Yoruba Actors & Actresses Who Are Not From Yoruba Tribe


1. Rykardo Agbor (Cross River State)

Born in Lagos but hails from Cross River State. His father is a retired civil servant while his mother though late was a business woman. As a kid, he always loved the television so after his secondary school education, he opted for Mass Communication at the University of Calabar. Rykardo started acting alongside modelling in 1995. In 1996, he acted his first English movie titled “Visa To Hell” while that of Yoruba was “Tokotaya”. His most challenging movie was “Problem Child”. Rykardo who is also a presenter is married.

2. Regina Chukwu (Enugu State)

Regina Chukwu is an Indigene of Enugu State, South East Nigeria,

She went to Alimosho Grammar School as a child for her secondary school. She subsequently gained admission to the prestigious Lagos State Polytechnic. She pursued her studies there and graduated with a diploma in business administration.

In 2003, Regina entered the film industry. She got her start doing makeup for movie costumes. She began appearing in films later on. Due to her skill at interpreting movie parts, Regina became well-known. Despite being of Igbo descent, she has acted in more Yoruba films than Igbo ones.

she is one of the many successful Nigerian actresses who leverage their talents and skills to ace their careers to greater heights. Among other things, she is celebrated for her amazing acting skills, as well as her rare ability to skillfully interpret every role she takes. Coupled with her long years of acting experience, Regina now stands among the best you could simply trust for the best films, particularly in the Yoruba film sector.

3. Liz Da Silva (Togolese)

Elizabeth Omowunmi Tekovi Da-Silva Da-Silva was born to Togolese parents residing in Nigeria. She was born on June 10, 1978 in a geographical area known as Obalende in Lagos State to be precisely, where her parents resided and where she spent her childhood. By the virtue of her birth, she enjoys privileges of a Nigerian citizen. In an interview with a Nigerian print media The Punch she described, Lagos as her home and stated in the interview that she was from a polygamous home. Da-Silva attended Ireti Grammar School for secondary school education and in bid to obtain a college degree proceeded to Lagos State University and eventually graduated with a B.Sc. degree from the institution of higher learning.

4. Kevin Ikeduba (Delta State)

Kelvin Ikeduba, a Nigerian actor whose full name is Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba is said to have an estimated net worth of $350,000. He is originally from an Igbo speaking tribe of Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. However the television personality was born and brought up in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria.

Ikeduba is widely recognized for his versatility in the Nigerian movie industry, having been featured in both Nollywood films, where English is predominantly spoken, and Yoruba-speaking movies produced by the Yoruba film industry of Nigeria.

In a candid interview with Vanguard, a prominent Nigerian print media press, Ikeduba revealed that he made his debut in the Nigerian movie industry in the year 2000. Interestingly, his entry into the industry was unplanned.

Initially, he had only intended to accompany a friend to an audition for actors. However, upon reaching the venue, he decided to audition as well and remarkably secured a role.

Reflecting on his career, Ikeduba acknowledges the significance of his ability to comprehend and communicate effectively in all three major languages of Nigeria, and he openly discusses this talent. Initially starting his acting journey in the English-only mainstream Nigerian movie industry, commonly known as Nollywood, Ikeduba later transitioned to the Yoruba film industry in Nigeria.

5. Rose Odika (Delta State)

Rose Odika (born in 1970s) is a veteran Nigerian actress, singer and media personality. She has starred in and produced numerous movies and TV series alike. She is one of the few actresses with 30 years on stage. She has worked with both veterans and and younger talented actors which include the likes of Damola Olatunji and Ricardo Agbor.

Rose Odika was born in the 1970s in Ibadan. She also grew up in Ibadan where she had her primary and secondary education.

She is from Delta State and can speak both the English and Yoruba language fluently.

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