Ruth Kadiri is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter, and film producer. She was born on March 24, 1988, in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Ruth Kadiri is known for her work in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, and has appeared in numerous Nigerian movies.
Kadiri began her acting career in the early 2000s and has since become a prominent figure in Nollywood. She has received several awards and nominations for her performances in Nigerian films. Some of the movies she has featured in include “Matters Arising,” “Beyonce & Rihanna,” “Rain of Hope,” and “Over the Edge,” among others.
In addition to her acting career, Ruth Kadiri is also a screenwriter and has written scripts for various Nollywood productions. She has contributed to the Nigerian film industry both in front of and behind the camera.
Please note that my knowledge is based on information available up to September 2021, and there may have been developments in Ruth Kadiri’s career or personal life since then.
Who is Ruth Kadiri?
Ruth Kadiri is a renowned Nigerian actress, film producer, and screenwriter. She happens to be one of the most sought-after movie scriptwriters in Nigeria. Ruth Kadiri graduated from the University of Lagos where she studied mass communication. Also, she studied Business Administration at Yaba College Of Technology, Lagos.
Ruth Kadiri’s first movie in Nollywood was “Boy’s Cot”. Boy’s cot gave her a boost in her career as she featured alongside renowned actors and actresses including, Nonso Diobi, Uche Jombo, Jim Iyke, and Mike Ezuruonye.
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Ruth Kadiri Biography
Ruth Kadiri Ezerika hails from Benin City in Edo State and was born on March 24th, 1988, in the same state. Ruth in an interview revealed that she was the first child of her parents. She didn’t get much fatherly care cause lived with her younger sister and mother in Lagos state, while her father stayed abroad. Her father’s name is Desmond Kadiri.
Ruth grew up like an average Nigerian child living in the ghetto, Ajegunle in Lagos state but her background didn’t determine her future. Growing up, she had written down what she wanted by the time she was eighteen. Ruth Kadiri wrote in a book that she needs to get her apartment and make her money by the time she was eighteen. When her Dad saw her penned-down wish, he naturally laughed at her but that was what motivated her the most.
Ruth Kadiri in the interview said that she went through several daring challenges, gender discrimination, and rejections. She recalled how she had to bear lots of responsibilities but she is grateful for what she has become.
Ruth Kadiri Career
Ruth Kadiri is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and a certified Business Administrator from Yaba College Of Technology popularly known as Yabatech. As if her responsibilities weren’t enough to weigh her down. Ruth survived harassment from a female lecturer during her school days. She said that a female lecturer took an unhealthy interest in her and wanted to seduce her. According to Ruth, the female lecturer took a special interest in her and kept her under steady watch.
The female lecturer knew when Ruth Kadiri would be in school and even her school grades. Doomsday came, Ruth missed a test and had to go to the female lecturer’s office. Hell went loose as it was that day that the female lecturer tried to seduce Ruth but she left the office without any hesitation.
Ruth Kadiri started in the church and was already releasing stories in her secondary school days. She wrote stories and short scripts before she decided to attend a movie audition. Ruth Kadiri first auditioned at the Wale Adenuga Studios – a popular movie brand in Nigeria. During the auditions at Wale Adenuga Studion, Ruth Kadiri met Victor Eze, who runs a script-writing school. Ruth garnered more skills in movie writing and subsequently wrote her first movie script titled “Wild and Dirty” after that more scripts followed until she started coming in front of the camera.
Ruth Kadiri Movies
Ruth Kadiri’s first movie was Boy’s Cot’, where she starred alongside big names in the Nollywood movie industry such as Nonso Diobi, Uche Jombo, Jim Iyke, and Mike Ezuruonye. Since her acting career, Ruth has featured in close to a hundred movies. Also, she has written and co-written a ton of movies, including; Matters Arising, Heart of a Fighter, Ladies Men, Sincerity, First Class, and Over the Edge. Having been through the toils of life, Ruth Kadiri has the initiative to help reach out to the needy.
Movies, that Kadiri has featured include:
- Breath of Love
- Change of Ownership
- Deceptive Heart
- Heart of a Fighter
- Honeymoon guys
- Internet Hustlers
- Ladies Gang
- Limpopo Chicks
- Mad Couple
- Matters Arising
- Mercy the Bus Driver
- Negative Influence
- Over the Edge
- Somebody Lied
- Stolen Lives
- The Patient Girl
- War for Limpopo
- Yankee Students
Ruth Kadiri has written and co-written numerous movies with several other renowned screenwriters. She has these movies in her credit:
- Matters Arising
- Over the Edge
- Heart of a Fighter
- Ladies Men
- First Class
Ruth is recognized as one of the best female film producers In Nigeria. Some of her production works include Nollywood films such as
- Matter Arising
- Over the Edge
- Somebody Lied
- Memory Lane
Ruth Kadiri Husband
Ruth is married to Mr. Ezerika. She got married to Mr. Ezerika in November 2018. They had a secret traditional and white wedding. Due to some unknown reasons, Ruth decided to keep the identity of her husband secret, even hiding his second name from the media.
Before marrying Ezerika, Ruth Kadiri admitted that she has no control over when she would meet the right person to get married to or even get married to. She added that she wants to raise a family in “the right way”.
Rumors concerning Ruth Kadiri’s marriage include her engagement with an estranged boyfriend who was perceived to be a fraudster shuffling between London and Nigeria. It was revealed that her supposed boyfriend is already married and has kids in London and shockingly the wife of her boyfriend knows about Ruth.
Also, Ruth Kadiri once dated Nollywood movie producer Stanley Ebonine, but their love story came to an abrupt end, reasons disclosed. Additionally, in 2017, there were rumors that she was engaged to an unidentified man. The unidentified man was seen in the video fondling and romantically playing with Kadiri.
Ruth Kadiri Child
Despite the failure to openly have a man, Ruth Kadiri was put to bed on August 26th, 2019. A lifestyle blogger who broke the news said that the actress has welcomed a baby boy with her husband and they are both doing very fine. The baby’s name is Reign Nwachinemelu Ezerika.
Ruth Kadiri Nollywood
Ruth Kadiri revealed in an interview that Nollywood taught her to be patient in life and to understand that the destinies of people differ, with no need to rush. She learned to understand that not everybody will appreciate your style and the choices you make and not everybody will understand where you are coming from. However, what you need as a person is, “focus” owing to the fact that distraction is easy.
Ruth reveals that the secret to succeeding in the Nollywood movie industry is the ability to follow a trend but you must have a style that you must stick to. So as long as you know that you are doing the right thing, you will get to any height that you desire.
Ruth Kadiri’s effort in the movie industry has earned her several recognitions, awards, and nominations. She has two awards to her name and has been nominated for awards within and outside Nigeria.
Her awards and nominations are listed below;
- The Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Actress of the Year – Winner – 2015.
- City People Movie Award for the Best Actress of the year – Winner – 2018.
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for the Best Female Viewers Choice – Nominated – 2015.
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for the Best On-screen Duo with Majid Michel – Nominated – 2015.
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for the Best Actress – Nominated – 2015.
- City People Movie Award for the Face of Nollywood – Nominated – 2018.
- Ghana Movie Awards for the Best Movie African Collaborations – Nominated – 2019
- 2019 – Ghana Movie Awards for the Best Actress African Collaboration – Nominated – 2019
Ruth Kadiri Controversies
Ruth Kadiri’s biography is not without many controversies which she has managed to stay clear of. She is very careful, especially with her personal life and she keeps it private. And that was why she refused her lover. Once upon a time, her name was once brought up in a scandal involving a popular pastors identified as Apostle Suleiman and Stephanie Otobo. The story has it that she was one of the many women Pastor Suleiman had had an affair with. However, she was shocked when she was asked to answer the allegation and called it nonsense.
Ruth Kadiri Net worth
A few years ago, Ruth Kadiri was seen with a Range Rover Sports car, but it wasn’t without claims that her unidentified man bought it for her. She denied the claim, saying that she paid for the car with her own money in full.
Ruth Kadiri is a renowned philanthropist and the founder of Ruth Kadiri Kids. She started the foundation to help disadvantaged children achieve their set goals and dreams. Through her charity organization, she makes financial donations and inspirational lectures. In 2012, Ruth Kadiri sponsored the education of five students of First Foundation College in Ajegunle, Lagos State.
Ruth Kadiri is one of the richest and most influential an actress, movie writers, and philanthropists in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $700,000.