Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri – Personal Life, Education, Career and Rise to Fame


  • A native of Edo State, Nigeria, born on March 24, 1988
  • An alumnus of the University of Lagos
  • Owner of the YouTube channel, ‘RuthKadiri247’.
  • Founder of the NGO, ‘Ruth Kadiri Kids Foundation’

Who Is Ruth Kadiri?

Ruth Kadiri Ezerika, popularly known as Ruth Kadiri, is an actress, movie writer, producer and philanthropist.

She has been active in the movie industry since 2009, during the trend of home videos till the modernization of the movie industry.

Currently she writes her own stories and produces them as movies or series, all of which gets uploaded on her YouTube channel ‘RuthKadiri247’.

She is a brand ambassador for several brands, currently has 5.7 million followers on Instagram and She’s estimated to be worth $900,000.

Ruth Kadiri

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Ruth Kadiri is the first of two girls born to Mr and Mrs Desmond Kadiri. She was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, on March 24, 1988.

Due to the nature of her father’s job, he was always abroad. So,she grew up with her mother and sister.

Her Sister, Precious Ehis Kadiri, is a movie producer and the CEO of Flore Beddings.

Ruth had her primary and secondary education in Benin city, Edo State, before she moved to Lagos State to further her studies.

She obtained a diploma in Business Administration at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos.

In December, 2017, she got engaged to Mr Ezerika and November 6, 2018 they got married.

She had her first child Reign Ezerika August 26, 2019 and her second child Emerald-Chizaram Ezerika on July 20, 2022.


Upon graduation from University of Lagos, Ruth began to audition for movie roles. 

She got her first role in the video ‘Boys Cot’. In her debut role, she shared the screen with old time Nollywood stars like Nonso Diobi, Uche Jombo and Mike Ezuruonye.

Ruth Kadiri

Since then she has featured in lots of classic home videos like The Faculty, Women in Power, Sincerity, Ladies Gang, Heart of a Fighter, e.t.c. 

In 2019, she starred alongside Deyemi Okanlawon, Bimbo Ademoye and Uzor Arukwe in ‘Feels Like Heaven.

Later in the year, she played Ella acting with Bolanle Ninalowo in ‘Blur’.

In 2021 she had a major role as Roli with Frederick Leonard in ‘Boiling Point’. 

The following year, she took up another lead character alongside Scarlet Gomez, Eddie Watson and Deza The Great in the romance comedy film ‘Breakfast’.

Apart from acting, she is also a movie writer and producer. She has produced 76 movies and written over 49 movies.

Some of her written and produced work includes Matters Arising, Tender Lies, Time’s Shadow, Mannerless, Boys to Men and Perfect Four.

She owns and runs the YouTube channel ‘RuthKadiri247’ with over 1.3 millions subscribers and 60 uploaded videos including movies and series.

Ruth Kadiri is also a Humanitarian, she owns and runs ‘Ruth Kadiri Kids Foundation’ an NGO which supports less privileged kids to achieve their goals.


  • Actress of the Year, awarded at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • Best Actress of the Year awarded at the 2018 City People Movie Awards

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