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Everything You Need To About Nigerian Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe Etim is a Nigerian actress. Her act in “Reloaded” catapulted her to fame in 2008. For her roles in “Reloaded” and “Mr. and Mrs.,” she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 5th and 8th African Movie Academy Awards, respectively. She was named Best Actress in a Drama at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for her role as “Nse” in “Journey to Self.”

Early Life and Education

Etim was born in Lagos on October 21, 1974. Etim attended the Command Primary School and the Awa Nursery School in Kaduna State before moving on to St. Louis College in Jos and the Federal Government Colleges in Jos and Ilorin. Her family was frequently relocated to different parts of Nigeria due to her father’s job with the Central Bank of Nigeria, she claimed. Etim graduated from the University of Calabar with honors in theatre arts.


At the age of 18, Etim began performing on stage at the university. Inheritance, a family drama, marked her broadcast debut. She briefly quit the film profession after finishing her degree to pursue other interests before making a comeback in Emem Isong’s “Reloaded,” opposite Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, and Desmond Elliot.

Nse Etim was interviewed for the Humanities Supernova series in the Visual Collaborative Polaris Catalogue, which was released in December 2019 by people such as William Coupon, Bisila Bokoko, and Ade Adekola.

Tope Oshin’s 2020 film Quam’s Money, the sequel to his 2018 film New Money, featured her. The sequel digs into what occurs when a security guard (Quam) becomes suddenly wealthy.  The new cast was led by Falz, Toni Tones, Jemima Osunde, Blossom Chukwujekwu, and Nse Ikpe-Etim.

In February 2021, she played the lead opposite Richard Mofe-Damijo and Zainab Balogun in the Seyi Babatope-directed film Fine Wine. She is also a well-known face in Kemi Adetiba’s film “King of Boys.” Sola Sobowale also plays a major role in the film.

Nollywood Journey

Nse Ikpe-Etim discussed her beginnings as an actress. In one of her interviews, she revealed that she had never contemplated being an actress, and it was not the first thing that sprang to mind. “I escaped from home with a backpack,” she explained. It was only my second bus ride, so instead of heading to Satellite Town, where we lived at the time, I took the opposite route, towards Badagry, since I wanted to flee. Then I observed cameras in a few of the communities on the way. So I jumped down, and that’s when I first met Kate Henshaw. That happened in 1996. That was back in 1996. That’s how she met Julius Agwu and Francis Agwu, who were all on that set. The movie was called “Scars of Womanhood.”

She got off the bus and informed them that she was a Theatre Arts student. “Oh, okay, she (Kate Henshaw) needs a friend,” they said. “When I met her (Kate), we formed a bond that will last until tomorrow.” Meanwhile, her mother was on the lookout for her. After about two weeks, she returned home and her mother began washing her: “You are going to disgrace me!” “Ah, I don’t want to marry,” she said. She didn’t tell her about the filming location. She just told her that it appears she will be an actress, and she replied, “Over my dead body.”

Personal Life

Etim is the oldest of six children. In an interview with Toolz, she revealed that she has Caucasian godparents. On February 14, 2013, she married her childhood friend, Clifford Sule. A traditional wedding was held in her hometown of Akwa Ibom State, and then in Lagos State, several months after the civil union. Her husband is a well-known lecturer at Middlesex University. She frequently travels to Nigeria for filming and now lives with her in London.

On Friday, March 20, 2020, she announced that she had just returned from the United Kingdom, which, according to the Federal Ministry of Health, was one of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus.

Womb Removal

Nse Ikpe-Etim revealed that she had womb removal to save her life after discovering she had adenomyosis. Adenomyosis is a gynecological medical condition in which the endometrium, the uterus’s inner lining, breaches the muscular wall of the uterus (the myometrium).

On Saturday in Lekki, Lagos, the Nollywood star made this revelation while speaking at an event called “Conversation with Nse.” Mrs. Ikpe-Etim informed the audience that she was diagnosed with the disease in 2016. She claimed that she sobbed when the doctor told her that she needed her uterus removed in order to live a normal life. Her doctor told her that she couldn’t have children.


  • Emotional Crack
  • Venom of Justice 2
  • Kiss and Tell
  • Heaven’s Hell
  • Fifty
  • Fine Wine
  • American Driver
  • Quam’s Money
  • King of Boys: The Return of the King

Awards and Nominations

20092009 Best of Nollywood AwardsRevelation of the Year (female)Nominated
5th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress in a Leading roleReloaded
20102010 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress Film/Short StoryReloadedWon
2010 Best Of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress in a Lead roleGuilty PleasuresNominated
20112011 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress in a Lead roleMr. and Mrs.Won
2012ZAFAA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting roleKiss and TellNominated
ELOY AwardsActress of the YearPhone SwapWon
2012 Nollywood Movies AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting roleKiss and TellNominated
2012 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest lead ActressMr. and Mrs.Won
2012 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest lead Actress in an English MoviePhone SwapNominated
2012 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting roleThe Search
2012 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest kiss in a filmSpellbound
17th Africa Film Awards (Afro-Hollywood Awards)Best Actress in a Supporting roleMr. and Mrs.
8th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress in a lead roleMr. and Mrs.
20132013 Nollywood Movies AwardsBest Actress in a Leading roleKiss and Tell
2013 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest supporting Actress in a filmPhone Swap
2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest ActressMr. and Mrs.
2013 Ghana Movie AwardsBest African CollaborationKiss & Tell
2013 City People Entertainment AwardsBest Actress of the YearPhone Swap
20142014 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress in a Lead RolePurple Rose
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress in a Lead RoleJourney to Self
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsViewers’s Choice femalePurple RoseWon
20152015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest ActressPurple RoseWon
2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest actress in a DramaJourney to SelfNominated
2015 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest ActressStolen WaterWon
2015 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest On-screen duoStolen WaterNominated
20162016 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest actress in a Leading Role (English)The Visit
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Kiss in a MovieThe Visit
12th Africa Movie Academy AwardsLead Actress In A FilmFifty
2022Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice AwardsBest Actress Comedy RoleQuam’s MoneyNominated

Net Worth

Her Net worth is unknown. She is obviously doing well for herself


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