If you are a Nigerian who believes in the beauty of the Nigerian woman, you will already know that Akwa Ibom State, in the South-South part of the country, undoubtedly has a large chunk of the most stunning women this nation has kept producing.
Akwa Ibom does not just give us beautiful Nigerian women, the state has also blessed us with a lot of beautiful Nollywood actresses we see on our TV screens from time to time, and we can only say we are very grateful for its existence in this part of the world.
The beauty and welcoming nature of Akwa-Ibom women is really not talked about enough, but articles like this one are meant to correct that once and for all. Let’s break down the list of the most beautiful movie stars from that region in no particular order. See Most Beautiful Akwa Ibom Nollywood Actresses In 2022.
1. Liz Benson:
This Nollywood veteran was born on the 29th of April 1966, and she is from Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Liz Benson has been an actress, TV personality, evangelist and philanthropist in different phases of her life.
Liz started acting when she was just 5 years old and she graduated with a degree in Dramatic Arts from Sylvania State College, United States of America. Her fame began when she starred in a popular TV series, “Fortunes,” in 1993, playing Mrs Agnes Johnson, and it ran for about 24 consecutive months on the Nigerian Television Authority network.
Her first movie was titled “Circle of Doom,” but she only played a minor role. In 1994, Liz featured in a very successful film that focused on the menace that is prostitution in Nigeria titled “Glamour Girls,” and she became a household name almost immediately.
The movie pushed her into the minds of millions of Nollywood fans and she went on to star in “Busted,” alongside Kate Henshaw, Paul Obazele and Ik Ogbonna, to further seal her place as a Nollywood great. Liz Benson is currently seen as one of Nollywood’s first women to prove that the female gender can also contribute to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry.
Sadly though, just when Liz Benson started running the show on screen with her talents and beauty, she shockingly quit acting in 1996. The movie star decided to become a full-time born-again Christian and her focus shifted to preaching the gospel and gaining souls for Christ. She even made up her mind to have another go at marriage after she became a believer.
Her beauty, class and humility captured the heart of Bishop Great Ameye of Freedom Family Assembly, and their wedding quietly happened in 2009 at the Rainbow Christian Assembly in Warri, Delta State. She is now happily married while being very heavily involved in her Christian Evangelical Ministry, but the streets will never forget how she mesmerized Nigerian movie lovers with her beauty and acting skills for so many years.
2. Nse Ikpe-Etim:
Nse Ikpe Etim is a stunning Nollywood actress who is also a TV personality, businesswoman, lover of food, passionate gamer, conference speaker and an advocate for women living with Adenomyosis (a disease that affects the female reproductive system and causes the uterus to thicken and enlarge.)
Nse is championing the Adenomyosis cause since she also suffered from it herself, and it led to her being unable to ever conceive a child. This heartbreaking news has, however, not taken away her beauty and talents as a Nollywood actress, and the movie star has kept dazzling viewers in different movies over the years.
Etim was born on the 21st of October, 1974 in Lagos State as the first child of her parents’ six children, and she hails from Akwa Ibom. After she wrapped up her primary education, her parents enrolled her at St Louis College, Jos, where she schooled for a while before heading to the Federal Government College in Jos and later moving on to Ilorin.
When she was 18, she began to act on stage at the university, but her first TV appearance came in a popular family series back then titled “Inheritance.” After her university experience, she temporarily quit acting to try out her other life goals, but she soon made her comeback with Emem Isong’s successful project, “Reloaded,” starring alongside Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo and Desmond Elliot.
Nse Ikpe Etim married her childhood friend, Clifford Sule in 2013 at a Lagos registry and her traditional wedding ceremony followed in her hometown in Akwa Ibom. Her husband is a senior lecturer at Middlesex University who visits Nigeria once in a while and he is the lucky man who gets to keep the beautiful Nse Ikpe Etim for the rest of his life, and away from her several admirers.
3. Hekka Hedet:
If you do not know who Hekka is, this is because she is a beautiful fast-rising Nollywood actress who hails from Uruan local government of Akwa Ibom state. This banker turned actress is a huge talent who is currently putting in the work to unleash her impact on the Nollywood industry in the coming years.
Hedet holds a P.G D in international relations and strategic studies from Lagos State University and her current list of movies include “The Oracle of Money,” “Devil in A Dress,” “Temple of Serpent, Agony of An Orphan,” “Occultic Brothers,” “ZAM the Truck Pusher,” “Village Babes,” and “Port Harcourt Babe.”
4. Inem Peters:
Inem is another beautiful fast-rising Nollywood actress and producer that Akwa Ibom state has blessed us with. She was born and bred in Lagos State and she is the last of six children, raised by a single mother.
Inem is popular for flaunting her banging body in several pictures and videos on social media and this has led many to check her out in Nollywood movies like “The Village Lord,” “Too Old For This,” “Local Lair,” “Last Date,” “Lying Game,” “Colors Of Deceit,” “Hard Fate,” “My Darkest Dream,” and “Corporate Maidens.”
If you are not aware, Peters started her journey as an actress in Nollywood with a few apperances here and there in Papa Ajasco films, and she is a graduate of Computer Science from the Houdegbe North American University.
5. Ini Edo:
I don’t have to tell you how beautiful Ini Edo is. This Nollywood actress, producer and entrepreneur is the definition of beauty and talent, and she has appeared in over 100 Nigerian movies since her film career started in the year 2000.
Ini Edo was born on April 23, 1982, in Akwa Ibom State, and she is the second of a family with four children. Her dad was an elder in the church while her mother was a teacher, but Ini chose movies despite her very strict upbringing. She is currently one of the richest and highest-paid actresses in the country, and she is undoubtedly one of the first names you’ll call for any list of trendsetters in the history of Nollywood.
Ini attended Cornelius Connely College, Uyo before moving on to the University of Uyo where she graduated with a Diploma in Theatre Arts. After that schooling experience, the movie star went to the University of Calabar for a Bachelor’s Degree in English. In 2014, the actress got a scholarship to study Law at the National Open University of Nigeria.
She appeared in a movie titled “Thick Madam,” in 2003, and in 2004, her fame grew massively when she featured in a very successful Nollywood movie titled “World Apart,” alongside Kenneth Okonkwo and veteran actress, Liz Benson. Ini Edo has since conquered the movie industry and she even got appointed The Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism, by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel in 2016, an office she still holds to date.
6. Angel Samuda:
This Nollywood actress, model and TV personality is another product of Akwa Ibom who keeps dazzling movie lovers in Nigeria, especially the male gender. Angel wrapped up her schooling in her home town in Akwa Ibom where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate before proceeding to the University of Calabar in Cross River State where she graduated with a B.A degree (Modern Languages and International Studies).
Her Nollywood career started when she made her debut at an early age in movies titled, “Virgin On Fire,” “Anna,” “Lekki Landlord,” and “The Road Not Taken.”
“Anna” was the one that stood out for her though as she played the role of a chief valet in the award-winning project. Asides acting, Samuda is also a model and fashion designer who owns popular fashion brand, “Touch of Sas.” She was once nominated by Nigeria Achievers Awards as the “Female Model Of The Year.”
7. Eve Esin:
Calling Eve beautiful is actually an understatement. She is a brilliant Nollywood actress, model, producer and TV personality who made her way to our hearts after a successful audition for a movie in 2008.
Esin then made movie lovers pay attention when she featured in a popular Nollywood blockbuster titled, “Idemili,” a film that was directed by award-winning movie director, Ernest Obi. According to the movie star, it remains her most challenging movie yet because she had to face and fears and carry a live snake to interpret her role perfectly.
As far as education is concerned for this gorgeous actress, she attended Immaculate Conception Secondary School in Itak-Ikono before proceeding to the University of Calabar, Cross River state where she studied Theatre Arts. Eve was born on October 17th, 1986 in her hometown of Oron, Akwa Ibom State, and she received City People Entertainment Awards for “Most Promising Actress” in Nigeria in 2015, “Best Actress” award in a drama at the AMVCA, and an AMAA award for “Best Actress In A Supporting Role.”
Eve Esin has grown from strength to strength to become one of the most talented and gifted actresses around, and she is now highly respected for her seamless ability to cry in Nollywood movies. The movie star has had an insane amount of success on screen, and she has since starred in more than 150 movies. Deciding to do her own thing in 2016, Eve produced her first feature film titled “Spirit,” which premiered in Lagos State.