Osas Ighodaro is a humanitarian and Nigerian-American actress, producer, and host. She won Miss Black USA in 2010 and established The Joyful Joy Foundation to raise funds and awareness for malaria research. She also co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
|Real Full Name||Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro|
|Stage Name||Osas Ighodaro|
|Date of Birth||October 26, 1990|
|Age||31 Years Old (2021)|
|State of Origin||Edo State|
|Husband, Spouse||Gbenro Ajibade (Divorce)|
|Daughter||Azariah T.O. Ajibade|
|Occupation||Actress, Host, Producer, Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Osas Ighodaro (Born 26 October 1990)in the Bronx, New York, United States, is a Nigerian American actress, host, producer, and humanitarian. Osas is an indigene of Edo state, South-South Nigeria.
Osas Ighodaro’s father is Mr. Ighodaro, an Edo man who resided with his wife and family in the United States of America. Osas is yet to reveal her father’s qualifications and what he does for a living, but from the actress’s lifestyle, you can tell that her father is a middle-class man.
She is a Nigerian-American graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and a dual minor in Entrepreneurship and Theatre.
She continued to earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the Actor’s Studio Drama School at Pace University. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
Osas is best known for her work in ‘Rattlesnake,’ ‘Smart Money Woman,’ ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens,’ ‘Cadillac Records’ & ‘Tyler Perry’s ‘Meet the Browns’ amongst her many projects. She founded the production company, ‘Joy of Art Media & Entertainment, whose aim is to produce projects that entertain and create a positive impact.
Osas was named the ‘Highest Grossing Box Office Actress’ in Nollywood in 2018 and amongst the top 3 highest-grossing actresses in 2020, respectively.
In 2010, Osas has crowned Miss Black USA and was the first Nigerian American to do so. She also won the award for Best TV Actress at the 2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards and was named 2021 ‘Woman of the Year in Entertainment’ at the HER Network Awards.
Recently, Osas was awarded the ‘Best Actress in Drama’ and ‘Best Dressed’ awards at the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Osas is an advocate against the spread of preventable diseases and, in turn, is the founder of the NGO, Joyful Joy Foundation, which strives to eradicate Malaria throughout Africa – one community at a time.
Killa Season as Shinae (2006)
Hookers in Revolt as Delilah(2006)
Across a Bloodied Ocean as Nafisa (2008)
Cadillac Records as Maid (2008)
Jewslim, as Rochelle Whitman (2008)
The Tested as Sheena (2009)
Park Sharks as Neglected Girlfriend (2009)
Restless City as Adinike (2011)
The Department as Tolu (2015)
Where Children Play as Nia (2015)
Gbomo Gbomo Express as Cassandra (2015)
Put a Ring on It as Eki (2016)
A walk in the wind as Mary (2016)
Entreat as Margaret (2016)
New Money as Angela Nwachukwu (2016)
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons as Chidinma (2018)
Bling Lagosians as Demidun (2019)
Your Excellency as Candy (2019)
Ratnik as Sarah Bello (2020)
Mama Drama as Mena (2020)
Bad Comments as Hilda (2020)
Namaste Wahala as Preemo (2020)
The Ghost and the Tout Too, as Amoke (2021)
Bad Comments, As Hilda (2021)
Man of God as Teju (2022)
Meet the Browns,
law and Order,
Maltina Dance All,
Smart Money Woman,
King of Boys: The Return of the King
Fela & the Kalakuta Queens
For Coloured Girls (Nigerian adaptation)
He Said, She Said
Platanos Y Collard Greens
Revenge of a King
Joe Turners Come and Gone
Osas Ighodaro received recognition as the Best Dressed Female in the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, winning the likes of Nancy Isime, Bimbo Ademoye, Adunni Ade, Belinda Effah, and others who were enlisted as participants in the category. She also won the Best Actress Award. Osas dedicates both awards to her late mother, who died due to a little ailment.
2022: Best Actress in Drama – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
2022: Best Dressed – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
2021: Woman of the Year in Entertainment – HER Network
2018: Highest-grossing Nollywood Actress
2016: Best Supporting Actress – Nigerian Entertainment Awards
2015: Brand Ambassador of the Year – ELOY Awards
2015: “Humanitarian Award” – Joyful Joy Foundation (Green October La Mode Magazine Awards 2015)
2014: TV Actress of the Year – ELOY Awards
2010: Miss Black USA
She married Gbenro Ajibade in June 2015. They had their first child in 2016. They divorced shortly after.
Osas Ighodaro breaks heart as she dazzles in a bridal outfit
Osas Ighodaro, a Nollywood actress, has left many in awe with her breathtaking beauty as she dazzles in a bridal gown.
As the official muse of celebrity stylist Veekee James, the single mother of one has broken the hearts of many celebrity stylists.
Osas Ighodaro made it known on her Instagram page that she is his official muse.
“I said Yes!!!
…to being @veekeejames_official muse.
Always beautiful time w/Veekee & the team”.
Her stunning bridal photos are coming hours after BBNaija’s, Angel Smith lavished her with praises.
Osas Ighodaro blushes as she finally meets Wizkid
Osas Ighodaro, a Nollywood actress, couldn’t stop smiling while musician Wizkid kept her company.
The lovely actress met the Grammy winner and was taken aback by his funny attitude.
Osas can be seen giggling in a viral video as the father of four entertains her with his joke.
Osas revealed that Wizkid got jokes on her.
“Wow!! Indeed!! Ayo got jokes on me, lol!!”.
This is coming weeks after, the singer left a flirty comment on Osas Ighodaro’s photo.
The single-mother of one had shared a photo of her derriere while rocking a bikini.
She captioned the photo with, “27/8/2022”.
Surprisingly, Wizkid took to her comment section to drop a comment.
The singer stated her photo was worthy of an album cover.
Osas replied with heart and laughing emoji.
Wizkid’s fans stormed Osas’ comment section to slam the father of four.
Many claimed that the father of four was looking for the next female celebrity to flirt with.
Could there be a budding romance between the two? Only time will tell.
For now, Wizkid seems to be mesmerized with his manager, Jada Pollock, who he shares two kids with.
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Osas Ighodaro is currently one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $2 million. Osas Ighodaro is a humanitarian and Nigerian-American actress, producer, and host. She won Miss Black USA in 2010 and established The Joyful Joy Foundation to raise funds and awareness for malaria research. She also co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
People Also Ask FAQs
Who is Osas Ighodaro?
She is best known for winning the 2010 Miss Black USA and for her role in “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story”.
Is Osas Ighodaro a Nigerian?
Osas Ighodaro is an actress, host, producer, and humanitarian. She is a proud Nigerian-American who is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and dual minor degrees in Entrepreneurship and Theatre.
Does OSAS have a child?
On 21st July 2016, Osas Ighodaro and Gbenro Ajibade welcomed their firstborn daughter.
How old is OSAS Nigerian actress?
She is 32 years of age. Born 26 October 1990.
Where is Osas Ighodaro from?
Bronx, New York, NY.
What tribe is Osas Ighodaro?
Osas is an indigene of Edo state, South-South Nigeria.