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Yewande Adekoya

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Yewande Adekoya (born 20 January 1984), 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, before proceeding for her secondary education at Bright Star Comprehensive High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Mass communications from Babcock University. Yewande Adekoya is happily married with children.[4]

Career

Yewande Adekoya began acting in 2002 with Alphabash Music And Theatre Group. She scripted and produced her first content in 2006 titled “Life Secret”. She has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films such as Omo Elemosho, a 2012 film that featured Bimbo Oshin, Muyiwa Ademola and Yomi Fash-Lanso. The film also received 5 nominations at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She also got nominated for "best new actress" in the Yoruba category at 2014 City People Entertainment Awards.In the same year, her role in Kudi Klepto got her best actress in a leading role nomination at 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards. In December 2014, she won the "most promising act" award at Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.Her film Kurukuru earned her the best actress award at the 2016 ACIA ceremony. In 2017, her film, Iyawo Adedigba, got the award for "best movie of the year" at the 2017 City People Movie Awards.[

Selected filmography

  • Life Secrets 1 (2006)
  • Life Secrets 2 (2007)
  • Igbo Dudu (2009)
  • Omo Elemosho (2012)
  • Emere (2013)
  • Kudi Klepto (2013)
  • Kudi Klepto (2013)
  • Kurukuru (2015)
  • The Sacrifice (2016)
  • Iyawo Adedigba (2017)
  • Iyawo Adedigba (2017)

Accolade

  • 2014 Best New Actress - City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2014 Most Promising Actress 2014 - Yoruba Movie Academy Awards
  • 2014 Most Promising Act - Yoruba Heritage Awards, United States
  • 2016 Best Actress in a leading role 2016 - ACIA

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