13 prominent Yoruba film stars who are non-Yoruba (photos)

13 prominent Yoruba film stars who are non-Yoruba (photos)

The movie industry is a dynamic one such that people from different areas of life can come together to impact the lives of their audience with a story.

Amazingly, these actors do not have to come from the same state or country, they just have to be skillful, versatile, and be able to speak one unifying language.

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In Nigeria, we have actors who are not from a tribe thriving in the sector. They have been working in that sector for a while and even won awards for their creative works.

In fact, it would take some research into their backgrounds to find out that they are not from the tribe where they have carved a niche for themselves.

Legit.ng compiles a list of actors who are not Yorubas but have done beautifully well in the Yoruba film industry.

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1. Toyin Abraham

Born as Olutoyin Aimakhu in Auchi, a town in Edo state, but spent her early life in Ibadan.

The mother of one has starred in several Yoruba movies and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film titled 'Ebimi ni' during 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards.

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2. Kelvin Ikeduba

The actor is a native of Delta state who carved a niche for himself in the Yoruba movie industry when he debuted in 2000.

In 2014, he won the award for Best Cross Over Actor at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.

3. Racheal Oniga

The veteran hails from Eku in Delta state and she still acts in Yoruba movies since she debuted in 1993 with movie Owo Blow.

4. Clarion Chukwurah

The Anambra-born veteran actress is known for her role interpretation both in English and Yoruba movies.

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5. Regina Chukwu

The Enugu-born actress is well-known for her role interpretation in Yoruba movies. The mother of two also speaks the Yoruba language fluently that the only guess one has about her background is her name.

6. Ibrahim Chattah

The Nupe actor is a seasoned entertainer in the Yoruba film industry.

7. Faithia Williams

The mother of two is one of the veterans in the Yoruba movie industry. The Delta-born actress has made her mark in the sector that she would be listed as one of the top actresses there.

8. Doris Simeon

The actress hails from Edo state but was born and bred in Lagos. She stars in both English and Yoruba movies but she is well-known as a Yoruba actress.

9. Rose Odika

The Delta state-born actress joined the movie industry in 1989. She is well-known in the Yoruba movie industry where she is doing her second term as the governor of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria in Oyo state.

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10. Rykardo Agbor

The actor hails from Cross River state. His first Yoruba movie was Tokotaya and he has not stopped taking roles from that sector.

11. Liz DaSilva

Elizabeth Tekovi Da-Silva is an actress of Togolese descent featuring predominantly in Yoruba movies.

In 2016, she was nominated for the City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Yoruba) at City People Entertainment Awards.

12. Mercy Ebosele

The actress hails from Edo state but is well-known for her features in Yoruba movies.

13. Mercy Aigbe

She hails from Benin city in Edo state but she is well-known for her roles in Yoruba movies.

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In other news, it was earlier reported that Nigerians voted who the queen of comedy is between actresses Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele.

Speaking to a Legit.ng presenter, movie lovers had a hard time crowning the queen of comedy between the two. Many rooted for Akindele while others also submitted that Abraham deserved the crown.

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However, it was made evident both movie stars are highly talented when it comes to the art of making people laugh.

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