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Full List of Yoruba Actors & Actresses

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In this post, we list out all Yoruba actors and actresses that have made Nollywood Yoruba exciting to watch. We’ve also provided a quick profile of the most popular ones among the pack.

The Nigerian entertainment industry is full of lots of stars who display their stellar performance in the Nollywood arts and also in music. These are actors and actresses who come from different tribe to make the entertainment industry more entertaining.

The Yoruba group is not an exception as they have numbers of performing artists in the industry. We’ll look at these actors and actresses in this article, and we will also highlight few of the prolific ones.

Our write-up will also incorporate the incredible on-screen characters and entertainers of Yoruba descent that have made Nollywood more energizing to watch.

List of Yoruba Actors

Odunlade Adekola Yoruba Actor

Here is the well known Nollywood actors the make a greater amount of the influence in the entertainment field:

Lateef Adedimeji

Mr. Adedimeji as known, is a TV moderator, actor, content author and an MC, he became well known when he act in the film, Kudi Klepto. Lateef is very adaptable and he is known for his one of a kind capacity to get extremely enthusiastic in movies.

Tunde Owokoniran

Popularly known as called Tunde Tilapia, He is one of the quick rising entertainers in the Yoruba film industry and he has highlighted in more than 100 movies since he ventured into the industry.

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade  is as the leading Yoruba actor and he  is apparently the most skilled Nollywood entertainer in the tribe. The effective actor has featured in well known movies like Oyenusi, Alani Pamolekun, Omo Colonel, Taxi Driver, Adura and some more.

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Odunlade got the honor for the Best Actor at the City People Awards and also the African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor over the most recent couple of years.

Femi Adebayo

Adebayo is another well known Nollywood on-screen character from the Yoruba tribe. He started his acting career when he featured in the hit Owo blow.

The prolific performer won the City People Movie Award for Best Actor in 2015 and a portion of the famous movies he’s highlighted in include: Ayitale, Anini and more of other videos he has featured.

Taiwo Hassan

The mechanic turned actor is a prominent movie actor called by his nick Ogogo. He’s a veteran in the business with acting range of more than 3 decades. Mr Hassan is a trained vehicle technician with an acting profession which has traversed more than 13 years.

Below is a comprehensive list of following Nollywood Yoruba Actors dead and alive:

  • Femi Adebayo
  • Tunde Adebimpe
  • Oyin Adejobi
  • Odunlade Adekola
  • Muyiwa Ademola
  • Funsho Adeolu
  • Kareem Adepoju
  • Sikiru Adesina
  • Adeyemi Afolayan
  • Aremu Afolayan
  • Gabriel Afolayan
  • Kunle Afolayan
  • Olaniyi Afonja
  • Gbenro Ajibade
  • Yemi Ajibade
  • Samuel Ajibola
  • Jimmy Akingbola
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Ayo Akinwale
  • Jimoh Aliu
  • Bolaji Amusan
  • Segun Arinze
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Obba Babatundé
  • Bolaji Badejo
  • Ariyon Bakare
  • Saheed Balogun
  • Mike Bamiloye
  • Banky W.
  • Adebayo Bolaji
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • John Boyega
  • Femi Branch
  • Gary Carr
  • Tosin Cole
  • Jibola Dabo
  • Frank Donga
  • Rockmond Dunbar
  • Adetomiwa Edun
  • Desmond Elliot
  • Femi Elufowoju Jr.
  • Femi Euba
  • Luti Fagbenle
  • T. Fagbenle
  • Olamide Faison
  • Adebayo Faleti
  • Falz
  • Peter Fatomilola
  • Sola Fosudo
  • Akinwunmi Isola
  • Femi Jacobs
  • Olu Jacobs
  • Olusegun Johnson
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim
  • Jide Kosoko
  • Love
  • Alex Lanipekun
  • Antar Laniyan
  • Yomi Fash Lans
  • Obafemi Lasode
  • Lateef Adedimeji
  • Akin Lewis
  • Dejumo Lewis
  • Ayo Makun
  • Bimbo Manuel
  • Bolanle Ninalowo
  • Ramsey Nouah
  • Dele Odule
  • Hubert Ogunde
  • Akin Ogungbe
  • Kola Ogunmola
  • Wale Ogunyemi
  • Wale Ojo
  • Wole Ojo
  • Deyemi Okanlawon
  • Dayo Okeniyi
  • Moses Olaiya
  • Olamide David
  • Victor Olaotan
  • Andy Ologun
  • Olumide Bakare
  • Charles Olumo
  • Babatunde Omidina
  • Sunday Omobolanle
  • Sunkanmi Omobolanle
  • Akin Omotoso
  • Adesola Osakalumi
  • Saheed Osupa
  • Tunji Oyelana
  • David Oyelowo
  • Femi Oyeniran
  • Afeez Oyetoro
  • Kola Oyewo
  • Lere Paimo
  • Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
  • Yinka Quadri
  • Kunle Remi
  • Femi Robinson
  • Rotimi
  • Adebayo Salami
  • Seun Ajayi
  • Yemi Shodimu
  • Jimi Solanke
  • Tope Tedela
  • Teju Babyface
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List of Yoruba Actresses in Nigeria

Funke Akindele popular yoruba actress in nigeria

Funke Akindele

This is the most popular name in the Yoruba entertainment industry, she is known by all and sundry as Jenifa.

The actress came into spotlight when she featured in the UNPFA supported arrangement. Yet, it was until she featured in the honor winning film, Jenifa that she turned out to be extremely popular

As of now, she runs a Non Governmental Organization, the Jenifa Foundation which assists with sustaining gifts and helps to individuals with securing professional aptitudes.

Funke Adesiyan

Funke is known for her captivating jobs in Yoruba movies. She began as a high school model and she has been associated with a few effective organizations.

The on-screen character is an alumni of Performing Arts from the esteemed Olabisi Onabanjo University where she studied to reach her current feat.

Kindness Aigbe

Kindness is a famous entertainer who has highlighted unmistakably in Yoruba Nollywood films. She is likewise known for her one of a kind design sense.

Sola Kosoko

Sola is the little girl in the list and a well known veteran entertainer. She has been in the film business since 1999; she’s joyfully hitched to Abiodun Abinna.

The entertainer is an alumni of  Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun state, where she studied to reach her current feat.

Laide Bakare

Laide has been in the business for a long while now. She is the maker of the blockbuster film, Jejere which highlighted some stars like 9ice, Akin Lewis and Fathia Balogun.

She additionally claims a music organization called Simline Records. Laide contemplated Theater Arts at the University of Ibadan.

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Other Yoruba actresses who are still in the entertainment acting field that are either dead or alive include:

  • Remi Abiola
  • Toyin Abraham
  • Adunni Ade
  • Bukola Adeeyo
  • Damilola Adegbite
  • Toyin Adegbola
  • Yewande Adekoya
  • Aderonke Adeniyi Esther
  • Ayo Adesanya
  • Shola Adewusi
  • Modupe Adeyeye
  • Moji Afolayan
  • Toyin Afolayan
  • Bisola Aiyeola
  • Taiwo Ajai-Lycett
  • Eniola Ajao
  • Bukky Ajayi
  • Fisayo Ajisola
  • Ariyike Akinbobola
  • Funke Akindele
  • Kemi Lala Akindoju
  • Bimbo Akintola
  • Hassanat Akinwande
  • Tope Alabi
  • Bose Alao
  • Dayo Amusa
  • Liz Anjorin
  • Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi
  • Sola Asedeko
  • Ayọ
  • Rakie Ayola
  • Lilian Bach
  • Eniola Badmus
  • Fausat Balogun
  • Zainab Balogun
  • Gloria Bamiloye
  • Kehinde Bankole
  • Shafy Bello
  • Pauline Black
  • Stephanie Coker
  • Liz Da-Silva
  • Omowumi Dada
  • Foluke Daramola
  • Sylvia del Villard
  • Iretiola Doyle
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  • Femi Emiola
  • Adesua Etomi
  • Kehinde Fadipe
  • Fatima Faloye
  • Mosun Filani
  • Folake Olowofoyeku
  • Lanre Hassan
  • Khabirat Kafidipe
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Bisi Komolafe
  • Helen Abdulai Koya
  • Moyo Lawal
  • Lola Margaret
  • Binta Ayo Mogaji
  • Wunmi Mosaku
  • Jumoke Odetola
  • Tomi Odunsi
  • Ronke Odusanya
  • Bolaji Ogunmola
  • Peju Ogunmola
  • Iyabo Ojo
  • Ronke Ojo
  • Toks Olagundoye
  • Moji Olaiya
  • Juliana Olayode
  • Yinka Olukunga
  • Eunice Olumide
  • Shade Omoniyi
  • Tope Oshin
  • Bimbo Oshin
  • Andi Osho
  • Nike Peller
  • Idowu Philips
  • Toyin Raji
  • Rukky Sanda
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Seyi Shay
  • Kayo Shekoni
  • Idiat Shobande
  • Joke Silva
  • Doris Simeon
  • Sola Sobowale
  • Titilope Sonuga
  • Nina Sosanya
  • Femi Taylor
  • Bukky Wright
  • Diana Yekinni
  • Yetunde Barnabas

These has been the lists of actors and actresses in Nigeria who emanate from the Yoruba ethnic group.

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