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Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi

Nigerian actress
Adesua Etomi
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Nigerian actress
A.K.A. Adesuwa Etomi
Is Actor
From Nigeria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 22 February 1986, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Age 34 years
Star sign PiscesPisces
City College Coventry
University of Wolverhampton Bachelor of Arts 2009
OkayAfrica 100 Women 2018
The details


Adesua Etomi-Wellington, also known as Adesua Etomi (born 22 February 1986), 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.

Early life and education

Tolulope Adesua Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State, on 22 February. Several major sources cite her birth year as 1988. However, in an interview published in January 2016, Etomi told Pulse Nigeria she was 29 years old. Furthermore, Answers Africa published an article in March 2016 stating that she was 30 years old. Her father is a soldier of Esan descent and her mother is an engineer of Yoruba descent. She is the youngest of three siblings. Etomi attended Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos, where she joined the drama club at the age of seven. Thereafter, she attended Queen's College, Lagos before moving to the United Kingdom at the age of 13. Etomi later obtained a diploma in "physical theatre, musical theatre and performing arts" from City College Coventry in 2004. After completing these courses in 2006 with triple distinctions, she studied drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with first-class honours.


Etomi's film credits include The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, and Falling. Her performance in Falling earned her the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Other notable films she has appeared in include A Soldier's Story (2015), Out of Luck (2015), and Couple of Days (2016). Etomi played Shiela in the fourth and fifth seasons of Shuga, a television soap opera about HIV/AIDS prevention. Etomi began starring as Amaka Obiora, an undercover police officer, in Yemisi Wada's crime series LasGidi Cops, which debuted in June 2016 on television. She was also featured on Vogue's list of 14 global superstars.

Personal life

Etomi got engaged to Banky W in February 2017. The couple held their traditional marriage on 19 November, court wedding on 20 November and white wedding on 25 November 2017; the latter ceremony was held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2009 Foresight Theater Awards Best Performance in a devised Piece of work Herself Won
2014 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Most Promising Actress Knocking on Heaven's Door Nominated
2014 Nollywood Reinvented Awards Best New Actress Herself Won
2015 Golden Movie Awards Golden Actress in a Lead Role Falling Nominated
2015 Golden Movie Awards Discovery of the Year Herself Won
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Best New Actress Herself Nominated
2015 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Falling Nominated
2015 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best On-screen duo Nominated
2015 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Female Viewer's Choice Herself Nominated
2015 ELOY Awards Actress of the Year - Big screen Falling Won
2015 ELOY Awards Actress of the Year - Television Gidi Up Nominated
2016 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series) Falling Won
2016 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in Leading role Falling Nominated
2016 Golden Movie Awards Golden Actress Falling Nominated
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress in Leading Role Falling Nominated
2016 ELOY awards Actress of the year - Big Screen The Arbitration Nominated
2017 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress Drama/TV Series The Arbitration Nominated
2017 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Lead Actress In A Film Ayamma Nominated
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