Ruth Kadiri Biography: Age, Husband, Children & Net Worth

Ruth Kadiri – RUTHKADIRI247

Stage Name: Ruth Kadiri
Real Name: Ruth Kadiri
Occupation: Actor
Date Of Birth/Age: 24th March, 1988 (36 years old)
State of Origin: Benin City
Gender: Female
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Mr. Ezerika (Husband)
Education: University of Lagos | Yaba College of Technology
Known for: RUTHKADIRI247

Early and Personal Life

Born on March 24, 1988, in Benin City, Nigeria, Ruth Kadiri is the first child of her parents, with her father, Desmond Kadiri, being a constant figure despite working and living outside Nigeria. Ruth spent much of her childhood with her mother, whose name remains unknown to the public. She has a younger sibling named Precious Ehis Kadiri. Interestingly, Ruth’s sister has made her mark in the Nigerian film industry as a renowned movie producer and the Chief Executive Officer of Flore Beddings, showcasing a shared passion for the arts.

Career Beginnings

Ruth Kadiri’s journey into the world of Nollywood commenced with the movie “Boys Cot.” This marked the beginning of a prolific career that has seen her contribute to over fifty movies, establishing herself as a versatile and talented actress. Her dedication and passion for storytelling extend beyond acting, as she is also a skilled screenwriter and film producer. She has worked with Talents like Chide Dike, Ray Emodi, Frederick Leonard and others. 

Ruth Kadiri
Ruth Kadiri and Cast Members

Notable Works as a Screenwriter and Producer

Ruth Kadiri’s impact on the Nollywood scene goes beyond her on-screen performances. As a screenwriter, she has penned and co-written several noteworthy movies, showcasing her storytelling prowess. Some of her notable works include “Matters Arising,” “Heart of a Fighter,” “Ladies Men,” “Sincerity,” “First Class,” and “Over the Edge.” Furthermore, Kadiri has ventured into film production, contributing to projects such as “Matters Arising,” “Over the Edge,” “Somebody Lied,” and “Memory Lane,” a film that delves into the complexities of lies and deceit.


Ruth Kadiri’s filmography is a testament to her dedication to the craft. Some of the movies in which she has showcased her acting prowess include “In Your Arms” (2017), “Black Bride” (2017), “We Cheats More” (2017), “WET by Ruth Kadiri” (2018), “Tripod by Ruth Kadiri” (2018), “Black Men Rock” (2018), “Sex & Love” (2018), “Love is Beautiful” (2019), “Tender Lies” (2019), “Unfounded” (2019), “Murder Call” (2019), “Stab” (2019), “The Final List” (2019), “The Dumb Wife” (2020), “Too Old for Love” (2020), “Tears of Rejected Seed” (2020), “Babies and Friends” (2020), “Too Old for This” (2020), “Shrine Girl” (2020), “Space Out” (2020), “Dumb Wife” (2020), “Larry Cold” (2021), “Pair” (2021), “Adunni” (2021), “Talking Chances” (2021), “Love Me” (2021), “Craving” (2021), “5 is Company” (2021), “Out of Love” (2021), “Nasty Jane” (2021), “Boiling Point” (2021), “Everybody Wants Alvin” (2022), “Something Fishy” (2022).

Awards and Nominations

Ruth Kadiri’s talent has not gone unnoticed, earning her recognition and accolades in the entertainment industry. In 2015, she clinched the Actress of the Year award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2018, she added the City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year to her achievements. Over the years, she received nominations for various awards, including the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, Ghana Movie Awards, and Best of Nollywood Awards, solidifying her status as a distinguished figure in Nollywood.

Relationship History

Before finding her happily ever after, Ruth Kadiri dated other men. Reportedly, she had a relationship with a man who split his time between Nigeria and London. It was later discovered that he had a wife and two kids residing in London. Additionally, the actress had a relationship with Nigerian producer Stanley Ebonnie for some time before their eventual separation.

Marriage and Family Life

In 2018, Ruth Kadiri tied the knot with the love of her life in a private traditional wedding, details of which remain undisclosed. Her husband, known as Mr. Ezerika, is an Igbo man and a businessman from Anambra State. Despite being a private person, Ruth publicly expressed her joy on Instagram in December 2017 when she shared a photo of her engagement ring and announced her engagement to Mr. Ezerika, affectionately calling him her “daddy, friend, brother, pastor, perv, gossip partner, and husband-to-be.” The couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary with Ruth sharing a kissing photo of them, expressing the peace she finds in being his wife.

Ruth Kadiri and Mr. Ezerika welcomed their first child, Reign Ezerika, on August 21, 2019. While Mr. Ezerika’s face remains unknown to the public, it is known that he is assumed to be in his 40s. Ruth Kadiri, who is protective of her family’s privacy, took the opportunity on their anniversary to share her husband’s picture for the first time, along with a heartfelt message expressing her happiness in being his wife.

Net Worth 

Ruth Kadiri’s impressive career in Nollywood has not only brought her fame but has also contributed significantly to her estimated net worth of $300,000. With over fifty movies to her credit, Kadiri’s talent shines not only as an actress but also as a skilled screenwriter and film producer. Her dedication to storytelling is evident in her work, including movies like “Matters Arising,” “Heart of a Fighter,” and “Over the Edge.” You can connect with her on Instagram.