Prof. Ayo Akinwale Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

September 14, 2020

Ayo Akinwale Biography
Ayo Akinwale is a Nigerian actor, movie producer and academician, popularly known for his role in the 1997 movie, 'Sango'.
He was one of the most loved veteran Nollywood stars, especially because of his talent and prowess in perfectly interpreting his roles. Apart from acting, Akinwale is also a popular lecturer at the prestigious University of Ilorin.
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Ayo Akinwale Profile

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Full name: Prof. Ayo Akinwale
Date of birth: 1946
Age: 74 Years (2020)
Residence: Lagos State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Languages: English
Education: University of Ibadan
Occupation: Actor, lecturer
Net worth:

Ayo Akinwale Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Ayo Akinwale was born in 1946 to the royal household of Pa Akinwale in the ancient City of Ibadan. He had his elementary education at St. Lukes Demonstration School, Molete Ibadan, Oyo State and before proceeding to the Methodist High School also in Ibadan, where he was introduced to theater arts.
He also earned a bachelor's degree from the prestigious University of Ibadan.
His love for theatre made him change his field of study from Sciences to Arts.


Prof. Ayo Akinwale begun his acting career in 1966, when he starred in a movie; 'Ogboju Ode ninu Igbo Irunmole'. The movie was produced by one of is teachers and he played the role of 'Imodoye'. He has featured in movies such as; Sango, Ladepo Omo Adanwo, Clash of the Gods, Iranse Aje, Eti Keta among others.

He began his academic career as a Science Teacher and a Drama Coordinator at Ilora Grammar School where he performed in a theatre play titled ‘Beyiose’. He further proceeded to the University of Ibadan (UI) before commencing academic work as a lecturer at the Polytechnic Ibadan. He became the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Culture of the University of Ilorin, and he was also the chairman of Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture.

Prof. Ayo Akinwale Books

Prof. Ayo Akinwale has written several books articles on Theatre Arts in Nigeria, including:
• From Compound Space, to the Living Stage’ Nigerian Theatre Journal. Vol. 2, No. 1. (1998)
• Theatre and Democracy in Nigeria’ Nigerian Theatre Journal. Vol. 6, No. 1
• Nigerian Playright’; Zulu Sofola (2005)
• The Nigerian Theatre and Economic Viability
• Arts Administration in Contemporary Nigeria; The Nigeria Broadcaster
• The Theatre and Nigeria’s New Democratic Environment: A Sociological Overview

Awards and Recognition

He won the Best Indigenous actor award at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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