Nollywood actress, Ini Edo who got married to an American based businessman, Phillip in 2008 has said she is happy to have divorced her husband.
She allegedly walked out of the marriage in September, 2014 following accusations of domestic violence and cheating.
Speaking on ‘Rubbing Minds’ a Channel Television programme, the actress cited irresolvable differences and incompatibility as the major reasons for the crash of her marriage.
Ini Edo said that closeness should have, may be, saved her marriage since her former husband was in America and she in Nigeria.
She said, “May be being together would have helped keep us together. Because it would enable us study and understand each other more. Maybe it would have helped but I’m not sure.Asked if her estranged husband was comfortable with her kind of job, she said, “He met me an actress and I believe he was okay with that.
“Actually he complained. My work takes my time and interferes with so many things.
“I tried to keep my [movie] roles as decent as possible when I got married. But naturally, there are certain roles you won’t be allowed to play.
“Even when you are allowed to play them, you can reject them not just because of your husband but you got relations as well.
Asked if her former husband’s family interfered in her marriage, she added, “He was the last child, so family members will try to see if their child is doing okay.
“I try not to regret [the time I spent in marriage] but I will say, it’s been an experience I have learnt a lot from. It made me a stronger person. It made me wiser and I think it actually made me more mature.”
Adeyemi Okanlawon was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and is fast becoming an actor of note with several of his work being nominated and awarded by prominent Nigerian and Pan-African film bodies including the hit web-series ‘GidiUp’, ‘Knock Knock’ as well as short films ‘Blink‘ and ‘Iredu‘.
In 2013 he was awarded Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short film festival for his portrayal of a violent psychotic husband in the short film thriller, ‘Blink’
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Simi, a Mass Communications graduate, is no stranger to the Nigerian music industry. She wrote her very first song at the age of 10 and started out singing and dancing in her early teens as a member of the teenage church choir.
She went on to launch her debut album in 2008, which was produced by Samklef. The album spawned hits such as ‘Ara Ile’, ‘Ogaju’, ‘Iya Temi’, to name a few. She started off as gospel with the songs in her debut album.
Ini Edo hails from Akwa Ibom and has acted since she was a child in church and at school.
She studied theatre arts at the University of Uyo but didn’t see herself becoming an actress back then. She was thinking of going into law or television.
Ini Edo’s acting career started in year 2000. Her breakout role came when she acted in the film, ‘World Apart’(2004) and since then she has not looked back, going on to act in more than 100 films such as ‘Games women Play’ ,’Games Men Play’ and the sequel ‘Reloaded’.
Big Brother Naija ex housemate, Bassey who was evicted right just before Bally has copped himself his first movie role since leaving the house.
He revealed the great news via Instagram after he shared series of photos from the set of the new movie he’s starring in. The movie also stars actress, Ini Edo. Giving more insight on the production, actor Eme D. Ufot revealed that this production comes from the stables of the Royal Arts Academy, and it is being directed by Sobe Charles Umeh.
This comes weeks barely two weeks after his interview with Olisa Adibua, where Bassey opened up on the gigs he’s dabbled in before entering the Big Brother Nigeria house.
“Before Big Brother Naija, I used to act. I have done a couple of stuff of TV, commercials too. So, that’s what I used to to before Big Brother,”
Bassey revealed his dream of joining the entertainment industry fully. “I want to be on radio, on TV – thank God I have you to coach me on that,” he told Adibua.
Ini Edo also took to her Instagram to share a video with Bassey on set.