Yoruba Actors From Kwara State

Yoruba Nollywood industry is a fast-growing entertainment industry in Nigeria, actors from Kwara as contributed to the growth of the industry.

Kwara-State Actors

Talking about Kwara State, it is a North Central geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt but predominantly a Yoruba speaking State.


The primary ethnic group is Yoruba and other groups are Nupe, Bariba, and Fulani minorities. We are writing about some popular and veteran actors and actresses that are from Kwara State.

1. Femi Adebayo

Femi Lawal Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer born on the 31st of December 1970. He is also the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. Femi is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.

READ ALSO: Femi Adebayo Biography – Early Life, Career, Children and Net Worth

2. Alhaji Yinka Quadri

Alhaji Akanni Olayinka Quadri is a Nigerian Actor, Film-Maker, Producer and Director, born on the 6th of September 1959. He was born and raised in Lagos Island, Lagos State, but a native of Oro, Kwara State, he bagged a chieftaincy title as Agba Akin of Oro Kingdom.

READ ALSO: Yinka Quadri Biography – Early life, Career, Family and Net worth

3. Gabriel Afolayan

Gabriel Afolayan is a Nigerian singer and actor born on the 1st of March 1985. He is mostly known as G-Fresh. The actor is another famous representative of the Afolayan family who hails from Kwara State. He is the son of Adeyemi Afolayan.

READ ALSO: Gabriel Afolayan Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life and Net Worth

4. Fausat Balogun

Fausat Abeni Balogun, known as Madam Saje is a Nigerian actress and producer born on February 13th, 1959 in Ifelodun, Kwara state, Nigeria. She is another veteran actress born that hails from Kwara State.

5. Biola Adebayo

Adebayo Bashorun is popularly known as “Biola Adebayo” is an award-winning Nigerian actress, producer and Television presenter born December 23 in Idi Oro, Nigeria.

She is another actress from Kwara State. She hails from Aron Ori Igbomina Area of Kwara State.

READ ALSO: Abiola Adebayo Biography – Early Life, Family, Career and Net Worth

6. Saheed Balogun

Saheed Balogun is a Nigerian actor, producer and director born on the 5th of February, 1967. His name Saheed is sometimes spelt as “Saidi”. He is another actor that hails from Kwara State.

READ ALSO: Saheed Balogun Biography – Age, Education, Career and Net Worth

7. Toyin Afolayan

Toyin Afolayan is a Nigerian film actress and producer born on the 24th of September 1959 in Agbamu, Kwara State. She is popularly known as Lola Idije and she is the aunt of Nigerian film actor Kunle Afolayan.

READ ALSO: Lola Idije Biography – Age, Early Life, Career, Family, Net Worth


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