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14 Nollywood Yoruba Actors & Actresses Who Are Not From Yoruba Tribe (Photos)


Nollywood Yoruba industry has made considerable progress to get one of the top industries in the Nigerian movie scene and we have a vast number of actors who include normally in Yoruba movies.

What's surprising is that some of these actors and actresses are not from the Yoruba part of the country however have figured out how to exceed expectation at featuring in a decent number of Yoruba movies which regularly has caused the fans to accept they are of Yoruba origin.

Below is a rundown of Nollywood Yoruba actors who are from other part of Nigeria beside the South-West. 

1. Toyin Abraham (Edo State)


Popular actress, filmmaker and producer, Toyin Abraham was born on September 5, 1984 in Auchi, a town in Edo State in southern Nigeria, but spent her early life in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in southwestern Nigeria.

2. Mercy Aigbe (Edo State)


 Nollywood actress, director and businesswoman, Mercy Aigbe is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies. Mercy Aigbe has her origin in Edo State Nigeria.

3. Liz Da Silva (Togolese)


Nollywood actress Elizabeth Omowunmi Tekovi Da-Silva otherwise called Liz Da-Silva is known for her roles in Yoruba movies. She hails from Togo as she was born in Lagos to Togolese parents. 

4. Faithia Williams (Delta State)


Popular actress, filmmaker, producer and director, Faithia Williams is popular for her roles in Yoruba movies and is often referred to as a veteran.

The 50-year-old actress is of Okpara descent in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

5. Rose Odika (Delta State)


Nollywood actress Rose Odika is one of the prides of the Yoruba movie industry as she's a celebrated thespian. She is from Aniocha North, Nseluku in Delta state.

6. Regina Chukwu (Enugu State)


Nollywood actress, Regina Chukwu has featured in a lot of Yoruba movies. 
Regina hails from Enugu state but born and raised in Lagos state where attended Alimosho Grammar school for her secondary education. 

7. Kevin Ikeduba (Delta State)


Popular Nollywood actor, Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba otherwise called Kelvin Ikeduba 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.

8. Rykardo Agbor (Delta State)


Rykardo Oke Agbor famously known as Rykardo Agbor is one of the gifted Nigerian actors who acts both Yoruba and English movies.

Rykardo was brought up in Lagos state however initially hails from Delta State.

9. Doris Simeon (Edo State)


Award winning actress and televison presenter, Doris Simeon was born on July 22nd. Doris whose parents are from Okpella in Benin, Edo state, was born in Lagos.

10. Lilian Bach (Polish)


Lilian Bola Bach is a Nigerian actress who is prevalently known for her jobs in English motion pictures. Eventually she chose to shoot a Yoruba film and a few of her fans were astonished. 

At the point when gotten some information about it, she said; 'I'm Yoruba, mostly Yoruba. My mom is Yoruba and I communicate in the language easily'. The stylish actress is born to a Polish father and a Nigerian mother.

11. Clarion Chukwurah (Anambra State)


Veteran Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah is one of the mainstream names in Nollywood prevalenly known for her roles in English movies, but also some Yoruba movies. 

She is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but was brought up in Lagos State.

12. Hannah Marsh-Solade (Cross River State)


Actress Hannah Marsh was not a well known face until her path came across Nollywood icon Yemi Solade who is presently her husband.

She hails from Cross River State. 

13. Rachael Oniga (Delta State)


Rachael Oniga Tabuno is a well known Nollywood actress, aspiring movie producer and a television personality. 

Rachael Oniga is originally from Eku, a modest community in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

14. MC Kirikiri (Sokoto State)


Popular actor, MC and TV presenter, MC Kirikiri is an Hausa man from Sokoto state who grew up in Agege area of Lagos.

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