8 popular Yoruba actors you didn’t know are Non-Yorubas – No.2 is not even a Nigerian!! (Pictures) - AMEBO FEEDS BLOG

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8 popular Yoruba actors you didn’t know are Non-Yorubas – No.2 is not even a Nigerian!! (Pictures)

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The Yoruba movie industry can boast of some talented actors and actresses who are making waves but who are not Yoruba by ethnicity, some of them achieved fame through the Yoruba movie industry while some of them feature both in the Yoruba and English sector. We take a look at 8 hugely popular Yoruba-actors who are not Yoruba by ethinicity

08. Rose Odika


Rose grew up and currently lives in Ibadan, she is from Aniocha North, Nseluku, a town before Asaba in Delta state. Her family came to Ibadan in 1978 and they have been living there since then.

07. Fathia Balogun


This is one versatile actress in the yoruba movie industry I never knew she is not originally yoruba until I came across her profile online because she has adapted so well.

Fathia is Urhobo from Delta state. She was born on February 1969 at Ukwara, water side local government area of Delta State, southern Nigeria.

06. Toyin Aimakhu


Toyin Aimakhu rose to fame in the past few years but many thought she is from Ibadan but instead she only grew up there.

The 31 year old actress hails from Edo state and born in Auchi. She obtained a Higher National Diploma certificate in marketing from Ibadan polytechnic same class with Dibie, before she proceeded to Olabisi Onabanjo University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in philosophy.

05. Mercy Aigbe


Mercy is from Edo state, she earned a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos in 2001, and joined the industry fully in 2006.

Mercy Aigbe, is married to a Nigerian hotelier and has three children and three stepdaughters. She is presently one of the most sorted after actresses in Yoruba movie niche.

04. Kelvin Ikeduba


The actor was born on August 21st, 1976 in Delta state as Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba. Kelvin has lived all his life in Lagos, he hails from Delta state and is an Economics graduate from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

His perfect mastery of Igbo, Yoruba and English languages has made him one of the most versatile actors in the Nollywood circuit, being able to fit comfortably well into both Yoruba and English movies.

03. Rachael Oniga


Oniga was born on May 23, 1957 in Eku, Delta State, Nigeria as Racheal Tabuno Oniga. She made her debut in the yoruba movie industry in the movie owo blow. Rachael is a Nollywood veteran.

02. Liz Dasilva

Liz started her movie career back in 2004 when she was first introduced to movie producer Muka Ray by actress Iyabo Ojo.

She was born in Togo but was brought up in Lagos Island. Both of her parents are Togolese.

01. Rykardo Agbor


Ryhkardo was born in Lagos but hails from Cross River State. Model cum actor, Rykardo Agbor, who started his career in 1992, has featured prominently in both English and Yoruba movies.

He is a graduate of Mass Communication.

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