3 famous nollywood actresses from the state are:
#1. Bimbo Akintola
Bimbo Akintola is a Nigerian actress.
She was born on May 5, 1970, in Ibadan, in the heart of Nigeria. She attended Maryland Convent Private School, which is located in Lagos. She then joined Command Day Secondary School. The actress is a National Diploma Certificate holder. She also has a degree in Theater Arts from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
Her father is from Oyo State while her mother is from Edo State. She is the third-born and has five siblings. Her acting skills became evident when she was in school, where she participated in plays and drama events.
Her debut came in 1995 when she featured in Owo Blow , along with Femi Adebayo. In 1997, she appeared in the movie titled Out of Bounds along Richard Mofe Damijo. The actress has been part of many movies, films, and television series. These include: Owo Blow, Out of Bounds, The Gardner, Dangerous Twins, Beyond the Verdict, Smoke and Mirrors, Hoodrush, Ayitale, Heaven’s Hell, 93 Days, Husbands of Lagos, Ere Egele, Circle of Three.
The actress has been recognized for her excellent performance. Here are some of her awards: Best Actress or English Actress in Nigeria in 1997, Best Actress Award for the movie Heaven’s Hell at the 2015 Eko International Film Festival.
#2. Binta Ayo Mogaji
Binta Ayo Mogaji is a veteran Nigerian actress. According to film critic, Shaibu Husseini , Mogaji has been a part of at least 800 film, television and theater productions.
Born in 1964, Mogaji is a native of Agbo-Ile, Ibadan. Her father is an Islamic cleric, while her mother is an education administrator. In 2006, she married retired soccer player and physiotherapist, Victor Ayodele Oduleye. Prior to her marriage, she was romantically involved with actor, Jibola Dabo and had a son as a result of the relationship.
Her first home video film was Mojere , which was done in Yoruba. She was awarded best actress at the REEL Awards. In 2015, Mogaji debunked filmmakers' preference for younger generation actors in Nollywood. She explained that their reasons can not be based on the act of professionalism, because there is nothing younger actors were doing that the older ones can't still do. In a 2018 interview with The Punch, Mogaji explained that due to her Islamic background, she has never acted semi-nude or kissed throughout her decades of practicing as an actress. She noted that producers know the type of role she can play.
#3. Jumoke George
Jumoke George is a Nigerian actress, movie producer, and filmmaker. Her full name is Olajumoke Amoke Olatunde George. She has been an actress for over four decades and she have feature in many movies both the Yoruba and English part of Nollywood.
Jumoke hails from Oyo state.
She was born on 18 February. She grew up in a very strict home with her father who was in the Military and a step mother who was a Military Nurse. She attended Command Children School Ann's Barracks Yaba, Lagos ; Army Children School Kano; Anglican Grammar School, Orita mefa,Ibadan and later proceeded to Government Technical College, Osogbo where she studied Business Administration. Jumoke was a victim of broken home. Her mother and father got separated while she was still very young and she decided to stay with her father and step mother. She later had issues with her step mom that led to her father disowning her and throwing her out of the house while she was still in secondary school. Her mother could no longer accept her so she started to squat with friends.
Jumoke George was introduced to acting at the age of 8 by her father's friend. She did stage drama with National Television Authority (NTA ), Ibadan. She was enrolled in a drama troupe at NTA Ibadan by a guy whose nickname was ‘Water Aqua’. She later met her Boss; Comrade Victor Ashaolu who introduced her to the Yoruba movie industry. She was tutored by Comrade Victor for about 11 years. At a point in her career, she was off-screen for about 14 years without any invitation from movie directors and producers because of her strict attitude towards male folks in the industry. At this period of compulsory break from the movie industry, Jumoke became a member of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria; (FIBAN). She anchored 5 live programmes which kept her very busy as away from acting.
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