Yewande Adekoya Biography

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Yewande Adekoya Biography

Yewande Adekoya is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, director and producer.

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Background Information

Full Name: Yewande Adekoya

Born: 20 January, 1984

Birth place: Lagos State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Citizenship: Nigerian

Famous as: actress, filmmaker, producer, director

Also known as: Kudi Klepto

Years active: 2002–present

Notable work: Omo Elemosho

Spouse: Abiodun Ishola Thomas (m. 2013)

Education: Babcock University Ilishan Remo

Nominations: City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba)

Religion: Christianity

Early Childhood And Educational Career

She was born in Lagos State but hails from Ososa-Ijebu in Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. She attended Bright star nursery and primary school, before proceeding for her secondary education at Bright Star Comprehensive High School.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Mass communications from Babcock University. Yewande Adekoya is happily married with children.

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Acting Career

Yewande Adekoya began acting in 2002 with Alphabash Music And Theatre Group. She scripted and produced her first content in 2006 titled “Life Secret”.

She has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films such as Omo Elemosho, a 2012 film that featured Bimbo Oshin, Muyiwa Ademola and Yomi Fash-Lanso.

The film also received 5 nominations at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She also got nominated for “best new actress” in the Yoruba category at 2014 City People Entertainment Awards.

In the same year, her role in Kudi Klepto got her best actress in a leading role nomination at 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards.

In December 2014, she won the “most promising act” award at Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.

Her film Kurukuru earned her the best actress award at the 2016 ACIA ceremony.

In 2017, her film, Iyawo Adedigba, got the award for “best movie of the year” at the 2017 City People Movie Awards.

Awards And Recognitions

  • 2014 Best New Actress – City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2014 Most Promising Actress 2014 – Yoruba Movie Academy Awards
  • 2014 Most Promising Act – Yoruba Heritage Awards, United States
  • 2016 Best Actress in a leading role 2016 – ACIA.



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