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Real Name: Odukanmi Kudirat
Name: Apoti Aje, Iyabo Oko, Sisi Mama
Profession: Actress
Date of Birth: 15th of November 1960
Age: 61 years  (2022)
State of Origin: Iwo local government, Osun state
Net Worth: $500,000 – $1 million

Iyabo Oko Biography

Iyabo Oko real name Odukanmi Kudirat and was born on the 15th of November 1960 in the Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State in Nigeria. The veteran had part of her childhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Iyabo Oko Age

Iyabo Oko was 61 in 2021.

Iyabo Oko Educational Background

Iyabo Oko went to Oke-Ola Primary School in Iwo, Osun State. She relocated to Port Harcourt, where her father, an active soldier in the Nigerian Army, was based, and she was enrolled at St. Andrews Secondary School, Port Harcourt.

Iyabo Oko Career

Owing to her love for acting, Iyabo Oko ran away from home because she wanted to join a theatre group only for her father to come and take her back. According to the record, this happened twice, and she kept going back to the group.

Iyabo Oko joined Nollywood as a teenager in 1973 under the platform of Eda Onileola theatre troup even without the support of her parents.

She would later start to feature in Nollywood movies after she joined Oga Bello’s theatre group in Lagos. Iyabo Oko made it to the limelight following her role in the movie Oko, which was produced by Oga Bello. She earned the nickname Iyabo Oko from the movie.

By the time she became famous, her father had died, but her mother was alive to see her success in the movie industry. She has acted in movies like Idunnu Okan, Mayowa, Adesoro, Okobo Dimeji, among others.

Some of Iyabo Oko’s movies were

  • Idunnu Okan
  • Mayowa
  • Adesoro
  • Okobo Dimeji and many others.

Iyabo Oko Award

The City People Awards platform in 2016 awarded Iyabo Oko with a Special Recognition Award for her exceptional contributions to the growth of the Movie Industry in the country.

Iyabo Oko Sickness

A few years ago, Iyabo Oko took an unexpected break from the acting scene due to complications as a result of a stroke.


During this time, she lost her voice, weight and mobility. It was an unexpected illness as she suddenly discovered that she couldn’t talk any longer. It was at this point, that the doctor made the diagnosis of partial stroke. The stroke was due to hypertension although the actress claimed that the sickness was a spiritual attack.

According to the actress, it was a scary experience but she is grateful to God that she is alive and well.

Initially, she was at the Military Hospital, Yaba and she was eventually able to regain her voice but when she returned home she lost it again. It was at this point her son from the U.K came home and transferred her to a hospital in the U.K. Also, he employed a therapist that helped to get her voice back. She later travelled to India where everything was perfected. She spent seven months in India.

As a result of this ailment, Iyabo Oko spent 2 years away from the acting scene. This meant that the last time she was on set was in 2016 since she recently returned to Nigeria until 2018.

Iyabo Oko Husband, Personal Life

Iyabo Oko was married with children. She is of Yoruba origin from Iwo, Osun state.

Iyabo Ojo Controversies

Contrary to widespread news that popular Nollywood actress, Sidikat Odukanwi, popularly known as Iyabo Oko is dead, it is now confirmed that she is still alive.

This is as the actress, who was previously announced dead, came back alive three hours after.
Her daughter, Bisi Aisha, gave the updates on Instagram.

Bisi Aisha initially announced her mother’s death in several Instagram posts late on Wednesday night, posting, “My mum is gone. Rest well mummy. May ur soul Rest In Peace mummy”.
About three hours after the 62-year-old actress was announced dead, she was said to move her hand.

Iyabo Oko

Iyabo Oko is not available at the moment.


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