Ade Emmanuel Ibikunle popularly known as Emmy Williams, is a Nollywood Actor, Model and a Certified Microbiologist. He hails from the Western part of Nigeria, born in the North, raised/schooled in the South and resides in the East. He started his acting career at an early age of 7 in the creeks of Warri, Delta State, where he grew up. His modeling career kicked off during his University days, winning many notable competitions.
Birth Name: Ade Emmanuel Ibikunle
State of Origin: Ondo State
Place of Birth: Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria
Profession: Actor, Microbiologist
Alma Mata: University of Benin
Years Active: 2016 - till date
Emmy was born in Yeluwa Yauri, Kebbi State to the family of Rev and Pst (Mrs) Ade Wonder Ibikunle. He was the middle child in a family of 7. His father (then a Marine Police Officer) was transferred to Warri, Delta State. He attended Fin's Academy, Warri for his primary education and later attended King's way College. Known for his high intelligence, his school awarded him a Provisional scholarship, which he held throughout his secondary school day.
In 2009, Emmy moved to the Ancient city of Benin, where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Microbiology from the university of Benin. It was in his university days that he began his professional career.
Emmy's passion for the movie industry sprang forth when he was given a sum of 5,500 Naira by a friend (whom he named Ella), to register for a movie advert. In an interview, he said... "Ella saw greatness in me and she said... 'Emmanuel, I believe that one day you'll become a superstar', I have never seen someone with such believe all my life!" In 2016, Emmy met a well known movie producer, whom he narrated his dream of becoming a movie star. The next reply he got from him changed his whole life.
"You're not fit to become an actor! See how you look like a strand of noodles. Please leave my office!" Yelled the producer.
In spite of this negative energy, he pressed forward and continued hunting for movie roles across the ancient city. He got his first role in 2017 from the NTA/JEP soap opera, '100 Ways to Win a Husband', where he played 'Old dog'
In 2018, Emmy Obeyed the Compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, and was posted to Lokoja, Kogi state. There he played a security guard in the Movie Oma Ofé (2018). He got his first Lead role in the short film Insecure. His role in the movie brought him to producer's eyes. In 2019, he secured a sub lead role in the Northern movie 'Love and Poverty'. His role as 'Salim' received positive praise from critics.
In a 2019 interview with Kurrent Life, Emmy affirmed that he enjoys kissing actresses on set. According to him "My favourite genre of movies is romance... I enjoy kissing on set: different lips, different techniques"
In 2017, He won the Conquest as 'Radiodurans Mr Macho' as well as the 'Face of La Pregunta' In 2019, he received an honorary award from Kogi state as "Actor of the year" - an award which he holds in high esteem.
In 2020, he joined the Actor's Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Kogi State Chapter. Emmy is known for his astute interpretation of roles/characters, which has earned him more praise from his fans and colleagues.
Asides Acting, Emmy Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology from the prestigious University of Benin. His passion for the health and physical well-being of the African child is unparalleled and unprecedented. He's served as a volunteer in various NGOs. His philanthropic task includes distribution of food items to Orphanage Homes and relief materials to different refugee camps across Nigeria. He believes in selfless service to humanity.
Film by Tream Multimedia/ Paul Adubazi (Action and Family) Actor
Love and Poverty
Film by Razzi Empire/ Emeka Shotit and Best Man (Action and Romance) Salim
Film (short) by Max Visuals/ Oluwatobi Samuel (Drama) Richard .
100 Ways to Win a Husband
TV Series by NTA JEP/ Jasper Okorafor (Action, Comedy and Romance) Old Dog .
Mr NOLLY Kogi 2020/2021
Kogi State Actor of the Year
Radioduran Mr Macho
University of Benin