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Liz Benson Biography – Age, Net Worth, Husband, Marriage, Daughters & Movies

BIRTH NAME : Elizabeth Benson
STAGE NAME : Liz Benson
NET WORTH : $700,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on the 29th of April 1966
PLACE OF BIRTH: She was born in Etinawa, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
OCCUPATION : Nollywood Actress, television personality, Evangelist and a Philanthropist.
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : She is currently married to a clergy man named Bishop Great Emeya. Samuel Gabriel Etim is her late husband.
CHILDREN : She has three children
EDUCATION : Sylvania State College in the United States of America

Liz Benson whose real name is Elizabeth Benson , is a Nollywood Actress, television personality, Evangelist and a Philanthropist. She is one of the most celebrated Nollywood actress ,she launched her acting career when she was five years old. Liz was a screen goddess who was mostly active in the 90’s but suddenly disappeared from the movie scene which led to many fans missing her today as she is missing in action.

It is a known fact that Elizabeth Benson is one of the most loved Nollywood actress by most movie watchers in Nigeria but the big question is that how many of this people know her so well. We want to use this opportunity to officially introduce her to the entire world as we pay more emphasis on her life stories, early life, background, personal life and how her career has evolved over the years.

Early Life And Life

Elizabeth Benson aka Liz Benson was born on 29th April, 1966 in Etinawa, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She is one of the Nigerian actress who has witness a lot of transformation and progress in Nollywood owning to the fact that she has been acting right from her early childhood days. She started as a child actress at age five precisely and rose to the top of her career.


She attended Sylvania State College in the United States of America where she bagged a degree in Dramatic Arts. She launched her professional acting career immediately after completing her education.

Career And Recognition

Elizabeth Benson began acting at a very tender age of 5. She became popular in year 1993 after featuring in the in the award winning Television soap opera “Fortunes” where she played the part of Mrs. Agnes Johnson in the soap and the show spent about two years on the Nigerian Television Authority network before it was scrapped.

She rose to stardom after she starred “Glamour Girls” in 1994. Her role in the movie ‘Glamour Girls’ made her a very successful and an accomplished actress in Nigeria. She become popular after featuring in this movie and was much sought after in the Nigerian movie industry.

The unfortunate one happened when she Benson surprised everyone by quitting her acting career in year 1996. When it was noticed that she stopped acting movies, the first thing that came to mind was to find out why she made that decision and we were able to find out that she had become born again and had decided to focus on ministry work.

Her first big movie role was in the movie titled “Circle of Doom” where she played a minor role in the movie. After disappearing from movie scene for many years , she made a partial return to the industry in recent times.She starred in the movie, Busted which was released in 2017 and she featured a long side some big guns in the industry the likes of Kate Henshaw, Paul Obazele and Ik Ogbonna. But there is no indication that she has come to stay this time perhaps she did it for a reason unknown to the public.

Personal Life & Marriage

Her first marriage was with a man named Samuel Gabriel Etim who died in 1998. His death left with 3 children to cater for. According to the actress, her late husband was a loving father and husband and his character as a person gave her the strength to go. One of her daughter named Lilian got married to her fiance, Precious a few years ago.

Benson is currently married to Bishop Great Emeya with whom she doing ministry work. According to the actress turned evangelist, she was initially reluctant when he proposed, some things happened later on that dissipated her skepticism.

They legally tied the knot on the 18th of July, 2009 after which they travelled to the United Kingdom for their honeymoon. Her husband Bishop Emeya is the presiding Bishop of Rainbow Christian Asembly which is located in Warri, Delta State.

The ravishing and humble woman currently works with her husband as an evangelist in Delta State where they run their ministry, Freedom Family Assembly.


Liz Benson has starred in hundreds of films inlduing English and Yoruba Language movies in Nollywood. Some of her selected movies is enumerated after the jump.

  • Back to Life (1997)
  • Body of Vengeance
  • Bridge-Stone (2005)
  • Bridge-Stone 2 (2005)
  • Chain Reaction (1999)
  • Crazy Passion (2005)
  • Crazy Passion 2(2005)
  • Dapo Junior (2000)
  • Day of Atonement (2005)
  • Dearest Mummy (2015)
  • Diamond Ring (1998)
  • Diamond Ring 2 (1998)
  • Dry (2014)
  • Evil Men 1 and 2,
  • Faces, Dead End,
  • Glamour Girls (1994)
  • Hilarious Hilary (2015)
  • Inheritance (2004)
  • Izaga, Burden,
  • Lizard Life (2017)
  • Melody of Life (2004)
  • Morountodun
  • Now & Forever 2 (2005)
  • Now & Forever(2005)
  • Political Control (2006)
  • Political Control 2 (2006)
  • Political Control 3 (2006)
  • Red Hot (2004)
  • Scores to Settle (1998)
  • Shame, Conspiracy,
  • Silenced
  • Squad Twenty-Three (2005)
  • Squad Twenty-Three 2 (2005)
  • Stolen Child,
  • Toko taya (2007)
  • True Confession (1995)
  • Turn Table (2004)
  • Turn Table 2 (2004)
  • Tycoon,
  • Wisdom and Riches (2002)
  • Wisdom and Riches 2 (2002)
  • Witches (1998)
  • Women in Power (2005)
  • Women in Power 2 (2005)
  • World Apart (2004)
  • World Apart 2 (2004)


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