Ighodaro co-hosting the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in Lagos (2014)
Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro
26 October 1982
|Residence||Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Other names||Osas Ighodaro Ajibade |
|Occupation||Actress, Host, Humanitarian|
Gbenro Ajibade (m. 2015)
Osas Ighodaro (born Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro; 26 October) is a Nigerian American actress, host and humanitarian. She won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010 and founded The Joyful Joy Foundation, raising funds and awareness towards the fight against Malaria. Additionally, she co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She played the role of Adanna (Danni) on the soap opera Tinsel, and won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards.
Ighodaro was born in Bronx, New York, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State. She obtained her first degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater from Pennsylvania State University. She further obtained a master's degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She moved to Nigeria in 2012 with plans to spend just six months and return to the United States; she however got other jobs, along with Tinsel and hasn't moved back since then. She hosted the Maltina Dance All Reality show. She is the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
|2018||King of Boys||Sade Bello|
|2018||New money||Angela Nwachukwu|
|2016||A Walk in the Wind||Mary|
|2016||Put a Ring on it||Eki|
|2015||Gbomo Gbomo Express||Cassandra|
|2015||Where Children Play||Nia|
|2015||The Department||Tolu |
|2008||Across a Bloodied Ocean||Nafisa|
|2006||Killa Season (film)||Shinae|
|2013-2015||Maltina Dance All||Host|
|2013||Parallels - The Webseries||Ruth|
|2012||12 Steps to Recovery||Jellybean|
|2010||Meet the Browns||Nurse Mileen|
- For Coloured Girls (Nigerian adaptation)
- He Said, She Said
- How Sweet
- Platanos Y Collard Greens
- Revenge of a King
- Joe Turners Come and Gone
- Coloured Museum
Awards and nominations
|2010||Miss Black USA Pageant||Miss Black USA 2010||Won|
|2014||ELOY Awards||Actress of the Year - TV||Tinsel||Won|
|2015||Green October La Mode Magazine Awards||Humanitarian Award||Joyful Joy Foundation||Won|
|2015||ELOY Awards||Brand Ambassador of the Year||Polo Avenue; Konga.com||Won|
|Actress of the Year - Film||The Department||Nominated|
|2016||Golden Movie Awards||Golden Supporting Actress||Gbomo Gbomo Express||Nominated|
|2016||2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Supporting Actress of The Year||Gbomo Gbomo Express||Won|
- "Biography of Osas Ighodaro". 12 September 2015.
- "Osas Ighodaro tells you what THEY made her do on The SpOt". EbonyLife TV. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Miss Black Connecticut Crowned Miss Black USA 2010 in the nations capitol". PrNewswire.com. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
- "Malaria Deadly Toll". Huffington Post. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- "Its Ok to Come Back Home: From New York to Lagos Tinsel actress Osas Ighodaro is spreading her wings". bellanaija.com. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Trending with Osas". nollywoodexpress.com. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Osas replaces Kemi Adetiba as host of Maltina Dance All Show". thenet.ng. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Fashion should be on Point - Osas Ighodaro". punchng.com. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Osas Ighodaro Ajibade". Huffington Post.com. 2016-04-25. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- "Malaria Deadly Toll / Osas Ighodaro Ajibade". Huffington Post.com. 2016-04-25. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- Adebayo, Tireni (2018-11-01). "Gbenro Ajibade & Osas Ighodaro go separate ways as marriage hits the rock". Kemi Filani News. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
- "Gbenro Ajibade calls out wife, Osas Ighodaro on Instagram over neglect of their child". www.pulse.ng. 2019-02-17. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
- "Watch Osas Ighodaro, OC Ukeje, Majid Michel in trailer". ThePulse.ng. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "2010 Miss Black USA Crowned". News.cn. Wang Guanqun. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
- "Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- "Green October 2Face, Tony Elumelu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, others recognized at humanitarian/fashion show". pulse.ng. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "Osas Ighodaro Emerges Brand Ambassador of the Year at ELOY Awards". thenet.ng. Kayode Badmus. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "Full List of nominees for 2016 Golden Movie Awards Africa". Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- "Nollywood Actress Osas Ighodaro Ajibade wins Best Supporting Actress at the 2016 NEA Awards". African Hub Naija. Ngozi Ann. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- Official website
- Osas Ighodaro on IMDb
- Osas Ighodaro Ajibade biography with Huffington Post
- Osas Ighodaro interview with Toke Makinwa
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