The biography of Kudirat Odukanmi well popularly known as Iyabo Oko, a veteran Yoruba actress who has been in the industry for decades.
Iyabo Oko was born on the 15th of November 1960 in Iwo Town, Osun State, Southwestern part of Nigeria.
|Real Name||Kudirat Odukanmi|
|Stage Name||Iyabo Oko|
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1960|
|Place of Birth||Iwo, Osun State|
|State of Origin||Osun State|
Iya Obo is a Yoruba Nollywood actress and producer born on the 15th of November, 1960 in Iwo Town, Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State.
Iyabo Oko was born and grew in the Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State in Nigeria on the 15th of November, 1960.
Report has it that Iyabo ran away from home during her secondary school days because she wanted to join a theatre group. due to her passion for acting.
After some time, her father came to Baba Eda’s house where she ran to and he took her back home and this happened on two occasions.
Iyabo began her education at Oke-Ola Primary School, Iwo in Osun State for her primary education before relocating to Port Harcourt, her meet her father.
She then attended St. Andrews Secondary School, Port Harcourt where she completed her secondary education. At that time, her father was a soldier in the Nigerian Army.
Iyabo Oko began her career in 1973 when she was still a teenager. At that time she joined the Eda Onileola theatre troupe.
According to her, she joined the industry because of her passion for acting. At that time, her parents didn’t want her to become an actress but she persevered and today the rest is history.
Iyabo lost had lost her husband many years ago and her children are residing abroad.
Iyabo Oko Award
In 2016, The City People Awards platform awarded Iyabo Oko with a Special Recognition Award for her exceptional contributions to the growth of the Nigerian Movie Industry.
Iyabo has featured in several movies over the years. Some of Iyabo Oko’s movies were
- Idunnu Okan
- Okobo Dimeji and many others.
The net worth of Nollywood actress and producer is estimated at 300,000 dollars.
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