Popular Celebrities from Akwa Ibom state

In this post Naija02 will bringing you a list popular Celebrities from Akwa Ibom state, this include popular movie stars, footballers, comedians and singers.


Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress. She began her film career in 2000, and has featured in more than 100 movies since her debut. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. In 2014, Ms. Edo was appointed by the United Nations as United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy

The gorgeous actress married her husband Phillip Ehiagwina in 2008. Phillip is a Nigerian businessman who resides and works in America.

She is a graduate of the prestigious University Of Calabar



Nse Ikpe-Etim is a Nigerian actress. She came into prominence in 2008 for her role in Reloaded. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 5th and 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in Reloaded and Mr. and Mrs., respectively.

Born: 21 October 1974 (age 45 years)

Spouse: Clifford Sule (m. 2013)

Education: University of Calabar, Calabar

Siblings: Patrick Ikpe-Etim

Awards: Nollywood Movies Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role


3. Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He was also a member of the Nigerian national team from 2002 until October 2015, serving as its captain from 2013 until his retirement from international football. With 101 caps, he is Nigeria’s most capped player of all time.

Born: 29 August 1982 (age 37 years),

Height: 1.82 mCurrent team: Nigeria national football team (Goalkeeper)

Salary: 1.02 million EUR (2012)

Parents: Lucy Philip Enyeama

Awards: CAF Africa’s finest XI, African Champions League Best Player



Moses Armstrong is a famous Nollywood actor and singer. He made a debut into the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1999. He was born and bred in Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Moses Armstrong has acted in movies like Kissing the Wind, Spiritual Challenge and Western Union.



Ime Bishop often called Okon Lagos or Udo Yes is a Nigerian actor and comedian.

Born: 15 July 1981 (age 38 years), Nsit Ibom

Other name: Okon Lagos

Education: University Of Uyo

Spouse: Idara Bishop (m. 2013), Idara Saviour (m. 2013)

Awards: Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice Comic Actor, more



Samuel Okon Peter is a Nigerian professional boxer. He held the WBC heavyweight title in 2008, when he stopped Oleg Maskaev in six rounds. In his prime, he was known for his rivalry with the Klitschko brothers, having faced Wladimir twice and Vitali once.

Born: 6 September 1980 (age 39 years),

Height: 1.88 m, Weight: 118 kg

Spouse: Enobong Samuel Peter

Division: Heavyweight

Parents: Pa Okon Peter


7. Eve Esin

Eve Esin is a Nigerian actress who won the City People Entertainment Awards for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria in 2015, the AMAA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a drama at the AMVCA

Born: 17 October 1986 (age 33 years), Oron

Education: University of Calabar, Calabar

Nominations: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Young Actor


8. Nathaniel Bassey

Nathaniel Bassey is a Nigerian gospel artist, born in Lagos in 1978. He is popularly known for his song “Imela” “Onise Iyanu” and “Olowogbogboro.” Nathaniel Bassey is the brain behind the #HallelujahChallenge, where he worships God for an hour, from 12:00 am to 1:00 am.

Born: 1978 (age 42 years), Lagos

Spouse: Sarah Bassey

Record label: AllBaze Media

Albums: The King is Coming, Someone’s At The Door, The Son of God (& Imela), Revival Flames, more

Awards: City People Music Award for Gospel Artist of the Year


9. William Troost-Ekong

William Paul Troost-Ekong is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Italian club Udinese. Born in the Netherlands into a mixed Dutch and Nigerian family and being eligible for both Netherlands and Nigeria in international football, he opted to represent the latter. Wikipedia

Born: 1 September 1993 (age 26 years), Haarlem, Netherlands

Height: 1.91 m

Weight: 74 kg



Emem Isong is a Nigerian screenwriter, film producer, and director. She has become known primarily for films in the English language, and is a dominant figure in that industry. Her second directed feature, Code of Silence, which deals with rape in Nigeria, was released in 2015.

Born: Akwa Ibom

Spouse: Akama Misodi (m. 2014)

Nominations: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Screenplay, more

Education: Federal Government Girls College, University of Calabar, Calabar

Siblings: Uduak Isong Oguamanam



Innocent Udeme Udofot, better known as MC Galaxy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He rose to fame after winning the Davido dance competition in 2012. He released a single on his BIRTHDAY 2nd May 2019. He has worked with Tspize, Swizz Beatz, Uhuru and Shizzi.

Born: Uyo

Full name: Innocent Udeme Udofot

Albums: MMM (Money Making Machine), Tribal Sonic Soundblast,Vol.32, more

Record labels: MCG EMPIRE, IROKING

Awards: Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Dance/Live Performance

These are our top 11 most famous sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom State, As culled by Naija360.

Other Noteables;
Regina Askia, Liz Benson, Caroline Danjuma, Yvonne Ekwere

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