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Ebun Oloyede is a professional Yoruba Actor and is popularly called Olaiya Igwe, he can act act any role being given to him in the movie industry such as village king, poor man, village man, cook and so many more.

Olaiya Igwe Wiki, Profile

Name Olaiya Igwe
Real Name Ebun Oloyede
Profession Actor
Age 44 years (2021)
Date of Birth 27 July, 1977
Son Ridwan Oloyede
$8 million

Olaiya Igwe Biography

Lukmon Ebun Oloyede popularly, known as Igwe Olaiya, is a popular Yoruba actor. and movie producer born in Kenta, Oke-Ejigbo Abeokuta, Oguns state 44 years ago.

Olaiya is well known for his comical roles in Yoruba movies.

He is not only unique with his tribal marks, he is an amazing talent that has a carved a niche for himself in the movie industry.

Olaiya Igwe Age

Olaiya Igwe is 45years old as of 2021.

Olaiya Igwe Early Life/Education

Ebun Oloyede attended St. Judes primary school, Abeokuta and had his secondary school education at Premier Grammar School in Abeokuta. He studied Mass Communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta.

Olaiya Igwe Career

Olaiya started his acting career as a T.V personality at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he acted on stage plays with the Musbau Shodimu Theatre Organisation in the 1970s.

He was so right on stage plays; he was able to advance into acting home videos. Since then, Olaiya has featured in over one hundred Nollywood movies, making him one of the industry’s top actors.

Olaiya didn’t like his tribal marks. According to the actor, if he were a footballer, he would not have been able to play professionally because of the tribal patterns.


In an interview with City People, the actor said one of his regrets are those tribal marks on his face. Talking about how he has grown to like his tribal marks, Olaiya used the Alaafin of Oyo as an example; he said the Oyo king has tribal patterns that fit him well.

He further stated that Alaafin of Oyo grandkids do not have any tribal marks because it’s not part of our tradition. Many cultures in Africa, particularly Nigeria, have unique marks they brand on their indigenes, and it is said to be for identification purposes.

However, many people have lived to regret these marks on their bodies as it exposes them to bullying, shame, lack of confidence, among other things.

Olaiya Igwe Movies

He has starred in numerous movies such as Ololade (Mr Money), Iru Esin, kosi tabi sugbon, Baale Oko ilu and son. He also features in the popular Africa Magic television series Awon Aladun De.

Olaiya Igwe Awards

He has got nominations such as City People Movie Award for Comic Actor of the Year (Yoruba).

Olaiya Igwe Son, Wife, Family

Ebun Oloyede is happily married to a charming woman and their union is blessed with children. Olaiya Igwe has a son named Ridwan Oloyede, who his pursuing his music career in New York.

Olaiya Igwe Wife and children

Olaiya Igwe

Actor Olaiya Igwe estimated Net Worth is $8 million.

It was also reported that he has a mansion in his home town, Ogun state. The house is said to be on an expansive piece of land in Abeokuta, where the actor is based.


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