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

Toyin Afolayan, better known by her screen name Lola Idije, is a Nigerian actress and producer. She rose to fame after playing Madam Adisa in the 1995 movie “Deadly Affair.” The internet slang phrases “Soro Soke Werey” and “Pele My Dear” were created by Toyin Afolayan. The #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria use the word “Soro Soke Werey” to urge the government to speak out louder about the highhandedness of the SARS police unit in the nation.

Early Life and Education

Toyin Afolayan is an indigene of Agbamu, Kwara State, Nigeria. She was born on September 24, 1959. Lola Idije’s educational background is not available. However, she was born into an entertainment family. So she began her acting career as a dramatist at an early stage in her career.

She is a cousin to a popular Nollywood actor and movie producer, the late Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan, popularly known as “Ade Love,” who brought her into the movie industry.


Due to Ade Love’s influence, Toyin began acting in the 1980s. She has continued to be active in Nollywood, appearing more frequently in Yoruba films. She starred as Mama Adisa in the film “Deadly Affairs,” which is the one that gave her enormous popularity. She has been in a huge number of films over the years. For more than 30 years, Toyin Afolayan has worked in the entertainment sector.


Because of all the characters and acts, she has played in Yoruba movies, Toyin Afolayan has been viewed by many as being a very evil person. She is known for her ability to interpret roles as a mother or mother-in-law in movies and also for her high and harsh voice.

Personal Life

Toyin Afolayan had three children born to her. She is also a grandmother. Despite the fact that she lost her son in infancy, who was also her only son, and her husband many years ago, she still remained steadfast and relevant in the industry.

Toyin Afolayan’s relatives who are also popular in the movie industry are Aremu AfolayanGabriel AfolayanKunle Afolayan, and Moji Afolayan, who is the junior sister of their late father.


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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