Artist Profile: Ine Aju

Uncle LooN September 23, 2013 0

Elizabeth “Ine” Aju is an actress, singer and model from Ogoja, Cross River State in Nigeria. She was born on June 4, 1990 in Makurdi,Benue state. Her mother is Anna Menku (née Ajaba), an Odajie Police matron and her late father Augustine Aju was an Ekumtak police officer. Aju grew up and spent the majority of her childhood in Makurdi where she had a middle-class upbringing. She was raised in the Roman Catholic faith, the second of five children, her Siblings are Jane, Feddy, Mary and Olour.

Aju attended the Federal Government Girl’s College in Gboko before enrolling on a diploma in Law at Benue State University. She later graduated with a Political Science degree from the National Open University. At the age of Seventeen, she started acting and featured in movies like Desire, Years in Rome, Royal Dilemma, King of Kings, and Clinic Matters. Aju’s interest in music began around age Eighteen. At a stage, her mom was against her pursuit of a career in the entertainment world but would later grant her permission. In her words, “My mom didn’t like it at first but as time went on, she saw
that I really had passion for entertainment so she started supporting me”.

Ine Aju’s rare talent and early lip-synching ability led to her first recording session. “A friend who heard me miming people’s songs took me to a recording studio to help him with the chorus of his song, it came out very nice at the end of the day and I was so happy. From there, I started recording one of mine, and another and another and another until I got here” said Aju.

As a versatile music artist, Ine Aju incorporates dancehall, hip hop and R&B into her music. She performed at local events such as Loud & Proud, MTN Customer Care End Of Year Party, Felabration, and All-White Valentine Beach Party in 2011. Aju also performed at the 2013 Festac Festival and F.H.A Carnival along with R&B singer Kcee.

On April 5, 2013, she released her first music video for the single titled “Sexy And Naughty”.

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