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Adesua Etomi Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Husband, Career, Awards and Nomination 2024

Adesua Etomi Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Husband, Career, Awards and Nomination 2024
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Tolulope Adesua Etomi-Wellington, professionally known as Adesua Etomi, is a Nigerian actress and entrepreneur. She made her debut in the film industry in 2014 with the movie Knocking On Heaven’s Door.

Adesua Etomi received the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her performance in the romantic drama film Falling.

Born
Tolulope Adesua Etomi

22 February 1986 (age 38)

Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Alma mater
  • City College Coventry
  • University of Wolverhampton
Occupation(s) Actress, producer
Years active 2012–present
Spouse
Banky Wellington

(m. 2017)

Children Zaiah Wellington
Awards 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actress in a Drama

Early Life and Education

Tolulope Adesua Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State, according to multiple reliable sources.

These sources also state that her birthdate is 22 February 1988. However, in a January 2016 interview with Pulse Nigeria, Etomi mentioned that she was 29 years old at the time.

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Interestingly, Answers Africa published an article in March 2016 claiming that she was 30 years old. Etomi’s father is of Esan descent and her mother is of Yoruba descent.

She is the youngest among her three siblings. Etomi began her journey in the performing arts at a young age, joining the drama club at Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos when she was just seven years old.

She later attended Queen’s College, Lagos before relocating to the United Kingdom at the age of 13.

In 2004, Etomi obtained a diploma in physical theatre, musical theatre, and performing arts from City College Coventry, achieving triple distinctions.

She then pursued her passion for drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, where she graduated with first-class honours.

Career

Etomi has an impressive list of film credits, including The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, and Falling.

Her outstanding performance in Falling earned her the prestigious 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama.

Adesua Etomi Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Husband, Career, Awards and Nomination 2024

She has also appeared in other notable films such as A Soldier’s Story, Out of Luck, and Couple of Days.

In addition to her film work, Etomi showcased her talent on the television soap opera Shuga, portraying the character Shiela in the fourth and fifth seasons.

She further expanded her acting repertoire by starring as Amaka Obiora, an undercover police officer, in the crime series LasGidi Cops. Etomi’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as she was featured on Vogue’s list of 14 global superstars.

In February 2022, she ventured into the music industry with the release of her first single titled ‘So Natural’.

Furthermore, in October 2023, she successfully launched her own beauty brand, Sanaa Beauty, in collaboration with Jemima Osunde.

Personal Life

Etomi and Banky W announced their engagement in February 2017.

They celebrated their traditional marriage on 19 November, followed by a court wedding on 20 November, and a white wedding on 25 November 2017, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Adesua Etomi Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Husband, Career, Awards and Nomination 2024

In January 2021, Adesua and Banky W welcomed their son, Hazaiah Wellington.

On 5 April 2021, Adesua and Banky W revealed the challenges they faced with conception and childbearing in a story titled ‘Final Say Faith’, shared at the Waterbrook church.

Adesua received recognition for intervening and protecting the daughter of Nollywood actress Iretiola Doyle from bullies.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Call Tara Short film
2014 Brave Layo Short film
Knocking On Heaven’s Door Debbie
2015 Falling Muna
A Soldier’s Story Lebari
Out of Luck Bisola
2016 Couple of Days Nina
The Arbitration Dara Olujobi
Something Wicked
The Wedding Party Dunni Coker
Ayamma: Music In The Desert Ayamma/Iko/Ihuoma
2017 10 Days In Sun City Bianca
The Wedding Party 2 Dunni Onwuka
2018 Date Night
King of Boys Adekemi Salami
Memoirs of 4
Up North Zainab
2019 Muna Muna
Malika: Warrior Queen Malika
Sugar Rush Susie
The Set Up Chike
2022 The Set Up 2 Chike
The Perfect Arrangement
2023 Gangs of Lagos Gift

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Smooth Promotions Reporter/Presenter TV Station
2014 Gidi Up (season 2) Sharon Series
2015 Las Gidi Cops Amaka Obiora Series
Shuga (season 4) Sheila Series
2017 Shuga: Down South Sheila Series

Theatre

Year Title Role Company
2004 The Crucible John Proctor City College Production
2005 Miss Saigon John Thomas City College Production
2006 Jesus Christ Superstar Judas City College Production
2008 Fractal The Oppressed Arena Theatre
2009 The Grimm Tales Dwarf/Witch Arena Theatre
Not My Cup Of Tea Immigrant Arena Theatre
2012 The Miller’s Tale Alice Saga Tiata – Edinburge Fringe Festival
2013 Anatomy Of A Woman Bolatito Lagos Theater Festival
Shattered Loveth Paw Studios
Crystal Slippers Sewa Thespian Family Theater
London Life Lagos Living Sue Paw Studios
Saro Rume Bap Productions
Secret Life Of Baba Segi’s Wives Segi Joos and Joms Productions
2014 Band Aid[
Make We Waka Chantelle Look Left Look Right
Saro Rume Bap Productions

Voice over

Year Role Company
2013 Taste Bud Fanta
2014 Fan Solo Phones

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2009 Foresight Theater Awards Best Performance in a devised Piece of work Herself Won
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Most Promising Actress Knocking on Heaven’s Door Nominated
Nollywood Reinvented Awards Best New Actress Herself Won
2015 Golden Movie Awards Golden Actress in a Lead Role Falling Nominated
Discovery of the Year Herself Won
City People Entertainment Awards Best New Actress Nominated
Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Falling Nominated
Best On-screen duo Nominated
Female Viewer’s Choice Herself Nominated
ELOY Awards Actress of the Year – Big screen Falling Won
Actress of the Year – Television Gidi Up Nominated
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series) Falling Won
12th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in Leading role Nominated
Golden Movie Awards Golden Actress Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress in Leading Role Nominated
ELOY Awards Actress of the year – Big Screen The Arbitration Nominated
2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress Drama/TV Series Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Lead Actress In A Film Ayamma Nominated
2020 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead role –English Sugar Rush Nominated

Notes

  1.  Many sources cite Etomi’s year of birth as 1988. However, she claimed to be 29 years old in an interview with Pulse Nigeria in January 2016.

 

 


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