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14 Nollywood Yoruba Actors Who Are Not Of Yoruba Origin (Photos)

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Nollywood yoruba industry has come a long way to become one of the top industries in the Nigerian movie scene and we have a huge number of actors who feature regularly in Yoruba movies.


Surprisingly, a good number of these actors and actresses are not from the Yoruba part of the country but have managed to excel at featuring in a good number of Yoruba movies which oftentimes has made the fans believe they are of Yoruba origin.

Here's a list of Nollywood Yoruba actors who are from other part of Nigeria beside the South-West.



1. Mercy Aigbe (Edo State)
Mercy Aigbe is a Nigerian actress, director and businesswoman. She is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies. Mercy Aigbe is a beautiful actress, producer and business woman that has her origin in Edo State Nigeria.



2. Kevin Ikeduba (Delta State)
Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba popularly known as Kelvin Ikeduba is a famous Nollywood actor, model and a television personality.

Kelvin Ikeduba is originally from an Igbo speaking tribe of Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria.



3. Fathia Balogun (Delta State)
Faithia Williams is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, producer and director. The 50-year-old actress is popular for her roles in Yoruba movies and is often referred to as a veteran.

She is of Okpara descent in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.



4. Rykardo Agbor (Delta State)
Rykardo Oke Agbor popularly known as Rykardo Agbor is one of the talented Nigerian actors who acts both Yoruba and English movies.

Rykardo was born and raised in Lagos state but originally hails from Delta State.



5. Liz Da Silva (Togolese)
Nollywood actress Elizabeth Omowunmi Tekovi Da-Silva popularly known as Liz Da-Silva. The talented actress who is known for her roles in Yoruba movies hails from Togo as she was born in Lagos to Togolese parents.



6. Doris Simeon (Edo State)
Doris Simeon is an award winning Nigerian actress and television presenter born on July 22nd. Doris whose parents are from Okpella in Benin, Edo state, was born in Lagos.



7. Lilian Bach (Polish)
Lilian Bola Bach is a Nigerian actress who is predominantly known for her roles in English movies. At some point she decided to shoot a Yoruba movie and a couple of her fans were surprised.

When asked about it, she said; 'I’m Yoruba, partly Yoruba. My mother is Yoruba and I speak the language very fluently'. The stunning actress is born to a Polish father and a Nigerian mother.


8. Clarion Chukwurah (Anambra State)
Veteran Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah is one of the popular names in Nollywood predominantly 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 born and bred in Lagos State.


9. Rachael Oniga (Delta State)
Rachael Oniga Tabuno is a famous Nollywood actress, aspiring movie producer and a television personality. Rachael Oniga is originally from Eku, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria,


10. Toyin Aimakhu (Edo State)
Toyin Abraham is a Nigerian film actress, filmmaker, director and producer.

She 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.


11. Regina Chukwu (Enugu State)
Regina Chukwu is a Nollywood actress that has featured in a lot of Yoruba movies.

Regina is originally from Enugu state but born and raised in Lagos state where attended Alimosho Grammar school for her secondary education.


12. MC Kirikiri (Sokoto State)
MC Kirikiri is a popular actor, an MC and a TV presenter. He is an Hausa man from Sokoto state who grew up in Agege area of Lagos.


13. 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.


14. Hannah Marsh-Solade (Cross River State)
Actress Hannah Marsh was not a popular face until her path came across Nollywood icon Yemi Solade who is now her husband.

She hails from Cross River State.