Idowu Philips (born 16 October 1942), popularly known as Iya Rainbow, is a Nigerian veteran actress '
Early life and career
She was born on 16 October 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Her stage name "Iya Rainbow" stems from "Osumare" (meaning "rainbow" in British English), the name of the theatre group of her late husband, Sir Hubert Ogunde, who died in 1990. She worked as a certified nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre. She ventured into full-time acting after the death of her husband. She has featured in several Nigerian films, including Apaadi, Eru, and Aje ni iya mi among others.She has five children.