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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 known for her exceptional script reading and role interpretation abilities. Her performance in the film Ojo Meta established her as a star. As a result of the film’s success, she received the Best of Nollywood Award for Best Supporting Actress -Yoruba. She was also nominated in the same category for her performance in the film Never Too Late.

Early Life and Education

Ireti Osayemi was born in Liberia on January 14, 1982. During the Liberian civil war, she and her parents returned to Nigeria. She grew up in Lagos State and finished her education there. Ireti continued her education at Lagos’ Ajumoni Secondary School, where she received her West African Leaving Certificate after finishing primary school.

She later attended Lagos State University in Ojo, Lagos, where she majored in economics and earned a bachelor’s degree.


After entering the Nigerian film industry in 1999, Ireti Osayemi began acting in Nollywood films. She made her Nollywood debut in Emeka Duru’s film, and a role in Laide Bakare’s film, alongside Funke Akindele, Eniola Badmus, and Odunlade Adekola, marked her first appearance in Yoruba films.

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

Personal Life

Ireti Osayemi married Nollywood film producer Bakare ‘Bakky’ Adeoye in 2008, and the couple has two children. She gave birth to her first child in 2007, before they married, and they welcomed their second child in 2009.

There has recently been speculation that she and her husband are divorcing. The legendary actress denied it, claiming that only rumor mongers could have concocted such a rumor.


  • 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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