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10 May 2016 09:03

Many had thought that all Yoruba actors are born
Yoruba but that is not the case as a couple of
thespians in this make believe world are from
other tribes aside Yoruba yet they have been able
to prove the mettle among Yoruba born actors.

1)Fathia Balogun

Fathia is an Urhobo lady from Delta state. She
started acting Yoruba movies upon her relocating
from Dublin where she was based to Lagos. She
later married popular Yoruba actor Saidi Balogun.

2) Liz Da Silva

Liz Dasilva is a Togolese who grew up on Lagos
Island thus her deep knowledge of Yoruba
language. She is a close friend of Iyabo Ojo

3) Kelvin Ikeduba

He is a Delta Igbo guy bred in Ebute Meta area of
Lagos. He started acting as an English actor but
later dumped acting in Nigerian English movies
for Yoruba. Kelvin speaks English, Yoruba and
Igbo convieniently.

4) Ricardo Agbor

Like Kelvin Ikeduba, Ricardo is an Igbo guy from
Delta state who started from Nigerian English
movies but is more at home in the Yoruba movie

5) Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe emerged best dressed at the recently
held African magic viewer’s choice awards. The
banker turned Yoruba actress is from Benin, Edo

6) Doris Simeon

Doris Simeon is from Delta state. The mother of
one started her acting career in the Yoruba genre
of Nigerian movie. Doriss grew up in Lagos.

7) Toyin Aimakhu

This controversial actress acts mostly in Yoruba
movies. Toyin Aimakhu is from Auchi in Edo state
but grew up in Ibadan, Oyo state before relocating
to Lagos after she graduated from Olabisi
Onabanjo University.

8) Lilian Bach

This beautiful actress is a half cast. She has a
Nigerian mother and a Polish father. Lilan grew
up in Port Harcourt and Lagos. Her mother is
from Lagos thus her grab of Yoruba language.
Initially when she started acting Yoruba movies
her Yoruba was not fluent but with time she

9) Clarion Chukwurah

Clarion hails from Anambra state but has good
knowledge of Yoruba language. She acts both in
English and Yoruba.
Clarion has a son for Afro juju singer Shina Peters.
She later married two other Yoruba men, Tunde
Abiola who is late MKO Abiola’s brother and Femi
Adeneye popularly known as Femi Egyptian.

10) Rachael Oniga

This veteran Nollywood actress hails from Eku in
Delta state. Though Delta Igbo, Oniga features in
mainly Yoruba movies and less of English. Oniga
was married to a Yoruba man from Epe, Lagos

11) Rose Odika

This Ibadan based Yoruba actress hails from
Aniocha North local government of Delta state. But
she grew up in Ibadan.

12) Regina Chukwu

She hails from Enugu state but acts in Yoruba
movies. Regina is a close ally of Iyabo Ojo.

13) Hannah Marsh- Solade

Hannah Marsh before her marriage to veteran
actor Yemi Solade was a Yoruba actress aside
acting in Super story. Hannah is half Calabar half

14) MC Kirikiri

MC Kirikiri is an actor, a MC and a TV presenter.
He is an Hausa man from Sokoto state who grew
up in Agege area of Lagos.MC Kirikiri first major
acting role was in Yoruba movies before he
crossed over


Edited by Tgang / 10 May 2016 17:23
10 May 2016 14:10
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10 May 2016 17:06

good to knw

10 May 2016 17:18

All dis IBO people sha I no go talk sha

10 May 2016 20:16

Why are some of them bearing yoruba names

10 May 2016 23:31

Quote by Sexygirl54
Why are some of them bearing yoruba names

Cuz dey were brought up in Yoruba land I think

11 May 2016 01:40


11 May 2016 06:46

Thanks for the Enlightment...

11 May 2016 19:28

na lie

11 May 2016 19:37


11 May 2016 22:47

Well its good to knw if uts true. Bt i think i ll still find out.

11 May 2016 22:48

Well its good to knw if its true. Bt i think i ll still find out.

24 Sep 2016 18:38

Quote by "Tgang"
Quote by "Sexygirl54"
Why are some of them bearing yoruba names

Cuz dey were brought up in Yoruba land I think :hm