The Yoruba Movie industry is experiencing tremendous growth and maintains diversity, which makes it open for Yorubas and Non–Yorubas.
It’s one where people of diverse cultures come together to bring entertainment to our TV screens using one language “Yoruba”.
An extraordinary thing to behold in this industry is that all these actors and actresses come from different states and cultures to put amazing stories in the Yoruba language.
Here is a list of Yoruba Nollywood Actors and Actresses Who are not of the Yoruba tribe:
1. Kelvin Ikeduba
Kelvin Ikeduba is both an English and Yoruba Speaking actor in the Nollywood Industry. His fluency in the Yoruba Language leads one to believe that he is of Yoruba Origins
However, this versatile and energetic young man is from Delta State, the Southsouthern part of Nigeria.
2. Rachel Oniga
3. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe is an English and Yoruba actress from Edo State, Southsouthern part of Nigeria. She is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies.
4. Regina Chukwu
Regina Chukwu is another versatile actress in the Yoruba Movie Industry. This widowed mother of two hails from Enugu State, the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
5. Clarion Chukwura
CLariom Chukwura is another Yoruba actress that is not of Yoruba descent
The popular mother of famous Music video director, Clarence Peters is a Veteran in the Movie industry. She is from Anambra State, the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
6. Doris Simeon
Doris is originally from Delta State, South-south Nigeria but was trained and brought up in Lagos. The mother of one is so fluent in the Yoruba Language that it would come as a shock to many that she is not Yoruba.
7. Rose Odika
Rose Odika is another Delta State-born actress in the Yoruba Movie Industry. Se joined the Nollywood scene in the late 80s and has gone on to feature in many Yoruba movies.
8. Ricardo Agbor
Ricardo Agbor is from Delta State, Southsouth Nigeria. He is another prominent name in the Yoruba Nollywood scene as he has featured in and produced many Yoruba movies.
9. Liz Da Silva
It would come as a shock to many people that Lizzy as she is fondly called is not even a Nigerian. Liz is originally from Togo.
However, her fluency in the Yoruba language has helped her to create a name for herself in the movie industry.
10. Nkechi Blessing
Nkechi Blessing is another Yoruba actress that is not of Yoruba descent. She is from Anambra State, the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
11. Fathia Balogun
Fathia Balogun is a veteran Yoruba actor, filmmaker, producer, and director. He is from Delta State, Southsouthern state of Nigeria.
12. Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham is another Yoruba Actress and producer that is not of Yoruba descent. She is from Edo State, Southsouthern part of Nigeria.