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According to the elders, when a parent engages in a job or profession, it is advisable but not mandatory for their children to follow their path. In this article, we are going to share more insights about YORUBA STARS WHO JOINED ACTING THROUGH THEIR VETERAN ACTOR PARENTS. 



Sola Kosoko, otherwise known as Sola Kosoko Abina, is a Nigerian film actress and director. She was born on January 7, 1980.

She attended Methodist School in Yaba for both her elementary and secondary education.   In a pursuit for furthering her education, she attended Olabisi Onabanjo Univeristy where she bagged a degree in Sociology.  She is the daughter of Jide Kosoko; a popular actor as well.


This popular actor started acting as a child in the year 1987 in the movie ‘Omo Orukan’. Sola however usually says her father and people like Baba Suwe influenced her career positively as an actor. According to her, her main aim was to become a lawyer or a broadcaster. The major films which brought fame for her was ‘Ola Abata’ in 1999 followed by ‘Oko Irese’ and ‘Omo Olorire’.

According to Sola , she said her father was the one that introduced her to the industry at a start. Initially, she said she didn’t like it. The main reason behind her negligence to acting was that it wasn’t in her plan for the future, all her aim was to become either a lawyer of a broadcaster; but presently, I think she is one of the best actors in Nigeria.



Femi Adebayo was born on the 13th of December, 1970. He is a Nigerian Lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. He is the son of the famous veteran actor Adebayo Salami. He attended C & S College for his secondary education. He then went to the University of Ilorin, where he bagged a bachelor’s degree in Law. He later earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.


Adebayo’s love for acting was built in him, when he saw his father on the TV for the very first time. Then when he grew up he subsequently sojourned into acting. His father noticed his interest in acting and decided to give him 100% support in every area, even after he finished with the Law degree.

He started acting in the year 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled ‘Ogun Ajaye’.    Since then Femi Adebayo have been making exploits in the entertainment industry. The film he produced in the year 2012 titled Jelili also made him attractive to his fans than before.      Today, Femi Adebayo is being awarded with many honors pertaining acting.

3. Tope Adebayo

Temitope Adebayo is a  notable Nollywood actor and movie director who joined acting through the mentorship of his father. He is also a son to veteran actor, Adebayo Salami and younger brother to Actor Femi Adebayo.

He bagged a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the Univeristy of Ilorin. He also choose the path his father and his elder brother. 

Tope Adebayo

4. Bidemi Kosoko

This beautiful and charming Nollywood actress also choose her father’s profession. Bidemi Kosoko who is also a movie producer and entrepreneur is a daughter to Yoruba veteran actor, Jide Kosoko and younger sister to Actress Sola Kosoko.

She is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos. She has featured in several Nollywood movies, both English and Yoruba genres. She is a mother of 1 and happily married to Daniel Bankole.

5. Mide Martins

Mide Martins is a Nollywood actress, movie producer and entrepreneur. She is the daughter of late veteran actress Funmi Martins who was also a famous  Nollywood star in the 1990s.  Funmi Martins’ acting career lasted for less than 10 years, as a result of her sudden death in 2002.

She decided to venture into her late mother’s career as a form of remembrance; a decision which Mide Martins never regretted as she couldn’t imagine pursuing another career. Since the death of her mother,  she having been building legendary in the industry till now.

6.  Samuel Ajirebi

Samuel Olasehinde popularly known as Samuel Ajirebi is a Nollywood actor.  He is the son of veteran actor, Ajirebi Kayode Olasehinde popularly known as Pa James in popular TV series, Papa Ajasco and Company, a Wale Adenuga Productions

Pa James tends to be a very talented actor, and he built the same legacy for his son Ajirebi.

Samuel Ajirebi is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University where he studied Law.   He started acting at a young age and he has grown to become a fast-rising Nollywood star.

7. Laide Bakare

Laide Bakare is a Nigerian actress, movie producer and entrepreneur.  She is a daughter to late veteran actor, Olumide Bakare who died while suffering from a disease in 2017.

She hails from Oyo State. Moreover, she bagged a diploma in Historic and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos. 

8.  Muka Ray

Nollywood actor and movie producer, Muka Ray is a son to late veteran actor, Eyiwumi Ray who was dynamic around 1970s. Eyiwumi Ray passed on April 15, 1986.
Muka Ray graduated from Kwara State Polytechnic. He started his acting career at a youthful age with the inspiration of his veteran actor father. He has acted in several Yoruba movies which include ‘Abore’, ‘Adele’, ‘Obaluaye’, ’36 Kiniun’, so on.
9.  Lasun Ray
Yoruba actor, movie director and producer, Lasun Ray is likewise a son to late veteran actor, Eyiwumi Ray.
Lasun Ray studied Computer Science and started his acting career in 1972, when stage plays were still rampant before the advent of movies in Nigeria.
His first feature movie is titled ‘Korede’. He has acted in several Nollywood movies which include ‘Opin Irinajo’, ‘Ejika’, ‘Eewo Orisa’, and so forth.
10.   Sunkanmi Omobolanle
Nollywood actor and movie director, Olasunkanmi Omobolanle is a son popular Yoruba comic actor, ‘Papi Luwe’ with the real name, Sunday Omobolanle who was known for his hilarious movie roles around 1980s to 2000s.
Sunkanmi Omobolanle, who  hails from Ilora, Oyo state graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye where he studied Business Administration. He was persuaded by his dad who is a veteran actor to join the acting league.
Sunkanmi Omobolanle has truly demonstrated his ability in acting. He has featured in several Yoruba movies which include ‘Gongo Aso’, ‘Olaide Irawo’, and so forth.



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“They put something in my food” – DJ Splash exposes ordeal while in Naira Marley’s record label



DJ Splash Talks About Working With Naira Marley

Former Marlian DJ DJ Splash talked about his struggles working for Naira Marley’s label.

DJ Splash Talks About Working With Naira Marley

Iyabo Ojo, an actress, visited DJ Splash, who was formerly a member of Naira Marley’s Marlian Records.

Read also: Fans hold peaceful walk for Mohbad, blast Naira Marley (Video)

Iyabo Ojo came to show his support for DJ Splash in his current conflict with Naira Marley and Zinoleesky.

When DJ Splash revealed his intention to pursue a singing career in addition to his DJ profession, Naira Marley and his friends allegedly plotted against him, according to DJ Splash.

Due to these difficulties, he eventually had to leave his home due to mental health issues.

He said; “He doesn’t give me money and he doesn’t give me food.

When I decided to start doing music apart from DJ, they planned to put something in my food to make me mad, Naira and his gang.

Their plan was to put something in my food make me mad, plant something on me then call my mummy and tell her that something is wrong with me.

DJ Splash was able to escape his challenging situation with the help of his family.

He still struggles with his mental health, though, and is presently unable to work.

The video had reactions like:

@mizwanneka reacted: “See I’m leaving pls my mental health is at stake here.”

@demo__uk commented: “Bruh, influence dem with drvgggs and down to the accent.”

@timiagbaie said: “May life not put our help in wrong hands.”

@emini kabex said: “Baba God, Na destiny helper I dey find… Make I no jam destiny reaper and glory harvester.”

@officialruky_ said: “Naira Marley using the western cruel way of Music Label in Nigeria.

You keep your Artist on your type of crack and they remain loyal to you for life. Because apart from money they’ll also need supplies to get high and get “inspiration” like they tell them.”

@thefoodnetworknig2 said; “Oh okay, so in short, NairaMarley picks up destinies and just destroys them! A ritu alist and more.”

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Fans hold peaceful walk for Mohbad, blast Naira Marley (Video)



Fans hold peaceful walk for Mohbad

Following the passing of the late Afrobeats singer Mohbad, a relatively large number of his supporters gathered to hold a peaceful walk.

Read also: Nollywood Veteran, Iyabo Ojo visits Naira Marley’s ex-signee who is currently battling mental illness

You may recall that Mohbad’s passing has generated a lot of controversy around Nigeria due to claims that his former boss, Naira Marley, was somehow involved.

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In order to stage a peaceful demonstration and walk to demand justice for Mohbad, supporters who were all dressed in black gathered in Abeokuta.

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They could be seen going through the streets while yelling and singing, “Naira Marley is a stupid boy,” in footage that have been circulating online.

Reacting to the video…

kvng_osama_ wrote: “Omo! Naira Marley career don end”

igwe_spiritual said: “I Dey post SamLarry now o .., no be when e die finish U go come dey talk say na fake love say I no post am when e Dey alive ooo., I dey post am now soo. Before e die next week”

damayourl wrote: “If eventually Marlians record nairamarley & co escape this story what will happen?”

big_sparky8 said: “Dem don kill Universal property I pray Sam Larry never find peace for the rest of his life Inshaa‘Allah Live On IMOLE”.

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Nollywood Veteran, Iyabo Ojo visits Naira Marley’s ex-signee who is currently battling mental illness



Iyabo Ojo visits DJ Splash

Popular Nigerian actress and social media influencer Iyabo Ojo has offered to support DJ Splash, who has been fighting mental illness since leaving the Record Label, amid the fallout from the death saga of ex-Marlian signee Mohbad.

DJ Splash

DJ Splash When he Joined Marlians Record Earlier

Read also: “Don’t use me to trend” – Sam Larry speaks from hiding place

Grieving people have paid a heavy price in the saga since finding that the artist was bullied to death after his death made news across all social media platforms.

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DJ Splash is not an exception to this trend, since he was bullied into a mental illness after attempting to leave the Record Label on his own terms.

DJ Splash

DJ Splash After Joining Marlians Record

He once cried out on his Instagram account, attracting the attention of people like Iyabo, who has so far decided to assist him at all costs.

Iyabo Ojo offered to assist him in a now-viral video and was seen praying for him.

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