Edo State is among the 36 states of Nigeria, situated in the southern region of Nigeria. It is the fourth-largest city in Nigeria. The capital of Edo State is Benin city.
The state is known for producing crude oil and other mineral resources like limestone and quarry. However, Here are 7 Nigerian Celebrities From Edo State:
1. Peter Osaze
Peter Osaze Odemwingie was born 15 July 1981 born to a Nigerian father and a Russian Tatar mother. He hails from Edo State, Nigeria.
He is a retired Nigerian professional footballer who played as a forward and winger.
2. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe was born 1 January 1978 in Edo State to Pa Aigbe and Mrs Abisola Grace Owodunni.
He is a Nigerian actress, businesswoman, director, and fashionista. She is popularly known for her Yoruba movies.
Divine Ikubor popularly known as Rema was born 1 May 2000 in Benin city, Edo State to a Christian family.
He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper.
4. Adesua Etomi
Adesua Etomi-Wellington also known as Adesua Etomi was born 22 February 1986 in Owerri, Imo State Nigeria to her father who is a soldier of Esan descent and her mother who is an engineer of Yoruba descent
She is a Nigerian actress and hails from Edo State, Nigeria. Some of her movies include include A Soldier’s Story (2015), Out of Luck (2015), and Couple of Days (2016).
5. Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi also known as Olutoyin Aimakhu was born 5 September 1982 in Auchi, a town in Edo State but spent her childhood in Ibadan.
Toyin is a filmmaker, Nigerian film actress, producer and director. She began her acting career in 2003, when Nigerian actress Bukky Wright came to Ibadan to shoot a movie
Ini Dima-Okojie was born 24 June in Lagos State, Nigeria but hails from Edo State, Nigeria.
Ini is a Nigerian actress. She is known to have a strong fashion sense.
7. Ruth Kadiri
Ruth Kadiri was born 24 March 1988 in Benin city, Edo State.
She is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer. Some of her movies are In Your Arms (2017), Black Bride (2017), We Cheats More (2017), WET by Ruth Kadiri (2018), Tripod by Ruth Kadiri (2018), Black Men Rock (2018), Love is Beautiful (2019), The Dumb Wife (2020)