Olanrewaju Adesina Hassan who’s popularly known as Iya Awero is a veteran Nollywood award-winning actress, producer and stage performer.
She has acted for more than 40 years and she is acting to date. She knows how to interpret roles perfectly. She’s a talented and skilled actress. She is known for acting the role of a mother and grandmother.
|Real Name||Olanrewaju Adeshina Hassan|
|Stage Name||Iya Awero|
|Date of Birth||03rd of October, 1950|
|State of Origin||Lagos Island (Isale Eko)|
|Occupation||Actress, Stage performer|
|Net Worth||15 million naira|
Iya Awero Biography
Iya Awero was given birth on the 3rd of October, 1950 in the Isale Eko (Lagos Island). She is a widow. She lost two of her children at a time and the next was her husband.
Iya Awero Early life
Her mother hails from the Bankole family house while her dad hails from the Imaro Hassan Afoke family house in Lagos State. She was raised and trained by her paternal grandmother, Kosoko Moronfolu Okunoye. She’s from a polygamous family.
Iya Awero Education
Iya Awero attended Oduwabore memorial school in Mushin as her first school. She proceeded to St. Peter Faaji school in Lagos Island. Due to relocation, she attended Children Home School in Ibadan, Oyo State.
She came back to Lagos and she attended Moslas High School for her secondary education. She left her education for her acting.
Iya Awero Career
She started acting when she was in secondary school. She was opportune to meet the English Literature Noble Laureate, Wole Soyinka. He introduced her to his School of Drama.
She joined the School of Drama after secondary school. The program was held for 6 months only. Her parents don’t want her to act but her late guardian, Olayemi Shashegbon (Mrs Berkeley) convince her parent to let her pursue her dreams.
While in the school of Drama, she met Ojo Ladipio (Baba Mero). After she graduated from the school of Drama, she met Tawa Adamson, the mother of famous fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma.
She, Tawa and Ojo formed a drama group named ‘Young Star Concert Party’ in 1964. In 1966, they elected Ojo Ladipo as their leader and they changed the drama group name to Ojo Ladipo Theatre Group.
In 1964, Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello) joined the drama group too. In 1978, Baba Mero died and Oga Bello was elected as the group leader.
They changed the drama group to Awada Kerikeri Theatre Group. Iya Awero and Oga Bello were so close to extent that Oga Bello’s mother was her daughter guardian. In 2018, she was featured in a movie titled Iya Loja in a crime blockbuster movie ‘ King of Boys’ directed by Nigerian Leading Female Director, Kemi Adetiba.
Iya Awero Family
She got pregnant while she was at the University of Lagos to study at the centre of Cultural Studies. She married Adieu Hassan Adeshina who is late now for about 15 years. She has five children
Iya Awero Husband
The husband of Iya Awero is Adieu Hassan Adeshina. He died 15 years ago.
Iya Awero Children
She has five children but she lost two in cold hands. One of them died when she was acting and the other one slept and didn’t wake up again. She left with two boys and one girl.
Iya Awero Net Worth
She is a strong pillar in the Nollywood industry. She has a net worth of 15 million dollars.