Nse Ikpe Etim is a Nigerian actress. She came into prominence in 2008 for her role inReloaded. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 5th and 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in Reloaded and Mr. and Mrs. respectively. In 2014, she won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for playing “Nse” in Journey to Self.
Etim was born on 21 October in Akwa Ibom. In an interview with Toolz, she stated that she has a European ancestry.Etim attended Awa Nursery School and Command Primary School in Kaduna State, from where she then furthered her studies at FGC College and Federal Government College in Jos and Ilorin. She said that her family was often transferred to various regions of Nigeria due to her father’s career with the Central Bank of Nigeria. Etim got her first degree in Theater Arts from theUniversity of Calabar.
Etim is the first of six children. She got married to her childhood friend Clifford Sule on February 14, 2013 at a Lagos registry. A traditional wedding ceremony followed in her hometown in Akwa Ibom State andLagos State respectively, some months after the civil union. She currently resides in London with her husband, a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University who frequents Nigeria for film engagements.