Annie Macaulay, now known as Annie Macaulay-Idibia, born on November 13, 1984 in Eket, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria is a Nollywood actress and wife of popular music legend, Tuface Idibia. Annie Idibia just crossed the 4 million follower mark on her official Instagram page and she’s super excited about it. Over the weekend, the movie star shared the exciting news saying:
“4 Million+ Friends. Thank You… My Heart Is Filled With Gratitude… Who I Be???Thank You For Supporting All That I Do .. For Loving Me Truly .,, You Guys Made The ANNIE IDIBIA BRAND A SUCCESS. I Wanna Shake Every single One Of You ,People That Inspired Me And The People That Criticized Me Constructively ,Blessings Upon You,Enough Respect 2 Every Single Lover Here,We Are In This Together…Forever….I Just Wanna Celebrate You♥️♥️♥️ And Say A BIG THANK YOU I L O V E Y O U.” She also added “Something to tickle you a lil bit coming soon”.
Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. In her early days, she used to live with her family in Ibadan. Her mother was a housewife, while her father worked at Mobil. She grew up with two older and one younger brother. When she was about 10 years old, her parents got divorced. The children stayed with the mother, who went to work at Mobil as a cook. Financial situation significantly worsened. After that, the family moved, first to Jakande Estate, then to Thomas estate in Lekki, Lagos. At the age of 15, Annie lost one her brothers (the youngest one) to tuberculosis.
Deciding that she wanted to help her mother in keeping the family on its feet, Annie started working as soon as she got out of high school. Before getting into a university, she used to work as a salesperson in a shop, as well as at two other spots. She did not abandon her job even when studying at the Lagos State University. There, she received a degree in Computer Science. After that, she got into the University of Lagos, where she received her Theatre Arts degree. Now the actress keeps in touch with her family, including her father, with whom she made up with not so long ago.
Annie Macaulay-Idibia was and still is an exemplary daughter and sister. Before her fame as a well-known Nollywood star, Annie took on any acting and modelling jobs that came her way. Receiving from ₦2000 to ₦5000 in fees, she never lost hope and continued to search for her spot. Some of her more famous employers included KC Jabari and Dakova. Her first chance to show her face in a relatively big thing happened when she appeared in a music video of her then-boyfriend now-husband 2face Idibia African Queen in 2004. The video was very popular back in the day, and now has more than 7 million views on YouTube.
2face African Queen gave her a taste of stardom, and Annie realized that she wanted more. Right before her movie star career was about to start, Annie Macaulay-Idibia also participated in a beauty pageant called Queen of All Nations, where she took the third position. She starred in her first Nollywood movie in 2009. Since then, her resume has included more than ten films, some of which were her famous roles in the movies like Blackberry Babes and Pleasure and Crime. Even though her acting career is shorter than that of the other famous Nollywood actors, it did not stop her.
She managed to grab a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 at the Best of Nollywood, and secured a win at the 2016 African Entertainment Legend Awards, where she received a Fast Rising Actress prize. She is the CEO of BeOlive wig and hair extension company, and she has her own line of fake cruelty-free eyelashes ‘Lashed by Annie Idibia’. Mrs Idibia also owns a hair salon in Atlanta, Georgia. Apart from being a successful entrepreneur, Annie has founded a non-profit organization called Annie Idibia Care Foundation.
Its purpose is to help young women prepare for adult life and to teach them how to be active and responsible citizens. In addition to all that, she also signed an endorsement deal with SlimTea Global (a line of slimming teas).
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