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Adesua Etomi | Facts, Nigerian Actress, Biography, Career, Filmography

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IntroNigerian actress
A.K.A.Adesuwa Etomi
IsActor
FromNigeria
TypeFilm, Television, Stage and Radio
GenderFemale
BirthOwerri, Imo State, Nigeria

BIOGRAPHY

Adesua Etomi (born 22 February 1988) 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 Adesuwa Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State, on 22 February. Several major editorials on Etomi state her birth year as 1988. However, in an interview published in January 2016, Etomi told Pulse Nigeria that 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 years old, and 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.

CAREER

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.

PERSONAL LIFE

She got engaged to Banky W in February 2017. They both got traditionally married on 19 November, Court Wedding on 20 November and on 25 November (2017) they had the White Wedding in Cape Town, South Africa.

FILMOGRAPHY

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013The CallTaraShort Film
2014BraveLayoShort Film
2014Knocking On Heaven’s DoorDebbieFeature Film – Theatrical release: 18 April 2014
2015FallingMunaFeature Film – Theatrical release: 18 September 2015
2015A Soldier’s StoryLebariFeature Film – Theatrical release: 23 October 2015
2015Out Of LuckBisolaFeature Film – Theatrical release: 4 December 2015
2016Couple Of DaysNinaFeature Film – Theatrical release: 5 February 2016
2016And The Spirit Slowly DiesTima Odera-BlakeFeature Film – In development
2016The ArbitrationDara OlujobiFeature Film – Theatrical Release: 12 August 2016
2016Something WickedTBCFeature Film – Theatrical Release: First Quarter, 2017
2016The Wedding PartyDunni CokerFeature Film – World Premiere – 8 September 2016
2016Ayamma: Music In The DesertAyamma/Iko/IhuomaFeature Film – Theatrical release: 23 December 2016
201710 Days In Sun CityBiancaFeature Film – Theatrical Release: 23 June 2017
2017The Wedding Party 2Dunni OnwukaFeature Film – World Premiere – 11 December 2017
2018Date night
2018King of Boys
2018Memoirs of 4
2018Up North

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Smooth PromotionsReporter/PresenterTV Station
2014Gidi Up (season 2)SharonSeries
2015Las Gidi CopsAmaka ObioraSeries
2015Shuga (season 4)SheilaSeries
2017Shuga: Down SouthSheilaSeries

Theatre

YearTitleRoleCompany
2004The CrucibleJohn ProctorCity College Production
2005Miss SaigonJohn ThomasCity College Production
2006Jesus Christ SuperstarJudasCity College Production
2008FractalThe OppressedArena Theatre
2009The Grimm TalesDwarf/WitchArena Theatre
2009Not My Cup Of TeaImmigrantArena Theatre
2012The Miller’s TaleAliceSaga Tiata – Edinburge Fringe Festival
2013Anatomy Of A WomanBolatitoLagos Theater Festival
2013ShatteredLovethPaw Studios
2013Crystal SlippersSewaThespian Family Theater
2013London Life Lagos LivingSuePaw Studios
2013SaroRumeBap Productions
2013Secret Life Of Baba Segi’s WivesSegiJoos and Joms Productions
2014Band Aid
2014Make We WakaChantelleLook Left Look Right
2014SaroRumeBap Productions

Voice Over

YearRoleCompany
2013Taste BudFanta
2014FanSolo Phones

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YearAwardCategoryRecipientResult
2009Foresight Theater AwardsBest Performance in a devised Piece of workHerselfWon
20142014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsMost Promising ActressKnocking on Heaven’s DoorNominated
2014Nollywood Reinvented AwardsBest New ActressHerselfWon
2015Golden Movie AwardsGolden Actress in a Lead RoleFallingNominated
2015Golden Movie AwardsDiscovery of the YearHerselfWon
2015City People Entertainment AwardsBest New ActressHerselfNominated
20152015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest ActressFallingNominated
20152015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest On-screen duoNominated
20152015 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsFemale Viewer’s ChoiceHerselfNominated
2015ELOY AwardsActress of the Year – Big screenFallingWon
2015ELOY AwardsActress of the Year – TelevisionGidi UpNominated
20162016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series)FallingWon
201612th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress in Leading roleFallingNominated
2016Golden Movie AwardsGolden ActressFallingNominated
2016Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress in Leading RoleFallingNominated
2016ELOY awardsActress of the year – Big ScreenThe ArbitrationNominated
20172017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress Drama/TV SeriesThe ArbitrationNominated
20172017 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Lead Actress In A FilmAyammaNominated
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