Tolulope Adesua Etomi-Wellington (born 22 February 1988), professionally 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 Biography, Husband, Child, Age, Net Worth, Siblings, Father, Wikipedia

Name: Tolulope Adesua Etomi
Also known as: Adesua Etomi
Born: 22 February 1988 (age 34) Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Alma mater: City College, Coventry University of Wolverhampton
Occupation: Actress, producer
Years active: 2012–present
Spouse: Banky Wellington ​(m. 2017)​
Children: 1
Awards: 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actress in a Drama

Early life and Education
Tolulope Adesua Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State, several major sources claims her birthdate is 22 February 1988. However, in an interview published in January 2016, Etomi told Pulse Nigeria she was 29 years old. Furthermore, Answers Africa published an article in March 2016 stating that she was 30 years old.

 

Adesua Etomi Biography, Husband, Child, Age, Net Worth, Siblings, Father, Wikipedia

Adesua Etomi father is a soldier of Esan descent and her mother is an engineer of Yoruba descent. She is the youngest of three siblings. Etomi attended Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos, where she joined the drama club at the age of seven. Thereafter, she attended Queen’s College, Lagos before moving to the United Kingdom at the age of 13. Etomi later obtained a diploma in “physical theatre, musical theatre and performing arts” from City College Coventry in 2004. After completing these courses in 2006 with triple distinctions, she studied drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with first-class honours.

Career
Adesua Etomi film credits include The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, and Falling. Her performance in Falling earned her the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama. Other notable films she has appeared in include A Soldier’s Story (2015), Out of Luck (20,15), and Couple of Days (2016).

Adesua Etomi played Shiela in the fourth and fifth seasons of Shuga, a television soap opera about HIV/AIDS prevention. Etomi began starring as Amaka Obiora, an undercover police officer, in Yemisi Wada’s crime series LasGidi Cops, which debuted in June 2016 on television. She was also featured on Vogue’s list of 14 global superstars. In February 2022, she released her first single titled ‘So Natural’.

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Filmography
Film
2013 The Call
2014 Brave
Knocking On Heaven’s Door
2015 Falling
A Soldier’s Story
Out of Luck
2016 Couple of Days
The Arbitration
Something Wicked
The Wedding Party
Ayamma: Music In The Desert
2017 10 Days In Sun City
The Wedding Party 2
2018 Date Night
King of Boys
Memoirs of 4
Up North Zainab
2019 Muna
Malika: Warrior Queen
Sugar Rush Susie

Television
2012 Smooth Promotions Reporter/Presenter TV Station
2014 Gidi Up (season 2) Sharon Series
2015 Las Gidi Cops Amaka Obiora Series
Shuga (season 4) Sheila Series
2017 Shuga: Down South Sheila

Awards and Nominations
2009 Foresight Theater Awards Best Performance in a devised Piece of work Herself Won
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Most Promising Actress Knocking on Heaven’s Door Nominated
Nollywood Reinvented Awards Best New Actress Herself Won
2015 Golden Movie Awards Golden Actress in a Lead Role Falling Nominated
Discovery of the Year Herself Won
City People Entertainment Awards Best New Actress Nominated
Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Falling Nominated
Best On-screen duo Nominated
Female Viewer’s Choice Herself Nominated
ELOY Awards Actress of the Year – Big screen Falling Won
Actress of the Year – Television Gidi Up Nominated
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series) Falling Won
12th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in Leading role Nominated
Golden Movie Awards Golden Actress Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress in Leading Role Nominated
ELOY awards Actress of the year – Big Screen The Arbitration Nominated
2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress Drama/TV Series Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Lead Actress In A Film Ayamma Nominated
2020 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead role –English Sugar Rush Nominated