The Nigerian Nollywood industry is blessed with a multitude of endowed and talented actresses, though some of them are extremely admired by men simply because of their exceptional beauty.

Despite being good professionally and married, their shapes and beauty have made it impossible for their male fans to put a stop to their wild daydreams.

In today’s post, we have been able to gather the list of top 10 yoruba actresses and their biographies. These are screen divas you cannot do without if you are truly a fan of yollywood.

When we say yoruba actresses in Nigeria, we are not implying their state of origin or ethnicity, here we are referring to ladies that act yoruba movies in Nigeria. Take for example the like of Mecy Aigbe, she is an Edo born but a popular actress in yoruba movie industry.

So all that is needed for from you now is to sit back and glue your eyes to the screen of your devices, their stories would wow you.


Doris Simeon

Doris Simeon-Ademinokan is an award winning Yoruba and English actress, She is one of the finest Yoruba actresses with visible presence on the big screen. She is a gifted skilled Yoruba actress who has been on top of her game for several years. Doris, with her good looks and talent, has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Nigeria. Doris was born in Lagos and raised in the Ojota area of Lagos, Nigeria and came to the spotlight via a 2001 Nollywood movie. The crash of her marriage to Daniel Ademinokan aside, the light complexioned mother of one has also been able to stay out of controversy.

Mercy Aigbe

She has been so involved in Yoruba movies that you would confuse her for a Yoruba lady. Mercy Aigbe is an Edo State-born actress, born January 1, 1979 (age 36), is the second child in a family of five. Mercy Aigbe is as famous for her beauty as she is for her dexterity in acting. Also a mother of two, she is married to a popular Lagos hotelier, Larry Gentry but is no doubt one of the sexiest actresses in Yoruba movie circles. The University of Lagos Theatre Arts graduate is also blessed with a good fashion sense which has helped her earn a near cult following. Aside her dazzling skills on screens, she owns a well-stocked fashion outfit named ‘MAG DIVA’ situated at Omole Phase 1, Lagos.

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Biodun Okeowo

Trendy Yoruba actress,Biodun Okeowo, a.k.a. Tolani Osirin, is living life to the fullest. She is a mother of two and in her 40s but she looks as young and gorgeous as ever. ‘Omo Butty,’ as she is fondly called, is one of the wave-making actresses in the Yoruba section of the Nigerian movie setting. The sexy lady shot into limelight with a movie titled Tolani Osirin in which she plays the lead role. She has since featured in several blockbuster movies and has also produced her own movies which include Okanjua, Boseyemi, Funmilayo Baby and Omo Butty.

Tayo Sobola

Commonly called Sotayo, this pretty actress started her as a model/video vixen before dabbling into acting and has since become a force to reckon with in the showbiz industry . Sotayo is arguably one of the hottest and the most-talked about babes in the Yoruba movie industry and has featured in many movies and music videos. The Olabisi Onabanjo University graduate cruises a Range Rover Evoque and is romantically linked with NURTW top shot, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as M.C Oluomo..

Iyabo Ojo

Olufamous Iyabo Ojo needs no introduction, she was born on December 21, 1977 in Lagos, but hails from Itoko, a suburb of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State. She is definitely a visible figure in the Yoruba section of Nollywood and is surely a hottie of this era. Iyabo Ojo’s beauty and good fashion sense cannot be overlooked when determining factors that have helped her career a great deal. The mother of two joined the Nigeria movie industry under the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) in 1998 has featured in over 150 movies. She has equally been prolific as a producer, with over 14 movies to her credit.

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Ronke Odusanya

Fashion Pheeva When Ronke Odusanya burst onto the scene about some years back and her talent as an actress got a number of people talking. Her entry into the List of Top Ten Yoruba Actress in Nigeria comes without a doubt.

Without shying away from the truth, however, is the fact that her voluptuous body soon became the talking point. Ronke, who was at a time romantically linked with Fuji music star, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, is one of the pretty faces rocking the Yoruba movie industry at the moment. ‘Flakky Ididowo,’ as she is fondly called, is one of the most sought-after and well endowed actresses in Nigeria and that should remain for a while yet.

Liz Dasliva

Liz Dasliva is one of the hottest actresses in the Yoruba movie setting and she has appeared in several hit movies. The pretty actress is often portrayed as a sex symbol and there is no denying the fact that her good looks and professionalism have contributed to her success. The Obalende-born Liz is still blazing in all areas.

Mide Funmi Martins

She has been a top notch female celebrity of the Yoruba movie industry for many years. She is one of the sexiest actresses who have gifted us with so many entertaining movies. Mide Funmi Martins is an actress and producer, known for her popular productions – Omo oku òrun (2004), Erù elérù (2003) and Arewà (2003). The daughter of late Funmi Martins, noted for her beauty, Mide has become a force in her own right. She is married to a popular Yoruba actor/director known as Afeez Owo.

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Bukola Awoyemi

Bukky Awoyemi started her journey into the make believe world in English movies but later crossed over to the Yoruba section upon playing the lead role in Tunde Kelani’s classic film, Arugba. And due to her gorgeous personality and appeal, her career has soared since then. With just few movies to her credit, Bukola’s acting ability has shown that she is very passionate about what she does and ready to give her contemporaries a run for their money….

Toyin Aimakhu

She is one of most popular Nigerian actresses at present. An interpreter of roles whose talent is never in doubt, Toyin has garnered many fans over the years with her acting and good looks. The current Vice President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Toyin, married to Adeniyi Johnson, a young and fast rising actor, is one of the highest paid actresses in Yoruba movie circles. If she cast her mind back to 12 years ago when she discovered Toyin in Ibadan, popular actress, Bukky Wright will surely be proud of what her protégé has achieved in a little less than a decade.



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