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Checkout 10 Famous Yoruba Actresses And Actors That Are Musician (Watch their Music Videos)

This ones are A-LIST actors and actresses who are also behind yoruba movie sound tracks. These actresses and actors are also skilled musicians. Many have released their own albums.

Dayo Amusa

Dayo Amusa is one of the most successful actresses. Music is something that she enjoy doing even while she was growing up she has been singing right from her childhood. While in school she was also part of the choir but then she delved into entertainment industry and got attention as an actress. She felt she should embrace that platform before delving into Music.

And before she knew it she already created a niche for herself in the Nigerian movie industry. Dayo Amusa commenced her acting career in the year 2002 and she has won several awards to her name. She has lot of hot singles including Ayemi, Ayemi Rire featuring Oritse Femi, Alejo, Blow My Mind, Mamas Love, Omo Daddy and Married Me.

Bukunmi Oluwasina

Bukunmi Oluwashina is a fast rising Yoruba actress and also a singer. She has featured in several Blockbuster movies including Enitan, Modebi Olami, Ayomi among others. Apart from being an outstanding actress she is also the brain behind a lot of sound tracks. She has hit songs like Jigijigi, Easy Easy and so on. Bukunmi Oluwashina is from Ekiti state, she was born in the early 1990s. She is also the third born in the family of 7. She is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University where she studied theatre art. Bukunmi Oluwashina has an amazing voice from the sound tracks she has composed.

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola is a Yoruba Nigerian actor, singer, filmmaker, producer and a director. Odunlade Adekola was born on 31st of December 1976 in Abeokuta Ogun state. Even though he is from Otun Ekiti state. He gain popularity with the lead role Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie Asiri Gomina Was and has acted in alot of Nollywood movies since then. He is also the CEO of Odunlade Adekola production. He attended St. John’s primary school and St. Peters college in Abeokuta and obtained the West African school certificate examination. He then proceeded to Moshood Abiola polytechnic where he received a diploma certificate. He proceeded to further his education and in May 2018 he received a degree in Bachelors of business administration at the University of Lagos State.

He has featured in several Blockbuster movies including Oyenusi, Alani Pomolekun, Asiri Gomina Wa, Olosa Oko, Kabiosi, Sunday Dagboru, Monday Omo Adugbo, Eje Tutu, Ojuenimala among others. He began his acting career in the year 1996 the same year he joined the association of Nigeria theatre art practitioners. He has stared in, scripted and produced several Nigerians films over the years. In April 2014 he won the African movie academy awards for the best actor of the year. In December 2015 he marked his entrance into the Nigeria music industry. He even had an album in 2015 for all the movie sound tracks he did before 2015. The name of the album is Morire. He has songs like Arike and Omo Baba.

Ronke Ojo


is a decent of Ondo state but was born in Lagos State where she completed her primary and secondary school education. She began her acting career with a drama group called Steparade under the leadership of Fadeyi a Nigerian actor. She became an household name in the year 2000 when she featured in the movie titled Oshodi Oke from which she got her stage name. Her musical career began in the year 2014 the same year she launched her debut album. In 2015 she released a single titled Orimi which she featured Nice another popular Nigerian musician. Ronke Ojo was born on July 17th 1974 so she is currently 45 years old. She has received several awards and nominations.

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Meet the All The Six Children of Veteran Actor Alhaji Taiwo Hassan Ogogo (Photos)

Ogogo is a multi-talented individual, working as an actor, producer, and director for over 30 years. He was born on October 31, 1959, in Ilaro, a town in the Yewa region of Ogun State.

Regarding his family, Ogogo has two wives named Iya Shaki and Iya Khalid. Iya Shaki has a fair complexion, while Iya Khalid has a darker complexion.

The children of Taiwo Hassan Ogogo include Ololade, Jubril, Shakirat, Halima, Khalid, and Fuad Taiwo.

1. Rasheedat Ololade Taiwo

The eldest child and first daughter of Taiwo Hassan is Ololade Taiwo. Ololade is happily married to Al-Hassan Oluwatoyin Yusuf. They exchanged their vows on Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Ilaro.

Meet the All The Six Children of Veteran Actor Alhaji Taiwo Hassan Ogogo
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Ololade and her husband have been blessed with children, and they continue to lead a joyous and fulfilling life together in their marriage.

2. Jubril Olorunwa Taiwo

Meet the All The Six Children of Veteran Actor Alhaji Taiwo Hassan Ogogo
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Rasheed Taiwo holds the position of the second child and first son among the offspring of Taiwo Hassan Ogogo. He was born on March 11, 1994.

3. Shakirat Taiwo

Shakirat Taiwo is recognized as the third child and second daughter of renowned Nollywood actor, Taiwo Hassan. She has established herself as an actress and producer in the industry.

Meet the All The Six Children of Veteran Actor Alhaji Taiwo Hassan Ogogo
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Shakirat pursued her education at Gateway Polytechnic, where she successfully completed a National Diploma in Business Administration.

4. Halimat Taiwo

Meet the All The Six Children of Veteran Actor Alhaji Taiwo Hassan Ogogo
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Halimat Taiwo holds the position of the third daughter and fourth child among the offspring of Nollywood actor Taiwo Hassan, commonly known as Ogogo. Currently, she is a student at the University of Lagos, pursuing her higher education.

5. Khalid Taiwo

Meet the All The Six Children of Veteran Actor Alhaji Taiwo Hassan Ogogo

Khalid Taiwo is recognized as the fifth child and second son of Alhaji Taiwo Hassan, also known as Ogogo. He holds the distinction of being the firstborn from his father’s second wife. Khalid’s birthday falls on May 8th, and he celebrates it on that date.

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Check Out These 7 Nigerian Superstars Who Started As Street Hawkers Before Rising To Fame

In this article, I will show you Nigerian celebrities who were once street hawkers. Before some of them rose to stardom, they were once hawking in the street and some of them have publicly spoken up on how it helped their lives.

Street hawking or selling is common to Nigeria and Africa at large. A lot of people resort to street hawking in order to meet their daily needs.

Nowdays, we see street hawkers in big cities, traffic jams and by road sides. In order to make things easier for themselves, street hawkers convey their goods using wheelbarrow, mobile kiosks, table tops and others.

Most common products hawked on the street include bread, Ankara, food items, Gala, Snacks, Soft drinks and others.

Now, some of our Nigerian celebrities have successfully left the street hawking business. Below are the names of Nigerian celebrities who were once street hawkers:

1. Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy whose real name is Michael Collins Ajereh is one of the biggest record producer in Nigeria.

The CEO of Mavins Records label was once a street hawker. Taking to micro-blogging platform, Twitter, Don Jazzy tweeted, “My brother, I dey sell Akara before o. The memory is still fresh in my head. I sold Akamu, Agidi, Fried yam and plantain”

2. Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson who is a popular Nigerian actress, philanthropist, and politician, hailed from Okene in Kogi state.

Before she joined the Nollywood movie Industry, she once hawked Sachet water in order to meet her daily needs.


3. Comedian Holy Mallam

In 2019, Comedian Holy Mallam revealed in an exclusive interview with Vanguard newspaper, that he was once hawking bread and pure water to make ends meet.

He said that he sold his father’s house in Festac and moved to Okoko. After he could no longer pay his school fees. He started hawking bread and sometimes his classmates would see him on the streets and laughed at him.

4. Ibrahim Chatta

Nigerian celebrities who were once street hawkers

Ibrahim Chatta who was born on October 13th, 1970 in Edo Local Government Area of Kwara state, is a Nigerian Yoruba actor, Writer and producer.

He is also among Nigerian celebrities who were once street hawkers, as he revealed that he had a rough childhood life.

“I suffered so much while growing up but the truth is that past experiences helps in one way or another. I hawked Ice cream, doughnuts and even worked as a bus conductor. I don’t have any regrets,” Ibrahim said.

5. Model Olajumoke Orisaguna

Nigerian celebrities who were once street hawkers

Olajumoke Orisaguna who is now a mod was once hawking bread on the streets of Lagos. She became popular after she unknowingly walked into a photoshoot session of British rapper, Tinie Temprah,. By Nigerian photographer, Ty Bello for Nigerian’s This Day magazine.

She was so popular that her story got featured in CNN, BBC Africa and others main streams media.

6. Biola Adebayo

Nigerian celebrities who were once street hawkers

From bread seller to PhD holder, Biola Adebayo shared her past experience on social media.

Before she joined the Nollywood movie Industry, she hawked different things on the street, lost 4 different admission because she couldn’t afford to pay and even waited 7 years to finally get admitted into the University.

7. Sirbalo

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