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Talented movie actors from Ogun state you may be surprised of

Film actors play a vital role in shaping and reflecting our culture and entertainment. They create memorable characters and stories that can resonate with audiences, inspire social change, and offer a means of escape from everyday life.

In the Nigerian movie making industry which has recently been making waves internationally and has been performing distinctly well on streaming platforms as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, there is no doubt about the solid place that actors from Ogun state have.

In this article, OgunWatch brings you some of the famous movie actors from Ogun State that you may not have known.

Olu Jacobs

Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs well known by his stage name Olu Jacobs, is a celebrated actor and film executive from Nigeria who was born on July 11, 1942.

His parents were from Egba Alake, Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he was born. He grew up in Kano and went to Holy Trinity School, He then obtained a visa and moved to England to pursue acting.

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Olu Jacobs

Taiwo Hassan

Ogogo is the stage name of Nigerian actor, producer, and director Taiwo Hassan. He was born on October 31st, 1959, in the town of Ilaro, Ogun State, and started acting in 1981.

Taiwo Hassan

Funke Akindele

Popularly known as “Jenifa”, Funke Akindele is a Nigerian actress, producer, and screenwriter. She was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State but was raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

In the just concluded 2023 general elections, she was the Lagos state PDP deputy governorship candidate. 

Funke Akindele

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola is an actor, singer, and director He was born on December 31, 1978, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

He has featured in several Yoruba movies and has won numerous honours for his acting skills.

Odunlade Adekola

Eniola Badmus

Eniola Badmus is a Nigerian actress and comedian. She was born on September 7, 1977, in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, but she grew up in Abeokuta, where she attended St. Anne’s School and proceeded to attend the University of Ibadan.

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She recently went on a weight loss journey were she lost over 33kg.

Eniola Badmus

Idowu Philips

Idowu Philips, better known by her stage name Iya Rainbow, is a seasoned actress, healthcare assistant, registered nurse, and film director from Nigeria. She took her stage name from the well-known theatre company ‘OSUMARE,’ which means rainbow. She was born in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, on October 16, 1942.

Mama Rainbow

Bukky Wright

Bukky Wright is a Nigerian actress and businesswoman. She was born on March 31, 1967, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. She has featured in several Nigerian movies and has won numerous awards for her acting skills.

Buky Wright

Sola Sobowale

Sola Sobowale is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter, and producer. She was born on December 26, 1965, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. She has featured in several Nigerian movies and has won numerous awards for her acting skills.

Sola Sobowale

Abdullateef Adedimeji

Abdullateef Adedimeji, a Nigerian actor and director, has been working in movies since he was 15 years old. He was born on February 1st, 1986, and raised in Lagos. In 2007, he began his professional career.

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Lateef Adedimeji

Samuel Animashaun Perry

Samuel Animashaun Perry, often known as “Broda Shaggi,” is a prominent Nigerian comedian, actor, composer, and musician who has been in a number of highly regarded Nollywood productions.

He was born on July 6, 1993, and was raised in the Ikene neighbourhood of Ogun State. His parents are from the Ishagamu neighbourhood of Ogun State.

He is also known with slogans like “E Shock You” “Oya Hit Me” etc.

Broda Shaggi

Debo Adedayo

Debo Adedayo, better known by his stage name “Mr. Macaroni,” is a comedian, actor, and activist from Nigeria. He gained notoriety during the ENDSARS protest as well as for his comedic Instagram videos.

Though an Ogun State native, he was born in Ogudu, Lagos, in May 1993.

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