Ruth Kadiri Biography
Ruth Kadiri is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer. She was born on March 24, 1988 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
She is a graduate of Mass communication from the University of Lagos, and Business Administration from Yaba College Of Technology.
Ruth Kadiri ventured into Nollywood in the movie Boy’s Cot, where she starred alongside renowned stars, such as Nonso Diobi, Uche Jombo, Jim Iyke and Mike Ezuruonye. He has since then had over fifty movies to her credit, many of which she wrote herself.
As a screenwriter she has written and co-written several movies some of which include: Matters Arising, Heart of a Fighter, Ladies Men, Sincerity, First Class, Over the Edge. Ruth went on to produce films such as Matters Arising, Over the Edge, Somebody Lied and her latest work Memory Lane which deals with the issue of lies and deceit.
Ruth is also a philanthropist. She launched her own foundation called Ruth Kadiri Kids with an aim of helping the underprivileged children to achieve their goals and dreams through financial donations and inspirational lectures.
Ruth Kadiri Family
The actress is from Edo State. She is the first child in her family and has a younger sister. According to one of her interviews, she used to live with her mother and sister, while her father lived outside Nigeria.
Ruth Kadiri Married
In an interview, Ruth Kadiri disclosed that she has no control over when she would meet the right person or get married but would love to raise a family in the right way.
She said, “There are certain things we don’t have control over and finding the right partner is one of them. You don’t decide when you find the right person, so wherever you find yourself at whatever point in life, it’s important to be happy at that stage.”
“Of course I wanna have kids, I wanna have a family and I wanna do it right, so as an individual, I’m preparing myself for that phase for when it eventually comes but for now I’m just working hard and trying to be happy.”
Ruth Kadiri Husband
She reportedly has a boyfriend, a popular yahoo boy who shuttles between Nigeria and London. He is married and has kids in London and his wife is fully aware of the relationship with the actress.
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At one point, she dated Nollywood producer Stanley Ebonine, but the two soon drifted apart. The Nigerian actress got engaged to her long time lover after he popped the question at their Christmas dinner date in Sweden in 2017. The movie star took to her gram to announce the joyful tidings.
Ruth Kadiri Movies
Ruth is not only an actress, but also a producer and screenwriter. she has written, produced and starred in many movies. Here are just a few of her most prominent works:
- 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 Video
Ruth Kadiri Interview
Source: Punch Nigeria
Has it always been your dream to become an actress?
Ruth Kadiri: My passion for acting started in the church, and that is why I see my career as an obligation to God. I started writing in my secondary school days before I began to attend auditions for movie roles. I can still remember my first audition; it was at the Wale Adenuga Studios where I later met a friend, Victor Eze, who had a writing school. I attended his school and graduated. I wrote my first script, ‘Wild and Dirty,’ and after that I continued to write some more till I started getting roles in movies that adapted my own scripts. That was how acting started for me. I had my first major breakthrough when I starred in, ‘Boy’s Cot,’ which featured acts like Jim Iyke, Nonso Diobi, Mike Ezerouye and Uche Jombo. It was a very great start for me and since then, I have never looked back.
What were some of the challenges you faced while building your career?
Ruth Kadiri: Like every other profession, starting up always has its challenges. However, I was determined and focused. For me, it was simply about making it in life and being successful. So I had to cross every obstacle that came my way with my head high. Thank God I passed through all the challenges and I proved to myself that I deserve to be successful.
Has your career influenced your style?
Ruth Kadiri: Definitely, I would say yes. My career, to a large extent, has influenced my style. Although my present style has always been what I rock, being a role model definitely also has a part to play in it. I cannot attempt to try some styles because I consider what people would think of me as a role model. Constantly being in the public glare does not leave room to be daring when it comes to fashion.
Thinking back, how would you describe your childhood?
Ruth Kadiri: I grew up like every normal kid; though far from being born with a silver spoon. While growing up, my greatest asset was hope. I learnt things the hard way as a child, having great and early experiences, giving clearer understanding of the struggles one has to go through as a child hoping to become someone in life, a lot of obstacles, discriminations and rejections, high shouldered responsibilities but I thank God for what I am today and what the future holds, all challenges I faced, helped me become the person I am today.