|Spouse(s)||Clifford Sule (m. 2013)|
Nse Ikpe-Etim (born 1974) is a Nigerian actress. She came into prominence in 2008 for her role in Reloaded. 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. In 2014, she won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for playing "Nse" in Journey to Self.
Etim was born on 21 October 1974[better source needed] in Lagos. Etim attended Awa Nursery School and Command Primary School in Kaduna State, from where she then furthered her studies at St Louis College, Jos, and the Federal Government Colleges in Jos and Ilorin. She said that her family was often transferred to various regions of Nigeria due to her father's career with the Central Bank of Nigeria. Etim got her first degree in Theater Arts from the University of Calabar.
Etim is the first of six children. In an interview with Toolz, she stated that she's had Caucasian Godparents. She married her childhood friend Clifford Sule on 14 February 2013 at a Lagos registry. A traditional wedding ceremony followed in her hometown in Akwa Ibom State and Lagos State, respectively, some months after the civil union. She currently resides in London with her husband, a senior lecturer at Middlesex University who frequents Nigeria for film engagements.
At 18, Etim started acting on stage at the university. Her first television appearance was in the family soap Inheritance. After her graduation from university she temporarily left the film industry to venture in other endeavours before making a comeback with Emem Isong's Reloaded alongside Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo and Desmond Elliot.
In December 2019, Nse Etim was featured in the Visual Collaborative Polaris catalog, under the Supernova series for humanities, she was interviewed alongside people such as; William Coupon, Bisila Bokoko and Ade Adekola.
In 2020 she was in the cast of Quam's Money which is a follow-up to the 2018 film New Money directed by Tope Oshin. The follow-up story follows what happens when a security guard (Quam) suddenly becomes a multi-millionaire. The new cast was lead by Falz, Toni Tones, Jemima Osunde, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Nse Ikpe-Etim.
Awards and nominations
|2009||5th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress in a Leading role||Reloaded||Nominated|
|2009 Best of Nollywood Awards||Revelation of the Year (female)||Nominated|
|2010||2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress Film/Short Story||Reloaded||Won|
|2010 Best Of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Leading role||Guilty Pleasures||Nominated|
|2011||2011 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Lead role||Mr. and Mrs.||Won|
|2012||2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Lead Actress||Nominated|
|8th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress in a lead role||Nominated|
|ZAFAA Awards||Best Actress in a supporting role||Kiss and Tell||Nominated|
|The Eloy Awards||Actress of the Year||Phone Swap||Nominated|
|2012 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting role||Kiss and Tell||Won|
|2012 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best lead Actress in an English Movie||Phone Swap||Won|
|Best Actress in a supporting role||The Search||Nominated|
|Best kiss in a film||Spellbound||Nominated|
|17th Africa Film Awards (Afro-Hollywood Awards)||Best Actress in a supporting role||Nominated|
|2013||2013 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress in a Leading role||Mr. and Mrs.||Nominated|
|2013 City People Entertainment Awards||Best Actress of the Year||Nominated|
|2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress||Phone Swap||Nominated|
|2013 Ghana Movie Awards||Best African Collaboration||Purple Rose||Nominated|
|2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best supporting Actress in a film||Kiss & Tell||Nominated|
|2014||2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best actress in a Drama||Journey to Self||Won|
|2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Nominated|
|2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Purple Rose||Nominated|
|Viewers's Choice female||Nominated|
|2015||2015 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best actress in a Leading role (English)||Stolen Water||Won|
|Best Kiss in a Movie||Nominated|
|2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress||Stalker||Won|
|Best On-screen duo||Nominated|
|2016||2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actress TV Series/Drama||The Visit||Nominated|
|2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Lead Actress In A Film||Nominated|
|12th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress In A Leading Role||Fifty||Nominated|
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