Osas Ighodaro: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies


Osas Ighodaro: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Osas Ighodaro

Osas Ighodaro (born Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro; 26 October) is a Nigerian American actress, host and humanitarian. She won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010 and founded The Joyful Joy Foundation, raising funds and awareness towards the fight against Malaria. Additionally, she co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She played the role of Adanna (Danni) on the soap opera Tinsel and won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards.


Ighodaro was born in Bronx, New York, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State. She obtained her first degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theatre from Pennsylvania State University. She further obtained a master’s degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She moved to Nigeria in 2012 with plans to spend just six months and return to the United States; she, however, got other jobs, along with Tinsel and hasn’t moved back since then. She hosted the Maltina Dance All Reality show. She is the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.


Personal life

She married Gbenro Ajibade in June 2015. They had their first child in 2016.

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Osas Ighodaro, Vimbai Mutinhiri and IK Osakioduwa hosting the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards


Year Title Role
2018 King of Boys Sade Bello
2018 New money Angela Nwachukwu
2016 Ratnik Sarah Bello
2016 A Walk in the Wind Mary
2016 Entreat Margaret
2016 Put a Ring on it Eki
2015 Gbomo Gbomo Express Cassandra
2015 Where Children Play Nia
2015 The Department Tolu 
2011 Restless City Adinike
2009 The Tested Sheena
2008 Cadillac Records Maid
2008 Across a Bloodied Ocean Nafisa
2006 Killa Season (film) Shinae


Year Title Role
2013-2015 Maltina Dance All Host
2012-2014 Tinsel Adanna
2013 Parallels – The Web series Ruth
2012 12 Steps to Recovery Jellybean
2010 Meet the Browns Nurse Mileen
2006 Conviction Girlfriend


  • For Coloured Girls (Nigerian adaptation)
  • Underground
  • Dolores
  • He Said, She Said
  • How Sweet
  • Platanos Y Collard Greens
  • Revenge of a King
  • Joe Turners Come and Gone
  • Coloured Museum

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Work Result
2010 Miss Black USA Pageant Miss Black USA 2010 Won
2014 ELOY Awards Actress of the Year – TV Tinsel Won
2015 Green October La Mode Magazine Awards Humanitarian Award Joyful Joy Foundation Won
2015 ELOY Awards Brand Ambassador of the Year Polo Avenue; Konga.com Won
Actress of the Year – Film The Department Nominated
2016 Golden Movie Awards Golden Supporting Actress Gbomo Gbomo Express Nominated
2016 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Supporting Actress of The Year Gbomo Gbomo Express Won