Meet The 34 Outstanding Talent and celebrities who Hail From Ondo State (Sunshine State)

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1. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

She is From Ondo west local government.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of an Ondo descent Born in Lagos, Nigeria. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies.

2. King Sunny Adé

Musician- Ondo west

“King” Sunny Adé is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.

3. Yemi Alade


Her Dad is a retired police commissioner from Ondo

Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian afropop singer. She came into the limelight after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”.

4. A.Y – Comedian

Ayo Makun (Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y ) is a multi-award winning Nigerian actor,

comedian, radio and T.V presenter, actor, writer, director and MC. He hails from Ondo State but prefers to be known as a ‘Warri boy’.

5. T. B. Joshua – Prophet

Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian prophet. He is the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a religious organisation that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, Nigeria.

6. Chinko Ekun

.Real Name: Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel

Date of Birth: 13th, September 1993

Genre: Indigenous Rapper

State of Origin: Ondo State {Ikare, Akoko}

Record Label: YBNL Nation

University: University of Ife

7. Funmi Aragbaye – Gospel Musician. Ondo west

Funmi Aragbaye was born on July 5, 1954 in Ondo town , into a Christian family. [3] She was trained at Ondo states civil service training schools before she joined the Oyo State civil service where she retired as principal administrative officer in 1997

8. Orlando Owoh – musician

Ifon town in Ose local government

Orlando Owoh was a highlife musician and band leader. Owoh was born Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela in Osogbo, Nigeria. He was a member of the Ifon people ethnic group, his Father hailed from Ifon while his mother was from Owo.

9. Ganiyu Adams

Ganiyu Adams is the leader of a faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress, a secessionist and nationalist organisation based in Nigeria, which supports a sovereign state for the Yoruba people.

10. Frederick Fasehun – Medical doctor

Dr. Frederick Fasehun is a Nigerian medical doctor, hotel owner and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress.

11. Omoyele Sowore – Sahara Reporters

from Ese Odo

Based in New York City, Sahara Reporters was founded in 2006 by Nigerian political activist Omoyele Sowore.

12. Jibola Dabo – Artist

Jibola Dabo is a native of Owo in Ondo State. A graduate of Fine Arts with a major in graphics.

He dated Yoruba actress Binta Mogaji,

and the two have a beautiful child from their affair.

13. Don Richard – Artist

Popular Yoruba actor best known for his bad boy roles in movies, Dadene Oluwakayode Niyiola Richards-Oguntimeyin aka Don Richard, is from Ondo west local government

14. Ronke Ojo – Nollywood

From Akure

Ronke Ojo popularly known as Ronke Oshodi Oke is a Nigerian film actress, musician, director and producer.

15. Danny Young

from Akure.

AJIBOLA Olumuyiwa Danladi, popularly known as Danny Young, needs no introduction. The chocolate-skinned artiste is also an instrumentalist, producer

16. Olu Falae – Nigerian Politician

Samuel Oluyemisi Falae CFR, simply known as Olu Falae, is a Nigerian politician from Akure, Ondo State. He was secretary to the military government of Ibrahim Babangida from January 1986 to December 1990 and was briefly the Finance Minister in 1990.

17. jimoh Ibrahim – Lawyer

Jimoh Ibrahim is a lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria

18. Funsho Adeolu – Film actor An Ikale man.

Funsho Adeolu is a Nigerian film actor, director and producer.

Proudly An Ikale

19. Bimbo Oshin

Bimbo Oshuin is not a new face in Nollywood most especially in Yoruba genre of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.

20. Frederick Obateru Akinruntan.

Richest King in Nigeria.

Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan (born 1950) is a Nigerian monarch, the traditional ruler of Ugbo Kingdom, a town in Ilaje, Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria. He is an oil magnate and founder of Obat Oil, one of Nigeria’s largest and leading privately held oil companies.

21. Ramsey Nouah

Nouah was born in Edo State to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother who hails from Owo, Ondo State. He grew up in Surulere, Lagos, where he attended Atara Primary School and Community Grammar School.

22. Sean Tizzle

Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele (born 15 December 1989), … Origin, Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria

23. Olumide Edwards Adegbulu

(born September 1976) popularly known by his stage name “Olu Maintain” (sometimes called Mr. Yahooze) is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer.

24. simi

Her full name is Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, and she was born on April 19, 1988 in Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. She is from Ondo State. She is the fifth child and the last child of her family with four boys before her. She is a Tom boy owing to the fact that she grew up among boys

25. Reekado Banks

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon(born 6 December 1993) better known by his stage name Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian recording artist, rapper and songwriter. The Mavin crew member hails from Ondo state in Nigeria. The fast rising singer is known for his popular songs like Katapot, Sugar Baby and Chop Am.

26. Bisi Ibidapo Obe

Bisi Ibidapo Obe is a Nollywood actress born on January 27, 1977 in Lagos but she is a native of Ondo State. She is from a family with many lawyers but chose acting even though her father wanted her to read law too. The first film she acted in was ‘Edunjobi’.

27. Iretiola Olusola Ayinke

Iretiola Olusola Ayinke (popularly known as Ireti Doyle) was born on May 3rd, 1967 in Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian actress, writer and producer.

28. Mosunmola Abudu 

Mosunmola Abudu (known as Mo Abudu) was born in London, UK, on September 11th, 1964 to Nigerian parents who originally belonged to the Ondo Town in Ondo state. She is a Talk show hostess, TV producer, Media entrepreneur, Human Resource Management Consultant and Venture Capitalist.

29. Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode

Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode (known as DO2dTUN, Host-With-The-Most or Super Hypeman). He is a Nigerian-based media mogul, on-air personality, disk jockey, video jockey, voice-over artist, sound engineer, hype-man, voice coach and entertainment entrepreneur.

30. James Ogundele Ojo

James Ogundele Ojo popularly known as Dele Ojo is from Ilaramokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State and was born on the July 10, 1938

Dele Ojo Age

Dele Ojo would have been 81 years old, if he were alive today. May his soul rest in peace.

31. Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode

Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode known popularly as Pepenazi was born on 16th April 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is from Odigbo in Ondo state.

32. Aituaje Vivian Iruobe aka Waje

Aituaje Vivian Iruobe aka Waje which is an acronym for “Words aren’t just enough” was born on September 1, 1980 in Akure, Ondo State. She is the first child and the first daughter. Her sister, Amaka Iruobe is an actress and has starred in the soap opera, Tinsel and in the movie, First Cut.

33. Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kemi Lala Akindoju fondly called “Lala” was born on March 8th, 1987 in Lagos state, Nigeria. She is an actress, producer, casting director and the CEO The Make It Happen Productions (TMIHP).

34.Agun Oluwaseun

Agun Oluwaseun With over 127,000 followers on Instagram, Agun Oluwaseun also known as Ogbeni Adan who hails from Ondo State, is considered to be one of the funniest in the comedy industry in Nigeria.

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