The Screen Goddess.
You’ve seen her shedding the tears of a cheated wife in Guilty Pleasure. Or her unforgettable performance in Phone Swap.
In Spellbound, she struggles through a stressful work environment with an unhelpful boss. In A Journey to Self, she played herself — something usually reserved for performers in their peak. Whether in our living rooms or on the big screens, she has unfailingly taken us on an emotional roller-coaster. She is one of Nollywood’s finest and brightest. She is Nse Ikpe-Etim. And she is proudly Akwa Ibom.
Nse is respected by colleagues and fans for her uncanny ability to interpret complex roles.
This has won her leading roles in about 25 movies at the last count. No mean feat for an industry that many actors tend to struggle.
The 46-year-old, the first in a family of six children, attended Command Primary School in Kaduna State, St Louis College, Jos and the Federal Government Colleges in Jos and Ilorin.
Nse studied Theatre Arts at the University of Calabar.
Nse is an extremely gifted performer. Her first TV appearance was in the family soap, Inheritance. She left acting for a while to pursue other interests, including banking. She returned in 2008 to star in Emem Isong’s critically acclaimed Reloaded. Appearing alongside some of Nollywood’s biggest names, Nse was on her way to fame. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 5th and 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in Reloaded and Mr. and Mrs. respectively. Her hard work paid off in 2017, when she won the Best Actress in a Drama Award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for playing “Nse” in Journey to Self.
As well as representing Akwa Ibom in Nollywood, Nse Ikpe-Etim is having the time of her life. In February, 2013 she married her childhood friend Clifford Sule at a Lagos registry. Traditional wedding ceremonies followed in Akwa Ibom and Lagos States.
But beyond the glitz of cameras and klieg lights, Ikpe-Etim is very brave and courageous. She stands for truth, justice and fairness. So from Akwa Ibom, a standing ovation for a deserving daughter, Nse Ikpe-Etim Sule.