Etinosa Idemudia is a Nigerian actress, a social media influencer, filmmaker and internet celebrity. She is best known for her online comedy skits which she began producing and sharing, first on her Instagram channel featuring various Nollywood actors including Daniel K Daniel.
She is also known for her break-out role as Amanda in the sitcom ‘Chairman’ and her first feature film production ‘The Washerman’, which after the release of its trailer, experienced massive anticipation from her fans.
Etinosa Idemudia Early Life
Etinosa was born in Warri, Delta State, Southern Nigeria to Sylvester Idemudia, a retired group general manager of Greenfield Refineries (NNPC Group) and Patricia Idemudia, a reverend and founder of Victory Group of Schools. Etinosa began her primary education at Victory International School, Warri and had her secondary education at Cambridge International School, Warri and Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin, Edo State.
In 2011, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Covenant University, during which time, she joined a radical drama group on campus. After her graduation from University, Etinosa began working as a Planning Engineer with Delattre Bezons Nigeria, a subsidiary of Entrepose Contracting.
Etinosa Idemudia Career
In 2013, upon discovering Instagram Videos, Etinosa began producing comedy skits, which she shared on the social media platform. The skits enjoyed rave reviews, bringing her relative success in the Nigerian entertainment industry, which culminated in her winning the award for Best Online Comic Act at the 2016 Scream Awards.
In 2016, Etinosa enrolled at the Royal Arts Academy, Lagos, Nigeria, where she obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts, after which she quit her engineering job to pursue a full-time career in entertainment.
Her first movie role was a minor cameo appearance in ‘A Little White Lie’ produced by Emem-Isong. Since then, she has gone on to feature in a number of notable Nollywood movies and television series including ‘Alter Ego’, ‘Chairman’, ‘Corpershun’ and ‘Love in the Wrong Places’. In 2017, She won the award for Best Actress at the 48 Hours Film Project for her performance in the short film Scheme and was also nominated for Best Online Content at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in the same year.
In 2018, she began producing her first feature film, The Washerman, which features several notable Nigerian entertainers and Nollywood actors including Sound Sultan, Ik Ogbonna, Mofe Duncan, Chris Okagbue, Jaywon, Sani Danja, Bryan Okwara, Frank Donga, Judith Audu, Sexy Steel, Stephen Damian, Mercy Isoyip and Etinosa herself. The release of the trailer for the movie built up massive anticipation for the release of the movie scheduled for the Summer of 2018.
In 2019, Etinosa trended more than ever after she was taped stripping naked in an Instagram live video session with McGalaxy. In the footage, Etinosa was apparently drunk and bemoaned her failed relationship. The scandal rocked for days after which she apologized. She has since been more popular after the incident.