Ruth Kadiri Ezerika Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, Wedding Photos, Net Worth, and Career

Ruth Kadiri Ezerika Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, Wedding Photos, Net Worth, and Career

Ruth Kadiri is an Edo-born Nigerian actress, screenwriter, and film producer. She is known for many of her roles in Nigerian films such as In Your Arms and Circle of Interest, among others. Her experience in the Nigerian movie industry spans over a decade, and she has risen to the level of some of the country’s top actors. Even though she continues to excel in the industry, many people tend to fantasize about how her early days in the industry were.

Ruth Kadiri Biography

Date of BirthMarch 24, 1988
Age36 Years old
Place of BirthNigeria
ProfessionMovie Actress
Net Worth$500,000

Early Life

Ruth Kadiri Ezerika (born March 24, 1988), hails from an ancient city in the Southern part of modern-day Nigeria, currently called Edo State, and was raised in the heartbeat capital of the state in the ancient city of Benin.

She is the first of two children; her father’s name was Desmond Kadiri. Ruth Kadiri grew up in Benin-city with her parents and siblings as a little girl.


She briefly attended First Foundation College, Ajeromi Ifelodun, in Ajegunle secondary school in Lagos.

She got admitted to the Yaba College of Technology and, after two years, obtained a National Diploma in Business Administration. Later, driven by her passion and pursuit of educational success, she had her tertiary education at the University of Lagos, where she bagged a bachelor of arts in Mass Communication.


Ruth Kadiri began her acting career as an adult and debuted in Nollywood with the film Boys Cot. The role was her first break, but her popularity skyrocketed in 2017 when she appeared in the Nollywood film In Your Arms, which caused quite a stir in the industry.

The movie highlights a woman in an abusive relationship who is constantly battered until she decides that she isn’t ready to be a punching bag. Ruth Kadiri went on to play Black Bride, which tells a story of a family man who disagrees with his wife over her prioritizing work over family.

Ruth Kadiri Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, Wedding Photos, Net Worth, and Career

That same year, she went on to star in the movie, We Cheat More. In the movie, she plays the role of a new wife-to-be, opening up to her best friend that she is only dating her fiance for his money. Devastated and disappointed, her fiance plays her at her own game. Her role in the romantic educational movie enhanced her image as a bankable movie star.

Actress Ruth Kadiri addresses her 'wealthy' colleagues who are quick to call people broke

Considering these roles, she has gained a reputation playing the obedient wife, helping her husband face life challenges and build the home. She also plays the single lady who men sought out for marital purposes.

Ruth Kadiri movies

  • In Your Arms (2017)
  • Black Bride (2017)
  • We Cheats More (2017)
  • WET by Ruth Kadiri (2018)
  • Tripod by Ruth Kadiri (2018)
  • Black Men Rock (2018)
  • Sex & Love (2018)
  • Love is Beautiful (2019)
  • Tender lies (2019)
  • Unfounded (2019)
  • Murder Call (2019)
  • Stab (2019)
  • The Final List (2019)
  • The Dumb Wife (2020)
  • Too Old for Love (2020)
  • Tears of Rejected Seed (2020)
  • Babies and friends (2020)
  • Too old for this (2020)
  • Shrine Girl (2020)
  • Space Out (2020)
  • Dumb wife (2020)
  • Larry Cold (2021)
  • Pair (2021)
  • Adunni (2021)
  • Talking chances (2021)
  • Love Me (2021)
  • Craving (2021)
  • 5 is company (2021)
  • Out of Love (2021)
  • Nasty Jane(2021)
  • Boiling point (2021)
  • Everybody wants Alvin (2022)
  • Something Fishy (2022)


2015: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Actress of the Year

2018: City People Movie Award – Best Actress of the Year

Personal Life

Ruth Kadiri has managed to maintain her love life. Mr. Ezerika is the actress’s husband, and they have a daughter named Reign Ezerika. Ruth Kadiri was quiet about her relationship until she announced her engagement to Mr. Ezerika on her social media page in 2017. Fans were surprised at how private she has been with her relationships.

Welcoming her second child

Ruth Kadiri, a well-known Nollywood actress, has taken her followers down memory lane by sharing her experience of being pregnant. The fair-skinned actress gave birth to her second child in July 2022.

The actress gave birth to a girl on July 20, 2022, a Wednesday, The baby had been christened Emerald Chizaram Ezerika.

Ruth Kadiri revealed how she waited and prayed for her newborn daughter.

She stated that her daughter had made their lives a complete reminder that God answers prayers.

“Dear Emerald Chizaram Ezerika born 20th of July 2022. I want you to know that I prayed for you. Waited for you. Loved you before I met you. And you have made our lives a complete reminder that God answers prayers”.

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Days after welcoming her newborn, Ruth Kadiri shared a video that took fans through her pregnancy journey. The mother of two delighted her fans and followers with her pregnancy journey.

Ruth Kadiri also showed off her newborn and her first child, Reign Ezerika. Ruth Kadiri captioned it with, “Picking my flowers”.

Recall that Ruth Kadiri had tendered an unreserved apology over her despicable actions during pregnancy.

The mother of two blamed it on pregnancy hormones.

She, however, stated that anyone who offended her in the last 9months should avoid her, as they had issues.

Known For Playing Bad Girl Roles

Ruth Kadiri knows how to be a bad girl on screen while portraying strong, empowering female characters. She has played these roles admirably over the years.

Please look at the list of two of her movies for proof. ”Hits like Black Men Rock”, in which she tries to live a life of what and who she is not, and ”Jack and Jill”, in which a village girl sets out to hustle in Lagos with a simple mission: to package herself as a rich babe and suck men dry of their wealth. Unfortunately, she chooses an equally well-packaged man, resulting in a hilarious chain of events.

Relationship With Stanley Ebonine

She had also once been in a lengthy and slightly publicized relationship with Nollywood producer Stanley Ebonine. Shortly after that breakup was made public, she started dating her husband, who has remained unknown to Kadiri’s fans and haters alike.

If useless was a person

Popular Nollywood actress, Ruth Kadiri has caused a buzz online after a video of herself proudly putting her rapping skills to work surfaced online.

The video captures the role interpreter impressively showcasing her rap skills with ease, resembling that of an already-established hip-hop artist.

In the clip, Ruth Kadiri was seen displaying her rap skills while comedian Nosa Rex and others provided backup.

The mother of two used a knife as a makeshift microphone while rapping, and her witty lyrics tickled the fancy of her colleagues who couldn’t help but burst into laughter.

Sharing the post on IG, Babarex wrote:

“A big things production … Onome the rock star 🎬. Day 1.. wait for this one guys 😂 😂. Who you know wey rap pass her 😂 “

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Watch the video below:

The video however spurred comments from netizens who found it funny and Ruth Kadiri also took to the comment section to mock herself over the display.

Commenting, the actress wrote: “If useless was a person 😂😂😂”

Rachael Okonkwo, Juliet Ibrahim, and Others React as Actress Ruth Kadiri Celebrates her birthday today

Ruth Kadiri, a popular Nollywood actress, turned another year older today and took to social media to celebrate. The Nollywood actress dressed up nicely for her birthday today.

While celebrating her birthday on her official Instagram page, she said “It’s world Ruth Kadiri Day”, she said she is grateful to God for how far he has brought her. Many of her colleagues have gone to her Instagram comment section to wish her well.

Rachael Okonkwo wrote “Happy birthday to you Queen”.

Juliet Ibrahim wrote “Happy birthday Mami”.

Ruby Ojiakor wrote “Happy birthday my darling sister”.

See some of her Colleagues wishes for her on Instagram below:

Ruth Kadiri is an award-winning actress who is doing well for herself, she has achieved a lot for herself in the movie industry. She is currently making waves in the entertainment industry.

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Net Worth

Ruth Kadiri is currently one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $500,000. She is known for many of her roles in Nigerian films such as In Your Arms and Circle of Interest, among others.

People Also Ask for FAQs

Who is Ruth Kadiri present husband?

Ruth Kadiri has managed to maintain her love life. Mr. Ezerika is the actress’s husband, and they have a daughter named Reign Ezerika.

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Popular Nollywood actress Ruth Kadiri gave her two scents over a relationship squabble that went viral online.

Is Eddie Watson married to Ruth Kadiri?

Eddie Watson is another Nollywood personality that was speculated to be romantically involved with Ruth Kadiri.

Who is Ruth Kadiri and where is She from?

Ruth Kadiri is an Edo-born Nigerian actress, screenwriter, and film producer.

is ruth kadiri married?

Ruth Kadiri is a happily married actress with a daughter. She got married to her husband, Mr Ezerika in a private wedding ceremony on November 6, 2018. According to reports, the actress had both her traditional and white wedding on the same day.

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