Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim
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Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Birth Name: Nse Ikpe-Etim

Stage Name: Nse Ikpe-Etim

Birth Date: October 21, 1974

Occupation(s): Nollywood Actress

Years Active: 2007

Net Worth: Unknown


Personal Life

Nse Ikpe-Etim is a Nollywood actress who was born on October 21, 1974, in Lagos as the first of six children. She is originally from Akwa Ibom. Due to her father’s career with the Central Bank of Nigeria, she got to live in different parts of the country.


She attended Awa Nursery and Primary School and Command Primary School in Kaduna state for her basic education.

Etim also attended St Louis College, Jos, the Federal Government College, Jos, and the Federal Government College, Ilorin for her secondary education. She is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar.


She started acting on stage at the university when she was 18. Her first appearance on TV was in a family soap opera ‘Inheritance’. Prior to her full-time involvement in the Nigerian movie industry in 2007, she worked in the banking industry and with radio and television stations.

In 2008, she came into prominence for her role in Emem Isong’s ‘Reloaded’. For the movie, she starred alongside Ramsey Nouah, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic and Desmond Elliot.

Some of the movie Etim has featured in include; Venom of Justice, Reloaded, Inale, Kiss and Tell, Spellbound, Phone Swap, Mr and Mrs, Black November, Devil in the Detail, The Green-Eyed, The Visit, A Trip to Jamaica, American Driver, A Hotel Called Memory and Small Chops.


Etim is married to her childhood sweetheart, Clifford Sule. They got married at a Lagos registry on February 14, 2013.


2016 – 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role

2015 – Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, Best Actress

2015 – Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role (English)

2014 – Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Actress in a Drama

2012 – Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Lead Actress (English Movie)

2012 – Nollywood Movies Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role

2011 – Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Actress in a Lead Role

2010 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Actress Film/Short Story


Etim once said she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis in 2016 which made her remove her womb so she could live.

Adenomyosis is a gynecological medical condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium).

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