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.
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.”
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.
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
- Fine Wine
- American Driver
- Quam’s Money
- King of Boys: The Return of the King
Awards and Nominations
|2009||2009 Best of Nollywood Awards||Revelation of the Year (female)||Nominated|
|5th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress in a Leading role||Reloaded|
|2010||2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress Film/Short Story||Reloaded||Won|
|2010 Best Of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Lead role||Guilty Pleasures||Nominated|
|2011||2011 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Lead role||Mr. and Mrs.||Won|
|2012||ZAFAA Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting role||Kiss and Tell||Nominated|
|ELOY Awards||Actress of the Year||Phone Swap||Won|
|2012 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting role||Kiss and Tell||Nominated|
|2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best lead Actress||Mr. and Mrs.||Won|
|2012 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best lead Actress in an English Movie||Phone Swap||Nominated|
|2012 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting role||The Search|
|2012 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best kiss in a film||Spellbound|
|17th Africa Film Awards (Afro-Hollywood Awards)||Best Actress in a Supporting role||Mr. and Mrs.|
||Best Actress in a lead role||Mr. and Mrs.|
|2013||2013 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress in a Leading role||Kiss and Tell|
|2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best supporting Actress in a film||Phone Swap|
|2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress||Mr. and Mrs.|
|2013 Ghana Movie Awards||Best African Collaboration||Kiss & Tell|
|2013 City People Entertainment Awards||Best Actress of the Year||Phone Swap|
|2014||2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Purple Rose|
|2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role|
|2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Journey to Self|
|2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Viewers’s Choice female||Purple Rose||Won|
|2015||2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress||Purple Rose||Won|
|2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best actress in a Drama||Journey to Self||Nominated|
|2015 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress||Stolen Water||Won|
|2015 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best On-screen duo||Stolen Water||Nominated|
|2016||2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best actress in a Leading Role (English)||The Visit|
|2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Kiss in a Movie||The Visit|
|12th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Lead Actress In A Film||Fifty|
|2022||Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards||Best Actress Comedy Role||Quam’s Money||Nominated|
Her Net worth is unknown. She is obviously doing well for herself