FULL NAME: Annie Macaulay-Idibia
STAGE NAME : Annie Idibia
NET WORTH : N/A
DATE OF BIRTH: Born November 13, 1984 (age 33 years)
OCCUPATION: Nigerian model , presenter , actress producer and business woman
MARITAL STATUS: Married to 2face Idibia
CHILDREN : Isabella Idibia and Olivia Idibia
EDUCATION : University of Lagos , bagged a degree in Theatre Arts.
INVESTMENT’S : She owns her hairline ‘BeOlive’ along with an international studio in Atlanta.
Annie Idibia’s Profile — Who Is Annie Idibia?
Annie Macauley Idibia is a Nigerian model , presenter , actress producer and business woman who got married to longtime boyfriend, Tuface Innocent Idibia back in May 2, 2012 . As a result of her job she has managed to garnered huge fan base especially on social media platforms. She launched her acting in 2009 and today she’s an A-list actress in the Nigerian movie Industry. Annie Macauley Idibia has won couple of awards and earned many nominations amongst them is “Best Supporting Actress” category at the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards.
Early Life, Background And Education
Annie Idibia was born and raised in Ibadan but she is originally from Eket in Akwa Ibom State. She was born on the 13th of November 1984 (33 years) and she if from a family of four children; three brothers and herself. Annie’s mum and dad divorced 22 years ago. She grew up in Ibadan with her mum after his parents divorced . Her biological father worked at Mobil and was very rich but his children didn’t enjoy his money because he left them with their mother who was a full-time house wife. Unfortunately, Annie who was born with a silver spoon didn’t grow up with it because their father left them after having a fallout withe their mother.
Following the separation of her parents, her mother got a job with Mobil working as a cook to support the family. They relocated to Jakande Estate, Lekki, Lagos and later moved to Thomas Estate, also on the Island. She later lost her younger one to tuberculosis during that struggle at the age of 15. As God would have it, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, her eldest brother is now married, the second one too is married and lives in Atlanta.
Fortunately for her, she got a job immediately after she graduated from secondary school at age 15. She worked as a sales girl in a boutique and two other places before she got admission to study in tertiary institution. She also worked part time as an undergraduate of Computer Science at the Lagos State University when she was 18-years-old. After her secondary school education , she took JAMB the following year and got admission into the University of Lagos where she bagged a degree in Theatre Arts.
According to the Nollywood diva, Her major heartbreak was when her parents divorced. It affected her so much while she was in secondary school but her mum tried her best to make life meaningful for them as they were almost frustrating . Annie who is a loyal child helped her mum in the shop while she is not around especially if she goes to the market to buy some goods. Her mother’s shop was a stone throw from their house , she was always assisting her to look after shop after school hours to make ends meet. Annie parents have reconciled with her father after much pressure from her mum and they are now in good relationship with their father.
Before her acting career, she participated in Beauty Pageant called “Queen of All Nations Beauty Pageant” where she emerged second runner-up and she also went on feature in a cameo appearance on the music video of 2face Idibia’s “African Queen” song. She officially made her debut in Nollywood back in 2009, but before then she had featured in minor roles while in the University. She participated in several auditions after her secondary education and also had a stint in modelling jobs for a while earning as little as “N2000”. According to Annie, highest fee she ever earned was five thousand naira but she wasn’t discouraged because she was aware that the beginning of career is not always rosy . She also worked with Dakova and KC Jabari and also did ushering jobs at events. She went into Nollywood fully after emerging the second runner-up of Queen of All Nations Beauty Pageant .
Her Nollywood career came to limelight for her role in the movies titled “Pleasure and Crime” and “Blackberry Babes” . She eventually became of the most sought after Nollywood actress only few years into her professional movie career. Annie Idibia is now regarded as one of the most decorated Nollywood actress having about four years experience in the field.
Personal Life And Marriage
Annie is legally married to her longtime boyfriend 2face Idibia. She has five step-children namely Zion Idibia (born in January 2006), Nino Idibia (born in April 2008), Rose Idibia, Justin Idibia and a son who’s name is unknown (born in April 2012). She is blessed with two female child Isabella Idibia, in December 2008 and Olivia Idibia in January 3rd 2014. May her next child be a male in Jesus name Amen. Annie owns a beauty salon in Atlanta called “BeOlive Hair Studio”.
How They Met
Annie first met 2face Idibia at Even Ezra Music Studio when she was just fifteen and in her words, “I think there was some electricity that second”.
They were friends first but had started dating officially by the time they shot the “African Queen” video in 2004. That was when 2Face announced that they were together during an interview.
According to Annie, “I remember my 16th birthday at Alpha Beach, with me and my friends. When we were going home, we all walked to the bus stop with him and his cousin. Plantashun Boiz had just recorded “Knock Me Off” at the time so he wasn’t a star yet.
So we got into the bus, he sat in front with his cousin so when we wanted to pay the conductor, he said, “no, he done pay already” I was feeling like a babe. “Hey! My boyfriend paid everybody’s bus fare.” And that time, bus was like N2.50k or N3 per person for about 14 people. But he told me recently that he didn’t eat that night because he paid for everyone.”
Awards And Nominations
She was nominated for 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards — Best Supporting Actress
She won Fast Rising Actress at 2016 African Entertainment Legend Awards
Selected Filmography (Movies)
- First Family
- Pleasure and Crime
- White Chapel
- Blackberry Babes
- Return of Blackberry Babes
- Estate Runs
- Obiageli The Sex Machine
- Morning After Dark
- Beautiful Moster
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