Kwara is a state in Western Nigeria. Its capital is Ilorin. Kwara is located within the North Central geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt.
Here are 3 popular nollywood actresses from the state:
#1. Toyin Afolayan
Toyin Afolayan, born in Agbamu, Kwara State on the 24 of September 1959. She is popularly called Lola Adije, popularly known as Lola Idije is a Nigerian film actress and aunt to Nigerian film actor Kunle Afolayan.
The movie that brought her into limelight was a 1995 movie titled, ‘Deadly Affair.’ In this movie, she played the role of Mama Adisa. Toyin has been in the movie industry for close to 3 decades.
Toyin acted in the movie, Irapada which was produced by her nephew Kunle Afolayan. She played the role of Kunle’s mother in the movie.
#2. Fausat Balogun
Fausat Balogun, also known as Madam Saje, 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.
She was born on February 13, 1959, Ifelodun , Kwara State , Nigeria.
Balogun is married to the actor Rafiu Balogun. He was her boss before they married. By the time she was famous her children were adults. Her eldest son is a director and her youngest daughter is an actress.
#3. Moji Afolayan
Moji Afolayan, born February 5, 1968, is a Nigerian actress , film-maker, producer and director.
Afolayan hails from Agbamu, a town in Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara State southwestern Nigeria but grew up in Lagos State. She was born in an acting family, the first daughter of the late veteran actor and producer Ade Love who is also the father of the Kunle Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan.
Afoloyan attended Coker Primary School at Orile Iganmu, a city in Lagos State south-western Nigeria before she proceeded to Esie Iludun Anglican School, where she obtained the West Africa School certificate. She later attended Oyo State College of Education where she was trained as a school teacher.
In 2016, Afolayan who has acted in several Nigeria movies, starred opposite Ojopagogo and Dele Odule in the Yoruba film Arinjo.
She is married to Rasaq Olasunkanmi Olayiwola, a Nigerian actor popularly known by his stage name, "Ojopagogo".
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