Liz Benson Biography

Liz Benson

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Benson was born 5 April 1966(56). She is a Nigerian actress, and philanthropist.

She has been acting since 1993 – till date

            Early life and education

Liz was born  in Etinan, Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria. She attended Sylvania State College in the United States of America, where she got a degree in Dramatic Arts.Benson began acting at a very tender age  of 5 years.


Early success and quitting the film industry

She acted in a movie called Fortunes, a television soap opera in 1993. Benson played the role of Mrs. Agnes Johnson in the soap, which ran for about two years on NTA  Television Network. In 1994, her role in Glamour Girls, a successful home video film that focused on the theme of prostitution, confirmed her status as a film actress. Benson suddenly quit acting in 1996 but returned later.

When she returned to Nollywood she refused to play roles that she believes is not in line with her faith because she’s now a born again Christian and she preaches the Gospel on a full time basis. 

Personal life

Benson lost her first husband (Samuel Gabriel Etim) while she was still  very young (her mid-twenties). She said that she actually gained stamina from his character and that gave  her courage to carry on with her children through the loss.

Liz later got married, in a quiet court ceremony in Abuja in 2009, She married Bishop Great Ameye of Freedom Family Assembly at the Rainbow Christian Assembly in Warri, Delta State.

Liz Benson with her new Husband

The couple are deeply involved in a Christian Evangelical Ministry. While Benson is called into evangelism ministry, her husband, Ameye, pastors a church in Warri, Delta State.Benson is an evangelist and lives in Delta State with her husband. 

          Selected filmography

Some of her  popular roles include her role as Titubi in Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun and as Mrs. Agnes Johnson in Fortunes, a soap opera that ran for about two years on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel . She acted in a number of Nollywood video-films such as Evil Men 1 and 2, Shame, Conspiracy, Izaga, Burden, Stolen Child, Faces, Dead End, Tycoon, Glamour Girls, Body of Vengeance and lots of other movies which includes:

Still Falling (2021)

Lotanna (2017)

Children of Mud (2017)

Lizard Life (2017)

Hilarious Hilary (2015)

Dearest Mummy (2015)

Dry (2014)

Toko taya (2007)

Political Control (2006)

Political Control 2 (2006)

Political Control 3 (2006)

Bridge-Stone (2005)

Bridge-Stone 2 (2005)

Crazy Passion (2005)

Crazy Passion 2(2005)

Day of Atonement (2005)

Now & Forever(2005)

Now & Forever 2 (2005)

Squad Twenty-Three (2005)

Squad Twenty-Three 2 (2005)

Women in Power (2005)

Women in Power 2 (2005)

Inheritance (2004)

Melody of Life (2004)

Red Hot (2004)

Turn Table (2004)

Turn Table 2 (2004)

World Apart (2004)

World Apart 2 (2004)

Èèkù-idà (2002)

Èèkù-idà 2 (2002)

Wisdom and Riches (2002)

Wisdom and Riches 2 (2002)

Dapo Junior (2000) …. Ronke

Chain Reaction (1999)

Diamond Ring (1998)

Diamond Ring 2 (1998)

Scores to Settle (1998)

Witches (1998)

Back to Life (1997)

True Confession (1995)

Glamour Girls (1994)


Hour of Grace


Liz Benson children

Liz Benson had three children, a boy and two girls  with her late Husband Gabriel Etim before he died.

List of Liz Benson Children

Lilian Etim

Lilian Etim

Richard Etim (Only Male)

Richard Etim

Roseline Etim





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