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Shine Francis Odigie – Biography

Shine Francis Odigie (Nollywood actress)
Shine Francis Odigie (Nollywood actress)

Name: Shine

Surname: Francis Odigie

A.k.a: Shine Osemwingie

Nationality: Nigerian

Date of birth :July 23 1980

Occupation : Actress

Place of birth: Benin City


“Shine Francis Odigie” popularly known as Iyelonomose is a Nigerian Nollywood actress,singer and a film producer. She was born in Benin City (Edo State). In 2005, she became prominent in the Nigeria largest Nollywood film industry after her role play on a Nigerian film “Ebuwa” where she was featured as a sales girl. The film which was directed by Nigerian popular Cinema actor Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

Early life & Education:

Shine Francis Odigie was born in the great acient Benin Kindom (Edo State) to the family of Mr and Mrs Odigie, she is fourth of seven siblings . She attended Lomly Primary School in Benin City, in the year 1986 -1981. In 1992 , she gained admission into Emotan College where she finally concluded her secondary education in the year 1997. Shine is married to a Nigerian born british Prince Solomon Osemwingie, the marriage is blessed with one biological child. Shine also adopted her late sisters child which made up her complete family.


Shine Francis Odigie began her acting profession while she was at primary school. In 2005 she joined the Nollywood movie industry and she bagged her first cast in 2007, a film titled “Ebuwa” that will be directed by Nigerian famous Nollywood actor and director “Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen“. The film was aired in Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) nationwide. She had writen scripts for Nigerian popular actresses and actors and produced them. Shine has been featured on various Nigeria Nolywood films and had collaborated with the likes of Jim Ike, Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Ngozi Ezeonu, Olu Jacobs, Eukeria Enunuobi, Uche Ogbodo.

She acted in a movie, titled “Kings battle”, starring Jim Ike, Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, where she played the role of a “maid“. Shine was featured in another block buster movie, titled “Adesuwa” directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen , the soft selling movie starred Ngozi Ezeonu, Olu Jacobs and others, Shine played the role of a Adesuwa’s sister, which was a sub lead. She was also a cast in Cruz and Spirit of workshop starring Jim Ike, Eukeria Anunuobi, Uche Ogbodo, were she played a sublead in the movie. Shine has acted in “Native Fowl” starring Mercy John Okojie, Nuela, Charles Inojie produced by Syvester Obadigie, to be directed by Chidi Chikere.

In 2009, Shine Francis Odigie release her debut movie which she self produced , the movie which she tittled “Ukinebe”. Her self produced movies like, “esitigue”, “ebe iyelonomose”, “otitino omo”, “ododo”, “asueke” earned positive reviews by movie critics in Edo State, and was positively recieved in Nigeria.


In 2009, Shine was nominated for best up coming actress of the year by Nigerian Union Journalist and she won. In 2012, she was nominated for best sub lead actress of the year in movie adesuwa, she won. In 2018, she was nominated for best actress in a decade by icons award and won. In 2020, Shine was nominated for best lady actress in a decade and she won.


1.Esitigue – 2013

2.Asueke – 2015

3. Agada -2015

4.Aize – 2016

5.Otitin Omo – 2017

6. Ododo – 2018

7. Ebe Iyelonomose – 2020


In 2019, Shine also ventured into singing , adding to her film productions, to subsequently release her debut EP Osemwen“, which consists 8 tracks. Shine is presently working on a new single,to be tittled “Iye Dede”

Biography compiled by Obaland Magazine ℗ All rights reserved

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