Ebun Oloyede, famously known by his stage name Olaiya Igwe, is a renowned Nigerian actor and film producer recognized for his exceptional comic roles in Yoruba movies. Born on July 27, 1977, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Olaiya Igwe’s talent in acting was nurtured from a young age, and he drew inspiration from the films of the late Adeyemi Afolayan, particularly “Maaramo.” Over the years, he has left an indelible mark in the Nollywood industry, starring in numerous successful movies and TV series. In this blog post, we will delve into the life and career of Olaiya Igwe, exploring his early life, education, achievements, personal life, and his notable net worth.
Olaiya Igwe Early Life and Education:
Olaiya Igwe’s educational journey began at St. Jude’s Primary School in Abeokuta before he continued his secondary education at Premier Grammar School, Abeokuta. After completing his secondary studies, he furthered his education at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta, where he obtained a degree in Mass Communication.
Olaiya Igwe Career and Notable Works:
Olaiya Igwe’s acting career took off when he joined the Theatre Organisation in Abeokuta. From there, he ventured into the Nollywood industry, and his talent and dedication earned him roles in various successful Yoruba movies such as “Kosi Tabi Sugbon” and “Baale Oko Ilu.” Additionally, he achieved popularity through his remarkable performance in the Africa Magic television series “Awon Aladun De: Ololade (Mr. Money).”