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Olaiya Igwe Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth

Early Life and Education

Olaiya was born on the 27th of July 1957 in Kenta, Oke-Ejigbo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He attended St. Judes Primary School in Abeokuta and Premier Grammar School for his secondary schooling in Ojere, Abeokuta. He later proceeded to the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he studied mass communication.


After seeing the late Adeyemi Afolayan’s film “Maaramo,” Oloyede was inspired to pursue acting.

He pretended he’d never seen a movie star with tribal markings. He acted well without noticing the tribal marks on his face. At that point, he decided to pursue a career in theatre.

Olaiya Igwe, as she is affectionately known, began performing in the 1970s after joining the Musbau Shodimu Theatre Organisation in Abeokuta. In movies like Ololade (Mr Money), Iru Esin, Kosi Tabi Sugbon, Baale Oko ilu, and Son, he had a starring role. He also appears in the well-liked Africa Magic TV show, Awon Aladun De.

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He has featured in various movies alongside top actors like Odunlade Adekola, Bimbo Ademoye, and Iyabo Ojo, among others.

Personal Life

Ridwan Oloyede, the son of Olaiya Igwe, is a musician chasing his dreams in New York. He reportedly has a mansion in Ogun state, the city where he was raised.
Olaiya is married, and his marriage is blessed with children.


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Kosi tabi Sugbon

Baale oko ilu

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Olaiya Igwe is 47 years old as of 2023.

Net Worth

Olaiya has an estimated net worth of $750,000.

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