Top 10 Yoruba Actresses

The Nigerian movie industry Nollywood is blessed with a multitude of talented actresses, though some of them are extremely admired by men simply because of their exceptional beauty. Amongst all, this list ranks our top 10 yoruba actresses in Nigeria.

Despite being good professionally and married, their shapes and beauty have made it impossible for their male fans to put a stop to their wild daydreams.

These yoruba beauties are making waves in the yoruba film industry as majority of the Nigerian populace would agree with me that most yoruba movies are real life lessons, they depict in their movies, true and real life experiences which is the major reason it is gathering accolades and popularity in the Nigerian movie industry.

This list brings to you the biographies of top 10 yoruba actresses currently making waves in the yoruba movies industry.


Mercy Aigbe

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Talking about the top 10 yoruba actresses in Nigeria, the Edo State-born actress, Mercy Aigbe, born in January 1, 1979 (age 36), is the second child in a family of five is one that graces the list.

Mercy Aigbe is as famous for her beauty as she is for her dexterity in acting. Also a mother of two, she is married to a popular Lagos hotelier, Larry Gentry but is no doubt one of the sexiest actresses in Yoruba movie circles. The University of Lagos Theatre Arts graduate is also blessed with a good fashion sense which has helped her earn a near cult following. Aside her dazzling skills on screens, she owns a well-stocked fashion outfit named ‘MAG DIVA’ situated at Omole Phase 1, Lagos. Mercy Aigbe’s current net worth stands at 200 Million Naira.


Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly known as Funke Akindele is one of Nollywood’s finest female artist was born on 24th August, 1976. The OND in Mass communication holder from Ogun State University and later went further to study Law from the Lagos State University.

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She came into limelight through the popular television series “I need to Know”- a program which was a United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) and later went further to produce countless movies in the Nigerian movie industry.

She also run a non-governmental Organisation known as THE JENIFA FOUNDATION, whose aims and objectives involves nurturing talents and acquiring vocational skills


Doris Simeon

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Doris Simeon-Ademinokan is an award winning Yoruba and English actress, She is one of the finest Yoruba actresses with visible presence on the big screen.

She is a gifted skilled Yoruba actress who has been on top of her game for several years. Doris, with her good looks and talent, has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Nigeria.

Doris was born in Lagos and raised in the Ojota area of Lagos, Nigeria and came to the spotlight via a 2001 Nollywood movie. The crash of her marriage to Daniel Ademinokan aside, the light complexioned mother of one has also been able to stay out of controversy and without arguments, graces our top 10 yoruba actresses in Nigeria. She is worth over 150 Million Naira


Biodun Okeowo

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Trendy Yoruba actress, Biodun Okeowo a.k.a. Tolani Osirin, is living life to the fullest. She is a mother of two and in her 40s but she looks as young and gorgeous as ever. ‘Omo Butty,’ as she is fondly called, is one of the wave-making actresses in the Yoruba section of the Nigerian movie setting.

The sexy lady shot into limelight with a movie titled Tolani Osirin in which she plays the lead role. She has since featured in several blockbuster movies and has also produced her own movies which include Okanjua, Boseyemi, Funmilayo Baby and Omo Butty.

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Tayo Sobola

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Commonly called Sotayo, this pretty actress started her as a model/video vixen before dabbling into acting and has since become a force to reckon with in the showbiz industry .

Sotayo is arguably one of the hottest and the most-talked about babes in the Yoruba movie industry and has featured in many movies and music videos. The Olabisi Onabanjo University graduate cruises a Range Rover Evoque and is romantically linked with NURTW top shot, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as M.C Oluomo..


Iyabo Ojo

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Olufamous Iyabo Ojo needs no introduction, she was born on December 21, 1977 in Lagos, but hails from Itoko, a suburb of Abeokuta. She is definitely a visible figure in the Yoruba section of Nollywood and is surely a hottie of this era. Iyabo Ojo’s beauty and good fashion sense cannot be overlooked when determining factors that have helped her career a great deal.

The mother of two joined the Nigerian movie industry under the Actors Guild of Nigeria(AGN) in 1998 has featured in over 150 movies. She has equally been prolific as a producer, with over 14 movies to her credit, tell me why she wouldn’t be on the list! She is worth 150 Million Naira.


Ronke Odusanya

ronke odusanya

One of my favourite yoruba actresses, Ronke Odusanya burst onto the scene about some years back and her talent as an actress got a number of people talking.

Her entry into the List of Top Ten Yoruba Actress in Nigeria comes without a doubt. Without shying away from the truth, however, is the fact that her voluptuous body soon became the talking point. Ronke, who was at a time romantically linked with Fuji music star, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, is one of the pretty faces rocking the Yoruba movie industry at the moment. ‘Flakky Ididowo,’ as she is fondly called, is one of the most sought-after and well endowed actresses in Nigeria and that should remain for a while yet. Ronke Odusanya is worth over 250 Million Naira

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Toyin Aimakhu

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She is one of most popular Nigerian actresses at present. An interpreter of roles whose talent is never in doubt, Toyin has garnered many fans over the years with her acting and good looks.

The current Vice President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Toyin, married to Adeniyi Johnson, a young and fast rising actor, is one of the highest paid actresses in Yoruba movie circles. If she cast her mind back to 12 years ago when she discovered Toyin in Ibadan, popular actress, Bukky Wright will surely be proud of what her protégé has achieved in a little less than a decade.
Here we have it, the top 10 yoruba actresses in Nigeria and their net worth! keep your eyes glued for more updates!


Liz Dasilva

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Liz Dasilva is one of the hottest actresses in the Yoruba movie setting and she has appeared in several hit movies.
The pretty actress is often portrayed as a sex symbol and there is no denying the fact that her good looks and professionalism have contributed to her success. The Obalende-born Liz is still blazing in all areas


Mide Funmi Martins

mide funmi martins

She has been a top notch female celebrity of the Yoruba movie industry for many years. She is one of the sexiest actresses who have gifted us with so many entertaining movies.

Mide Funmi Martins is an actress and producer, known for her popular productions – Omo oku òrun (2004), Erù elérù (2003) and Arewà (2003). The daughter of late Funmi Martins, noted for her beauty, Mide has become a force in her own right. She is married to a popular Yoruba actor/director known as Afeez Owo.



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