Enter Showbiz’s Fabulous Grandmums

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Kehinde OLULEYE

This week’s array of showbiz stars have a few things in common. Some are hot, some are fresh and many attract admiring glances at most social events. They are some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars, ageing very well and gracefully.

Gone are the days when grandmas look old-fashioned and haggard. These hot grannies are comfortable with being called grandma in public and at their age; the old beauties are still going strong!

At an age when many of their contemporaries have slowed down a bit or entirely, they are still on top of their games: beautiful, gorgeous and playing the role of grandmothers to the hilt.

Taiwo Ajayi-Lycet

Acclaimed international actress, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycet, is a journalist, television presenter, and cosmetologist. She’s also a feminist and was the first editor of Africa Woman magazine in the 70s.

Idowu Philips

Idowu Philips, widely known as Iya Rainbow, is a Nigerian veteran actress who has monopolised the twin roles of mother and grandmother for years in some of our biggest movies.

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Madam Awero

Veteran actress, Lanre Hassan Adesina, popularly known in the Yoruba theatre circle as Madam Awero, has many movies to her credit and is one of Nollywood’s most famous faces.

Onyeka Owenu

Nigerian celebrated singer, Onyeka Owenu, popularly called Elegant Stallion, is also a songwriter, actress, human rights activist, social activist, journalist, politician, recording artist and X Factor series judge.

Patience Ozokwor

Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G, is a Nigerian actress, musician, fashion designer and gospel singer. She was among 100 Nigerians honoured by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014.

Rachel Oniga

Veteran Nigerian actress is one of Nollywood’s most famous faces. Fluent in both Yoruba and English, she is the perfect example of a successful crossover artist.

Madam Kofo

Veteran Nollywood actress, Abiola Atanda, better known as Madam Kofo, stands out because of her signature headgear. She is also a very good actress.

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Joke Muyiwa

Joke Muyiwa is a veteran Nollywood actress, motivational speaker and academic staff at Olabisi Onabanjo University in the department of Performing Arts.

Clarion Chukwura

Veteran Nollywood actress and humanitarian, Clarion Chukwura, was one of Nigeria’s hottest showbiz personalties at a time. And the years have not dimmed her lustre. She is still active within the industry where her son, Clarence, also operates as a very successful director.

Ireti Doyle

Ireti Doylel is a Nigerian actress, producer, presenter and writer. Doyle’s presence is quite prominent in Nollywood and she has an impressive ability to interpret simple and complex roles.

Toyin Afolayan

Toyin Afolayan is a Nigerian film actress, popularly known as Lola Idije, and she’s an aunt to Nigerian film actor Kunle Afolayan. Afolayan is a force to be reckoned with in the Yoruba movie genre.

Joke Silva

Joke Silva is no doubt an icon in the Nigerian movie industry. She is an actress, director and businesswoman. Silva is one of Nigeria’s most successful and recognisable actresses.

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Iya Ereko

Veteran Nollywood (Yoruba) actress, Morenike Alausa Sulaimon aka Iya Ereko.

Fausat Balogun

Fausat Balogun , popularly known as Madam Saje, is a Nigerian actress who stars majorly in Yoruba movies. She starred as Mama Saje in a 1990 television series titled, Erin Kee Kee.

Iyabo Oko

Kudirat Odukanwi is a seasoned Yoruba actress, popularly known as Iyabo Oko. She stars hilarious hilarious roles that amuse.

Mama Ray

Mama Ray, a Nollywood actress, is the spouse of Eyinwunmi Ray, who was a great pioneer of the Yoruba theatre industry before moving to home video. Mama Ray is a successful actress in her own right.

Salawa Abeni (Alidu)

Legendary Waka Queen,Salawa Abeni Alidu, popularly known as Queen Salawa Abeni, is a well-known name in the music industry and the exponent of a Fuji genre known as Waka.

Ayo Balogun

Queen Ayo Balogun is a popular female Juju Musician and President of the Association of Juju Musicians in Nigeria.

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