The Famous Nigerian Celebrity Osas Ighodaro, born on 26th October 1990, is a Nigerian-American Actress, Film Producer, Host and Humanitarian. She is also known as the founder of The Joyful Joy Foundation, raising funds and awareness for the fight against malaria.
In June 2015, She married her husband, Gbenro Ajibade and welcomed their first child in 2016. However, they divorced afterwards. Gbenro and Osas lived together as a couple for about five years before their unfortunate separation in 2019.
Osas Ighodaro started out with a modelling career in the United States. In 2010, she represented Connecticut in the Miss Black USA pageant, where she won. She also ventured into acting and was featured in Hollywood movies, which include: The collector, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Migrations, and Cadillac Records.
In 2012, Osas returned to Nigeria, where she hit different opportunities in the Nollywood industry. She received offers of great job offers, including the TV series Tinsel.
She also received recognition for her excellence in her career with several awards. Here are few of the top awards Osas Ighodaro receives;
#7 Osas Ighodaro Receives Humanitarian Awards At the Green October La Mode Magazine Awards, 2015
Famous Nigerian Humanitarian Osas Ighodaro received humanitarian awards during the Green October La Mode Magazine Awards in 2015 for her work, Joyful Joy Foundation, of which she is the founder.
Green October Event 2015 was the 1st edition of the Green October Event held on 1st October 2015 at Peninsula Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Green October La Mode Magazine hosts “Green October” on 1st October 2015.
The event is geared towards supporting people living with disabilities, with the maiden edition focused on Down Syndrome in Nigeria. Awards were presented to Nigerians who have contributed significantly to humanity. Tarmar Awobotu and Emmanuel Ikubese hosted the first edition of the event.
Osas Ighodaro receives Award for her humanitarian services, and she goes on to share a picture of her award on her Instagram page. She writes; “✨Honored & Humbled… Humanitarian🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
#6 Osas Receives Brand Ambassador Award Of The Year At ELOY Awards Show, 2015
In 2015, during the ELOY Awards Show, Osas received an Award as Brand Ambassador of the year for Polo Avenue; Konga.com.
The 7th edition of the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards was held at The Red Carpet Hall, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Sunday, 29th November 2015.
Osas Ighodaro shares the news of her win on her Instagram page, where she shows fans a picture of the award and herself in a gorgeous strapless dress.
She writes; “👑🏆🙏🏽 THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! We won #Eloy2015 “Brand Ambassador of the Year” I can’t express my gratitude for all the love and support you all have continuously shown me…. THANK YOU!!!!!”
#5 Nigerian Actress Receives Supporting Actress Award Of The Year For The Movie; “Express”. 2016
At the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, the Actress Osas Ighodaro receives Award as Supporting Actress of The Year for the movie; “Express”.
The 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards is the 11th edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, with the hosts Richard Mofe Damijo and Ebbe Bassey. The event was held on 4th September 2016 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City, U.S.
She shares the news of her award on her Instagram page. She writes;
“🏆We thank God for His blessings!! We brought it home beautiful people!!! ✨ Best Supporting Actress in Film ✨ at the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards!!! I give God the Glory! Thank you NEA organizers for nominating me…”
#4 Osas Receives Woman of the Year in Entertainment Award For The Her Network Woman of The Year Awards Show, 2021
In 2021, for the Her Network Woman of the Year Awards Show, Osas received an Award as the Woman of the Year in Entertainment.
Her Network is a Global Inspirational and Lifestyle Platform created to inspire and encourage all women to stand in their greatness and set real-life examples by living their truth. Her Network is by the Founder, Nkem Onwudiwe.
The 5th Edition of Her Network was held on Wednesday, 26th December 2021, at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
Osas Ighodaro shares her win on her Instagram page as she rocks a beautiful green outfit. She writes;
“….so beautiful and amazing folks of @hernetworkonline awarded me “Woman of the Year in Entertainment” (2021) and I couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative!! I honestly am. It means the world to me to even be nominated but then to be given the award…. Well wow- God is Good! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!💜💜💜….”
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#3 Osas Ighodaro Wins Bests Actress Award – Rattlesnake at The AMVCA Eight Edition Award Show, 2022
In 2022, Osas Ighodaro received an award as she won Best Actress in a drama, Rattlesnake: The Ahanna story and best dressed during the AMVCA Eight Edition Award Show. The 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards held on Saturday, 14th May 2022, at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. It happens to be an 8-day event which started on Saturday, 7th May 2022, unlike previous 1-day events. Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) is an annual accolade presented by MultiChoice recognizing outstanding achievements in television and film.
For the event, Osas rocks a glamorous royal shining dress styled by @veekeejames_official
She announced to her fans on her Instagram page about the award and said; “💫Praise God! I’m still floating… From the blessing that is #AMVCA8🙏🏽💫”
#2 Osas Receives Recognition Award At The 2022 Eminence Awards Show, 2022
Osas also receives a recognition Award from Harvard College Nigerian Students Association at the 2022 Eminence Awards Show for her contribution to Nigerian Entertainment Industry and Artistry.
The Eminence Awards Ceremony is created to recognize outstanding students for superior accomplishments throughout the academic year.
She shares this big announcement on her Instagram page, as she is seen holding her awards in her hands in the picture. She rocks a beautiful shirt and cream-coloured suit from @ericamoorebrand. She writes;
“🏆2022 Eminence Awardee!! God is good allllll the time!!🙏🏽 Thank you so much, Harvard College Nigerian Students Association – I am honoured – Thank you! God bless you all so much for the love and this amazing acknowledgement. It was such an amazing time!🙏🏽@harvardnsa💚”
#1 Osas Ighodaro Receives Silverbird Trailblazer Award of The Year, 2023.
In 2023, Osas Ighodaro receives an award as she wins the 2022 Silverbird Trailblazer of the year award. The 16th Silverbird Trailblazer Award Show is established to recognise individuals and corporate organizations for outstanding achievements over the year. The Event held on Friday, 3rd March 2023, at the Convention Centre Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island. For the Award event, she rocks a colourful flare dress from @s.b.youme and @thestudiobysbym. She announces her award on her Instagram page as she posts a video of the event.
She captioned it;
“✨2022 Silverbird Trailblazer of the Year Awardee …. I am truly honoured and humbled! Thank you from the bottom of my heart”.