The Nollywood industry continues to witness tremendous growth over the years. This growth is a result input of individuals in the sector across various states in Nigeria including Osun State.
So, we will be talking about some ten people who hail from Osun and have contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria.
1. Bolaji Amusan
The first on our list is Bolaji Amusan. He is a Nigerian comic actor, filmmaker, director, and producer born on the 15th of October 1966 at Gbongan, the headquarter of Aiyedaade Local Government Area of Osun State southwestern Nigeria.
Mr Latin hails from Gbogan town in Osun State. He is an indigene of Osun State.
2. Michael Bamiloye
Michael Abayomi Bamiloye is another actor from Osun State. He was born on the 13th of April 1960 at Ilesha, Osun State, Nigeria.
Micheal is the founder and president of Mount Zion Drama Ministry and Mount Zion Television is a Nigerian film writer, actor, producer, and film director.
3. Moses Olaiya
Moses Olaiya popularly known as Baba Sala s another actor from Osun State. He was a Nigerian comedian, dramatist and actor born on the 18th of May, 1936, and died on the 7th of October, 2018,
Olaiya is a Yoruba from Ijesha and was born in Ilesha town, Osun State, Southwestern part of Nigeria.
4. Femi Jacobs
Oluwafemisola Jacobs well known as Femi Jacobs is a Nigerian actor, speaker, and singer born on the 8th of May in Lagos and hails from Osun State.
5. Antar Laniyan
Antar Babatunde Laniyan who is simply known as Antar Laniyan is a Nigerian actor, movie producer and director born on May 26.
He is another Nollywood actor that hails from Osun State. He is from Osun State but grew up at the Army Barracks, Ilaro in Ogun State.
6. Damola Olatunji
Damola Olatunji is a popular Nigerian actor and movie producer born on February 2. He s another actor from Osun State. He hails from Edo Agbo in Osun state.
He had his primary and secondary education in Ife part of Osun state and studied Engineering at Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) in Lagos.
7. Sikiru Adesina
Sikiru Adesina, popularly known as Arakangudu was a Yoruba movie actor, director, and producer born in 1971 and died on the 8th of February, 2016 in Kaduna, Northwestern part of Nigeria,
Sikiru Adesina grew up in Osun state. There, he had his primary and secondary education. He was born into a polygamous family, and his parents were Muslims.
8. Damilola Mike-Bamiloye
Damilola Mike-Bamiloye is another actor from Osun State. He is a Nigerian film actor, dramatist, producer and director born on the 16th of September, 1989. He is the son of Mike Bamiloye.
9. Kola Oyewo
Kola Oyewo is another actor from Osun State. He is a Nigerian veteran actor, dramatist and scholar born on March 27, 1946, in Oba Ile, a town in Osun State, South Western part of Nigeria
10. Murphy Afolabi
Murphy Afolabi is also from Osun State. He is a Nollywood actress, filmmaker and producer born on the 5th of May, 1974 in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
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