Ini Dima-Okojie is a Nigerian actress, fashion icon, feminist and liberal thinker.
Since her debut role in Taste of Love, Ini Dima-Okojie has become a regular face in different movies thus making her one of the most loved and sought-after actresses. Ini has proven herself to be a phenomenal actress and also one with style.
Early life and background of Ini Dima-Okojie
Ini Dima-Okojie was born on the 24th of June, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria, as the last of five children. Ini is from a close-knit family in Edo state. She had her primary and secondary education in Lagos before proceeding to Covenant University to obtain a degree in International relations. She later took an acting course at the New York Film Academy.
Her Acting Career
She has always developed a passion for the arts since she was a child. As a shy and reserved child, she was laid-back about pursuing a career in arts. Ini who was once an investment banker made a transition from the banking sector into the Nollywood world in 2014. Though the banking job was lucrative, Ini wasn’t fulfilled as a banker so she decided to follow her passion in acting by enrolling the New York Film Academy where she attained the skills of becoming a professional actress.
She made her acting debut in short film titled ” Bad Hair Day”. She first appeared on Nigerian television series “Taste of Love” playing the role of Feyisayo People. In 2016, she played “Hadiza Ahmed” in the film North East; her character was an Islamic lady who began a romantic relationship with a man from a different religious background. Due to her stellar acting performance, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
She has also featured in movies like It’s her day, comedy web series – Skinny girl in transit and Africa Magic’s Battleground where she played Teniola Badmus. She featured as lead actress in two December release box-office movies, Kpali and Your Excellency.
Ini is also admired for her strong fashion sense. Pulse Nigeria and other media houses have described her as one of the most stylish celebrities in Nigeria. She appeared on Pulse Nigeria’s list of the 7 Nollywood actresses of 2017. The stunning actress sure knows how to slay at every event.
” To her, fashion is a form of self-expression, “It’s so important. it’s not just clothes, it’s almost who you are. It’s what people think about when they see you.”
Ini Dima-Okojie’s Relationship
Not much is known about her love life as she decides to keep her personal life private. She once declared her love for Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth. Ini revealed in an interview that her ideal man must be kind, God-fearing, understanding, and most importantly someone that communicates.
Awards and nominations
She was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Initial Dima-Okojie was also nominated for Most Promising Actress at City People Movie Awards around the same time.
She was also nominated for The Future Awards prize for acting in 2017.
Ini-Dima Okojie’s Net Worth
The fast rising actress is rated one of the most successful and influential celebrities with a net worth of $150,000 dollars.