Adesua Etomi Biography, Wikipedia, Age, Nationality, Family, Husband, Child, Occupation and Net Worth

Adesua Etomi Biography Wikipedia Age Nationality Family Husband Child Occupation And Net Worth

Adesua Etomi is a Nigerian American actress who rose to the spotlight after her outstanding role in the famous movie, Knocking on Heaven’s Door. The gorgeous young woman has been active in the entertainment field for more than nine years now.

Adesua was included in the Vogue list of 14 well-known famed global personalities. She is also a married woman. The talented woman tied her wedding knot with her long boyfriend turned husband, Banky Wellington, a notable rapper. Together the duo is also blessed with a son.

Profile Summary

Full Name Tolulope Adesua Etomi-Wellington
Date of Birth 22nd February 1988
Gender Female
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Professional Nigerian Actress
Net Worth $1.2 Million

Who Is Adesua Etomi?

Tolulope Adesua Etomi-Wellington, professionally known as Adesua Etomi is a Nigerian actress. In 2014, she starred in her first feature film Knocking on Heaven’s Door. She won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.

Early Life of Adesua Etomi

Tolulope Adesua Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State on 22nd February 1988. Her father is a soldier of Esan descent, and her mother is an engineer of Yoruba descent. She is the youngest of three siblings. Etomi attended Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos, where she joined the drama club at the age of seven. Thereafter, she attended Queen’s College, Lagos before moving to the United Kingdom at the age of 13. Etomi later obtained a diploma in “physical theatre, musical theatre and performing arts” from City College Coventry in 2004. After completing these courses in 2006 with triple distinctions, she studied drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with first-class honours.

Adesua Etomi Biography Wikipedia Age Nationality Family Husband Child Occupation And Net Worth

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Adesua Etomi Career Story

Adesua Etomi-Wellington made her big screen acting debut in April 14, 2014 when Knocking On Heaven’s Door was released in Nigerian cinemas. Her riveting performance as the abused Debbie announced Adesua Etomi as one to watch. With stellar performances first as Layo in Brave and as Sharon in Gidi Up Season 2, Adesua Etomi proved to critics that she had the requisite acting chops. In August 2015, she joined the cast of MTV’s HIV/AIDS edutainment series Shuga 4 as Sheila and in October 2015, Adesua Etomi was unveiled as a cast member of a Crime and Investigative drama series titled Special Crimes Unit: Las Gidi Cops which debuts in February 2016.

On the big screen, Adesua Etomi would deliver another emotionally gripping performance, this time as Muna in the feature film; Falling, which was released theatrically in September 2015. This earned her the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Best Actress In A Drama Award. Her 2015 cinema run was followed by nationwide releases for A Soldier’s Story in October 2015, Inkblot’s Out Of Luck in December 4, 2015. In February 2016 Adesua Etomi would return to Nigerian cinemas with Tolu Tanner’s Couple Of Days. Which currently holds the Nigerian box office record for the most tickets sold in one day (February 14, 2016).

With primary training in theatre Adesua Etomi, straddles the screen and stage worlds expertly. Her foray into theatre began in 2004 with The Crucible, while she studied for Diplomas in Performing Arts, Musical & Physical Theatre at The City College in Coventry, United Kingdom. In 2008 & 2009 she would star in three plays for the Arena Theatre, while studying for a Bachelors’ in Drama and Performance at The University of Wolverhampton. Upon completion of her studies in 2009, Adesua Etomi bagged a First Class Honors’ degree and a Foursight Theatre Award for the Best Performance in A Devised Piece Of Work.

With the initial goal to work for a year to enable her diversify her world experience; Adesua Etomi strayed from the world of acting for a little under three years, until the yearning to do what she loved most won over. In 2012 she got back on stage in The Miller’s Tale which showed at the Saga Tiata-Edinburg Fringe Festival. In 2013, Adesua Etomi made a trip back to Lagos, Nigeria to visit family and met a vibrant film and theatre scene which she decided to venture into. This led to several appearances in stage plays all over Nigeria including Shattered, Anatomy of a Woman, Crystal Slipper, London Life Lagos Living, Saro 1 & 2, Les Miserables, Band Aid and The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives.

Later that year, Adesua landed the lead role in her first movie – Knocking On Heaven’s Door, produced by Emem Isong. Adesua Etomi would again team up with Emem Isong in a big budget period piece, tentatively titled “Ayamma – Music In The Forest”, which is primed for a late 2016 theatrical release. With each new performance on screen and stage, Adesua Etomi has steadfastly won over industry watchers and critics. In November 2015 leading Journalist, Film Critic, Festival Aficionado and Film Awards Jury Panelist – Shuaib Husseni dubbed her “The New Princess Of The Silver Screen”. Other film credits include, ‘The Arbitration’, ‘The Wedding Party’ I & II, ‘Falling’, ‘Date Night’ and ‘Up North”.

Marital Life of Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi is a married woman. She married her boyfriend, Banky W, on 25 November 2017. The duo got engaged with each other in February 2017. Their traditional marriage was held on 19 November, while their court wedding took place on 20 November 2017. Bank W, also known as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian-based rapper, actor, businessman, and politician.

After four years, they were proud parents of their baby son, whom they named Hazaiah Wellington. Their son was born in January 2021. In addition, on 5 April 2021, shared the story of their marriage and their struggles with conception and childbearing titled ‘Final Say Faith’. This story was shared in the Waterbrook church.

The lovebirds have been married for more than four years. However, in all these years, the pair has not been found having an affair or cheating their respective partner behind their back.

Adesua was credited for saving the daughter of Nollywood actress Iretiola Doyle from bullies.

Physical Features of Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) and maintains her overall body weight at 55 kg. She has a slim body build and owns a pair of brown-colored eyes and long beautiful flowing black hair.

Adesua Etomi Net Worth

According to our research, Adesua Etomi has a net worth of $1.2 million. She has generated her wealth through acting and endorsements.


Before making a name in the American entertainment industry, Adesua Etomi made her professional acting debut with Smooth Promotions, where she could be seen playing the role of reporter/presenter in 2012. Since then, she has been seen acting in the TV shows like Gidi Up and  Shuga.

In addition, Etomi has acted in movies like Falling, King of Boys, Up North, Muna, Sugar Rush, etc. Adesua has even won the best actress in a Drama Award in the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Falling. Due to her excellent presence in great movies, she was ranked as one of the world’s most famous actresses by Vogue.

Adesua Etomi is also active on social media platforms. She is a frequent user of the sites such as Instagram and Twitter. Etomi has gathered more than 4 million followers on her Instagram which the young woman uses under the account name @ adesuaetomi and nearly 425 K followers on her Twitter account (@AdesuaEtomiW).