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