Complete List Of Yoruba Actors & Actresses In Nigeria 2022 Updated

This article is focused on the Yoruba entertainment world, the Yoruba actors and Actresses have immensely contributed to the success of Nollywood and you can not state the history of Nollywood without mentioning most of the Yoruba actors or actress, that is why this post is focused on the full list of Yoruba actors and actresses in Nigeria.

Most of us love home videos and we all have our favorite actor or actress, there are some actors you love to see together in a movie as this makes us predict how interesting the movie would be even before watching it.

No doubt that the Nigerian entertainment industry is filled with talents, talented actors and actresses, not that alone even in our music industry, this has been the reason why Nigerian entertainers are the most sought for in Africa.

The Yoruba movie industry is filled with a lot of talented actors including those that are from other tribes which are very fluent in speaking the Yoruba language.

The majority of the Yoruba actors and actresses also feature in most Nollywood English movies and this has really boosted the chance of Nigeria to have their movies listed on Netflix, you can find many Yoruba movies on Netflix.

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Complete List Of Yoruba Actors & Actresses In Nigeria

We have taken our time to compile and list the top Yoruba actors and actresses in Nigeria with a quick profile of the famous ones, upcoming actors and actresses and also the list of successful Yoruba actors and actresses.

List of Yoruba Actors In Nigeria

Below is the list of the popular Yoruba actors and actresses that we do see on our screen often, they appear in almost all the movies, and also has influenced the people in the entertainment world:

Odunlade Adekola

Without a doubt Odunlade Adekola is a major actor in the Nigerian movie industry, he is Yoruba by decent and also very talented. Odunlade can play any role given to him and he is an award-winning Yoruba actor.

In short, saying that Odunlade Adekola is the Yoruba most skilled actor in Nollywood won’t be an understatement, he has starred in many well-known films like Taxi Driver, Oyenusi, Alani Pamolekun, Adura, etc and most of the movies he starred in are on Netflix.

Odunlade has received a lot of awards like the Best Actor at the City People Awards and also the African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor for some years consecutively.

Lateef Adedimeji

Lateef Adedimeji or Mr. Adedimeji is an actor, content author, TV moderator, MC and even a comedian. He is an embodiment of talent, he has acted in some of the Yoruba popular movies and came into limelight when he starred in Kudi Klepto. His talent knows no bounds as he is very flexible with his roles and adapt to the movie scene as if it is real.

Femi Adebayo

What a perfect actor! Femi Adebayo is a Yoruba movie actor, son of Baba Adebayo Salami, he has been in the Yoruba movie world for a long time and is the choice of most Nollywood movie lovers, we have seen him feature in English movies, epic Nigerian movies and also in Yoruba movies of all genres, very adaptable.

Femi Adebayo is an award-winning Yoruba actor, he was awarded the City People Movie Award for Best Actor in 2015 and we have seen his performance in movies like Owo Blow, Jelili, Anini, Ayitale and many others.

Tunde Owokoniran

You must have heard of Tunde Tilapia, his real name is Tunde Owokoniran, the rate at which he is rising in the entertainment industry is alarming. The contribution of Tunde in the Yoruba film industry is applaudable and since when he started he has been able to feature in more than 100 Yoruba movies.

Taiwo Hassan

Most people do not know him by his name, his stage name is Ogogo and real name is Taiwo Hassan. Taiwo Hassan was once a mechanic before joining the movie industry and he is a veteran in the Yoruba entertainment world. He has been in the business for over 3 decades his acting prowess is so touching and whenever you see him act its always very emotional.

Here is a comprehensive list of the Nollywood Yoruba Actors dead and alive:

  • Adebayo Salami
  • Femi Adebayo
  • Aremu Afolayan
  • Gabriel Afolayan
  • Tunde Adebimpe
  • Oyin Adejobi
  • Funsho Adeolu
  • Kareem Adepoju
  • Sikiru Adesina
  • Odunlade Adekola
  • Muyiwa Ademola
  • Adeyemi Afolayan
  • Yemi Ajibade
  • Samuel Ajibola
  • Jimmy Akingbola
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Obba Babatundé
  • Kunle Afolayan
  • Olaniyi Afonja
  • Gbenro Ajibade
  • Jimoh Aliu
  • Bolaji Amusan
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Ayo Akinwale
  • Segun Arinze
  • John Boyega
  • Femi Branch
  • Mike Bamiloye
  • Banky W.
  • Bolaji Badejo
  • Ariyon Bakare
  • Saheed Balogun
  • Dejo Tunfulu
  • Olamide Faison
  • Adebayo Faleti
  • Adebayo Bolaji
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Adetomiwa Edun
  • Desmond Elliot
  • Gary Carr
  • Tosin Cole
  • Jibola Dabo
  • Femi Euba
  • Luti Fagbenle
  • Frank Donga
  • Rockmond Dunbar
  • Femi Elufowoju Jr.
  • T. Fagbenle
  • Falz
  • Peter Fatomilola
  • Sola Fosudo
  • Akinwunmi Isola
  • Olusegun Johnson
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim
  • Jide Kosoko
  • Love
  • Alex Lanipekun
  • Antar Laniyan
  • Yomi Fash Lans
  • Obafemi Lasode
  • Lateef Adedimeji
  • Akin Lewis
  • Femi Jacobs
  • Olu Jacobs
  • Bimbo Manuel
  • Bolanle Ninalowo
  • Hubert Ogunde
  • Akin Ogungbe
  • Dejumo Lewis
  • Ayo Makun
  • Dayo Okeniyi
  • Moses Olaiya
  • Ramsey Nouah
  • Dele Odule
  • Wale Ojo
  • Wole Ojo
  • Kola Ogunmola
  • Wale Ogunyemi
  • Andy Ologun
  • Olumide Bakare
  • Deyemi Okanlawon
  • Babatunde Omidina
  • Sunday Omobolanle
  • Charles Olumo
  • Victor Olaotan
  • Femi Oyeniran
  • Afeez Oyetoro
  • Kunle Remi
  • Femi Robinson
  • Rotimi
  • Akin Omotoso
  • Adesola Osakalumi
  • David Oyelowo
  • Kola Oyewo
  • Lere Paimo
  • Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
  • Seun Ajayi
  • Yemi Shodimu
  • Yinka Quadri
  • Saheed Osupa
  • Tunji Oyelana
  • Tope Tedela
  • Teju Babyface
  • Jimi Solanke
  • Sunkanmi Omobolanle
  • Olamide David

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List of Yoruba Actresses in Nigeria

Funke Akindele

The movie queen is popularly known as Jenifa based on her project a movie series named “Jenifa”, Funke Akindele’s contribution to the Yoruba entertainment industry is exceptional. She is a very talented actress and also smart, in short, she is the most popular female actress presently in the Yoruba movie world and also in Nollywood.

She has been acting in some movies for quite some time and the movie Jenifa brought her to the limelight, she is so successful and she runs her own NGO called Jenifa Foundation which has been a helping hand since its establishment also has been helping people to gain professional works.

Funke Adesiyan

Another Yoruba actress with sauce, Funke Adesiyan is very good at what she does. She has contributed a lot to the Yoruba entertainment industry. Started as a model in her high school days before her acting career.

Mercy Aigbe

Aigbe is an actress with her roots firmly in Nollywood and the Yoruba movie space, she has been a consistent and hardworking actress, she has featured in hundreds of Yoruba movies and she is known for her unique role play.

Sola Kosoko

Sola started at a very young age, started acting in 1999 and she took her career seriously, she is a well known Yoruba actress and a veteran in the Nigerian movie industry.

Laide Bakare

A controversial actress as she is being called. Laide Bakare is a beautiful Yoruba actress that most married men love to watch, even ladies love her style and she is well exposed. She has starred in some movies and also had her own project “Jejere” which featured the music star 9ice, Fathia Balogun and Akin Lewis. She studied Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan which made her a professional actress.

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Here is a comprehensive list of the Nollywood Yoruba Actress dead and alive:

  • Moji Afolayan
  • Toyin Abraham
  • Adunni Ade
  • Bukola Adeeyo
  • Yewande Adekoya
  • Adebimpe Oyebade
  • Remi Abiola
  • Aderonke Adeniyi Esther
  • Damilola Adegbite
  • Toyin Adegbola
  • Ayo Adesanya
  • Shola Adewusi
  • Modupe Adeyeye
  • Bisola Aiyeola
  • Taiwo Ajai-Lycett
  • Toyin Afolayan
  • Ariyike Akinbobola
  • Funke Akindele
  • Eniola Ajao
  • Bukky Ajayi
  • Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi
  • Sola Asedeko
  • Fisayo Ajisola
  • Bimbo Akintola
  • Hassanat Akinwande
  • Dayo Amusa
  • Liz Anjorin
  • Kemi Lala Akindoju
  • Kehinde Bankole
  • Shafy Bello
  • Pauline Black
  • Eniola Badmus
  • Fausat Balogun
  • Zainab Balogun
  • Iretiola Doyle
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  • Femi Emiola
  • Tope Alabi
  • Bose Alao
  • Moji Olaiya
  • Juliana Olayode
  • Stephanie Coker
  • Liz Da-Silva
  • Doris Simeon
  • Sola Sobowale
  • Omowumi Dada
  • Foluke Daramola
  • Femi Taylor
  • Bukky Wright
  • Diana Yekinni
  • Yetunde Barnabas
  • Idowu Philips
  • Toyin Raji
  • Sylvia del Villard
  • Adesua Etomi
  • Kehinde Fadipe
  • Ayọ
  • Ronke Odusanya
  • Bolaji Ogunmola
  • Rakie Ayola
  • Lilian Bach
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Bisi Komolafe
  • Mosun Filani
  • Folake Olowofoyeku
  • Lola Margaret
  • Binta Ayo Mogaji
  • Gloria Bamiloye
  • Fatima Faloye
  • Lanre Hassan
  • Khabirat Kafidipe
  • Helen Abdulai Koya
  • Moyo Lawal
  • Wunmi Mosaku
  • Jumoke Odetola
  • Peju Ogunmola
  • Iyabo Ojo
  • Ronke Ojo
  • Toks Olagundoye
  • Yinka Olukunga
  • Eunice Olumide
  • Kayo Shekoni
  • Shade Omoniyi
  • Tope Oshin
  • Bimbo Oshin
  • Andi Osho
  • Nike Peller
  • Rukky Sanda
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Tomi Odunsi
  • Seyi Shay
  • Idiat Shobande
  • Joke Silva
  • Titilope Sonuga
  • Nina Sosanya

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