Shade Omoniyi (born Folashade Omoniyi; 16 April 1971), better known by her sobriquet Lepa Shandy, is a Nigerian Yoruba movie actress who was described by the Nigerian media as “a veteran and one of the pioneers of the Yoruba movie industry” Omoniyi’s sobriquet Lepa Shandy was a character she played in a movie with the same title.
Omoniyi is a native of Osogbo in Osun State but was raised in Lagos state where she attended Ire Akari Primary School and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate from, then proceeded to Isolo Comprehensive High School where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Omoniyi then applied to the University of Lagos and was admitted to study Data Processing where she graduated from and obtained a B.Sc. degree in Data processing.
Omoniyi debuted into the Nigerian entertainment industry in 1995.
At first, she was a model due to her slim features then later on became a make-up artist for actors before debuting her acting career in the Nigerian Nollywood movie industry in 1996 where she played short roles in english speaking movies.
She debuted with the movie titled Breking Point before switching to the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry where she got the lead role in a movie titled Lepa Shandy.
Lepa Shandy was a Nigerian Yoruba movie that was produced by Bayowa and eventually became a very successful project which formed the foundation for Omoniyi’s acting career.
Omoniyi celebrated her 45th birthday on 16 April 2016 and also premiered her new movie titled Eri Ife Leyi on the same day and at the same venue where she celebrated her birthday.
Omoniyi’s birthday and movie premier was attended by her colleagues and also by Former First Lady Of Lagos State,Abimbola Fashola .
Omoniyi is married and has two children.
Yoruba movie star Folashade Omoniyi aka lepa shandy got married to her UK based husband, Mr Adewale David
See photos of her and her husband