Ini Dima-Okojie is a Nigerian actress who was born into a family of four on June 24, 1990. She is the last of her siblings. She is from Edo State but grew up in Lagos and had her schooling there.
Ini Dima-Okojie quit her job as an investment banker to attend the New York Film Academy.
She began her career in acting with the movie Taste of Love and has since appeared in a number of films, including Namaste Wahala, a multicultural romcom released in 2021, and Blood Sisters, a Netflix Nigerian original thriller released in 2022.
Ini Dima-Okojie‘s Profile
Date of Birth
June 24, 1990
31 Years (2022)
State of Origin
Ini Dima-Okojie’s Family and Education
Ini Dima-Okojie’s father is a medical doctor, and her mother is a retired banker and entrepreneur. She began her education at the Air Force primary school in Lagos and later transferred to the Air Force comprehensive secondary school in Ibadan.
She received her degree in International Relations from Covenant University in Nigeria. Ini Dima-Okojie left her investment banking job to pursue a career in acting. As a result, she earned an acting degree from the New York Film Academy.
Ini Dima-Okojie’s Career
Dima-Okojie left her job in finance to seek a career in the entertainment sector. Her Nollywood career began as a production assistant on the film Before 30, and she later made her acting debut in the television series Taste of Love as “Feyisayo Pepple.”
She starred as “Hadiza Ahmed” in the 2016 film North East, in which she played a Muslim woman who established a romantic relationship with a man from a different religious background.
She was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Performance at the 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for her role in the film.
Around the same time, The City People Movie Awards nominated her Dima-Okoji for Most Promising Actress. Also nominated in 2017 for The Future Awards Africa.
She portrayed Hadiza in the Ndani TV online series Skinny Girl in Transit in 2016. In the same year, she appeared in 5ive, It’s Her Day, and North East.
Dima-Okojie appeared in Battleground and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel in 2017. She was nominated for an acting award at the Future Awards. Pulse Nigeria named her one of the top seven Nollywood actresses of 2017.
She starred in two films in 2018, one of which was Sylvia, in which she played Gbemi Ogunlana in a narrative about spirit lovers. Later that same year, she was cast as Ms. Catherine in the film Funke, directed by Yemi Morafa and starring Jide Kosoko, Eniola Badmus, and Segun Arinze.
The 1996 story revolved around a young girl’s ultimate dream of becoming a footballer and her fight to overcome gender stereotypes in her town. Her Heineken Lagos fashion week ensemble was published in British and German Vogue in 2018.
In 2019, she featured in a role as Laitan Gesinde in the web TV series Oga Pastor, directed by renowned movie director and filmmaker Daniel Oriahi. The series was later pulled down by Ndani TV.
In 2020, she starred as Tami in the series, Smart Money Woman, an adaptation of a book of the same title by Arese Ugwu. Also in 2020, Who’s the Boss? featured Dima-Okojie as Jumoke, best friend to Liah, played by Sharon Ooja.
Dima-Okojie featured in the Netflix original in 2021 – Namaste Wahala. A multicultural romantic-comedy feature film where she played the role of Didi.
She played Sarah in the Netflix Original Series Blood Sisters, which was created by Ebonylife Studios, which is owned by Mo Abudu, in 2022.
Ini Dima-Okojie’s Marriage
Ini Dima-Okojie and Abasi Ene-Obong announced their engagement in July 2021, and had their introduction ceremony on November 6, 2021.
The “Blood Sisters” and “Namaste Wahala” actress and her fiance, Abasi Ene-Obong, married on May 20th, 2022.
“Your girl is officially Mrs. Ene-Obong,” wrote Ini in a caption, breaking the news to her fans.