10 Yoruba Movie Stars Who Are Not From Yoruba Speaking States [Photo]
You should doff your hat for these 10 actors and actresses who are making waves in the movie industry in Nigeria. They are not Yoruba indigenes, yet they have mastered the language and can speak Yoruba fluently than some so-called Yoruba indigenes
1. Fathia Williams
This is one versatile actress in the yoruba movie industry I never knew she is not originally yoruba until I came across her profile online because she has adapted so well. Fathia is Urhobo from Delta state. She was born on February 1969 at Ukwara, water side local government area of Delta State, southern Nigeria.
2. Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham rose to fame in the past few years but many thought she is from Ibadan but instead she only grew up there.
The 31 year old actress hails from Edo state and born in Auchi. She obtained a Higher National Diploma certificate in marketing from Ibadan polytechnic same class with Dibie, before she proceeded to Olabisi Onabanjo University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in philosophy.
3. Regina Chukwu
Regina Chukwu hails from Enugu State and is a Yoruba film producer who has an OND in Business Administration from Lagos State Polytechnic.
She entered into the move industry 2003, starting off as a make-up artist, from there her love for acting, script writing and producing saw her produce her first movie Oguso in 2008, followed by Idaro, Akun and Ebolo.
4. Lilian Bach
Lilian Bach is only half Nigerian. The stunning actress is born to a Polish father and a Nigerian mother.
She lived in various parts of the country during her formative years, attending Army Childrens school, Port Harcourt and Idi Araba Secondary School, Lagos. She briefly majored in Theatre arts at the University of Lagos.
5. Kelvin Ikeduba
The actor was born on August 21st, 1976 in Delta state as Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba. Kelvin has lived all his life in Lagos, he hails from Delta state and is an Economics graduate from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
His perfect mastery of Igbo, Yoruba and English languages has made him one of the most versatile actors in the Nollywood circuit, being able to fit comfortably well into both Yoruba and English movies.
6. Clarion Chukwura
Clarion Chukwura (born Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah on the 24th July 1964) is a Nigerian actress and humanitarian. Chukwura was born as the only daughter in a family of 4.
She attended Primary, Secondary and film schools, Wale Adenuga’s PEFTI, and graduated in 2006. She was married to Daniel Ademonikan and they have a son together. She is also the mother of popular music video director clearance A peters
8. Rose Odika
Rose grew up and currently lives in Ibadan, she is from Aniocha North, Nseluku, a town before Asaba in Delta state.
Her family came to Ibadan in 1978 and they have been living there since then.
9. Liz Dasilva
Liz started her movie career back in 2004 when she was first introduced to movie producer Muka Ray by actress Iyabo Ojo.
She was born in Togo but was brought up in Lagos Island. Both of her parents are Togolese.
10. Rykardo Agbor
Rykardo Agbor was born in Lagos but hails from Cross River State.
Model cum actor, Rykardo Agbor, who started his career in 1992, has featured prominently in both English and Yoruba movies. He is a graduate of Mass Communication