Adesua Etomi Wellington is a Nigerian actress. Her performance in Falling earned her the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She is one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria.
Full Name: Tolulope Adesuwa Etomi
Born: 22 February 1986 or 1988
Birth place: Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
Alma mater: City College Coventry University of Wolverhampton
Famous as: Actress, producer
Years active: 2012–present
Spouse(s): Banky W. (m. 2017)
Parents: Eniiwaju Etomi
Siblings: Tosin Etomi, Temitayo Etomi
Tolulope Adesua Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State, on 22 February. Several major sources cite her birth year as 1988
However, in an interview published in January 2016, Etomi told Pulse Nigeria 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.
Adesua 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.
Adesua Etomi 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.
Adesua Etomi 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.
Adesua 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.
Family and personal life
Adesua Etomi got engaged to Banky W in February 2017. The couple held their traditional marriage on 19 November, court wedding on 20 November and white wedding on 25 November 2017; the latter ceremony was held in Cape Town, South Africa.
On March 16, 2019, notion.ng estimated her net worth at $500,000. She is one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria.
ong>Movies by Adesua Etomi
Adesua has featured in several television series like Gidi Up (Season 2) (2014), Las Gidi Cops (2015), Shuga (2015), and Shuga: Down Town (2017).
She also presented – Smooth Promotions in 2012. Similarly, she did voice over for fanta drink and solo phones in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Adesua Etomi has featured in several films, below are some of it.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door, 2014
A Soldier’s Story, 2015
Out of Luck, 2015
Couple of Days, 2016
And the Spirit Slowly Dies, 2016
The Arbitration, 2016
Something Wicked, 2016
Ayamma: Music in The Desert, 2016
The Wedding Party 1&2, 2016 &2017
10 Days in Sun City, 2017
Date Night, 2018
King of Boys, 2018
Memoirs of 4, 2018
Up North, 2018
Malaika: Warrior Queen, 2019
Awards and recognitions
Best Performance in a Devised Piece of Work, Foresight Theater Awards, 2009
Best New Actress, Nollywood Reinvented Awards, 2014
Discovery of the Year, Golden Movie Awards, 2015
Actress of the Year – Big Screen, ELOY Awards, 2015
Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series), Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), 2016