Destiny Etiko is a well-known Nigerian actress in the Nigerian film industry. She became famous after starring in the award-winning Nigerian film Idemili. Idemili is a Nollywood film from 2014 about indigenous Igbo mystics and beliefs. In 2016, she was named Most Promising Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards (English). On May 15, 2020, she lost her father, Mr. John Anonde Etiko.
Early Life & Education
Destiny Etiko was born on August 12, 1989. Etiko was born in Udi, a town in Enugu State, Nigeria’s southeastern region dominated by the Igbo ethnic group. She is the second of five children, three of whom are males and two of whom are females. Destiny received her nursery and primary education at Zik Avenue Primary School in Enugu State.
She finished her secondary education at Queens School and obtained the necessary credentials. Her secondary school education was completed in Awka, Anambra State. Destiny Etiko earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 2012. The talented actress completed her studies in Nigeria before embarking on a career in acting.
Destiny Etiko is a Nigerian actress best known for her performance in the film “Idemili.” Her enviable physique and acting abilities are a plus. She began her acting career in 2011 when she joined the Nigerian film industry, known as Nollywood, and the Actors Guild of Nigeria. During her professional acting career, she had minor roles in various Nollywood films before landing the lead role in “Idemili.”
Idemili is a Nollywood film released in 2014 about indigenous Igbo mystics and beliefs. Ernest Obi directed the film, which was produced by Onye-Eze Productions and was named after Idemili, a town in Anambra State. Destiny appeared alongside well-known Nollywood actors such as Yul Edochie, Chizzy Alichi, Eve Esin, Pete Edochie, and Patience Ozokwor, among others.
Her performance in the film “Idemili” earned her a nomination for Best Promising Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016. As her career progressed, she began to land more leading roles, establishing herself as one of Nigeria’s most popular actresses. Following her appearance in Idemili, Destiny was cast in popular films.
Etiko said in an interview that she had been a victim of sexual harassment by male movie producers, who constitute a large proportion of movie productions in Nigeria.
A gift for her mother
Etiko gave her mother an apartment in 2019 as a thank you for supporting her desire to be an actor. Her father, on the other hand, had initially opposed her desire to become an actor. Mr. John Anonde Etiko, her father, died on May 15, 2020.
|2020||Living in Poverty|
|2020||Hour of Victory|
|2019||Woman of Power|
|2019||Sunset of Love|
|2019||Power of Royalty|
|2019||My Private Part|
|2019||Sound of Evil|
|2019||The Hidden Sin|
|2019||Clap of Royalty|
|2019||Pains of the Orphan|
|2019||The Return of Ezendiala|
|2019||The Sacred Cowry|
|2019||Queen of love|
|2019||My sisters love|
|2019||Heart of Love|
|2019||The prince & I|
|2018||Tears of Regret|
|2016||3 Days to Wed|
|2016||Fear of a Woman|
Awards and Nominations
|2016||City People Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Actress of the Year Award (English)||Won|
Influence & Impacts
Destiny Etiko is without a doubt one of the most compassionate and selfless actors in Nigeria. Her compassion for the less fortunate has earned her widespread love and admiration. Currently, the actress has established a non-profit organization in her name dedicated to alleviating the plight of the poor and destitute. Destiny Etiko Foundation (DEF) has reached out to individuals in a variety of communities on numerous occasions to lend a helping hand in whatever small way possible.
Destiny Etiko and her team have visited schools, widows, and poverty-stricken people in the interior of Nigeria, blessing them with commodities such as rice bags, garri, and other necessities. As a result, it is in her nature to lavish extravagant affection on the defenseless, and they respond in kind by blowing her trumpet incessantly.
According to unverified sources, Destiny’s net worth is estimated at around $500,000.