Ibinabo Fiberesima

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Ibinabo Fiberesima
Born (1973-01-13) January 13, 1973 (age 45)
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Alma mater University of Ibadan
Occupation
Years active 1997–present

Ibinabo Fiberesima (born (1973-01-13)January 13, 1973), is a Nigerian film actress, ex-beauty pageant and event manager.[1] She is a former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born to a Nigerian father and an Irish mother, Ibinabo began her education when she enrolled as a student at the Y.M.C.A Play Centre, Port Harcourt before she proceeded with her secondary school education at Federal Government Girls College, New Bussa, Niger State. She holds a Bachelor of Arts certificate in English Language and Literature which she obtained from the University of Ibadan.[3]

Career[edit]

Pageantry[edit]

Ibinabo participated in the 1991 edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant. She was named as the first runner-up to winner Bibiana Ohio. Prior to this, she had won the Miss Wonderland contest in 1990, and in that same year, was first runner-up at the Miss NUGA competition held at the University of Calabar.[4]

In 1992, she competed in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant for the first time, where she placed as the second runner-up.[5] In 1997, she competed and emerged first runner-up of the 1997 edition of Miss Nigeria before she went on to be crowned winner of Miss Wonderful that same year.[6] She was also second runner-up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1998.[7]

Acting[edit]

Ibinabo made her debut as a film actress in the movie Most Wanted and has since went on to star in several Nigerian films.[8]

Controversy[edit]

In 2009, Ibinabo was charged for manslaughter and reckless driving after she accidentally killed a certain Giwa Suraj in 2006.[9][10] On March 16, 2016, Ibinabo was sacked as President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and sentenced to a 5-year jail term by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. She was however granted bail in the sum of ₦2 million and two sureties in like sum on April 7, 2016 by a Court of Appeal in Lagos pending the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court.[11][12]

Filmography[edit]

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  • Most Wanted
  • The Ghost
  • St. Mary
  • The Twin Sword
  • Ladies Night
  • The Limit
  • Letters to a Stranger
  • '76
  • Rivers Between
  • A Night In The Philippines
  • Pastor's Wife

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wemimo, Esho (13 January 2015). "Newly wed actress turns year older". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Olanrewaju, Olamide (9 September 2009). "Ibinabo Fiberesima:"My previous relationships didn't work because I wasn't patient enough"- AGN President, covers Genevieve Magazine". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Biography/Profile/History Of Nollywood Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima". Daily Mail Nigeria. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Incredible Lives of Ex-Beauty Queens". The Nigerian Voice. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "I Am A Destiny Child, Says Ibinabo Fiberesima". The Newswriter. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Alhassan, Amina (21 December 2013). "Nigeria: I Was Destined to Be an Entertainer - Ibinabo Fiberesima". Daily Trust Newspaper. allAfrica. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ibinabo Fiberesima prepares for Miss Earth Nigeria 2013". Nigeria Entertainment Today. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  8. ^ ""I have been drained and to some extent humiliated" Read Ibinabo Fiberesima's Story on her Journey so far". BellaNaija. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Badmus, Kayode (29 January 2016). "10 years after manslaughter scandal, Ibinabo Fiberesima faces fresh jail term". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Njoku, Ben (30 September 2010). "Ibinabo Fiberesima turns preacher …". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Ajagunna, Timilehin (9 April 2016). "Why Ibinabo Fiberesima was granted bail". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Dania, Onozure (8 April 2016). "Appeal Court grants Nollywood actress, Ibinabo, N2m bail". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 

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