This article focuses on the Yoruba actors in the Nigerian Nollywood entertainment world. Yoruba actors and actresses have greatly contributed to the success of Nollywood, and you cannot state the history of Nollywood without mentioning most of the Yoruba actors or actresses.
Most of us enjoy viewing home videos, and we all have a favourite actor or actress.
There are some performers you like to see in a movie together since it makes us forecast how entertaining the movie will be even before we watch it.
This article focuses on the Yoruba entertainment world.
Yoruba actors and actresses have greatly contributed to the success of Nollywood, and you cannot state the history of Nollywood without mentioning most of the Yoruba actors or actresses.
Most of us enjoy viewing home videos, and we all have a favourite actor or actress. There are some performers you like to see in a movie together since it makes us forecast how entertaining the movie will be even before we watch it.
This post will give you a look at some of the best Yoruba actors and actresses who have made Nollywood Yoruba so entertaining to watch.
We’ve also included a quick rundown of the pack’s most popular Yoruba actors and actresses.
List of 20 Best Yoruba Actors In Nollywood Industry
Here is a comprehensive list of the best Yoruba actors and actresses you should check out.
1. Odunlade Adekola
The first Yoruba actor on our list is Odunlade Adekola.
Odunlade Adekola is undoubtedly the most talented Yoruba actor in Nollywood. He has appeared in films such as Oyenusi, Alani Pamolekun, Omo Colonel, Taxi Driver, Adura, and many others. He came to the limelight after he starred in the Yoruba movie “Dagboru”
In recent years, Odunlade has won the City People Awards for Best Actor and the African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor.
2. Muyiwa Ademola
Ademola, also known as Muyiwa, is a well-known Nollywood Yoruba actor, filmmaker, and director. The award-winning film ‘Ori’ was produced and directed by him. The actor is also an accomplished scriptwriter.
3. Adebayo Femi
Femi Adebayo is another well-known Yoruba actor in Nollywood. He began his acting career in the popular film Owo Blast. Femi Adebayo is the son of another great Nollywood actor known as Oga Bello, Adebayo Salami.
Femi Adebayo won the City People Movie Award for Best Actor in 2015, and his credits include Ayitale, October 1, Anini, and many others. He is also the Producer and Director of Jagun Jagun
4. Taiwo Hassan
Another fan favourite in the Nollywood Yoruba genre is popularly known as Ogogo. He’s an industry veteran with almost three decades of acting experience. Mr Hassan is a professional automobile mechanic with a 13-year acting career.
6. Saheed Balogun
Saheed Balogun is an accomplished Nollywood actor and producer. His film Modupe Temi was the first two-cast film in Africa, while his film Gbogbo Ere was the first three-cast film in West Africa.
In addition, his film Third Party is Africa’s first Ankara film.
7. Lateef Adedimeji
Another Yoruba actor on our list is Lateef Adedimehi. Lateef Adedimeji is a rising star in the Nigerian film industry. He is also a TV host, scriptwriter, and Master of Ceremony (MC).
He rose to prominence after appearing in the film Kudi Klepto. Lateef is a skilled actor who is noted for his unusual ability to become too emotional in films.
8. Owokoniran Tunde
Tunde Owokoniran is also known as Tunde Tilapia. He is one of the fastest-emerging actors in the Yoruba film business, having appeared in over 100 films since his debut.
The actor is a protégé of prominent Yoruba movie actor Odunlade Adekola, who introduced him to acting.
Other Nollywood Yoruba actors are listed below:
- Adebayo Salami
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
- Afeez Oyetoro
- Babatunde Omidina
- Bolanle Ninalowo
- Dayo Okeniyi
- Dele Odule
- Femi Branch
- Gbenro Ajibade
- Hakeem Kae-Kazim
- Jide Kosoko
- Jimoh Aliu
- Kola Oyewo
- Mike Ezuruonye
- Muyiwa Ademola
- Saheed Balogun
- Sola Fosudo
- Tope Tedela
- Yemi Ajibade
- Yemi Shodimu
- Kelvin Ikeduba
- Rikardo Agbor
- MC Kirikiri
- Lateef Adedimila
- Tunde Owokoniran
- BigVal Jokotoye
- Damola Olatunji
In addition, we have developed a list of Nollywood Yoruba actresses, highlighting the most well-known:
9. Funke Akindele
Jenifa, also known as Jenifa, rose to prominence after appearing in the UNPFA-sponsored series I Need to Know.
But it wasn’t until she appeared in the award-winning film Jenifa that she became well-known.
The actress won the prize for best movie actress in a leading role for her work in the film Jenifa.
She went on to produce the popular TV show Jenifa’s Diary, which has been a smash since its debut.
Funke Akindele currently leads the JENIFA FOUNDATION, an NGO that assists in the development of talents and the acquisition of practical skills.
10. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy is a well-known actress who has been in several Yoruba Nollywood films. She is also well known for her distinctive fashion sense.
11. Lizzy Anjorin
Lizzy is another well-known Yoruba actress. She attended Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago Iwoye.
12. Adesiyan Funke
Funke is well-known for her captivating parts in Yoruba films. She began her career as a young model and has been involved in several successful businesses.
The actress holds a Performing Arts degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University. Funke dated popular actor Saheed Balogun in the past.
13. Doris Simeon
Doris is another well-known actress. She has appeared in films such as Onitemi, Modupe Temi, and Apaadi. She was once married to film producer Daniel Ademinokan.
14. Fathia Balogun
Fathia is a well-known Nollywood Yoruba actor, producer, and director. She was once married to prominent actor and film producer Saheed Balogun.
The actress has appeared in films such as Farayola, Aje Meta, Shola Arikusa, and Ishanna.
15. Laide Bakare
Laide has been in the sector for a long time. She is the producer of the blockbuster film Jejere, which starred 9ice, Akin Lewis, and Fathia Balogun.
Simline Records, her production firm, is also owned by her. Laide attended the University of Ibadan and majored in Theatre Arts.
16. Bukkt Wright
Bukky is a well-known Yoruba actress in Nollywood. She has also appeared in several English films.
17. Sola Kosoko
Sola Kosok is the daughter of renowned actor Jide Kosok. She has been working in the film industry since 1999 and is happily married to Abiodun Abinna.
The actress holds a Theatre Arts degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State.
- Bimbo Oshin
- Bukky Wright
- Idowu Philips
- Iyabo Ojo
- Kehinde Bankole
- Moji Olaiya
- Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
- Racheal Oniga
- Lilian Bach
- Liz Dasilva
- Toyin Aimakhu
- Regina Chukwu
- Hannah Marsh-Solade