Biography of Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri is an award-winning Nollywood actress, screenwriter, movie producer and entrepreneur. She’s one of the most sought-after actress in the Nigerian movie industry.

Early life and background of Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri was born on the 24th of March, 1988 in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria. She’s the first of two children. Growing up as a child, she lived with her mother and sister in Ajegunle, a low-income suburb of Lagos; while her father was based overseas. After completing her primary and secondary school education, she proceeded to obtain a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. She also holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Yaba, Lagos. Upon graduation, she went ahead to learn Scriptwriting from a renowned writing school.

Ruth Kadiri

Her Acting Career

Ruth’s passion for acting began in the church thus she sees acting as a service to God. She started writing stories while in secondary school. This was even before she started auditioning for movie roles. She first auditioned at the Wale Adenuga Studios where she met a friend, Victor Eze who owned a writing school. Having attended the school, she subsequently wrote her first script, “Wild and Dirty”. Since then, she has written and co-written several movies including Matters Arising, Heart of a Fighter, Ladies Men, Sincerity, First Class and Over the Edge.

The screen diva made her acting debut in “Boys Cot” which brought her to limelight. Since then, she’s acted in several movies including Diary of a Pregnant Woman, The Long Night, The Devil Within, Shrine Girl and others. As a producer, she has produced films such as Matters Arising, Over the Edge, Somebody Lied and Memory Lane.
She has worked alongside prominent entertainers which has helped paved a successful career for herself in the entertainment industry.

Ruth Kadiri

Her Endorsements

In July 2020, the Nollywood actress achieved a new milestone by bagging an endorsement deal with Betty Bingo, a top betting company in Nigeria.

Her Humanitarian Works

The gorgeous actress is the founder of ”Ruth Kadiri Kids” foundation which aims at empowering less privileged kids across the country.

Ruth Kadiri’s Relationship and Family Life

The beautiful actress is married to Mr Ezeribe and they are blessed with a daughter, Reign Ezeribe.

Ruth Kadiri
Ruth Kadiri and her daughter

Awards and Nominations

• Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Actress of the Year – 2015
• Best On-screen Duo with Majid Michel at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) – 2015
• Nominated at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) for Best Actress – 2015
• Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) nominee for Best Female Viewers Choice – 2015
• Best of Nollywood Awards nominee for the Best Kiss in A Movie – 2015
• City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English) – 2018
• Nominee at the City People Movie Award for Best Movie Producer of the Year (English) – 2018
• City People Movie Award nominee for Face of Nollywood (English) – 2018
• Award for Best Female Actor at the Intellect Awards – 2019
• Ghana Movies Awards nominee for Best Movie African Collaborations – 2019
• Best Actress African Collaboration nominee at the Ghana Movies Awards – 2019

Ruth Kadiri’s Net Worth

The exceptionally talented actress is rated amongst the richest and most influential celebrities in Nigeria.

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