|Full Name||Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro|
|Popularly Known As||Osas Ighodaro|
|Date of birth||26 October 1990|
|Age||32 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||Bronx, New York, United States|
|Profession||Actress, Producer, TV Host, Humanitarian|
|Net Worth||$1 Million-$5 Million|
Early Life and Education
Osas Ighodaro is a Nigerian-American actress, television host, and philanthropist. She was born on October 26, 1990, in New York City, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State. Her early life was spent in New York City, where she attended primary and secondary school.
She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and minors in entrepreneurship and theatre. Also, she earned a master’s degree in fine arts from Pace University’s Actors Studio Drama School.
Overall, Osas Ighodaro’s early life and education have played a significant role in shaping her career and philanthropic efforts. Her experiences growing up in both the United States and Nigeria, as well as her education at the University of Southern California, have given her a unique perspective and drive to make a positive impact in her community.
After graduation, Ighodaro pursued a career in acting and television hosting. She began her acting career in the United States, but later returned to Nigeria to pursue opportunities in the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood.
In addition to her acting and hosting careers, Ighodaro is also actively involved in philanthropy. She is the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for the fight against malaria.
Osas Ighodaro moved to Nigeria in 2012 with the intention of returning to the United States after six months. But, fortunately, she landed various acting roles, including Adanna in Tinsel. Then, she decided to stay back in the country. At the early stage of her career in Nigeria, was the host of the Maltina Dance All Reality Show. And as earlier mentioned, she is the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. In October 2019, she joined MTV Shuga for series four. Afterwards, she was named a top female celebrity for 2020.
Osas Ighodaro’s Net Worth
Osas Ighodaro’s net worth is estimated between $1 million and $5 million.
In June 2015, Osas Ighodaro married Gbenro Ajibade. In 2016, they welcomed their first child. Soon after, in 2019, they divorced. However, she has not disclosed being in a relationship with someone else since her divorce. But, in 2022, there were speculations that she had something going with Wizkid. Osas quickly came out to clear the air, stating that they are only friends. Hence, we would say Osas is single.
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
2010 Miss Black USA Pageant award as ‘Miss Black USA 2010’
2014 ELOY Awards for ‘Actress of the Year – TV’
2015 Green October La Mode Magazine Awards for ‘Humanitarian Award’
2015 ELOY Awards for ‘Brand Ambassador of the Year’
2016 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for ‘Supporting Actress of The Year’
2021 Her Network – Woman of the Year Awards as ‘Woman of the Year in Entertainment’
2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for ‘Best Actress in A Drama’