Liz Anjorin

Elizabeth Aishat Anjorin, is a Nigerian actress[2] who features predominantly in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry. She has won the Best Actress Award at the Young Achievers Awards in 2012,[3] the City People Movie Award for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014,[4][5][6] the City People Movie Special Recognition Award at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2017[7][8][9] and the City People Movie Award for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Female) at the City People Entertainment Awards for the second time in 2017.[10][11]

Liz Anjorin
Elizabeth Anjorin

April 4[1]
Alma materOlabisi Onabanjo University

Early life and educationEdit

Elizabeth Anjorin lived in Lagos State, a southwestern geographical area of Nigeria predominantly occupied by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Anjorin described in an interview with The Punch[12] that at a tender age she had begun hawking edibles[13] with her mother in the streets of Nigeria to earn a living. Anjorin completed primary and secondary school education and earned her First Leaving School Certificate and the West African Senior School Certificate respectively. In 2017 she graduated with a BSc. in Transport Planning and Management from Olabisi Onabanjo University.[14]


In an interview, Elizabeth Anjorin described her passion for acting before officially debuting in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry; the main drive which propelled her into that industry[15] was the fear of poverty.[12] Anjorin is a movie producer who has produced several movies; it was the movie titled Owo Naira Bet[16][9][17][18] that solidified her notability as a movie producer as the movie received multiple positive reviews. Anjorin produced other movies such as olani Gbarada, Gold, Iyawo Abuke, Kofo Tinubu, Kofo De First Lady and Owo Naira Bet.[19][12]


On September 21, 2019, a Punch[20] print media publication described the feud between Anjorin and Toyin Abraham as “the biggest feud in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry” The misunderstanding between Anjorin & Toyin Abraham required the intervention of accomplished actors and the Yoruba movie industry veterans such as Antar Laniyan, and Iya Rainbow to mediate in their dispute.[20][21][22]


Year Event Prize Result
2012 Young Achievers Awards Best Actress Won
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year Won
2017 City People Movie Awards Special Recognition Award Won
Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Female) Won

Personal lifeEdit

Anjorin is a single parent. In 2013, she converted from Christianity to Islam and adopted the name Aishat which she described to The Punch press media of Nigeria as a “Muslim Name”.[23]

Selected filmographyEdit

  • The Dance Movie Project (2016) as Mrs.Balogun
  • Owownmi (2010)
  • Tolani Gbarada
  • Gold
  • Iyawo Abuke
  • Kofo Tinubu
  • Kofo De First Lady
  • Owo Naira Bet
  • Arewa Ejo (2009)
  • Ise Onise (2009)


  1. ^ "LIZZY ANJORIN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH SHOPPERS' DISCOUNT". The Nation Newspaper. 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  2. ^ "I never said poor people are terrible - Liz Anjorin". Vanguard News. 2019-11-24. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  3. ^ "Lizzy Anjorin bags Best Actress award". Vanguard News. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  4. ^ Says, Olawalegoodmus (2014-06-24). "Who won what at City People Entertainment Awards 2014". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  5. ^ "Full List of Winners At The 2014 City People Awards". irokotv blog. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  6. ^ "City People Awards 2014! All The Winners From The Star Studded Event". Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  7. ^ Emmanuel, Daniji (2017-10-18). "Full List Of Winners At The 2017 City People Movie Awards". City People Magazine. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  8. ^ "Liz Anjorin Dedicates Award To 'Haters'". Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  9. ^ a b "Lizzy Anjorin: Owo Nairabet'll rank among best Yoruba films ever produced". The Point. 2017-01-28. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  10. ^ "Liz Anjorin: Actress Wins Award Back To Back". Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  11. ^ "Liz Anjorin shines at City People Movie Award". The Point. 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  12. ^ a b c "Fear of going broke drove me into business –Liz Anjorin". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  13. ^ "Liz Anjorin gets chieftaincy for birthday". The Nation Newspaper. 2018-04-09. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  14. ^ "Testimonies as Lizzy Anjorin graduates from OOU". Vanguard News. 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  15. ^ "Where there are women, there will be evil –Liz Anjorin". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  16. ^ "Lizzy Anjorin Makes History with 'Owo Naira Bet'". THISDAYLIVE. 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  17. ^ "Owo Naira Bet Breaks History".
  18. ^ "VIDEOS: Alaafin of Oyo, Ooni, grace 'Owo Nairabet' premiere". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  19. ^ "Liz Anjorin: 5 things you need to know about the actress". Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  20. ^ a b "Toyin/Liz war: Antar Laniyan, Iya Rainbow, Mr Latin, others intervene". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  21. ^ "Liz Anjorin petitions NDLEA, vows to get justice against Toyin Abraham". Vanguard News. 2019-09-20. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  22. ^ "Biggest celebrity feuds of 2019". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  23. ^ "Islam has changed the way I dress — Liz Anjorin". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-12-19.

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