Highest Paid & Richest Yoruba Actors and Actresses 2016/2017
In time past , The Yoruba movie industry was seen as amateur movie industry and the actors and actresses were seen as people who are jobless and has nothing reasonable to do with their time . As the saying goes Change is Constant , The Yoruba movie industry has now transformed into something very big and it is also filled with alot of talented stars both male and female who are now smilling to the bank as they are making money from their career .
When we talk about the entertainment sector in Nigeria, The Yoruba movie industry is often undermined by many because Nollywood has been doing better than Yoruba movie industry . However , alot of improvement has been seen in the Yoruba movie industry recently and Yoruba Actors and Actresses has been able to accumulate wealth with the help of their career . Without much ado , we are to reveal the Top 10 Highest Paid Yoruba Actors and Actresses in Nigeria 2016/2017 .
Richest & Highest Paid Yoruba actors And Actresses in Nigeria 2016
1. Odunlade Adekola :
The richest Yoruba actor in the Yoruba movie industry is no other person than Odunlade Adekola . The Yoruba movie star was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State . Odunlade Adekola started his acting career from his childhood days where he and his close friend used to play jesters at various functions, ceremony, event and so on . His acting skill improved when he met Late Isola Durojaiye who was a renowned actor but popularly known as Alasari . Late Isola Durojaiye was the person that mentored him and thought him everything he knows about acting before he died .
2. Funke Akindele :
On the number two spot we have a female celeb called Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa . Funke Akindele is the second richest Yoruba entertainer in Nigeria , she is a multiple award winning actress . Her full name is Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde but popularly known as Funke Akindele , Married to Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz . She obtained OND in Mass Communication from Ogun State Polytechnic and a degree in Law from the University of Lagos . She was born and brought up in Ikorodu, Lagos state, Nigeria and she was born on the 24th of August, 1976 .
Funke Akindele rose to stardom when she was featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I NEED TO KNOW, which ran from 1998 to 2002 . If you want to know every single thing about her , read her biography here .
3. Dayo Amusa :
Dayo Amusa is tagged as one of the most beautiful , multitalented and most spontaneous Ypruba in Nigeria . She is an actress, business woman and also movie producer who was born and bred in in Surulere Lagos state , Nigeria . Dayo Amusa started her acting career In 2002 and she has been honoured with several award for her outstanding talent.
4. Mercy Aigbe :
Looking at The Yoruba Movie Industry today, Mercy Aigbe is one of the biggest actress who may need little or no introduction . Mercy Aigbe is an active social media personality who has been in the Yoruba Movie Industry for decades . She started her acting career along side Yinka Quadri in the year of 2002, she has since then cut accross to star in many Nollywood movies . Just like many Nigerian celebrities , she was born abd bred in Maryland, Lagos . Read her Biography here .
5. Femi Adebayo :
Femi Adebayo is also known as jili , he kick started his acting career in the year 1996 and his debut movie was ‘Owo Blow’ which was directed by Tade Ogidan. At some point, Femi Adebayo became scarce as he was not longer acting movies for some time, he returned to the industry fully after 10 years when he completed his academic career . He has produce not less than ten movies and he has won several awards as well.
6. Olaniyi Afonja :
On the sixth spot we have another Nollywood actor who started in the Yoruba Movie Industry , his name is Olaniyi Afonja . Olaniyi Afonja was a low key actor for many years because he was not known by many, but the he became very famous after he was featured in a movie titled Sanyeri. He started acting as Theatre actor in the year of 1992, in a popular Theatre group , this group gave him the opportunity to perform in various cities . When he relocated to Lagos in 1996 then he joined a theatre group called Ajala Jalingo .
7. Wale Akorede Okunnu :
Wale Akorede Okunnu is one of the big meat in The Yoruba Movie Industry . He is popularly known as Okunnu and he has been featured in over 100 movies . Okunnu is not just an actor but a comedian as well who has all it takes to make you laugh even when you don’t have reason to .
8. Fathia Balogun :
Talkinga bout the most beautiful Yoruba actresses today , you have no reason to exclude her name from the list because she is no doubt one of the most beautiful and richest actress in Nigeria . The Yoruba actress has divorced and parted ways with her husband and this doesn’t seem to affect her shine at all . She hails from Delta State and she was born there . The immaculate actress has featured more than 70 movies .
9. Muyiwa Ademola :
On this spot we have Muyiwa Ademola who is a gifted actor from a christain family . Muyiwa Ademola is not just an actor but he is also a producer and director
10. Iyabo Ojo :
Iyabo Ojo is another popular name in The Yoruba Movie Industry . She attended Lagos State Polytechnic where she studied Estate Management. She started her acting career with Bimbo Akintola , they were both featured in thesame movie in the year 1997 and she has since appeared on several Yoruba movies .
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