Ruth Kadiri was born on 24th March 1988 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She spent most of her time with her mother and younger sister since her father was living outside the country. She is the eldest daughter of Desmond Kadiri a Nigerian renowned businessman based in Italy. She is married to her lovely husband Ezerika. The couple tied their knot in November 2018 and together they are blessed with one daughter named Reign Nwachinemelu Ezerika. Reign Nwachinemelu Ezerika was born on 26th August 2019.
Ruth attended the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication, and Business Administration from Yaba College of Technology. Ruth confessed in an interview that she rented an apartment when she clocked 18 because all she ever wanted was to be successful and independent.
Ruth started out by writing scripts back in secondary school because she loved writing more than acting. But she soon discovered that both writing scripts and acting go hand in hand, during her first audition at Wale Adenuga Studios. Ruth decided to perfect her writing skills and attended the school. Later on, she wrote her first script titled ‘Wild and Dirty’, which kick-started her career as a screenwriter. She has written and co-written several movies, some of which she has featured in. These include Matters Arising, Heart of a Fighter, Ladies Men, Sincerity, First Class, and Over the Edge.
She rose to fame after starring in Boy’s Cot alongside Nonso Diobi, Jim Iyke, and Mike Ezuruonye. Apart from being an excellent writer, the beautiful actress is also a philanthropist and has her own foundation known as ‘Ruth Kadiri Kids’ aiming at helping the less privileged children to achieve their goals through financial donations.