Etinosa Idemudia is a popular actress, film-maker and social media comedian cum influencer.
The celebrity who thrives on controversies has been able to make several headlines this year (2019) and she doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.
Here are all the things you should know about her.
She was born in Warri, Delta State. Her father, Sylvester Idemudia was a retired group general manager of Greenfield Refineries (NNPC Group) and Patricia Idemudia, founder of Victory Group of Schools.
Her primary education was at Victory International School while her secondary education was at Cambridge International School, Warri and Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin, Edo State.
She graduated from Covenant University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in 2011.
Her first job upon graduation was at Delattre Bezons Nigeria as a Planning Engineer. She also worked as a planning Engineer for oil and gas construction projects until 2016 before going into acting full-time.
Her journey into comedy and acting
Etinosa began making comedy skits on Instagram in 2013 with which she soon gained some popularity in the entertainment industry.
She enrolled at the Royal Arts Academy in 2016 where she soon obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts. Her first movie was a minor role in the A Little While Lie produced by Emem-Isong. Since then, she has gone on to feature in a number of notable Nollywood movies and television series including Alter Ego, Chairman, Corpershun and Love in the Wrong Places. She produced her first movie Washerman in 2018. The movie featured lots of notable Nollywood actors.
She also runs Etinosa TV and has featured in several TV productions like; Ajuwaya, Bensonville, Scheme, Nurse Abigail, Losing Control, Desperate House girls, Grape, Diary of a married Man, Bensonville, Adventures of Etinosa.
She has provided content for leading Nigerian telecommunications company MTN on their MTN Comedy Plus platform and also serves as a brand ambassador for MUVng, a peer-to-peer ridesharing taxi cab firm.
She won the award for Best Online Comic Act at the 2016 Scream Awards. She earned a nomination for Best Online Content at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2017 and won the award for Best Actress at the 48 Hours Film Project for her performance in the short film Scheme.
She was once married but left the marriage due to domestic violence.
It seems Etinosa and controversies are like 5 and 6. She first made headlines in March 2019 when she appeared nude on MC Galaxy’s live video.
In October, she was trending participated in the #nevertobecaughtunfreshchallenge as she sat butt naked on a toilet seat.
Just a few days ago, on Saturday, November 30 she sparked outrage on social media after she used the bible as an ashtray.
She also dared to do the same with the Quran after a cleric threatened her.
If you appreciated this article, perhaps you might consider making a donation to The Gazette Nigeria. Our contributors and editors are unpaid but there are inevitable costs associated with running a website. We receive no independent funding and depend on our readers to help us, either with regular or one-off payments. You can donate here. Thank you.