Lukmon Ebun Oloyede popularly, known as Igwe Olaiya is a veteran actor. He was born in Kenta, Oke-Ejigbo Abeokuta, Ogun state. His date of birth was not given, but he was considered to be in his late 60s. The veteran actor has spent more than 40 years in the movie industry.
Olaiya Igwe started his career in the movie industry in 1970 and he is still active till date giving us his comic display. Ebun Oloyede started his education at St. Jude’s primary school, Abeokuta, and had his secondary school education at Premier Grammar School in the same city, he graduated from Crescent University, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Ebun Oloyede Acting Career
Olaiya started his acting career as a T.V personality at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he acted on stage plays with the Musbau Shodimu Theatre Organisation in the 1970s.
He was so right on stage plays; he was able to advance into acting home videos.
Since then, Olaiya has featured in over one hundred Nollywood movies, making him one of the industry’s top actors.
Ebun Oloyede Biography, Wikipedia
A couple of years ago, the son of the veteran actor, Ridwan, disclosed that his dad’s favorite food is Eba, and his favorite artists are Michael Jackson and Wasiu Ayinde.
Olaiya didn’t like his tribal marks. According to the actor, if he were a footballer, he would not have been able to play professionally because of the tribal patterns.
In an interview with City People, the actor said one of his regrets are those tribal marks on his face. Talking about how he has grown to like his tribal marks, Olaiya used the Alaafin of Oyo as an example; he said the Oyo king has tribal patterns that fit him well.
He further stated that Alaafin of Oyo grandkids do not have any tribal marks because it’s not part of our tradition.
Many cultures in Africa, particularly Nigeria, have unique marks they brand on their indigenes, and it is said to be for identification purposes.
However, many people have lived to regret these marks on their bodies as it exposes them to bullying, shame, lack of confidence, among other things.
Ebun Oloyede Wife, Olaiya Igwe Son, Family
Ebun Oloyede has been happily married with children. His son named Ridwan Oloyede is currently pursuing his music career in New York.
However, Ebun Oloyede did not make his marital life public.
Ebun Oloyede Awards and Nominations
Oloyede has in the course of his acting profession got nominations including the Comic Actor of the year (Yoruba) at the City People Movie Awards.
Ebun Oloyede’s Net Worth
Ebun Oloyede is indeed a superstar, a strong pillar of Nollywood Yoruba movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $100,000.