Osas Ighodaro (born Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro on October 26) is a Nigerian-American actress, producer, host, and humanitarian who was born in the United States.
She won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010 and went on to found The Joyful Joy Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for the Malaria battle. She also co-hosted the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2014.
She won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards for her performance as Adanna (Danni) on the soap opera Tinsel. In 2018, Osas was the highest-grossing Nollywood actress.
As a beauty queen, she has graced the covers of various top magazines and has received numerous Nollywood awards. She is also well-known for being on the front lines of the malaria war. Her marriage to Ajibade was also a catalyst that catapulted her into the spotlight.
Greetings, Osariemen! Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro was born in the Bronx, New York, on October 26, 1983. She was born in the Nigerian state of Edo to Nigerian parents.
Osas Ighodaro Education
Her elementary and secondary education took place in the Bronx, New York. Osas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Pennsylvania State University, as well as minors in Entrepreneurship and Theatre. She later went on to receive a Master in Fine Arts in Acting from Pace University’s Actor’s Studio Drama School. Her career as an actress, spokeswoman, humanitarian, and the 2010 Miss Black USA has taken her all over the United States and the world.
Osas Ighodaro Modelling Career
Although still in the United States, Osas Ajibade began her modelling career. This occurred shortly after she was crowned Miss Black Connecticut USA. In 2010, she was crowned Miss Black USA for the first time. Osas remained in the United States, working as a model in different capacities. She travelled to Nigeria in 2012 with the intention of staying for six months.
Osas Ighodaro Movies
When Osas Ighodaro Ajibade arrived in Nigeria, he saw the various virgin opportunities in the Nollywood entertainment industry. Her career as a Nollywood actress began with this film. Her Nollywood debut was in the film Tinsel, where she played Adanna.
She was persuaded that, in comparison to Hollywood, Nigeria would provide her with more lead roles in numerous films and television shows. As a result, she decided to continue and pursue her acting career full-time.
Osas Ighodaro Marriage, Divorce and Baby
Gbenro Ajibade was the actress’s husband. He is a model, actress, and producer best known for his role on the daytime show Tinsel, which he has been on since 2008. In July 2015, Osas and Gbenro exchanged vows.
Their wedding took place in the United States, with families, friends, and fellow actors and actresses in attendance.
Osas Ighodaro and Gbenro Ajibade welcomed their firstborn daughter on July 21, 2016.
Unfortunately for Osas Ighodaro and Gbenro Ajibade, their union did not last long before marital storms struck, resulting in divorce. They unfollowed each other on social media, called each other names, and ultimately divorced as a result of their breakup.
Even though Gbenro was seen flaunting with a lady on social media in early 2020, neither of them has remarried. He did not, though, come forward and say whether or not they were dating.
Osas Ighodaro Impact
She aims to share her passions of ending malnutrition, preventing illness, and promoting economic growth and prosperity of African societies living in poverty as she travels. Every day, Osas is dedicated to making a difference in the world, one community at a time.
Osas Ighodaro Net worth
Following her successful modelling and acting career, Osas Ighodaro is approximately worth $1 million.
Osas Ighodaro Awards
In 2010, Osas was crowned Miss Black USA. In the American Black Film Festival/NBC Universal Star Project – Monologue Competition, she was one of the top three national finalists. She has also won the award for Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Osas Ighodaro Movies
- 2006 – Killa Season as Shinae
- 2008 – Across a Bloodied Ocean as Nafisa
- 2008 – Cadillac Records as Maid
- 2009 – The Tested as Sheena
- 2011 – Restless City as Adinike
- 2015 – The Department as Tolu
- 2015 – Where Children Play as Nia
- 2015 – Gbomo Gbomo Express as Cassandra
- 2016 – Put a Ring on It as Eki 2016 – Entreat as Margaret
- 2016 – A Walk in the Wind as Mary 2018 – New Money as Angela Nwachukwu
- 2018 – Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons as Chidinma 2018 – Kings of Boys as Sade Bello
- 2019 – Bling Lagosians as Demidun
- 2019 – Your Excellency as Candy
- 2020 – Ratnik as Sarah Bello
- 2020 – Mama Drama as Mena
- 2020 – Bad Comments as Hilda 2020 – Namaste Wahala as Preemo