Many had thought that all Yoruba actors are born Yoruba but that is not the case as a couple of thespians in this make believe world are from other tribes aside Yoruba yet they have been able to prove the mettle among Yoruba born actors.
1) Fathia Balogun:
Fathia is an Urhobo lady from Delta state. She started acting Yoruba movies upon her relocating from Dublin where she was based to Lagos. She later married popular Yoruba actor Saidi Balogun.
2) Liz Da Silva
Liz Dasilva is a Togolese who grew up on Lagos Island thus her deep knowledge of Yoruba language. She is a close friend of Iyabo Ojo
3) Kelvin Ikeduba
He is a Delta Igbo guy bred in Ebute Meta area of Lagos. He started acting as an English actor but later dumped acting in Nigerian English movies for Yoruba. Kelvin speaks English, Yoruba and Igbo conveniently.
4) Rykardo Agbor
Like Kelvin Ikeduba, Rykardor is an Igbo guy from Delta state who started from Nigerian English movies but is more at home in the Yoruba movie genre.
5) Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe emerged best dressed at the recently held African magic viewer’s choice awards. The banker turned Yoruba actress is from Benin, Edo state.
6) Doris Simeon
Doris Simeon is from Delta state. The mother of one started her acting career in the Yoruba genre of Nigerian movie. Doris grew up in Lagos.
7) Toyin Aimakhu
This controversial actress acts mostly in Yoruba movies. Toyin Aimakhu is from Auchi in Edo state but grew up in Ibadan, Oyo state before relocating to Lagos after she graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University.
8) Rachael Oniga
This veteran Nollywood actress hails from Eku in Delta state. Though Delta Igbo, Oniga features in mainly Yoruba movies and less of English. Oniga was married to a Yoruba man from Epe, Lagos state.
This Ibadan based Yoruba actress hails from Aniocha North local government of Delta state. But she grew up in Ibadan.
She hails from Enugu state but acts in Yoruba movies. Regina is a close ally of Iyabo Ojo.