FULL NAME : Ibinabo Fiberesima
NET WORTH : She has an estimated net worth of $4 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on 13th January 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port Harcourt, River State
STATE OF ORIGIN : River State
OCCUPATION : Nigerian film actress, ex-beauty pageant and event manager
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : Uche Benjamin Ugbuka
EDUCATION : She attended e Y.M.C.A Play Centre, Port Harcourt , Federal Government Girls College, New Bussa, Niger State and University of Ibadan
Ibinabo Fiberesima is a Nigerian film actress, former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and ex-beauty pageant and event manager. She is regarded as one of the most influential and versatile women in Nigeria. She is not just an actress, she a very important person who is contributed positively in different areas.
Early Life And Education
The famous Nollywood actress was born on 13th January 1973 in Port Harcourt, River State in the south southern part of Nigeria to a Nigerian father and an Irish mother, Dr. and Mrs. V.B. Fiberesima. She had her first taste of education at the Y.M.C.A Play Centre, Port Harcourt . After completing her primary education, she proceeded to Federal Government Girls College, New Bussa, Niger State for her secondary school education.
She obtained Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Ibadan before launching her professional acting career properly.
Career (Movie Career And Pageantry)
Ibinabo Fiberesima career officially started when she participated in the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant hosted by Silverbird Television in the year 1991. She emerged the first runner-up in the competition and Bibiana Ohio was crowned the winner of the event. Meanwhile , she has have won the Miss Wonderland contest in 1990 and she also named the first runner-up at the Miss NUGA competition held at the University of Calabar in Cross River State, situated in Nigeria.
Fast forward to the year 1992, Fiberesima participated in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant for the first time, and she ended up as the second runner-up. five years later which is 1997 precisely, she competed and emerged first runner-up of the 1997 edition of Miss Nigeria before she went on to be crowned winner of Miss Wonderful that same year. She also completed as the second runner-up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1998.
She officially started her Nollywood career in 1997 and landed her debut role in the movies “Most Wanted”. This movie instantly became popular and it helped lift her to recognition. She has acted in several Nollywood films including Most Wanted, The Ghost, St. Mary, The Twin Sword, Ladies Night, 76, Rivers Between, A Night in the Philippines, Pastor’s Wife, The Limit, Letters to a Stranger to name a few.
Ibinabo Fiberesima is currently married to her university boy-friend named Uche Benjamin Ugbuka, a handsome businessman based in the United States. They tied the knot on 18th December 2014 in a ceremony that had numbers of famous celebrities in attendance.
In 2009, the veteran Nollywood diva was charged for manslaughter and reckless driving after she accidentally killed a certain Giwa Suraj in 2006 . As a result of this incident, she was dropped as President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria after the issue was raised by Emeka Ike and sentenced to a 5-year jail term by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. After much consideration, she was later granted bail in the sum of ₦2 million and two sureties in like sum on April 7, 2016 by a Court of Appeal in Lagos.
Narrating the incident, she recalled, “I was driving along Lekki road, returning home after picking up a friend’s daughter from a church Fellowship. Suddenly, a red car overtook the SUV in front of me. The SUV was traveling slowly, so I shifted to its front, too. The red vehicle was being driven by a young man and had his friends with him…I drove past the red car. I think that might have angered the young chap because he swiftly sped from behind, drove past me and made a sudden stop in my front.
- Most Wanted
- The Ghost
- St. Mary
- The Twin Sword
- Ladies Night
- The Limit
- Letters to a Stranger
- Rivers Between
- A Night In The Philippines
- Pastor’s Wife