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Oyin Adejobi – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroNigerian dramatist and actor in Yoruba
Is Actor 
Writer 
Playwright 
From Nigeria 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Literature 
Gendermale
Birth 1926
Age:94 years

Chief Oyin Adejobi (1926 – 2000) was very popular in South-Western Nigeria as a dramatist and seasoned actor. His name, Oyin, means “Honey“. He wrote and performed in a variety of Yoruba productions on the stage, television and movies. Due to his status as a chief, he is also known by the title Grace Oyin Adejobi, although it should not be thought that “Grace” is his first name.

He was especially well known for his autobiographical movie Orogun Adedigba. He also had a weekly television show, Kootu Asipa “Ashipa Court” on Nigerian Television Authority, Ibadan. The Oyin Adejobi Popular Theatre Company is named for him.

filmography

  • Iya Olobi
  • Orogun Adedigba
  • Ile Iwosan
  • Kootu Asipa (Ashipa’s Court)
  • Iyekan Soja
  • Ekuro Oloja
  • Kuye