Georgina Chloe Eku Edewor-Thorley, otherwise known as Eku Edewor was born 18 December 1986,her father Hugh Thorley a British while her mother Mrs Juliana Edewor hails from Eku in Agbon Kingdom one of the Urhobo Kingdoms in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
She was born at Portland Hospital in London, along with her twin sister Kessiana. Her mother Juliana Edewor, an interior designer, restaurateur, and art collector .While Her father, Hugh Thorley, has worked in the food and beverage supply and logistics industries.
Edewor’s parents divorced when she was young and both remarried. Her late stepfather, Peter Thomas, was a businessman and lawyer from Lagos.On her mother’s side, she is the granddaughter of members of the Nigerian chieftancy system in Eku.
Edewor was raised in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She lived in Lagos until the age of 13, receiving her primary education at St. Saviour’s School and Grange School Eku then travelled back to the United Kingdom, where she attended boarding school at the Benenden School for Girls. She travelled often with her family, spending Christmases in Eku, her ancestral village in Delta State, and summers in America, Europe, and other African countries.
Edewor attended Warwick University in Coventry, England. She pursued a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies, graduating with honours in 2008.She then successfully completed a three-month course in acting for film at the New York Film Academy in 2009.
Edewor’s first television appearance was in 2006, when she competed in the reality show Britain’s Next Top Model under the name “Georgina Edewor-Thorley”.She appeared in theatre productions while studying at Warwick University and the New York Film Academy. Her first job in the entertainment industry was as a production assistant to producer Damian Jones. She worked at his company DJ Films from September 2008 through October 2009. She appeared in the 2010 film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as “Party Girl
In 2010, after the loss of her stepfather, Edewor returned to Nigeria to work in her mother’s restaurant, the Chardonnay Restaurant and Bar, so that her mother could focus on her career as an interior designer. Five months after she returned, she attended an open audition for co-presenter on 53 Extra (formerly Studio 53 Extra), an entertainment show produced by M-NET and airing on the DStv’s Africa Magic channel.53 Extra is a spin-off of Africa Magic’s flagship magazine show Studio 53, which was named for the 53 countries in the African Union. 53 Extra features music, film, fashion, red carpet events, and news about celebrities and industry leaders from across the African continent.
Since landing her role on 53 Extra, Edewor has made several other television appearances; she co-hosted the Big Brother Africa All Stars live red carpet show in 2010, and she has also hosted the Pepsi Top Ten Countdown since 2012.She has appeared in commercials for M-NET’s 25th Anniversary and also commercials for Martini. Edewor starred as Sade Coker in the television series The Island, which was shot in 2012 and was air in 2015 and played Nicole in the online series How She Left My Brother. For her first major film role, she played principal character Sapphire in the 2013 romantic comedy film Flower Girl.She also starred as Victoria in the 2014 film When Love Comes Around, produced by Zynell Zuh.
She has been featured in various film including;Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Flower Girl and When Loves Comes Around,Your Excellency and other television series,and best known for her work as host of the entertainment television program 53 Extra on Africa Magic.
Additionally,with the strong Urhobo DNA she carried,she has been nominated for different national and international Awards including ;TV Presenter of the Year in the ELOY Awards in 2014 e.t.c
Eku has a lovely daughter with her fiance, Chini Odogwu who is a photographer, artist and businessman, and son to billionaire business man Chief Sunny Odogwu. She aled that the secret to her svelte figure is eating healthy and no work outs. She also admitted that she’s obsessed with anti-aging products, constantly researching on ways to beat the aging process in addition to eating healthy.
Eku thinks it is very important for anyone to always remember your roots – where you’re from, your culture and their significance in your life while creating your own identity. According to her, “You should never abscond from who you are because it creates a different type of displacement”
Finally,There is no doubt that the exquisite model, actress and TV personality has brought elegance and style to the Nigerian entertainment industry and she has made us proud at the national and international stage.
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