The Yoruba cinema industry can boast of some exceptional actors, even if they are not Yoruba by birth. Others first appeared in English movies before transitioning to the Yoruba industry and acting in both Yoruba and English movies. Some of them achieved fame in the Yoruba film industry.Others first appeared in English movies before transitioning to the Yoruba industry and acting in both Yoruba and English movies. Some of them achieved fame in the Yoruba film industry.
This post will walk you through a list of 5 actors that are not Yoruba by ethnicity but have had a significant impact on the business.
1. Toyin Abraham
Because she grew up in Ibadan, countless people believe the actor was born there as well. She is, however, a native of Edo. Toyin, who was raised in Auchi, has become well-known in the Yoruba film business.
2. Kelvin Ikeduba
The Yoruba Movie Academy Awards presented Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba, a Nigerian actor, with the Best Crossover Actor honor in 2014. (YMAA). Although Ikeduba was born in Lagos State’s Ebute-Metta, he is actually from Delta State.
3. Fathia Williams (Fathia Balogun)
Fathia Williams who is Urhobo – is a versatile actor in Yoruba cinema. Since she used to go by the name “Balogun,” many people mistakenly believe she is Yoruba. In February 1969, she was born in Ukwara, a local government area by the water in Delta State, which is located in southern Nigeria.
4. Rykardo Agbor
The Yoruba movie Toko Taya helped the actor who is from Delta state become well-known. Before beginning his career in the Nollywood film industry in 1992, Rykardo was a model. His first acting gig was in the film Visa to Hell.
5. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy is an entrepreneur, director, socialite, and actress from Nigeria. Mercy, despite being a well-known figure in the business, hails from Edo state. She is amongst the most renowned actors in the business right now.