|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||October 26, 1990 (32 years old)|
|Profession:||Actress, Host, Humanitarian|
What is Osas Ighodaro’s net worth? How does Osas Ighodaro make her money? Below is the current net worth of Osas Ighodaro and how Osas Ighodaro makes her money.
What is Osas Ighodaro’s Net Worth?
Osas Ighodaro is a Nigerian-American actress, producer, host, and humanitarian who has a net worth of $1.5 million. She is often recognized for winning Miss Black USA in 2010. The Joyful Joy Foundation, which aims at providing awareness and funds against malaria, was established by the Nigerian-American actress.
Birthed on the 26th of October, 1990 in Bronx, New York, United States, Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro was raised by Nigerian parents of Edo descent. Graduating from Pennsylvania State University, she acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting Journalism with Dual Minors in Entrepreneurship and Theater. Additionally, Osas studied at Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts.
Osas largely spent much of her childhood and adolescent years in the US. She, however, relocated to Nigeria in 2012.
The Nigerian-American actress initially pursued a career in modeling while still in the US. She won the new Miss Black USA in 2010, in addition to winning Miss Black Connecticut USA. During her stay in the US, Osas engaged in different modeling opportunities. After moving back to Nigeria, she ventured into the Nigerian movie industry.
She got her first lead role in the TV series, Tinsel as Adanna. Ighodaro had intended her stay in Nigeria to be for a period of six months but changed her mind after securing various interesting roles in Nollywood movies, and decided to establish herself here.
Other notable movie appearances include Killa Season, Cadillac Records, King Of Boys, Notorious, The Department, Where Children Play, Put A Ring On It, The Tested, A Walk in the Wind, Gbomo Gbomo Express, Bling Lagosians, Entreat, Restless City, Your Excellency, Ratnik, Mama Drama, Bad Comments, Namaste Wahala, Idahosa Trails, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, Double Strings, New Money, Conversations in Transit, and several others.
In 2014, the Nigerian-American actress received an ELOY award for Best Actress of the Year for her role in the TV series Tinsel. That same year, at the Green October La Mode Magazine Awards, she won the Humanitarian award for her Joyful Joy Foundation. At the ELOY awards in 2015, Ighodaro won the award for Brand Ambassador of the Year, and was nominated for Actress of the Year award for her performance in The Department.
In 2016, for her role in Gbomo Gbomo Express, Osas was nominated for Golden Supporting Actress award at the Golden Movie Awards, and won the Supporting Actress of the Year award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards respectively. At the 2021 Best of Nollywood Awards, for her role in Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story, Ighodaro was nominated for two awards including Best Actress in a Lead Role and Best Kiss in a Movie.
Other significant awards include Woman of the Year in Entertainment at the 2021 Her Network – Woman of the Year Awards, and Best Actress in a Drama at the 2021 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her performance in Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story.
Osas Ighodaro is the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation which aims at providing awareness and funds against malaria. In June 2015, she wedded the Nigerian actor Gbenro Ajibade, and a year later, they had their first child together, a daughter. However, soon after, their marriage hit rock bottom and they settled for a divorce. The Nigerian-American actress is currently single and still resides in Nigeria.
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