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All About Ireti Osayemi Biography, Education, Personal Life, Career, Awards, and Net Worth

Ireti Osayemi-Bakare is a stunning actress and television personality, she is renowned for her superb script reading and role interpretation prowess. Her performance in the film Ojo Meta made her renowned. She got the Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Supporting Actress -Yoruba as a result of the film’s success. She also had a role in the movie Never Too Late, for which she was nominated in the same category.

Early Life and Education

Ireti Osayemi was born on January 14, 1982, in Liberia. She and her parents returned back to Nigeria during the Liberian civil war. She was raised in Lagos State and completed her education there. Ireti continued her education at the Lagos-based Ajumoni Secondary School where she received her West African Leaving Certificate after completing her primary school education.

Later, she went to Lagos State University in Ojo, Lagos, where she majored in economics and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Career

In 1999, Ireti Osayemi began acting in Nollywood movies after entering the Nigerian film business. She appeared in a film by Emeka Duru which marked her Nollywood debut, and a role in a  film by Laide Bakare together with the likes of Funke AkindeleEniola Badmus, and Odunlade Adekola, primarily marked her appearance in the Yoruba films.

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She made her acting debut in the film “CASSANOVA,” and since then, she has remained well-known in the business. She has appeared in over 100 Nollywood films, including Onfa Ife, Tomo Tiya, Squad Twenty-threw, and The Return of Jenifa.

Personal Life

Ireti Osayemi is married to Nollywood film producer Bakare Bakky’ Adeoye in 2008, and the couple is now parents to two kids. Before they were married, she gave birth to her first child in 2007, and they welcomed their second child in 2009.

There has recently been talking that she and her spouse are divorcing. The great actress refuted it, claiming that only rumour mongers could have created something like that.

Filmography

  • Cassanova
  • The Return of Jenifa (2011)
  • Spiritual War
  • Ife Owo
  • Tomo Tiya (2008)
  • Torn Apart
  • Onfa Ife
  • Gbotemi
  • Squad Twenty
  • The Vendor
  • Oko Asewo (2007)
  • Lake of Fire
  • Ilu Awon Alaboyun
  • Gbemileke (2019)
  • Jejere
  • The Interview
  • Baby Shower
  • Tales of Eve
  • Atanpako Meta (2008)
  • Olo (2008)
  • Towo Tomo (2013)
  • Odu (2007)
  • Heavy Storm (2006)
  • Oreke Mulero (2006)
  • Adayetan (2006)
  • Liberian Girl (2006)
  • Nothing for Nothing (2005)
  • Total Disgrace (2006)
  • Torn Apart (2005)
  • Yes, I Don’t (2016)
  • Beyond Disability (2014)
  • Akobi Okunrin (2007)
  • Ghetto Bred (2018)

Awards and Nominations

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy
  • Best Supporting Actress ( Yoruba) at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards
  • Best Indigenous Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Best Yoruba Actress at the Afro Hollywood Awards.

Net Worth

She is said to be with an estimated net worth of $600,000.

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