Yewande Adekoya, a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, director and producer, is 33 years today, January 20, 2016.
She was born in Lagos State but hails from Ososa-Ijebu in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. She attended Bright Star Nursery and Primary school, Bright Star Comprehensive High School and then obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mass Communication from Babcock University, a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university, located in Ogun State.
Yewande Adekoya began acting in 2002 with Alphabash Music And Theatre Group. She scripted and produced her first English content in 2006 titled ‘Life Secret’ and her first Yoruba film, titled Igbo Dudu in 2009.
She has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films such as Omo Elemosho, a 2012 movie that featured Bimbo Oshin. The film also received 5 nominations at the 10th Africa Movie Award Academy (AMAA).
She was nominated for most promising Actress in a Yoruba film in 2012, Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film 2013 and Best Actress in a leading role in 2014 at the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) and on July 2014 and December 2014, she bagged the Best New Actress award and Most Promising Actress award at City People Entertainment Awards and YMAA respectively.
Yewande Adekoya is happily married with children.
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