Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro is a Nigerian-American actress, producer, and show host, who has captivated audiences with her exceptional talent and spellbinding beauty, so intense and dazzling that it is almost overwhelming to behold. A breathtaking splendor, glorious radiance, and mesmerizing loveliness mixed with unwonted talent. She is a goddess on screen.
Born in Bronx, New York, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State, Osas always knew that she wanted to be an actress and pursued her dreams with determination and dedication.
After obtaining 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 the intention of returning to the United States after six months but secured various acting roles including Adanna in Tinsel.
She has gone on to star in numerous films and television shows, quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after actresses in Nigeria. She hosted the Maltina Dance All Reality show. She is the founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
She won Miss Black USA in 2010 and founded The Joyful Joy Foundation, raising funds and awareness for 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 as the highest-grossing Nollywood actress of 2018. She was awarded “Best Actress in a Drama” at the 2022 AMVCA for her role in “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story”.
In addition to her acting skills, Osas is also known for her stunning good looks. With her captivating eyes, radiant smile, and mesmerizing presence, she leaves anyone who sees her spellbound. Whether she is walking the red carpet at a film premiere or gracing the cover of a magazine, Osas always manages to steal the show with her effortless charm and elegance.
But it’s not just her beauty that sets Osas apart. She is also an incredibly talented actress, with the ability to bring any character to life with her exceptional range and emotional depth. Whether she is playing a strong, independent woman or a vulnerable, complex character, Osas always manages to deliver a spellbinding performance that leaves audiences wanting more.
Despite her busy schedule and demanding career, Osas remains humble and down-to-earth. She is known for her charitable work and is often seen lending her support to various causes, including education and women’s empowerment.
Listed as a top female celebrity of 2020, Osas Ighodaro is a stunningly beautiful and exceptionally talented actress who is making waves in the Nigerian entertainment industry. With her charm, charisma, and unwavering dedication to her craft, she is sure to continue to thrive and inspire others for years to come.