To become fluent in several tongues, you need both brains and time. The opportunity to communicate with native speakers from other regions and nations is a great perk of studying a foreign tongue. The point of this piece is to clarify the fact that not everyone who appears to be a member of a specific tribe on film is a native speaker of that language. Actors and actresses that focus solely on Yoruba films exist. Not all Yoruba actresses are actually from the Yoruba people. These are the people I will show you in this essay.
Faithia is a multitalented artist, having worked as an actress, director, filmmaker, and producer. As an actress, she has made a name for herself in Yoruba films. Faithia is a native Yoruba speaker but was born in Delta State, Nigeria. Among her many accolades is 2016’s Best Actress at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
2. Mercy Aigbe
Actress, entrepreneur, and director Mercy Aigbe. She achieved fame thanks to her outstanding performances in Yoruba films. A Yoruba movie personality, she was named City People Entertainment’s 2015 Person of the Year in the Genre. Edo State is the place of origin for Mercy Aigbe.
3. Regina Chinedu Chukwu
Regina was born and raised in Enugu State, where became a successful actress and film producer. She had roles in Yoruba and English-language movies. She speaks Yoruba as well as her native tongue, despite being from Enugu. She likely picked up the language during her formative years in Lagos State. In honor of her work on the City People movie, she was given a special recognition award.
4. Elizabeth Omowunmi Tekovi Da-Silva
Elizabeth, well known by her stage name Liz Da-Silva, is a popular face in Yoruba film. Her family roots lie in Togo. Best Supporting Actress at 2018 Best of Nollywood Awards went to Liz.
5. Doris Simeon
Actress and businesswoman Doris Simeon. She has acted in both Yoruba and Hollywood films. Doris’s origins in Edo State may surprise you since you might assume she’s Yoruba. Doris received the award for Best Actress from the Africa Cinema Academy (Indigenous).
In conclusion, the Yoruba movie industry has welcomed non-Yoruba actresses and has allowed them to showcase their talents. The industry is diverse and continues to evolve, making it open to actors and actresses of different ethnicities. These actresses have shown that talent knows no ethnicity or language and have contributed immensely to the growth and success of the Yoruba movie industry.