Yewande Adekoya (born 20 January 1983), is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, director and producer.
Early life and education
She was born in Lagos State but hails from Ososa-Ijebu in Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. She attended Bright star nursery and primary school, Bright star comprehensive high school and then obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Mass communications from Babcock University, a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university. Yewande Adekoya is happily married with children.
Yewande Adekoya began acting in 2002 with Alphabash Music And Theatre Group. She scripted and produced her first English content in 2006 titled “Life Secret” and her first Yoruba film, titled Igbo Dudu in 2009. She had produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films such as Omo Elemosho, a 2012 Nigerian film that featured Bimbo Oshin. The film also received 5 nominations at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She was nominated for most promising Actress in a Yoruba film in 2012, Best supporting actress in a yoruba film 2013 and Best actress in a leading role in 2014 at the Best of Nollywood Awards and on July 2014 and December 2014, she bagged the Best New Actress award and Most promising actress award “City People Entertainment Awards” and “Yoruba Movie Academy Awards” respectively.
- Omo Elemosho (2012)
- Kudi Klepto (2013)
- Kurukuru (2015)
|Born||20 January 1983
Lagos State, Nigeria
|Notable work||Life Secrets (2006), Igbo Dudu(2011), Omo Elemosho (2012),Emere (2013), Kudi Klepto(2013), Kurukuru (2015)|
|Parent(s)||Engr. and Mrs. E. A. Adekoya|
|Awards||Best New Actress 2014, City People Entertainment Awards;
Most Promising Actress 2014,YMAA; Most Promising Act 2014,Yoruba Heritage Awards U.S.A