There is a good number of actors and actresses who are making waves in the Yoruba Entertainment Industry. Some of these movie stars speak Yoruba language fluently but are not originally from the Yoruba tribe.
In this article, I will be sharing with some prominent Yoruba actresses who Are not from the 6 Yoruba states in Nigeria.
#1. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe is a popular Nigerian actress who has been featured in lots of Yoruba movies. She has won several Yoruba movie awards and recognition. Some of her awards include Best Actress in Yoruba award at the City People Awards, Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba), Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie Nomination (non-English speaking language), and many others. It may interest you to know that the award-winning actress is not a Yoruba native but hail from Edo State, Benin city precisely.
Toyin Abraham is another actress that is making waves in the Yoruba Entertainment Industry. She is a movie director and producer, who has been featured in several Yoruba movies where she displayed her creativity and talents. Just like her colleague, Mercy Aigbe, the beautiful actress hails from Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria.
#3. Rachael Oniga
Rachael Oniga was a veteran actress, who features in Yoruba and English movies. Not every movie fan knew that Rachael Oniga was not a native. She was originally a native of Eku in Delta State Nigerian. The veteran actress died a few months back.
#4. Fathia Balogun
Faith Balogun is a household name in Yoruba movies. She is an actress, filmmaker, producer, and director. Fathia Balogun is one of the famous Yoruba actresses who are not from the Yoruba Tribe. She is of Delta descent, was born in Ikeja, Lagos.
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