5 prominent Yoruba actors that are not ethnically Yoruba

5 prominent Yoruba actors that are not ethnically Yoruba

The Yoruba branch of Nollywood is well-known for its openness to everybody.

Everyone is allowed to pursue that aspect of the industry and succeed.
Despite not being Yoruba by ethnicity, the Yoruba film industry can boast of some fantastic actors. Some rose to popularity in the Yoruba film business, while others began their careers in English films before stepping into the Yoruba sector, appearing in both Yoruba and English films.

These are non-tribal performers who are thriving because they have been in the industry for a long time and have garnered accolades for their outstanding work.

In this essay, we will go through 5 performers that are not Yoruba ethnically but have made a significant effect in the profession.

1.Toyin Abraham

Many people believe the star was born in Ibadan since she grew up there. She is, however, from Edo. Toyin was born in Auchi and has made a name for herself in the Yoruba film business.


2.Rykardo Agbor
The Delta state native rose to stardom after appearing in the Yoruba film Toko Taya. Before joining the Nollywood film business in 1992, Rykardo worked as a model. His first acting job was in the film Visa to Hell.

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3. Mercy Aigbe

Mercy is a Nigerian actress, director, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Mercy is from Edo state, despite being a well-known figure in the business. She is currently one of the most sought-after actors in the industry.

4. Fathia Williams (Fathia Balogun)

Urhobo is played by Fathia Williams. She is a versatile performer in the Yoruba film industry. Many people believe she is Yoruba because of her previous name (Balogun), but she is not. In February 1969, she was born in Ukwara, a waterside local government area of Delta State in southern Nigeria.

5. Kelvin Ikeduba

Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba is a Nigerian actor who won the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards for Best Crossover Actor in 2014. (YMAA). Ikeduba was born in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State, despite being a Delta State native.

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