Ibinabo Fiberesima is a popular Nollywood actress, ex-beauty queen, model and the former National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). She was born on 13th January 1973 in Port Harcourt, River State in the south southern part of Nigeria to Dr. and Mrs. V.B. Fiberesima. She is currently 44 years old. Her father is from River State in Nigeria while her mother is from Ireland.
After her primary school education, Ibinabo Fiberesima proceeded to Federal Government Girls College, Bussa in Niger State, Nigeria and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her secondary school education, Ibinabo Fiberesima proceeded to University of Ibadan in Oyo State and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature.
In 1991 Ibinabo Fiberesima participated in the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant hosted by Silverbird Television. She ended up as the first runner-up in the competition. Prior to the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant, Ibinabo Fiberesima have won the Miss Wonderland contest in 1990 and in that same year, was the first runner-up at the Miss NUGA competition held at the University of Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria.
In 1997, Ibinabo Fiberesima participated in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant “Miss Nigeria” hosted by Silverbird Television and ended up as the first runner-up in the competition. That same year, which was in 1997, Ibinabo Fiberesima was crowned winner of Miss Wonderful.
In 1998, Ibinabo Fiberesima participated for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant hosted by Silverbird Television and emerged as the second runner-up in the competition.
In 1997, Ibinabo Fiberesima joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in her first movies “Most Wanted”. The movie became a blockbuster in Nigeria and skyrocket her to fame. In 2012 she became the National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Ibinabo Fiberesima has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies which include Most Wanted, The Ghost, St. Mary, The Twin Sword, Ladies Night, The Limit, Letters to a Stranger, 76, Rivers Between, A Night in the Philippines, Pastor’s Wife, etc.
On 18th December 2014, Ibinabo Fiberesima got married to her university boy-friend Uche Benjamin Ugbuka, a businessman who is currently based in the United States of America.
In 2009, Ibinabo Fiberesima was charged for manslaughter and reckless driving after she accidentally killed a certain Giwa Suraj in 2006. On 16th March 2016, Ibinabo Fiberesima was removed as the National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria.
On 7th April 2016, Ibinabo Fiberesima was granted bail after the payment of the sum of ₦2 million was granted on her behalf by a Court of Appeal in Lagos pending the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court.
Ibinabo Fiberesima has won several movie awards in Nigeria which include Most Prominent Actress in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards and Best Actress in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Ibinabo Fiberesima is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $4 million.