Ebun Oloyede Biography and regrets

 Ebun Oloyede Biography and regrets

Ebun Oloyede Biography

Ebun Oloyedepopularly known as Igwe Olaiya is a popular Yoruba actor.

Born in Kenta, Oke-Ejigbo Abeokuta, Ogun state, Olaiya is well known for his comical roles in Yoruba movies.


Ebun Oloyede started his education at St. Judes primary school, Abeokuta and had his secondary school education at Premier Grammar School in the same city.


Olaiya started his acting career as a T.V personality at the Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA), where he acted on stage plays, with the Musbau Shodimu Theatre Organisation in the 1970s.

He was so good on stage plays, he was able to advanced into acting home videos

Words on his tribal marks

Olaiya didn’t like his tribal marks. according to the actor, if he was a footballer, he would not have been able to play professionally because of the tribal marks.

Ebun Oloyede Biography and regrets

In an interview with City People, Olaiya said one of his regrets are those tribal marks on his face.

They are not a part of our culture and it is an uncivilised act, he stated.

Talking about how he has grown to like his tribal marks, Olaiya used the Alaafin of Oyo as an example, he said the Oyo king has tribal marks which fits him well.

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He further stated that Alaafin of Oyo grand kids do not have any tribal marks because it’s not part of our tradition.

Many cultures in Africa, particularly Nigeria, are known to have unique marks they brand on their indigenes and it is said to be for identification purposes.

However, many people have lived to regret these marks on their bodies as it exposes them to bullying, shame, lack of confidence, among other things.


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