The Nigerian entertainment Industry is one of the biggest industries in African and beyond due to the great talents, and celebrities the industry has produced.
However, due to the diversification of the industry, making up largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines.
EthiopeMedia, decided to dig out some top celebrities that you didn’t know are from Ethiope East.
Rachel Oniga (born May 23, 1957) is a Nigerian film actress. Originally from Eku, Delta State in Southern Nigeria, She was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State.
She began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce. She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before her first movie titled Onome, and her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow.
Over the years, she has featured in notable Nigerian films such as Sango, a movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode, and Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super story.
Blessing Okagbare is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints. She is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medallist in the 200meters. Blessing originally hails from Isiokolo, the headquarter of Ethiope East Local Government, Delta State.
Sidney Onoriode Esiri (born 1 May 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria), known commonly as Dr. SID is a Nigerian singer-songwriter. Dr. SID is the second child of 4 children from He’s father Justus Esiri, who was a Nigerian legendary actor. It came as a huge shock as his father’s funerals were held in Oria-Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government, Delta State.
YVONNE YOMA IRIFERI:
Yvonne Yoma Iriferi is also a Nigerian actress and movie producer. She’s the daughter of the late Chief James Iriferi from Eku community, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta.
Yvonne has produced and featured in several Urhobo and Nollywood movies, like Uko, Ona, Oro, Oyoromo, Omoteme, Ogba, Umufrefre, Okiemute, Jenavi, “UKO” which according to her brought her to the limelight.
Georgina Chloe Eku Edewor-Thorley, otherwise known as Eku Edewor (born 18 December 1986), is a British Nigerian actress, television presenter, and model. She is best known for her work as host of the entertainment television program 53 Extra on Africa Magic.
Edewor attended Warwick University in Coventry, England. She pursued a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies, graduating with honors in 2008. She then completed a three-month course in acting for film at the New York Film Academy in 2009.
Furthermore, Her mother is Juliana Edewor, daughter of famous Business mogul, Late ‘Chief Ogboko Edewor’ who hails from Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State.
FRANCIS AGODA (I Go, Dye):
Francis Agoda (born April 4, 1979) popularly known as I Go Dye or I Go Die is a Nigerian comedian. He is a motivational speaker, writer, and social crusader. He has organized several international comedy shows such as “Igodye Standing.” His father is Late Mr. Federick Agoda, who’s from Ekpan-ovu village, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State. Francis Agoda was born on April 4, 1979, in Abraka, Delta State.
Emuobonuvie Akpofure, popularly regarded as ”NEO” was a runner-up of the BBNaija Lockdown reality show. The Delta State native currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
Neo’s father is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who’s is an aborigine of Kokori Inland, Ethiope East Local government, Delta, while his mother was a prison warden. His parents separated after he was born.
The 26 years-old Neo, is a ride-hailing app driver who had his primary education and secondary education in Delta State.
Efetobore Peter “Efe” Sodje (born 5 October 1972) is a former professional footballer who played as a central defender for several English football league clubs. He represented Nigeria in the 2000 African Cup of Nations and the 2002 World Cup.
Born in Greenwich, London, his family originate from Kokori and Okpara Water-side, Ethiope East Local Government, Delta State, Nigeria.
Sodje is the eldest of four brothers who all play football; three of them professionally and one semi-professionally.