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Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
|Occupation||Actress, producer, engineer, content provider|
|Years active||2016 – present|
Etinosa Idemudia is a Nigerian actress, a social media influencer, film maker and internet celebrity. She is best known for her online comedy skits which she began producing and sharing, first on her instagram channel featuring various Nollywood actors including Daniel K Daniel. She is also known for her break-out role as Amanda in the sitcom Chairman and her first feature film production The Washerman, which after the release of its trailer, experienced massive anticipation from her fans. On 16 March 2019, Etinosa appeared nude on MC Galaxy's live video which sparked controversy.
Etinosa was born in Warri, Delta State, to Sylvester Idemudia, a retired group general manager of Greenfield Refineries (NNPC Group) and Patricia Idemudia, a reverend and founder of Victory Group of Schools. Etinosa began her primary education at Victory International School, Warri and had her secondary education at Cambridge International School, Warri and Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin, Edo State.
In 2011, she obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Covenant University After her graduation from University, Etinosa began working as a Planning Engineer with Delattre Bezons Nigeria, a subsidiary of Entrepose Contracting. She formerly worked as a planning Engineer for oil and gas construction projects until 2016 when she went into acting full-time. Etinosa then went to Royal Arts Academy owned by famous film maker Emem Isong where she obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts in 2016.
Within a short time, she launched ‘EtinosaTV’ where she does comedy skits. She has also featured in several movies and TV productions including; Ajuwaya, Bensonville, Scheme, Nurse Abigail, Losing Control, Desperate House girls, Grape, Diary of a married Man, Bensonville, and Adventures of Etiosa.
In 2013, upon discovering Instagram Videos, Etinosa began producing comedy skits, which she shared on the social media platform. The skits enjoyed rave reviews, bringing her relative success in the Nigerian entertainment industry, which culminated in her winning the award for Best Online Comic Act at the 2016 Scream Awards.
In 2016, Etinosa enrolled at the Royal Arts Academy, Lagos, Nigeria, where she obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts, after which she quit her engineering job to pursue a full-time career in entertainment.
Her first movie role was minor cameo appearance in A Little White Lie produced by Emem-Isong. Since then, she has gone on to feature in number of notable Nollywood movies and television series including Alter Ego, Chairman, Corpershun and Love in the Wrong Places. In 2017, she won the award for Best Actress at the 48 Hours Film Project for her performance in the short film Scheme, and was also nominated for Best Online Content at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in the same year.
In 2018, she began producing her first feature film, The Washerman, which features several notable Nigerian entertainers and Nollywood actors including Sound Sultan, Ik Ogbonna, Mofe Duncan, Chris Okagbue, Jaywon, Sani Danja, Bryan Okwara, Frank Donga, Judith Audu, Sexy Steel, Stephen Damian, Mercy Isoyip and Etinosa herself. The release of the trailer for the movie built up massive anticipation for the release of the movie scheduled for the Summer of 2018.
As a content provider, Etinosa has provided content for leading Nigerian telecommunications company MTN on their MTN Comedy Plus platform, she also serves as a brand ambassador for MUVng, a peer-to-peer ridesharing taxi cab firm, which operates out of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.
Awards and recognition
|2016||Scream Awards||Best Online Comic Act||Etinosa Idemudia||Template:Won|
|2016||Africa Movies Academy Awards||Best Online Content||Etinosa Idemudia||Template:Nom|
|2016||48 Hours Film Project||Best Actress||Etinosa Idemudia||Template:Won|
|2016||A little White Lie||John Njamah||Produced by Emem Isong|
|2016||Ajuwaya||Tolu Tanner||Feature film produced by Lord Tanner & company|
|2016||Bradford Mansion||Ubong Bassey||Produced by Fab pictures|
|2016||Alter Ego||Moses Inwang||Feature Film produced by Esther Eyibio|
|2016||Adventures of Etinosa||Daniel David||Web series, aired on Pulse TV Network|
|2016||Losing Control||Ikechukwu Onyeka||TV Drama on Royal Arts Network|
|2016||How to Die in An African Home||Daniel K Daniel||Web Series|
|2017||Stormy Hearts||Tope Alake||Feature film produced by Judith Audu|
|2017||Mentally||James Abinibi||Feature Film|
|2017||Love in the Wrong Places||Austin Nwaolie||Feature film produced by Akam Misodi|
|2017||Corpershun||Tunde Olaoye||Series produced by Accelerate TV Network|
|2018||Chairman||Imoh Umoren||TV Series produced by Bola Ola Media|
|2018||The Washerman||Charles Uwagbai||Feature film produced by Etinosa Idemudia|
- Agbo, Dennis (12 July 2017). "HISTORY OF PLANNING ENGINEER TURNED NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS ETINOSA IDEMUDIA". Daily Media (Lagos, Nigeria). https://dailymedia.com.ng/who-is-etinosa-idemudiabiography-profile-history-of-planning-engineer-turned-nollywood-actress-etinosa-idemudia/. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- Naija, Bella (11 June 2018). "Faithia Williams, Muyiwa Adegoke, Etinosa Idemudia Star in New Sitcom ‘Chairman’". BellaNaija (Lagos, Nigeria). https://www.bellanaija.com/2018/06/faithia-williams-chairman-teaser/. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- "RAA ACTING ALUMNA: ETINOSA IDEMUDIA". Royal Arts Academy. Lagos, Nigeria. 3 July 2017. https://royalartsacademy.com.ng/raa-acting-alumna-etinosa-idemudia/. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- Agadibe, Christian (4 July 2018). "I’m single, waiting for the right man – Etinosa Idemudia, actress". Daily Sun (Lagos, Nigeria). http://sunnewsonline.com/im-single-waiting-for-the-right-man-etinosa-idemudia-actress/. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- Ayinla-Olusukanmi, Dupe (12 July 2018). "Fans Endorse Etinosa's New Film". The Nation (Lagos, Nigeria). http://thenationonlineng.net/fans-endorse-etinosa-idemudias-the-washerman/. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- Agbana, Rotimi (26 June 2018). "Actress, Etinosa Idemudia restores hope to the hopeless in ‘The Washerman’". The Vanguard Newspaper (Lagos, Nigeria). https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/06/actress-etinosa-idemudia-restores-hope-hopeless-washerman/. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- Igwe, Silas (4 January 2017). "Scream Awards 2016 -Full List Of Winners". Media Guide Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria). http://www.mediaguide.ng/scream-awards-2016-full-list-winners/. Retrieved 12 July 2018.