Ireti Osayemi (born 14 January 1982) is a beautiful actress and television personality. She is known for her excellent delivery of scripts and interpretation of roles.
She is famous for her role in the movie Ojo Meta. Due to the movie’s success, she won the Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Supporting Actress –Yoruba.
She has also featured in Never Too Late, in which she had a similar category nomination in the same award.
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|Full Name:||Ireti Osayemi-Adeoye|
|Stage Name:||Ireti Osayemi|
|Born:||14 January 1982 (age 40 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Husband • Spouse:||Bakky Adeoye (m. 2008)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
Early Life & Education
The talented actress Ireti Osayemi was born on the 14th of January, 1982.
She and her parents had lived in Liberia before coming back to Nigeria during the Liberia civil war. She is from Lagos state, where she had all her education.
Ireti Osayemi completed her primary education in Lagos, the southwestern part of Nigeria.
After completing her primary education, she proceeded to Ajumoni Secondary School in Lagos and obtained her West African Leaving Certificate.
She later proceeded to Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
Ireti Osayemi joined the Nigerian movie industry in the year 1999 and started featuring in Nollywood movies. She acted mainly in Yoruba movies with Funke Akindele, Eniola Badmus and Odunlade Adekola.
She made her first debut in a movie titled “CASSANOVA” and has since remained famous in the industry.
She has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies such as The Return of Jenifa, Squad Twenty-threw, Tomo Tiya, Onfa ife, e.t.c.
In 2008, Ireti Osayemi got married to a Nollywood movie producer Bakky Adeoye, and their marriage is blessed with two children.
She had her firstborn in 2007 before they got married and had their second child in the year 2009, after their marriage.
Recently, a rumour of divorce between her and her husband spread. But the talented actress denied it, saying there was nothing like that but the handwork of rumour mongers.
Her husband’s name is Bakky Adeoye. He is also a Nollywood movie producer. They both got married in the year 2008, and their union is blessed with two lovely kids.
Awards & Nominations
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy
- Best Supporting Actress ( Yoruba) at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards
- Best Indigenous Actress in a leading role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Best Yoruba Actress at Afro Hollywood Awards.
- The Return of Jenifa (2011)
- Spiritual War
- Ife Owo
- Tomo Tiya (2008)
- Torn Apart
- Onfa Ife
- Squad Twenty
- The Vendor
- Oko Asewo (2007)
- Lake of Fire
- Ilu Awon Alaboyun
- Gbemileke (2019)
- The Interview
- Baby Shower
- Tales of Eve
- Atanpako Meta (2008)
- Olo (2008)
- Towo Tomo (2013)
- Odu (2007)
- Heavy Storm (2006)
- Oreke Mulero (2006)
- Adayetan (2006)
- Liberian Girl (2006)
- Nothing for Nothing (2005)
- Total Disgrace (2006)
- Torn Apart (2005)
- Yes, I Don’t (2016)
- Beyond Disability (2014)
- Akobi Okunrin (2007)
- Ghetto Bred (2018)
Ireti Osayemi is currently one of the wealthiest and most influential actresses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of US$600,000.
Ireti Osayemi is an active Instagram user with the handle @iretiosayemi.
She connects and interacts with her over 503k followers, which she has this year.