Having launched her profession as an investment banker before making her acting debut in 2014, Ini Dima-Okojie has appeared in Nollywood films such as Taste of Love, It’s Her Day, the Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Her Excellency, and other films.
A former investment banker, Ini Dima-Okojie left the banking industry to pursue acting, later she attended the New York Film Academy to develop her skills.
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Full data profile of Nigerian actress Ini Dima-Okojie:
|Full name||Ini Dima-Okojie|
|Age||30 years old|
|Birthday||June 24, 1990|
|State of origin||Edo State|
Date of Birth
On the 24th of June 1990, Ini Dima-Okojie was born into a family of four.
Currently, she is 30 years old.
Ini attended Air Force Primary School, Lagos, and Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School, after which she attended Covenant University, graduating with a 4.18 GPA in International Studies.
As required of every Nigerian graduate, she went for her one-year-long National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
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In her first job after graduation, Ini Dima-Okojie worked at a telecommunications company as a customer care representative.
Having a strong knowledge of numbers and finance, she worked in the banking industry for two years for a company called Cardinal Supreme Partners.
Although she started out as a banker, her passion for acting ultimately led to her leaving the field.
Her initial goal was to return to school and land a corporate job, which she did, but her love for acting ultimately got in the way.
It was not an easy decision for her to leave, she explained in an interview.
Initially, her father and mother were unimpressed, but later supported her decision and stood by her.
In the months following her resignation,Ini signed up at New York Film Academy to sharpen her acting skills.
She made her acting debut in the movie Bad Hair Day while still studying at the academy.
Since she was so zealous about acting, she sought out any experience that would assist her career
Her success in the acting industry is the result of the support she’s received from both her parents.
As soon as Ini returned to Nigeria after graduating in 2014, her acting career gained momentum, and she has not looked back since.
She plans on continuing to do what she knows how to do best as long as she has a talent.
She landed her first major acting role in Taste of Love (2014), after working as a production assistant on the TV series Before 30.
Her acting career has grown since then, as Okojie has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows.
Among her other appearances are: 5IVE, EbonyLife TV Series – On the Real, Desperate Housewives Africa, and Ndani TV’s Skinny Girl in Transit.
In 2016, she starred in the EbonyLife romantic comedy, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
List of Ini Dima-Okojie’s movies
- Taste of Love – Feyisayo (2014)
- Skinny Girl in Transit – Hadiza (2015-present)
- Desperate Housewives Africa – Orode (2014 -2015)
- It’s Her Day – Nicole Hernandez (2016)
- North East – Hadiza (2016)
- The Royal Hibiscus Hotel – Joyce (2018)
- A Bone to Pick – Alicia (2016)
- Vanity Last Game – Tamara (2014)
- Battleground – Teni Bhadmus (2017 – present)
- 5IVE – Dami (2017)
- Sylvia – Gbemi Ogunlana (2018)
- Funke! – Ms. Cathrine (2018)
- Oga! Pastor – Laitan Gesinde (2019)
- Kpali – Amaka (2019)
- Her Excellency – Mimi (2019)
- Namaste Wahala – (2020)
Ini Dima-Okojie’s awards
Among the awards Ini Dima-Okojie has been nominated for are:
- The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Acting
- Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress in the movie, North East
- City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actress of the Year (English), etc.
Ini Dima-Okojie’s marriage and husband
Ini Dima-Okojie met her fiance, Dr Abasi Ene-Obong, through Instagram in 2019.
The net worth of Ini Dima-Okojie is currently unknown, but according to dbnstories.com, her net worth is around $310, 000.