5 popular Yoruba Actors who are not Yoruba ethnically


Everyone is free to try their hand at that aspect of the business and succeed. Despite not being of Yoruba origin, the Yoruba film industry can boast of several fantastic actors. Some rose to popularity in the Yoruba film industry, while others began their careers in English films before moving into the Yoruba sector, acting in both Yoruba and English films.

These are non-tribal performers that are thriving because they have been in the industry for a long time and have garnered accolades for their outstanding work.

In this post, we’ll go over a list of five performers that aren’t Yoruba ethnically but have had a significant impact in the industry.

Mercy Aigbe


Mercy is a Nigerian actress, director, model, and entrepreneur. Mercy is from Edo state, despite being a well-known figure in the industry. She is currently one of the most in-demand actors in the industry.

 Toyin Abraham

Many people believe that the star was born in Ibadan because she grew up there. She is, however, from Edo. Toyin is a Yoruba actress who was born in Auchi and rose to prominence in the Yoruba film industry.

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Rykardo Agbor

Delta state is home to the actor who rose to stardom thanks to the Yoruba film Toko Taya. Before joining the Nollywood film industry in 1992, Rykardo worked as a model. In the film Visa to Hell, he earned his first acting role.
Kelvin Ikeduba

Kelvin Ngozi Ikeduba is a Nigerian actor who won the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards for Best Crossover Actor in 2014. (YMAA). Ikeduba was born in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State, despite being a Delta State native.

Fathia Williams (Fathia Balogun)

Fathia Williams is Urhobo. In the Yoruba film business, she is a versatile actor. Because of her previous name (Balogun), many people mistakenly believe she is Yoruba. In February 1969, she was born in Ukwara, a Delta State waterside local government area in southern Nigeria.