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10 Elegant Yoruba Actresses That Are Over 50 Years Of Age

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It is always beautiful staying relevant in your career even after a long while. It shows tenacity, determination and passion.

The Nigerian movie industry which consists of a lot of beautiful role interpreters has seen a lot of them and come and go.

Some Yoruba actresses however, despite not being as youthful as they once were are still in the game and making impacts.

Below is a list of those actresses.

1. Bukky Wright


She was born 31st of March 1967. The seasoned Nollywood actress and Yoruba movie producer is not only an entertainer but also a successful businesswoman.

The charming and elegant actress is always very proud of her religion is on the top of her game as a prolific and desirable actress.

2. Racheal Oniga


Rachael Oniga was born on May 23, 1957 in Eku, Delta State, Nigeria as Racheal Tabuno Oniga. She is an actress, known for Kada River (2017), Onome (1996) and Agony of a Mother (2002).

3. Fausat Balogun


Fausat Balogun was born on the 13th of February 1959 . She is a Nigerian actress who stars majorly in Yoruba movies. She starred as Mama Saje in a 1990 television series titled Erin Kee Kee. Fausat has starred in over 80 movies. Balogun is married to the actor Rafiu Balogun

4. Toyin Afolayan


Toyin Afolayan was born in September 1959 and she is popularly known as Lola Idije. She is a Nigerian movie actress and aunt to Nigerian film actor Kunle Afolayan.

The talented actress shot into limelight after starring as Madam Adisa in a 1995 film titled Deadly Affair.

5. Lanre Hassan


Lanre Adesina Hassan was born on the 3rd of October, 1950. She is popularly called Iya Awero, a name which stayed glue to her after a movie she acted.

Mama is a Nigerian film actress, who features majorly in the Yoruba-language cinema of Nollywood, although she features in English-language productions as well.

6. Kudirat Odukanwi


Veteran actress Iyabo Oko was born on the 15th of November 1960. The ageless actress got the name Iyabo Oko which shot her to the limelight after she played the major character in the flick titled Oko, produced by Oga Bello.

7. Toyin Adegbola


Toyin Adegbola popularly known as Toyin Asewo to re mecca (born December 28, 1961) is a Nigerian film actress, producer and director.

8. Idowu Phillips


She was born on 16 October 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Her stage name “Iya Rainbow” stems from “Osumare” (meaning “rainbow” in British English), the name of the theatre group of her late husband.

9. Yetunde Wunmi


Hassanat Taiwo Akinwande, stage name Wunmi, is a well-known Nigerian film and television actress. She is of Yoruba ethnicity. Her career began in the 1980s with appearances in the soap opera Feyi Kogbon. She has had leading roles in over 50 videos. She was born 22nd of February 1960.

10. Ayo Mogaji


Born, 1964, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Actor: Irepodun. Binta Ayo Mogaji is an actor, known for Irepodun (2002), Pasito Deinde (2005) and Silenced.


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