Osas Ighodaro Biography: Husband, Net Worth, Movies, Age, Tribe, Daughter, TV Shows, State Of Origin

August 31, 2023 0 Posted By Michael Amos

Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro (born October 26, 1990), addressed as Osas Ighodaro, is a celebrated actress, producer, host, and humanitarian. 

Being of Nigerian and American descent, Osas Ighodaro has many skills. She is well-known thanks to her outstanding contributions to Nollywood.

Osas Ighodaro‘s famous cameos in well-known Nollywood movies and TV shows include Rattlesnake: The Ahanna StorySmart Money WomanFela and the Kalakuta Queens, and Cadillac Records. Additionally, she has demonstrated her indisputable talent in American projects, including Tyler Perry‘s Meet the Browns and Being Mary Jane.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro
Stage Name: Osas Ighodaro
Born: 26 October 1990 (age 33 years old)
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, United States
State Of Origin: Ondo State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Pennsylvania State University, Pace University
Height: 1.7 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Ighodaro
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Gbenro Ajibade (m. 2015–2019)
Boyfriend • Partner: Wizkid (rum.)
Children: Azariah Ajibade
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $4 million

Early Life & Education

Osas Ighodaro, the media prodigy, was born to Nigerian parents from Edo State on October 26, 1990, in the Bronx, New York, in the United States. The media does not know her parents’ names, but you can address them as Mr. and Mrs. Ighodaro

Regarding the presence of her siblings, nothing is known. What little information we do have about her academic history is extraordinary, though. Edo State, being Osas Ighodaro‘s state of origin, means her tribe would be that of Edo (Binis), Owan, Esan, and Afemai (Etsako & Akoko Edo).

Osas Ighodaro sought a degree in broadcast journalism at Pennsylvania State University, along with majors in theater and entrepreneurship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. 

Osas Ighodaro also advanced her studies by obtaining a Master of Arts in acting from Pace University‘s esteemed Actors Studio Drama School.


Osas Ighodaro had intended to stay in Nigeria for six months after relocating there in 2012. She ultimately decided to remain in the nation because of her numerous acting gigs, including her well-known part as Adanna in the television series Tinsel. 

The Smart Money WomanGbomo Gbomo ExpressCadillac Records, and other movies include her. Osas Ighodaro won the renowned ‘Best Actress in a Drama’ award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2022 and 2023, respectively, for her outstanding work in Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story and Man of God.

Osas Ighodaro works as a producer and a host in addition to being an actress. She is one of the creators of the production business Joy of Art Media & Entertainment. 

Osas Ighodaro has also demonstrated her hosting abilities on TV programs, including The Morning Drive and The Osas Show. She is a humanitarian activist and employed in the entertainment sector. She established the Joyful Joy Foundation, a nonprofit committed to raising money for the malaria eradication effort.

The highly esteemed and accomplished actress and producer Osas Ighodaro and the talented American actor, TV presenter, and model Terrence J have officially been announced as the reputable hosts for the prestigious 16th annual Headies Awards. 

Scheduled to take place on the momentous date of Sunday, September 3, 2023, this spectacular event will be held at the renowned Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. It aims to honor and commemorate the remarkable achievements within the African entertainment industry, symbolizing a significant milestone in the ongoing celebration of the African Renaissance.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2023 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA)
  • Best Actress in a Drama (Man of God)
  • 2021 HER Network Awards
  • Woman of the Year in Entertainment
  • 2018 Nollywood Movies Awards
  • Highest-Grossing Box Office Actress
  • 2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards
  • Best TV Actress

Social Media

  • Instagram: @officialosas
  • Twitter: @OfficialOsas
  • Facebook: OfficialOsas
  • Snapchat: @officialosas
  • TikTok: @officialosas

Personal Life

In June 2015, the 33-year-old Osas Ighodaro wed the Nigerian actor Gbenro Ajibade. Their union produced a beautiful daughter, Azariah Tiwatope Osarugue Ajibade, simply known as Azariah Ajibade or Azariah T.O. Ajibade, in 2016. They decided to separate in 2019 since their marriage could not endure the test of time. In 2019, their divorce was finalized.

On the 30th of 2023, Azariah Ajibade, the daughter of Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro, surprised and amazed many when she embarked on her driving lessons at 7. This event was a remarkable achievement for such a young child, showcasing her determination and eagerness to learn new skills.

Osas Ighodaro, on several occasions, has sparked rumors of dating Afrobeat superstar Wizkid.


  • Luggage    
  • Across a Bloodied Ocean    
  • Cadillac Records    
  • Jewslim    
  • Notorious
  • Park Sharks
  • Computer Love
  • The Tested
  • Computer Love
  • Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
  • We Don’t Live Here Anymore
  • King of Boys
  • My Mfon – an election day story    
  • Your Excellency    
  • Double Strings    
  • Mama Drama
  • Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
  • The Ghost and the Tout, Too
  • Who Lived at Number 6
  • Man of God
  • Knee Down
  • 3 Cold Dishes
  • Love, Lust, and Other Things    
  • Conversations in Transit
  • Single Not Searching

Net Worth

Osas Ighodaro is thought to have an estimated net worth of $4 million. The Nigerian-American actress is well-known in the entertainment industry for her numerous acting, producing, hosting, and charitable endeavors. 

One of her most notable performances was as Adanna in the renowned Nigerian TV series TinselOsas Ighodaro has also acted in movies such as Man of God, The Wedding Party, and Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story.

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