February 14, 2022

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Osas Ighodaro – Career, Relationship, Full Facts

Osas Ighodaro

Osas Ighodaro is more than just a movie star. You’ve seen her grace the cover of top magazines as a beauty queen, seen her shine on TV shows and films, seen her won industry awards in the Nollywood behemoth and seen her on the frontlines championing awareness and raising funds to fight malaria. Outside the showbusiness and her humanitarian works, her marriage with Gbenro Ajibade dominated major news outlets for the few years she was married. Here is everything you need to know.

Osas Ighodaro: Age and bio

Osas Ighodaro was born in Bronx, New York, United States on October 26 to Nigerian parents from Edo State. She is a Nigerian-American. Osas did all her schooling in the United States of America. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she bagged a degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater. She further obtained a master’s degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.

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Osas started a modeling career and soon won the crown for Miss Black Connecticut USA. Her biggest win in the modeling world came when she won the new Miss Black USA 2010. She continued to live in the US and finetuning her acting skills until 2012 she decided to visit Nigeria where she planned spending six months. Seeing the many opportunities in the virgin Nollywood entertainment industry, she plugged in so easily and has remained in the country ever since.

Osas Ighodaro: Career

In 2012, she joined the cast of “Tinsel” as Adanna. The endless soap has been lauded as the most successful television drama on Nigerian television in recent times as it has also given young and veteran actors a platform to boost their acting CV. Osas played the role of Adanna from 2012 to 2014 before she gained a role in the 2015 romantic crime action film directed by Remi Vaughan-Richards “The Department”. The film starred Desmond Elliot, Majid Michel and then young actor Kenneth Okolie.  The film tells the story of a secret department in a business conglomerate, as its gang members blackmail top executives into selling their companies to the leader of the conglomerate. Osas played the role of Tolu, the love interest of Nnamdi played by Majid Michel.

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Osas made herself available to the theater side of the show business and appeared in “Fela and the Kalakuta Queens”, “He said, She said”, “Revenge of a King” and many others. Between 2014-2015, she hosted the “Maltina Dance All”. The reality TV show was formerly hosted by Kemi Adetiba.  In 2018, she played the role of Angela Nwachukwu in Tope Oshin’s “New Money”. The film tells the story of 23-year-old Toun who finds herself thrown into the world of the rich after her father left his multibillion-dollar company to her in his will. the film also starred Kate Henshaw and British-Nigerian actor Kalu Ikeagwu.

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Osas became more convinced that the Nigerian entertainment industry would offer her more opportunities than Hollywood where she might find it difficult getting roles as a lead cast. She played the role of Sade Bello in Kemi Adetiba’s crime thriller political film “King of Boys”. The film starred Sola Sobowale, Toni Tones, and Adesua Etomi-Wellington. In 2019, she played the role of Candy in Funke Akindele‘s directorial debut, the political comedy “Your Excellency”.

Osas Ighodaro in 2020 starred in Namaste Wahala as Preemo. She also plays the role of sergeant Alice Iyanu in “MTV Shuga”. The actress also starred in Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”. She won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards. she co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards with IK Osakioduwa and Zimbabwean actress Vimbai Mutinhiri.

Marriage and other facts

Osas married Gbenro Ajibade in 2015. Gbenro is an actor, producer, and model who has been in the daytime show “Tinsel” since 2008. It is not clear if it was on the set of the show that Osas met her husband. They tied the knots in July 2015, their white wedding took place in the US. The marriage was blessed with a daughter in 2016 before marital storms began to hit their love life. It usually starts with rumors, then unfollowing on Instagram and name-calling and theirs wasn’t any different.

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When the marriage ended, Gbenro updated fans on social media as he narrated that he never wanted to get married. Could it be that Osas tripped her into marrying her? We don’t have a clue. “I was one of such persons who swore never to get married,” he told the press. After the marriage ended, he slammed his ex-wife for keeping their baby with a stranger in order to party wild with friends. “Who leaves their baby in the house and goes out to party with friends/events from 6 pm to 5 am?!!! It is not the first, second, third, and fourth time, the other night you slept out you sent our baby off with a stranger to drop her off at home with the nanny so you can be out all night,” he told Pulse.ng.

Both Osas and Gbenro have not remarried although in early 2020 Osas flaunted an endowed lady on Social Media, grabbing her behind on more than one occasion. Many were afraid that this was a petty sign that he was yet to get over Osas. He could just be having fun. No one should go to any shrine and swear that Osas hadn’t had a day of fun since the two divorced.

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Osas Ighodaro who emerged the highest-grossing Nollywood actress of 2018. The actress is worth a fortune.

Image source: The Guardian Nigeria


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