Ireti Doyle is a Nigerian actress, writer, producer, presenter, and entrepreneur. She began her career in the entertainment industry in the 90s and over time has honed her skills in stage, television, film, and print works. Toke Makinwa Biography
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|Real name||Ireti Doyle|
|Date of birth||May 3, 1967|
|Age||54 years old in 2021|
|State of Origin||Lagos state|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Ireti Doyle Biography
Iretiola Olusola Ayinke was born on May 3, 1967 in Lagos State. After her primary education, she attended Christ School, Ado-Ekiti. Thereafter, she obtained a diploma in Mass communication and bagged a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos Plateau, Nigeria. Iretiola has lived in Nigeria and some cities overseas.
She is married to the veteran broadcaster, Patrick Doyle, and their home is blessed with children and grandchildren.
Ireti Doyle Early Career
Ireti is an entertainer vast in writing, acting, TV presenting and speaking. Basically, she started acting in 1995 during one of her school strikes. She utilised the opportunity and auditioned for a role in the TV series Riddles and Hopes. Prior to that, her motivation began in secondary school while watching Joke Silva in Lola Fani Kayode produced TV series, Mind bending.
While building her career in the movie industry, she also ventured into hosting television programs. She hosted shows like Morning Ride on STV, Nimasa This Week on Channels TV, e.t.c. She also became a social commentator and was writing columns for This Day Newspaper, City People, Saturday Vanguard, e.t.c
Along the line in 2000, she began her fashion and lifestyle show, Oge with Iretiola, which ran consecutively for 10 years. Subsequently, she began to write scripts. She wrote the Amaka Igwe’s Tempest, and other interesting stories.
Summarily, Ireti is highly respected in the industry due to how she excellently delivers her roles. As a result, she earned the moniker, ‘actor’s actor’. She has worked with movie stars like; Toyin Abraham, Ayo Makun, Odunlade Adekola, Helen Paul, RMD, Adesua Etomi, Banky W, Sola Sobowale, Joseph Benjamin e.t.c She has also starred in Nigerian award-winning movies like Fifty, Torn, The Wedding Party, Merry Men, e.t.c
Ireti Doyle Film
Ireti has acted in several TV series like Fuji House of Commotion, Tinsel (2012-2015), Gidi Up (2013), Dowry (2014).
Some of the films she starred in also include;
- All About Ere, 1998
- Sitanda, 2006
- Across the Niger, 2009
- Torn, 2013
- The Therapist, 2015
- Fifty, 2015
- The Grudge, 2016
- The Arbitration, 2016
- The Wedding Party 1&2, 2016
- Dinner, 2016
- The Arbitration, 2016
- Guy Man, 2017
- Something Wicked, 2017
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018
- 1929, 2019
- Zena, 2019
- Kasanova, 2019
Oge With Iretiola
Ireti began the Oge With Iretiola show in 2000. It became a fashion and lifestyle show that celebrates and showcases Africa’s finest in terms of fashion and trends. In the show, she interviews entrepreneurs, entertainers, and icons who also double as role models to the young and upcoming.
The show ran for 10 years and stopped. But recently, it was revived and premiered on September 1, 2019. Now, it airs on AfricaMagic Showcase Channel 151 every Sunday. This time, she has interviewed young stars like Adesua Etomi and the popular singer, Simisola Ogunleye (Simi). Basically, on the show, she discusses issues relating to self-esteem, peer pressure, and other social ills plaguing youths with solutions to the vices.
Together with the show, she also runs a media consulting and production company called Sisi Ologe Entertainment. Sisi Ologe Ent. is an affiliate of Oge with Iretiola. It was established in order to build a project from the base to the top while ensuring its proper projection and reportage for maximum brand exposure and benefit.
As an entrepreneur, Doyle began an indigenous organic snail farm in 2017. Currently, she owns its entire production chain from farming all through to sales, with plans to become a leading supplier of 100% organic snails in Nigeria and abroad.
Awards and Recognition
Ireti has been nominated for several awards some of which are;
- Best Actress ‘All About Ere’, Reel Awards, 1998
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role ‘Sitanda’, African Movie Academy Awards, 2007
- The Best Actress in a Supporting Role ‘Across the Niger’, African Magic Academy Awards, 2009
- Best Supporting Actress, African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, 2015
- Best Actress in a Leading Role ‘Fifty’, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2016
Apart from the nomination, she has also won the following awards;
- Best Actress in a Lead Role, GIAMA Awards, 2013
- Best Actress in a Lead Role ‘Torn’, Nollywood Movie Awards, 2014
- Actress of the Year ‘Dowry’, Late Ambassador Segun Olusola Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards, 2016
Iretiola Doyle Personal Life
Ireti Doyle is currently married to Patrick Doyle and the marriage is blessed with six children including Abimbola Ozofor who wedded in 2014. In 2017, a source close to the celebrity couple hinted that they are no longer living together. The reports reveal that the Tinsel star has since moved into a new apartment located in the Anthony Village area of Lagos state, away from her veteran actor husband and their kids.
According to Film One Distribution, as of 2018, Doyle is one of the top-earning actresses. This is due to her role in Merrymen which has the second highest GBO of 2018.
Ireti Doyle as one of the richest actresses with a net worth, net income is $2 million.
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