Yewande Adekoya

Yewande Adekoya (born 20 January 1983), is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, director and producer.[1][2]

Yewande Adekoya Abiodun
Born (1983-01-20) January 20, 1983 (age 38)
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigerian
Occupation
  • actress
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • director
Years active2002–present
Notable work
Omo Elemosho

Early life and educationEdit

Yewande was born in Lagos State but hails from Ososa-Ijebu in Ogun State southwestern Nigeria.[3] She attended Bright star nursery and primary school, before proceeding for her secondary education at Bright Star Comprehensive High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Mass communications from Babcock University. Yewande Adekoya is happily married with children.[4]

CareerEdit

Yewande Adekoya began acting in 2002 with Alphabash Music And Theatre Group. She scripted and produced her first content in 2006 titled “Life Secret”. She has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films such as Omo Elemosho, a 2012 film that featured Bimbo Oshin, Muyiwa Ademola and Yomi Fash-Lanso.[5] The film also received 5 nominations at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.[6] She also got nominated for "best new actress" in the Yoruba category at 2014 City People Entertainment Awards.[7] In the same year, her role in Kudi Klepto got her best actress in a leading role nomination at 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards.[8] In December 2014, Adekoya won the "most promising act" award at Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.[9] Her film Kurukuru earned her the best actress award at the 2016 ACIA ceremony.[10] In 2017, her film, Iyawo Adedigba, got the award for "best movie of the year" at the 2017 City People Movie Awards.[11]

Selected filmographyEdit

  • Life Secrets 1 (2006)
  • Life Secrets 2 (2007)
  • Igbo Dudu (2009)
  • Omo Elemosho (2012)
  • Kudi Klepto (2013)
  • Emere (2014)
  • Kurukuru (2015)
  • The Sacrifice (2016)
  • Tamara (2016)
  • Ayanmo (2016)
  • Ota Ile (2016)
  • Once Upon a Time (2016)
  • Iyawo Adedigba (2017)
  • Fadaka (2018)
  • Belladonna (2018)
  • Odun Ibole (2018)
  • Ewatomi (2018)
  • Omo Aniibire (2019)

AccoladeEdit

  • 2014 Best New Actress - City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2014 Most Promising Actress 2014 - Yoruba Movie Academy Awards
  • 2014 Most Promising Act - Yoruba Heritage Awards, United States
  • 2016 Best Actress in a leading role 2016 - ACIA

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My Younger Sisters Are All Married And Left me At Home-Nollywoods Yewande Adekoya - nigeriafilms.com". nigeriafilms.com. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ Our Reporter. "Winners emerge at YMAA 2014". sunnewsonline.com. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ "I would have given up on acting -Yewande Adekoya". tribune.com.ng. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Yewande Adekoya: People Told Me That I Could Never, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ "A LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF YORUBA ACTRESS-PRODUCER, YEWANDE ADEKOYA". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  6. ^ "Best of Nollywood Awards unveils nominees in Rivers". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Nominees for City People Entertainment Awards". Pulse. June 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "'Best of Nollywood Awards' Unveil Nominees". Pulse. August 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Dayo Amusa, Desmond Elliot, Mike Ezuruonye win big". Pulse. December 22, 2014. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  10. ^ "Yewande Adekoya endorses tea brand". The Nation. December 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2017 CITY PEOPLE MOVIE AWARDS". October 18, 2017. Retrieved 2018-10-16.