Ibinabo Fiberesima (born (1971-01-13)January 13, 1971) is a Nigerian film actress, ex-beauty pageant and event manager.[1] She is a former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.[2]

Ibinabo Fiberesima
Born (1971-01-13) January 13, 1971 (age 52)
Alma materUniversity of Ibadan
Years active1997–present

Early life and education edit

Born to a Nigerian father and an Irish mother, Ibinabo began her education when she enrolled as a student at the Y.M.C.A Play Centre, Port Harcourt before she proceeded with her secondary school education at Federal Government Girls College, New Bussa, Niger State. She holds a Bachelor of Arts certificate in English Language and Literature which she obtained from the University of Ibadan.[3]

Ibinabo Fiberesima was born in Dublin, Ireland to Chief Dr. Dawaridabo Babatunde Fiberesima and Dr. Mrs. Bisola Fiberesima and hails from Okrika, Rivers State, Nigeria. She gained admission to the prestigious University of Ibadan where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literature and then proceeded to earn a Masters Degree in Audio Visual Management from the Media Business School Ronda, Spain. She is an Actor, Director, Environmental Advocate and Event Planner. Ibinabo Fiberesima started out as a model and ended that path with an enviable glut of modeling awards. She was the 1st runner up, Miss Nigeria, 1991, and 2nd runner up at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageants. She was named Miss Wonderland in 1990, before delving into the movie industry making her debut in 1992 with the Action Thriller MOST WANTED to commence a career in acting. Ibinabo Fiberesima went on to become the first female President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, and has made her directorial debut with her two movies MIEBAKA and ALONG CAME A BUTTERFLY. She is currently a Brand Ambassador for Air Peace and Image Make-Up Nigeria. She is also the National Director of Miss Earth Nigeria Beauty Pageant, which she has overseen since 2002. She enjoys swimming, acting, reading, cooking, and traveling and is desirous of more trees and a better ecosystem.

Career edit

Pageantry edit

Ibinabo participated in the 1991 edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant. She was named as the first runner-up to winner Bibiana Ohio. Before this, she had won the Miss Wonderland contest in 1990, and in that same year, was first runner-up at the Miss NUGA competition held at the University of Calabar.[4]

In 1992, she competed in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant for the first time, where she placed as the second runner-up.[5] In 1997, she competed and emerged first runner-up of the 1997 edition of Miss Nigeria before she went on to be crowned winner of Miss Wonderful that same year.[6] She was also second runner-up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1998.[7]

Acting edit

Ibinabo made her debut as a film actress in the movie Most Wanted and has since gone on to star in several Nigerian films.[8] she was one of the actresses' on Passion of Mary Slessor.[9]

Controversy edit

In 2009, Ibinabo was charged with manslaughter and reckless driving after she accidentally killed a certain Giwa Suraj in 2006.[10][11] On March 16, 2016, Ibinabo was sacked as President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and sentenced to a 5-year jail term by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. She was however granted bail for ₦2 million and two sureties in like sum on April 7, 2016, by a Court of Appeal in Lagos pending the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court.[12][13]

Filmography edit

  • Most Wanted
  • The Ghost
  • St. Mary
  • The Twin Sword
  • Ladies Night
  • The Limit
  • Letters to a Stranger
  • '76
  • Rivers Between
  • A Night In The Philippines
  • Pastor's Wife
  • Camouflage "
  • All My Heart

References edit

  1. ^ Wemimo, Esho (13 January 2015). "Newly wed actress turns year older". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ Olanrewaju, Olamide (9 September 2009). "Ibinabo Fiberesima:"My previous relationships didn't work because I wasn't patient enough"- AGN President, covers Genevieve Magazine". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Biography/Profile/History Of Nollywood Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima". Daily Mail Nigeria. 12 March 2016. Archived from the original on 22 January 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Incredible Lives of Ex-Beauty Queens". The Nigerian Voice. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  5. ^ "I Am A Destiny Child, Says Ibinabo Fiberesima". The Newswriter. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ Alhassan, Amina (21 December 2013). "Nigeria: I Was Destined to Be an Entertainer - Ibinabo Fiberesima". Daily Trust Newspaper. allAfrica. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Ibinabo Fiberesima prepares for Miss Earth Nigeria 2013". Nigeria Entertainment Today. 20 April 2013. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ ""I have been drained and to some extent humiliated" Read Ibinabo Fiberesima's Story on her Journey so far". BellaNaija. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Passion of Mary Slessor Premieres, Stars Ibinabo Fiberesima – THISDAYLIVE". www.thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  10. ^ Badmus, Kayode (29 January 2016). "10 years after manslaughter scandal, Ibinabo Fiberesima faces fresh jail term". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  11. ^ Njoku, Ben (30 September 2010). "Ibinabo Fiberesima turns preacher …". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  12. ^ Ajagunna, Timilehin (9 April 2016). "Why Ibinabo Fiberesima was granted bail". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  13. ^ Dania, Onozure (8 April 2016). "Appeal Court grants Nollywood actress, Ibinabo, N2m bail". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 10 April 2016.

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