Diana Yekini is a famous British Nigerian actress best known for movies such as Ije and Lunchtime Heroes.
She was born and brought up in South London, England, United Kingdom. The actual date of her birth is however not known.
Diana is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles.
She also studied Theatre and Dance at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
Her Acting Career
Diana began her professional acting career in 2009 after she featured in an American television series titled ‘Medium’. In 2010, she was cast as Libby in a movie, Ijé and Odele in Mosa alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
In 2012, Yekinni participated and won the maiden edition of the Annual GIAMA Screen Icon Search Competition in Houston, United States of America.
Diana relocated to Nigeria in 2012 and has since starred in several Nollywood movies and television series some of which include:
• A New You
• All That Glitters
• Saro: The Musical
• Jenifa’s Diary
• Lagos Cougars
• Lunch Time Heroes
• Drafts among others.
Diana is also popularly known for playing the character Genevieve in TV series Jenifa’s Diary with Funke Akindele.
The dark skinned Nollywood star is creative and highly talented Nollywood actress gifted with good interpretation of movie roles. Diana’s style of acting is loved and cherished by her numerous fans across Nigeria and beyond.
Awards and Nominations
Diana is a recipient of a number of awards and nominations in the movie industry including:
• 2014 nominee for Most Promising Actress category at the 2014 edition of the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
• 2014 nominated as Most Promising Act at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Her Net Worth
Diana Yekinni has made big name for herself both in the Nigerian entertainment industry and beyond, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of over $700,000 dollars.