Osas Ighodaro whose full name is Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro is an Nigerian American actress, producer, host and humanitarian. She was awarded the Miss Black USA Pageant in the year 2010 and was the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation, she raising funds and created awareness towards the fight against Malaria. Also, she was co-host of the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She executed the role of Adanna (Danni) on the series Tinsel, and won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards. Osas emerged highest grossing Nollywood actress of 2018.
Osas Ighodaro Biography
Ighodaro was born in Bronx, New York, us , to Nigerian parents from Edo State. She obtained her degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater from Pennsylvania State University. She further obtained a academic 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 side Tinsel and hasn’t moved back since then. She hosted the Maltina Dance All Reality show. She is that the founding father of the Joyful Joy Foundation and is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She and Folu Storms joined MTV Shuga for series four in October 2019.
Osas Ighodaro Marriage
She married Gbenro Ajibade in June 2015. The couples had their first child in 2016. They divorced shortly after. However there have been several speculation on social media, on whether Gbenro Ajibade and wife Osas Ighodaro are still together. The father of Osas Ighodaro’s child recently disclosed that he’s still friends along with his ex-wife, albeit their union didn’t work out. In an interview with Saturday Beats, Ajibade said: “I still have an honest relationship together with her (Osas); it’s still good. We are still good, regardless.”
Also asked why he laid criticism her publicly on Instagram for allegedly abandoning their daughter to attend a celebration back in February, the actor said, “I didn’t ‘call her out’ (criticise her publicly); i was just using Instagram as a tool to save lots of things . But unfortunately, decisions were made and that i had to agree (with them).
“Do you think that I wouldn’t have tried other means? People will certainly say what they have to say, they’re going to never understand. I still have respect and love for her, regardless. If not for everything, but for the baby. A baby isn’t born to hold the burden of the daddy and mother.”
He, however, said he couldn’t share the teachings learnt from the ordeal.
“I cannot tell you what I even have learnt because the experience is personal. that’s why I said i’m grateful because the experience has helped me a great deal. it’s helped me to be a far better person. Regardless, i will be always be there for my daughter. I still have love and respect for her. She remains an honest woman. the fact that things didn’t compute well doesn’t mean we’ve in touch grudges and every one of that. we’ve gone beyond that.”
Ajibade, recently came back to Nigeria from the United States, said he missed Nigeria greatly.
He said, “I miss greatly all the craziness and also the freedom about his mother land, Nigeria. Apparently, you’ll just behave anyhow (you like) in Nigeria. I miss working in Nigeria, albeit i used to be also working within the US. I won’t say i actually miss the food because i do know the way to cook basically everything and that i cooked each day in Atlanta.
“I learnt how to cook from my mum because we (the children) were five boys and one girl. So since then my mum always recalled that being boys should not be an excuse for not knowing how to cook. She made us pound yam, and cut okra and vegetables. At that point , we felt it had been a punishment but i’m grateful for that now.”
List of Osas Ighodaro Movies
The Nollywood star have starred in several Nollywood Film of which are listed below;
Preemo, Bad comments, Mama Drama, Ratnik,Your Excellency, Bling Legosians. King of Boys, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, New Money, A Walk in the Wind, Entreat, Put a Ring on it, Gbomo Gbomo Express, Where Children Play, The Department, Restless City, The Tested, Cadillac Records, Across a Bloodied Ocean, Killa Season Film.
Osas Ighodaro Social Media Platforms (Instagram & Twitter)
Osas Ighodaro Age, Birthday & Year
Actress Osas Ighodaro was born on the 26th of October, 1990. The Nollywood star is currently 31 years old. She celebrated widely with family, friends colleagues and fans nationwide.
Actress Osas Ighodaro Net Worth (2023) – $650,000
The Nigerian actress is one of the most influential in Nigeria with an estimated Net-worth of about $650,000 US dollars and with a number of exceptional eye catching movies that have received enormous sales.
Actress Osas Ighodaro is one of the few Nigerian actresses that have left her foot print already in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential she has been in recent years. Having said all of these, Actress Osas Ighodaro’s personal life, career and so many other achievements in the past has made her so famous that she is widely known both in Nigeria and Africa.
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