Yoruba Film Industry Analysis

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Top 10 richest Yoruba actors and actresses in Nigeria

The Yoruba film industry has endured generations of actors and has always managed to remain relevant in the entertainment industry in the country. We cannot ignore the actions of practitioners who have kept pace despite the many challenges. In this role, this article highlights, in no particular order, 10 richest and dominant players in the industry.

Odunlade Adekola

The Voyage Odunlade Adekola began his career in Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he was born and brought up. Tunde and his friends used to request for jokes in functions and ceremonies, an experience that made a solid foundation for what his career will be years after him. He soon met with an actor based in Abeokuta, called Isola …show more content…

As an actor Adekola has appeared in over a hundred films including Farapamo, Emi nire Kan, Fayebora, I'la Owo and Super Baba produces. He is widely distinguished and most versatile Yoruba actors. You can say that he is the best actor in the Yoruba film industry. He is married to Abosede who has three children.

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele, 37, is the only Yoruba actress who has won Best Acting AMAA Actress for her 2009 film "Jenifa". She is also the one who receives the greatest endorsements, which is one of the reasons she's regarded as the richest among her colleagues. All this did not suddenly materialize to the actress in the state of Lagos.
Akindele began large-scale act, where she played as Bisi in the game of the United Nations series, "I Must Know" with Caroline King and other notable actors. She returned to acting after she received a law degree from the University of Lagos. She has featured in more than 100 films and has her film production outfit, Scene One Productions, which was launched in 2009, The film "Jenifa" was the first movie she produced in the outfit and other films such as "Omo Ghetto", "Eye Ketala 'and others.

She had a brief marriage with Almaroof Kehinde which ended in a controversial way, but that did not have a negative impact on her career as she rocks the film industry with new …show more content…

He travelled to Lagos in 1996 and joined the Ajala Jalingo Theater Group.
He has continued to grow as an actor and producer with films like 'Aina Orosun', 'Oro Asoti' and the comedy of 2011 entitled, ‘Opa kan.’

Wale Akorede Okunnu

After his role with Olaniyi Afonja and Muyiwa Ademola he became popular in the Yoruba movie industry. He is well-known as Okunnu for his part in one of the films, he has more than 100 films to his credit.
His ability to make people laugh has earned him a place in the hearts of many movie enthusiasts who appreciate his funny roles in movies.

Fathia Balogun

Even her difficult divorce in 2006 with her husband, Saidi Balogun could not hinder achievements. She is 45 years old and remain one of the richest actress in the Yoruba movie industry. She began her academic career at Comprehensive High School, Maryland, Lagos State, Nigeria and went to Kwara State Polytechnic in Kwara State, Nigeria. Her character in Super-Story produced by Wale Adenuga Productions attracted praise from movie lovers. Since then, she has featured in more than 70 movies which includes, Ito funfun, Yemanja, Jawonbe and has won various

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