Oyo State has so much potential in all human endeavours, it has produced lots of Yoruba actors and actresses that are doing very well.
The state still has a good number of actors and actresses who are doing wonderfully well in the industry. They are not just actors but award-winning actors with a track record
This article will share a list of actors and actresses from Oyo State, SOuthwestern part of Nigeria.
1. Cheif Lere Paimo
Lere Paimo, OFR is a Nigerian film actor, filmmaker, producer and director born on the 19th of November 1939 in Ogbomosho, Oyo State.
He is a traditional title holder, Aare Arobabojo of Ogbomosholand. Chief Lere Paimo has won several local and international awards.
He was part of the team that won a gold medal with the presentation of the Yoruba traditional movie, “Oba Koso” during the Commonwealth Festival in 1963.
2. Tola Oladokun
Tola Oladokun is a Nigerian actress, producer and radio presenter born in 1959 in Igangan town in Oyo State, Southwestern part of Nigeria.
She is unarguably a seasoned actress who has so many things working for her in the industry.
3. Tunbosum Odunsi
Baba Tunbosun Odunsi is one of the veteran Nollywood Stars, who has rocked the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.
He is not just popular on TV today, he had been popular when he started acting alongside the late Hubert Ogunde in the 50s. He is popularly known for acting in emotional roles in movies.
4. Sunday Omobolanle
Sunday Omobolanle aka Papi Luwe is a Nigerian comic actor, playwright, film director and producer born on the 10th of January 1954 born in Oyo town in Oyo State.
He has featured in several movies like ‘Adun Ewuro’, ‘Konkobilo’, ‘Oba Alatise’ and many others. He is married to a popular actress, Peju Omobolanle nee Ogunmola.
5. Rasak Olayiwola
Rasaq Olasunkanmi Olayiwola popularly known as Ojo Pagogo is a veteran Nollywood award-winning actor, director and filmmaker born on the 20th of September 20 in Isyein, Oyo State. Rasaq Olasunkanmi.
He is also a musician. He dropped has dropped singles. He is also a person who has several soundtracks in movies.
6. Muyiwa Adegoke
Muyiwa Adegoke popularly known as Mr Londoner is a veteran Nigerian comic actor, producer and MC born on the 2nd of June in Ibadan, Oyo State
7. Foluke Focus
Foluke is an actress and producer who has worked on many movies. She is the producer of the popular ‘Iya Ila’ movie. She also runs a beauty store in Ibadan.
8. Rukuyat Lawal
Rukayat Lawal who is Popularly Known as Iya Ibadan is a Yoruba Actress, Writer and producer born in the 1970s in Oyo State, Nigeria.
9. Ayanfe Adekunle
Ayanfe Adekunle well known as Alfa Monsuru. He is a Nollywood actor, producer, and director born on December 5 in Isolo, Lagos State. He is a native of Oyo State.
10. Babatunde Bernard
Though, Baba Tee as he is fondly called started out in the English sector of the Nollywood before crossing over to the Yoruba genre.
He made his Nollywood debut in a movie entitled: “14th of February”, written and produced by Paul Obasele in 2002.
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