Osas Ighodaro (born 26 October 1990) is a Nigerian American actress, producer, host and humanitarian. She won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010 and founded The Joyful Joy Foundation, raising funds and awareness towards the fight against Malaria. Additionally, she co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She played the role of Adanna (Danni) on the soap opera Tinsel, and won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards. Osas emerged highest grossing Nollywood actress of 2018.
Osas Early Life and Career
Osas Ighodaro was born in Bronx, New York, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State. She obtained her first degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater from Pennsylvania State University. She further obtained a master’s degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She moved to Nigeria in 2012 with plans to spend just six months and return to the United States; she however got other jobs, along with Tinsel and hasn’t moved back since then. She hosted the Maltina Dance All Reality show. She is the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
She joined MTV Shuga for series four in October 2019. She was listed as a top female celebrity of 2020.
Osas Ighodaro won AMVCA 2022 best actress in a drama.
Osas Ighodaro Husband or Spose
She married Gbenro Ajibade in June 2015. They had their first child in 2016. They divorced shortly after.
Osas Ighodaro Net Worth
Osas Ighodaro’s net worth is estimated to be around $550, 000 – $3 million.