Adesua Etomi: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies


Adesua Etomi: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi (born 22 February 1986 or 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 Adesua 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 (Edo State, Nigeria), 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.



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. She was also featured on Vogue’s list of 14 global superstars.

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.

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Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Call Tara Short Film
2014 Brave Layo Short Film
2014 Knocking On Heaven’s Door Debbie Feature Film – Theatrical release: 18 April 2014
2015 Falling Muna Feature Film – Theatrical release: 18 September 2015
2015 A Soldier’s Story Lebari Feature Film – Theatrical release: 23 October 2015
2015 Out Of Luck Bisola Feature Film – Theatrical release: 4 December 2015
2016 Couple Of Days Nina Feature Film – Theatrical release: 5 February 2016
2016 And The Spirit Slowly Dies Tima Odera-Blake Feature Film – In development
2016 The Arbitration Dara Olujobi Feature Film – Theatrical Release: 12 August 2016
2016 Something Wicked TBC Feature Film – Theatrical Release: First Quarter, 2017
2016 The Wedding Party Dunni Coker Feature Film – World Premiere – 8 September 2016
2016 Ayamma: Music In The Desert Ayamma/Iko/Ihuoma Feature Film – Theatrical release: 23 December 2016
2017 10 Days In Sun City Bianca Feature Film – Theatrical Release: 23 June 2017
2017 The Wedding Party 2 Dunni Onwuka Feature Film – World Premiere – 11 December 2017
2018 Date Night
2018 King of Boys Adekemi Salami
2018 Memoirs of 4
2018 Up North Zainab
2019 Muna  Muna
2019 Malika: Warrior Queen  Malika


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
2015 Shuga (season 4) Sheila Series
2017 Shuga: Down South Sheila Series


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
2009 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
2013 Shattered Loveth Paw Studios
2013 Crystal Slippers Sewa Thespian Family Theater
2013 London Life Lagos Living Sue Paw Studios
2013 Saro Rume Bap Productions
2013 Secret Life Of Baba Segi’s Wives Segi Joos and Joms Productions
2014 Band-Aid
2014 Make We Waka Chantelle Look Left Look Right
2014 Saro Rume Bap Productions
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Voice over

Year Role Company
2013 Taste Bud Fanta
2014 Fan Solo Phones

Awards and nominations

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