Deborah Shokoya is her real name, but widely and fondly known as Debbie Shokoya. She is a beautiful Nollywood Yoruba actor, movie producer, entrepreneur and Tv personality.
She was born on July 19 in Lagos into a humble and happy family of ten children, of which she is the 8th child. Her year of birth is however not known.
Her growing up was full of fun as she had the support of parents and siblings. Debbie hails from Ijebu Remo, Ogun State in the south western Nigeria.
Debbie had her primary and secondary education in Lagos state respectively.
She later obtained a Diploma Certificate in Public Administration from Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo state.
Debbie joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2012 when she got trained in acting at the movie caucus called ‘Creative Man’ owned by John Olakunle Da’Silva.
She was shot to limelight after featuring in a hit Yoruba movie, “Aye Loja” popularly known as “Fatty Abebelube”. The movie was very successful and had the cast of other talented stars like Ibrahim Chatta, Tunde Owokoniran, Dele Odunle, and Peju Ogunmola.
Debbie has since starred in several Nollywood Yoruba movies, majorly in Yoruba genres, some of which are:
• Omo Agunpopo
• Ibale Mi
• Ile Opo
• Agbede Meeji
• Kilo Sele Gangan
• Oyenusi, Oluwonkoko among numerous others.
The beautiful Yoruba actress has also been featured in a good number of English TV series like Tales Of Eve, So Wrong So Wright, Freezing Point and lots more.
Debbie Shokoya is indeed beautiful, creative and exceptionally talented actress, gifted in interpreting roles in movie. She is one of the highly respected and celebrated Yoruba stars currently in hot demand in Nollywood.
She is known to acts romantic or seductive roles in most movies, but revealed that she can never take nude roles.
Producers and directors in the movie industry see the rich talents in her and prefer to feature her in most movies.
Aside acting, Debbie is also a movie producer with good and impressive number of movie production to her credit.
Debbie is also a brilliant presenter. She has an entertainment show she hosts titled, “Exciting Moments With Debbie”. The programme is indeed educative and entertaining without any dull moment.
The veteran entertainer is outspoken, vocal and a source of inspiration to the younger generation.
Debbie cites veteran Nollywood actors like Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Ibrahim Chatta, Dele Odule, Peju Ogunmola and Toyin Abraham as her role models because of their rich talents and creativity which have influenced her greatly in acting.
Debbie is not yet not married, but believed to be in a relationship which she does not flaunt on her social media accounts.
Debbie Shokoya has made a big name in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $350,000 dollars.