Destiny Etiko is a Nigerian actress and one of the most popular in the Nollywood movie industry. She got into the limelight when she featured in an award-winning Nigerian movie titled “Idemili”. Destiny Etiko was born on 12th August 1989. The beautiful actress is 31 years old as of 2020. She lost her father, Mr. John Anonde Etiko, on 15th May 2020. Idemili is an epic 2014 Nollywood movie centered on native Igbo mystics and values. The movie producers coined its name from Idemili – a place in Anambra State and was directed by Ernest Obi and produced by Onye-Eze Productions. In this post, we wrote about Destiny Etiko’s biography, her age, parents, husband, and her net worth.
Destiny Etiko’s Biography
Destiny Etiko was born on August 12, 1989, in Udi a popular town in Enugu State, Nigeria. Destiny is 31 years old as of 2020. She was born and raised in Udi, in a family of five children, 3 males, and 2 females. where she is the second child. During her early life, she schooled in Enugu state, at Zik Avenue Primary School for her nursery and primary education. She attended Queens school for her secondary education and obtained the basic certificates. She forwarded her tertiary education in Awka in Anambra state. Destiny Etiko attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University where she in 2012 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts. The talented actress completed the education circle in Nigeria before diving into professional acting.
Destiny Etiko stated that she drew inspiration to act from her mother whom she is following her footsteps. Destiny Etiko’s mother’s name is not known at the time of this publication prior to the fact that she has refused media attention. We cannot categorically tell if Destiny Etiko’s mum was once an actress but in an interview, Destiny Etiko said that she doesn’t want to do the same mistake which her mum did and that was leaving acting to raise a family. She receives full support from her mum but her father Mr. John Anonde Etiko was not satisfied with her decision. He was afraid his daughter won’t be able to cope with acting and raising a family because Destiny prioritizes her acting to raising a family. Sadly, on 15th May 2020, Destiny lost her father.
Destiny Etiko’s Career
Destiny Etiko is a Nigerian actress best known for her role in the hit movie, “Idemili”. Her curvy body and acting skills is an added advantage. She steered into the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, in 2011 registering with the “Actors Guild of Nigeria”. During her professional acting conception, she featured in minor roles in several Nollywood films before landing the lead role in the movie, “Idemili”.
Her appearance in the “Ïdemili” movie earned her a nomination for “Best Promising Actress” during the “City People Entertainment Awards”. From grace to grace, she got more lead role opportunities, becoming one of the most prominent Nigerian actresses. After featuring in “Idemili”, Destiny landed cast in popular movies such as
- Black Xmas
- More Trouble
- After Wawa
- School Trouble
- Madam Tyson
- Fear of a woman
- Breaking Chains
- Saved By Love
Destiny Etiko has shared screens with prominent Nollywood actors and actresses such as Ernest Obi, Cynthia Okereke, Yul Edochie, Destiny Etiko, Patience Ozokwor, Eve Essien, and even the legendary Pete Edochie, the list goes on.
Destiny Etiko’s Marriage
Destiny Etiko is not married at the moment and has no engagement ring on her finger. Although, many people assumed that Destiny Etiko was married. But it’s simply a misconception due to a role she played in the Nollywood movie titled “My Private part”, where she shaved her hair prior to the death of her husband and that allegation that she killed him. Speaking of marriage, Destiny Etiko revealed that she wants to marry a man who can understand her love for acting. She added that she is not ready to ditch her career for any reason not even marriage or any man can make leave acting.
Destiny Etiko’s Net Worth
She has won several awards, including the “Viewers’ Choice Award” and “Golden Icon Movie Academy Award”. In 2018, she landed a house for her mother, and a year after she bought a Toyota spider for her mom. Destiny is a confident and bold woman known for being outspoken even about personal issues like sexual harassment. In an interview, she opened up to admit that she was once victimized. She has a massive fanbase on social media with up to 1 million followers on her @destinyetikoofficial Instagram page.
Destiny Etiko is one of the richest and most influential actresses in the Nigerian movie industry with an estimated net worth of $ 500,000.
Destiny Etiko’s Awards
Destiny Etiko is a successful movie actress, winning laurels and earning nominations. She has won a couple of awards like the “Africa Magic Viewers’, Choice” award under the category “Best New Actress”, and “Golden Icon Movie Academy Award” under the category “Best Actress in a Supporting Role”.