Annie Idibia is married to legendary Nigerian musician, 2face Idibia.
She rose to fame for her roles in Beautiful Monster and Morning After Dark.
In 2016, she won the Fast Rising Actress award at the African Entertainment Legend Awards.
Annie Macaulay, now known as Annie Macaulay-Idibia, was born on November 13, 1984 in Eket, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. This means that her age is 36 as of 2020. 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.
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.
After that, the family moved, first to Jakande Estate, then to Thomas estate in Lekki, Lagos. At the age of 15, Annie lost one of her brothers (the youngest one) to tuberculosis.
As 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 the 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.
Today, 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 many acting and modelling jobs that came her way. Receiving from ₦2000 to ₦5000 in fees, she never lost hope and continued to work towards her breakthrough. 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 the music video of her then-boyfriend now-husband 2Baba’s African Queen in 2004.
The video was very popular back in the day, and now has millions of views on YouTube. The video 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.
She managed to get a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 at the Best of Nollywood awards, 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).
She met her husband, Innocent Idibia, more known to the public as 2face, 2face Idibia or 2Baba, in 1999. The couple began dating in 2002 and has been together on and off until their wedding. Annie Idibia wedding to 2Baba took place in 2013.
Annie Idibia kids with 2Baba are Isabella Idibia (born in 2008) and Olivia Idibia (born in 2014). Annie also serves as a mother to five other 2face Idibia children: Zion, Nino, Ehi, Justin and Innocent. These children come from three other women 2face dated before finally proposing to Annie.
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