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Toyin Afolayan Biography: What To Know About The Veteran Actress, Lola Idije

Toyin Afolayan, sometimes known as Lola Idije, is a Nigerian actress and producer. She rose to prominence after starring as Madam Adisa in the 1995 film “Deadly Affair.” Toyin Afolayan coined the words “Soro Soke Werey” and “Pele My Dear” for use on the internet. #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria use the phrase “Soro Soke Werey” to urge the government to speak out louder about the nation’s SARS police unit’s highhandedness.

Early Life and Education

Toyin Afolayan is from Agbamu, Kwara State, Nigeria. On September 24, 1959, she was born. Lola Idije’s educational background is unknown. She was, however, born into an entertainment family. As a result, she began her acting career as a dramatist at a young age.

She is the cousin of late Nollywood actor and producer Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan, also known as “Ade Love,” who introduced her to the industry.


Toyin began acting in the 1980s as a result of Ade Love’s influence. She has remained active in Nollywood, acting in Yoruba films more regularly. She is well known for her role as Mama Adisa in the film “Deadly Affairs,” which helped launch her career. She has been in numerous films over the years. Toyin Afolayan has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

Toyin Afolayan has been perceived as a highly nasty person by many because of the characters and roles she has done in Yoruba films. She is well-known for her ability to play roles as a mother or mother-in-law in films, as well as for her high and harsh voice.

Personal Life

Toyin Afolayan gave birth to three children. She is a grandmother as well. Despite the fact that she lost her only son in infancy and her husband many years ago, she remained steadfast and relevant in the industry.

Aremu Afolayan, Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Afolayan, and Moji Afolayan, their late father’s junior sister, are among Toyin Afolayan’s movie industry relatives.


Some of the popular movies she has featured in are below.

  • Glimpse
  • Arojinle
  • Ojuloge Obirin
  • Irapada
  • Deadly Affair
  • Lady Terror
  • Pappy and Mammy
  • Igba Eda and
  • Irapada


In 2021, Toyin was named the brand ambassador of Baolas Homes and Gardens.

Speaking at the contract’s signing in Lagos, recently, the Managing Director/ CEO of Baolas Homes and Gardens, Lawal Adetunji Segun, stated, “Toyin has been a blessing to us. We have watched her movies. We are proud to have her as our ambassador.”


Net Worth

Her net worth is roughly $1.5 million, according to our analysis of data from sources including Forbes and Business Insider.

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