to endorse them.
Adesua Etomi is not only beautiful but hardworking given the many roles she had undertaken in Nollywood. In each of these roles, she has embodied different personalities so well that she has won many hearts and awards. Her passion for acting is clear for anyone to see and her career is still on the rise.