Full biography of Nollywood actress Destiny Etiko and other facts about her

Written by Eniola Baruwa

Who is Destiny Etiko?

Destiny Etiko is a popular Nigerian actress who has appeared in over 50 Nollywood movies. Born in the remote village of Udi in Enugu State, Destiny Etiko has become a household name in the Nigerian movie industry, loved by millions of fans and supporters. Destiny Etiko was born on August 12, 1989, and she is currently 31 years old.

Full nameDestiny Etiko
Age31 years old
BirthdayAugust 12, 1989
GenderFemale
State of originEnugu State
ParentsMr and Mrs Etiko
Height5″8
Marital statusSingle
TribeIgbo
CareerActress, model

Destiny Etiko’s childhood and education

Destiny Etiko grew up in Enugu State, her place of birth. She got her primary school education at Zik Avenue Primary School and attended the famous Queens School for her secondary education. Thereafter, Destiny Etiko landed an admission at the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, where she graduated with a degree in Marketing. 

Destiny Etiko’s acting career

Destiny Etiko did not have any formal training in acting although she revealed that she used to tag along with her mother to film locations. 

She started acting while she was in the university, getting small roles (waka pass) in a number of movies. Destiny’s career went on an upward trajectory during her NYSC service in Ondo State. Destiny Etiko said she was in the NYSC camp when she started receiving calls from different producers wanting to work with her.

She shared her story in an interview:

“I did my NYSC in 2015. So, it was at the NYSC camp that I started receiving calls from different producers, saying they wanted to work with me. I was like ‘really?’ That was why I redeployed from Ondo State to Enugu, my hometown. From Enugu, I broke out to Asaba…”

Destiny Etiko’s movies

Some of Destiny Etiko’s most notable movies include:

  • Idemili
  • Airline Babes
  • Black Xmas 
  • After Wawa
  • More Trouble
  • School Trouble
  • Special Jollof
  • The Return of Ezendiala
  • Crisis In London
  • Enuma, and dozens of others.

Destiny Etiko’s awards and achievements in Nollywood

Destiny Etiko’s talent has earned her a handful of awards and other kinds of recognition in the movie industry.

Destiny Etiko’s awards and nominations include:

  • Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards
  • Best Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards
  • Best New Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards. 

Destiny Etiko’s marriage

Destiny Etiko is currently not married.

Destiny Etiko’s boyfriend

Destiny Etiko has been rumoured to be in a serious relationship with fellow Nollywood actor, Ray Emodi. But these are just rumours and neither of the two actors has confirmed they are dating.

Destiny Etiko’s parents

Destiny Etiko recently lost her father, Mr John Anonde Etiko. Her mother is still alive and resides in Enugu State.

Destiny Etiko’s phone number

Destiny Etiko’s phone number is undisclosed. But you can follow her on Instagram @destinyetikoofficial.

Destiny Etiko’s child

There have been rumours that Destiny Etiko has a baby. As of 2020, there has been no confirmation that Destiny Etiko has given birth to a child before.

Destiny Etiko’s siblings

Destiny Etiko has three siblings who together with her make up the nuclear Etiko family.

Destiny Etiko’s net worth

Destiny Etiko’s current net worth is estimated to be in the region of $600,000 (around N300 million naira).

Destiny Etiko’s relationship with Zubby Michael

Destiny Etiko and Zubby Michael always set tongues wagging with their social media activities. Both parties have moved to quash reports of an affair but that hasn’t stopped their fans from talking.

Most of their fans seem to want to see both Destiny and Michael together, going as far as making marriage suggestions in their comment sections on Instagram.

Other interesting facts to know about Destiny Etiko

Destiny Etiko owns an enviable fleet of cars. Her garage includes a Toyota Camry, Toyota Venza, Mercedes Benz, among other exotic cars.

People attacked her on social media when she disclosed the Mercedes Benz was a birthday gift from an undisclosed admirer, making baseless accusations that she must have done unspeakable things to get the car gift.

Addressing the rumours, Destiny Etiko said:

“I’m still super excited about my birthday. I feel happy knowing fully well that people I didn’t expect to show me love showed me so much love, so I’m happy. As for the car gift, well, I work so hard for it. Yes, but then I cannot cough out money to buy such a car; it’s not that I can’t buy a car for myself. This particular Mercedes Benz is a gift. I don’t care what people say, I won’t mention who bought it for me. That’s exactly what happened last year when my boyfriend bought me a Venza; people kept saying all sorts of things. People will always talk and I don’t care.”

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