Efe Irele was born as Efeilomo Michelle Irele. She is a Nigerian actress and a model.
She was born on the 4th of September in Lagos to an Edo father and Itsekiri mother from Delta state. The year of her birth is not known, but Efe hails from Edo State.
Efe Irele had her primary school in Corona Primary School, Gbagada, Lagos and three secondary schools, finally at Queens College Yaba, Lagos. She proceeded to Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State where she bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
She later enrolled at the University of Chester in London to have a Master in Human Resource Management.
Efe began her career upon her return to Lagos from the UK. She worked briefly as Human Resource manager in a procurement company. There she realized that her suitable place was in the entertainment industry and started event management company.
Efe began as a model, modeling for big companies. She also featured for top Nigerian actresses like Adekunle’s Gold’s Sade video and Burna Boy’s Like to Party video in 2012.
Efe Irele ventured into acting profession with strong determination to succeed. After having series of auditions, she got a role in a movie “Aso Ebi” which got converted to TV series.
Efe made her breakthrough in a movie “The Really Side Chic”, where she played the lead role of Keke alongside Daniel Lloyd.
She has since starred in several movies and television series some of which are:
• Kind of War
• Ire’s Ire
• Real Side Chics
• Zahra among others.
She is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress known for taking brilliant roles in movies. She can as well accept any role given to her in most movies. She revealed her first role in a movie was a difficult task for her.
Efe also starred in Iroko TV series “Single Ladies” and Emem Isong’s advocacy movie “Zahra” where she played the role of Sefia, a Hausa lady who was traumatized in one of the Internally displaced centres (IDP) and eventually died while in labour owing to lack of medical attention.
Efe set up Efe Irele Austism Foundation in 2017 and inaugurated with a programme called Christmas with the Family, an annual event to cater for people living with the disease.
Efe has won several awards in her journey so far in the entertainment industry. They include:
• 2018 Best Upcoming Actress of the year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• 2018 Best New Actress of the year (English) also at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Efe Irele revealed that acting has completely taken over her life, though she likes dancing and fashion.
Efe Irele is currently one of the talented Nollywood actresses, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.