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Ayo Olaiya Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Actor

Oluwabusayomi Olaiya, also known as Ayo Olaiya, is a talented Nigerian actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. His father, Dr. Victor Olaiya, is a legendary highlife musician and trumpeter, and he was born into a theatrical family.

Early Life and Education

Ayo was born on February 26, in Orile Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria, into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Olaiya. His birth year is unknown. He is the third child in a five-child family. He graduated from Oke Odo Senior High School in Ile Epo, Lagos State, Nigeria, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial and Business Management.


Ayo Olaiya is no stranger to the movie industry; he was born into a family of theatre professionals, with his parents co-founding the Oluwalomona Eda Theatre Group. He began working in the Nigerian film industry in 2004.

He produced “Wura Mi” and appeared in a number of films, including The Target, Above Rubies, Eyan Kan, Olowogbogboro, Exchange, and others.

Personal Life

Ayo Olaiya is known to be a celebrity who does not put much about his life on the media for public consumption. It may interest you to know that Ayo Oaiya’s father is the legendary Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON, also known as Dr. Victor Olaiya. He was a Nigerian trumpeter who specialized in highlife music. Dr. Olaiya was born on December 31, 1930, and passed away on February 12, 2020. Mrs. Olaiya is Ayo Olaiya’s mother, who is still alive.


  • Esan
  • Trap
  • Flat 15
  • Kilere Mi
  • Olowogbogboro
  • The Target
  • Wura Mi
  • The Exchange
  • Eyan Kan

Awards and Nominations

City People Movie AwardBest New Actor of the Year (Yoruba)2015
City People Movie AwardMost Promising Actor of the Year (Yoruba)2017
City People Movie AwardBest Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba)2019

Net Worth

His current net worth is yet to be known and estimated


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