Toyin Adegbola has her birth name as Oluwatoyin Oluwaremilekun Babatope-Adegbola. She is a Nigerian film actress, producer and director.
She was born December 28, 1961 in Osun State where she had her primary and secondary education respectively.
Her Acting Career
Toyin began her acting career in 1983 in the Yoruba language films of Nollywood. She made her debut on screen in the optical film, Ejo N’gboro, produced in1983.
She clarified that her effort in the movie was her first screen debut and not her performance on yet another optical film, Kanakana, as widely believed.
Toyin starred in a Yoruba movie, Asewo To Re Mecca, produced by Chief Bayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, for Awada Kerikeri Organisation and directed by the accomplished filmmaker and administrator, Afolabi Adesanya.
Though the movie was banned at some point by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on the grounds that it abused religious sensibilities, the fact remains that the movie sold out in large volumes among fans of Yoruba movies.
Toyin has since featured in several Nollywood Yoruba movies, some of which include:
• Asewo to re Mecca (1992)
• Ayitale (2013)
• Ejo N’gboro
• Kanakana among others.
Toyin is creative and highly talented Nollywood actress who has made immense contribution to the Yoruba movie industry. She is gifted in interpreting movie roles and she can fit into any character assigned her. Her long years of experience in the movie scene has given her the needed recognition.
Toyin Adegbola is also a producer, known for Mayowa (1999), N150 Million (2003) and N150 Million 2 (2004).
Toyin was a one time member of the board of the Osun State Arts and Culture Council.
Toyin Adegbola is a holder of several chieftaincy titles, including Yeye Oge of Gbagi land, Yeye Lua and Yeye Bobajiro of Igono land in Oyo State. She became popular and earned the alias, Toyin Asewo To Re Mecca, the title of the flick that shot her up.
Her Personal Life
Adegbola was married to a journalist, who sadly died. Adegbola has two children, a daughter and a son both live in Dublin, Ireland. She also has two grandchildren.
Her Net Worth
Toyin Adegbola has remained a respected screen star, a toast of many and relevant in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.