Adesua Etomi-Wellington, also known as Adesua Etomi, is a Nigerian actress. In 2014, she starred in her first feature film Knocking On Heaven's Door. She won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.
Adesua Etomi Background
Adesua Etomi was born on February 22, 1986 in Owerri, Imo State, as the youngest of three siblings. Her father is a soldier from the Esan descent, and her mother, an Engineer from the Yoruba origin. She attended Corona School, Victoria Island, Lagos. Subsequently, she attended Queen’s College, Lagos, and then moved to the United Kingdom at 13 for physical theatre, musical theatre and performing arts studies in City college Coventry. In 2006, She graduated with distinction in all the courses and proceeded to study drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton. Finally in 2009, she graduated with a first class honours.
Adesua Etomi Early Career
Adesua began her acting career at age 7 when she joined the drama club in her primary school, Corona Schools. Then in 2004, she began to feature in some theatrical works like The Crucible (2004) in City College Coventry. Subsequently, she starred in The Grim tales (2009), Saro (2013) and many others. Then, in 2014, the big show came.
Knocking On Heavens Door Movie
She rose to stardom after starring in the film, Knocking on Heaven’s Door released on April 14, 2014. Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a Nigerian drama written by Vivian Chiji. It was directed by Desmond Elliot, and produced by Ini Edo and Emem Isong. In the film, Adesua Etomi starred as Debbi, Blossom Chukwujekwu as Moses, Majid Michel as Thomas Dacosta, Ini Edo as Brenda, Robert Peters as Pastor, e.t.c
The story centered on Debbi and her marriage with Moses; how she suffered domestic violence from her husband, and kept it a secret for fear of what the society will say since they were gospel musicians. The situation continued until she met Thomas Dacosta who was interested in turning her from a gospel singer to a secular musician. Thomas invited her to join a record label, and after much pleas, she signed the deal. Many incident happened there after, Moses died and then, she followed Thomas.
Adesua Etomi Personal Life
Adesua Etomi is married to Banky Wellington. They got engaged in February, 2017 and got married in November. She loves to sing, dance, swim and play guitar.
Adesua Etomi Movies
Adesua has featured in several television series like Gidi Up (Season 2) (2014), Las Gidi Cops (2015), Shuga (2015), and Shuga: Down Town (2017). She also presented – Smooth Promotions in 2012. Similarly, she did voice over for fanta drink and solo phones in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Adesua Etomi has featured in several films, below are some of it.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door, 2014
A Soldier’s Story, 2015
Out of Luck, 2015
Couple of Days, 2016
And the Spirit Slowly Dies, 2016
The Arbitration, 2016
Something Wicked, 2016
Ayamma: Music in The Desert, 2016
The Wedding Party 1&2, 2016 &2017
10 Days in Sun City, 2017
Date Night, 2018
King of Boys, 2018
Memoirs of 4, 2018
Up North, 2018
Malaika: Warrior Queen, 2019
Adesua Etomi Awards
Best Performance in a Devised Piece of Work, Foresight Theater Awards, 2009
Best New Actress, Nollywood Reinvented Awards, 2014
Discovery of the Year, Golden Movie Awards, 2015
Actress of the Year – Big Screen, ELOY Awards, 2015
Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series), Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), 2016
Adesua Etomi Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $2.4 million making her the number 9th richest actress in Nigeria.