|Intro||Nigerian actress and model|
Beauty pageant contestant
Film, TV, Stage & Radio
|Birth||13 January 1973, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria|
Ibinabo Fiberesima (born (1973-01-13)January 13, 1973), is a Nigerian film actress, ex-beauty pageant and event manager. She is a former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
Early life and education
Born to a Nigerian father and an Irish mother, Ibinabo began her education when she enrolled as a student at the Y.M.C.A Play Centre, Port Harcourt before she proceeded with her secondary school education at Federal Government Girls College, New Bussa, Niger State. She holds a Bachelor of Arts certificate in English Language and Literature which she obtained from the University of Ibadan.
Ibinabo participated in the 1991 edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant. She was named as the first runner-up to winner Bibiana Ohio. Prior to this, she had won the Miss Wonderland contest in 1990, and in that same year, was first runner-up at the Miss NUGA competition held at the University of Calabar.
In 1992, she competed in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant for the first time, where she placed as the second runner-up. In 1997, she competed and emerged first runner-up of the 1997 edition of Miss Nigeria before she went on to be crowned winner of Miss Wonderful that same year. She was also second runner-up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1998.
Ibinabo made her debut as a film actress in the movie Most Wanted and has since went on to star in several Nigerian films.
In 2009, Ibinabo was charged for manslaughter and reckless driving after she accidentally killed a certain Giwa Suraj in 2006. On March 16, 2016, Ibinabo was sacked as President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and sentenced to a 5-year jail term by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. She was however granted bail in the sum of ₦2 million and two sureties in like sum on April 7, 2016 by a Court of Appeal in Lagos pending the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court.
- Most Wanted
- The Ghost
- St. Mary
- The Twin Sword
- Ladies Night
- The Limit
- Letters to a Stranger
- Rivers Between
- A Night In The Philippines
- Pastor’s Wife