FULL NAME : Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro
STAGE NAME : Osas Ighodaro Ajibade or Osas Ighodaro
NET WORTH : $600,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on the 26th of October [currently 27 years old]
OCCUPATION : Nigerian American Actress, Host, Humanitarian
NATIONALITY : Nigerian-American
TOWN AND STATE OF ORIGIN: Edo State
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : Married to Gbenro Ajibade
EDUCATION : Osas Ighodaro bagged her first degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and attended Pennsylvania State University
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade is a Nigerian-American actress, host and humanitarian. She became popular after her role in the popular TV series, Tinsel. She is one of the most famous Nigerian American actress who has won several awards . Osas as she is fondly called won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010 and founded The Joyful Joy Foundation, which focused on fund raising to fight against Malaria and also create awareness. She also won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards.
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade was picked as the co-host of the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. As an actress, she is categorized among the richest in the country today owing to the money she has garnered from her career.
Early Life And Education
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade whose given name is Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro was born on the 26th of October in Bronx, New York, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State. The ravishing lady bagged her first degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater from Pennsylvania State University. She didn’t call her education a wrap there, she later obtained a master’s degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University before she drew the curtain.
Career And Life
In 2010, she won the Miss Black USA pageant where she represented Connecticut. After winning this beauty pageant her major focus was fighting heart disease which was like a killing machine that took so many women’s lives in the state she represented. After that time, she continued with her acting career and starred in some Hollywood movies the likes of “Cadillac Records”, “Migrations”: The Collector and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.
After residing in The United States of America for many years , she moved down to Nigeria for the first time in 2012 with plans to spend just 6 months and return to the United States. Getting to Nigeria, she got other jobs, along with Tinsel and hasn’t moved back since then.
She was picked as the host of the Maltina Dance All reality show, a reality Tv show that has been in existence in Nigeria for many decades. Osas Ighodaro is the founder and owner of the Joyful Joy Foundation and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Personal Life: Husband And Children
Osas Ighodaro is currently married to Gbenro Ajibade and they have a daughter. We gathered that the two met on set of Tinsel and took the relationship to the next level. Osas Ighodaro and Gbenro Ajibade officially got engaged during a vacation in New York. They later tied the knot on July 4, 2015 in New York two weeks after their traditional wedding in Benin.
They two are very happy together and their union has blossomed beyond our imagination . Their union is widely tagged as one of the happiest in the country.
Awards And Nominations
- She won Miss Black USA 2010 at Miss Black USA Pageant
- Actress of the Year – TV at 2014 ELOY Awards
- Humanitarian Award — 2015 Green October La Mode Magazine Awards
- Brand Ambassador of the Year at 2015 ELOY Awards
- Supporting Actress of The Year at 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- She was nominated for Golden Supporting Actress at 2016 Golden Movie Awards
- She was also nominated for Actress of the Year – Film at 2015 ELOY Awards
- 2016 Ratnik
- 2016 A Walk in the Wind
- 2016 Entreat Margaret
- 2015 The Department
- 2011 Restless City
- 2009 The Tested
- 2016 Put a Ring on it Eki
- 2015 Gbomo Gbomo Express
- 2015 Where Children Play
- 2008 Cadillac Records
- 2008 Across a Bloodied Ocean
- 2006 Killa Season (film)
- For Coloured Girls (Nigerian adaptation)
- Revenge of a King
- Joe Turners Come and Gone
- Coloured Museum
- He Said, She Said
- How Sweet
- Platanos Y Collard Greens
- Maltina Dance All
- Tinsel Adanna
- Parallels – The Webseries
- 12 Steps to Recovery
- Meet the Browns
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