Destiny Etiko Biography: Husband, Age, Net Worth, Wikipedia, Movies, Siblings, Boyfriend, Parents, Child, Phone Number

May 27, 2023 0 Posted By Blessing Buchi


Destiny Etiko (born August 12, 1989) is a curvy Nigerian actress, model, and TV personality who is well-known in the Nigerian film business.

She rose to prominence after appearing in the award-winning Nigerian film Idemili. Idemili is a 2014 Nollywood film about indigenous Igbo mystics and beliefs.

The film’s title was derived from Idemili, a town in Anambra State, which was directed by Ernest Obi and produced by Onye-Eze Productions.

Destiny Etiko‘s biography, age, career, parents, husband, and net worth were all discussed in this article. Let’s have a peek at her resume.

Destiny Etiko
Destiny Etiko: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Destiny Etiko
Born: 12 August 1989 (age 34 years old)
Place of Birth: Enugu, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Enugu State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.70 m
Parents: John Anonde Etiko
Siblings: Sopuru Etiko
Husband • Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Success John (rum.)
Children: Anibueze Eucharia
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$1 million

Born in 1989, Destiny Etiko is a Nigerian Nollywood actress and film maker based in south-east Nigeria.

She is notable for winning the City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actress (English) in 2016.

Early Life & Education

Destiny Etiko was born in Udi, a well-known town in Nigeria’s Enugu State, on August 12, 1989. Her father, Mr. John Anonde Etiko, passed away on May 15, 2020. Her mother’s name has been kept away from the media.

She was born and raised in Udi, the second child of a family of five children, three males and two females. One of her brother’s name is Sopuru Etiko.

Destiny Etiko received her nursery and basic education at Zik Avenue Primary School in Enugu State during her early years. She completed her secondary education at Queens School and received all required certificates. She completed her post-secondary education in Awka, Anambra.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 2012. Before embarking on a career in acting, the gifted actress completed her studies in Nigeria. Destiny Etiko noted that her mother, who is following in her footsteps, inspired her to perform. Before declining media attention, Destiny Etiko‘s mother’s name was unknown at the time of this publication.

We can’t say for sure if Destiny Etiko‘s mother was an actress in the past. In an interview, she stated that she did not want to make the same mistake as her mother, who left acting to raise a family. While her mother fully supported her decision, her father, Mr. John Anonde Etiko, was not.

He was concerned that his daughter would be unable to balance acting and raising a family because Destiny puts her career before her family. Sadly, Destiny Etiko will end on May 15, 2020.

An Igbo woman, Destiny Etiko was born in Udi village, Enugu state to the family of Mr and Mrs John Anonde Etiko. She was conceived on the 12th of August 1989.


Destiny Etiko stepped into the Nollywood industry in 2011 when she registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria and began acting in movies. But her big break came in 2012 when she was cast in the movie, Idemili, playing the character Ekeneme.

The movie, an Ernest Obi production was what shot her into limelight. She received a City People Entertainment nomination for the role.

Since then she has starred in several Nollywood movies. In 2016, she emerged the winner of the City People Entertainment award for Most Promising Actress (English).

Destiny Etiko said in an interview with Vanguard, a Nigerian newspaper, that she entered the Nigerian movie industry, also known as Nollywood, in 2011 after registering with the Actors Guild of Nigeria. She described her experience as difficult at the time because she had to balance her acting career with her school requirements. After all, she was still a student. 

Destiny Etiko‘s career took off after she appeared in Ernest Obi‘s film Idemili, which was made in 2012 but did not hit theaters until 2014. Her performance in the film garnered her a nomination for the City People Entertainment Awards. 

She had appeared in previous films before her involvement in Idemili, albeit she did not have a big role in any of them. Her performance in the film Idemili got her a nomination for the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Promising Actress. 

She received more lead role possibilities from grace to grace, eventually becoming one of Nigeria’s most well-known actresses. 


Destiny Etiko was cast in popular films such as Idemili” after her appearance in Idemili.

  • Black Xmas
  • More Trouble
  • After Wawa
  • Enuma
  • School Trouble
  • Madam Tyson
  • Fear of a woman
  • Breaking Chains
  • Saved By Love
  • Shattered
  • My Sisters Love (2019)
  • My Private Part (2019)
  • Sound Of Evil (2019)
  • Heart Of Love (2019)
  • Prince And I (2019)
  • Evil Seekers (2017)
  • London Prince (2016)
  • Idemili (2014)

Awards & Nominations

Destiny Etiko is a well-known film actress with numerous awards and nominations. She has received several accolades, including the “Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice” award for “Best New Actress” and the “Golden Icon Movie Academy Award” for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role.”

Personal Life

Unlike most artresses and actors who move to Lagos State to pursue their acting careers, Destiny Etiko has been residing in Enugu state, her home state, over the course of her acting career.

In 2019, she appreciated her mother for supporting her career by gifting her with an apartment building.

She has also revealed that she was once a victim of sexual harassment from movie producers.

On the 15th of May, 2020, Destiny Etiko‘s father passed away. He was buried on the 22nd of May, 2020.

The talented actress is currently single and has never been married. Not much is known about her present relationship status which she has chosen to keep a secret.

Destiny Etiko is not married and does not wear an engagement ring. Many people mistakenly imagined Destiny Etiko was married. 

However, this is only a myth stemming from a character she did in the Nollywood film My Private Part, in which she chopped her hair to protest her husband’s death and the accusation that she killed him.

When it comes to marriage, Destiny Etiko says she wants to marry a man who understands her passion for performing. She went on to say that she is unwilling to give up her acting career for any reason, not even marriage or a man.

Many believe that Destiny Etiko‘s boyfriend is Success John. A man she purchased a car for in 2022. She also has a child named Anibueze Eucharia, which she adopted.

Destiny Etiko has acted in several Nollywood movies alongside actors like Pete Edochie, John Okafor, Patience Ozokwo, Ken Erics, Zubby Michael and a vast of others.

Net Worth

Destiny Etiko has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$1 million, making her one of Nigerian cinema’s wealthiest and most powerful actresses. DEF, which stands for Destiny Etiko Foundation, is the non-profit she started to help the needy.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @destinyetikoofficial
  • Twitter: @DestinyEtiko
  • Phone Number: Private

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