Ebun Oloyede Biography

Profile Summary

  • Name: Lukmon Ebun Oloyede
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Citizenship: Nigerian
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Place of Birth: Abeokuta, Nigeria

Lukmon Ebun Oloyede popularly, 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 Biography – Background

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


Olaiya attended Premier Grammar School in Abeokuta before proceeding to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, where he studied mass communication.


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 right on stage plays; he was able to advance into acting home videos.

Since then, Olaiya has featured in over one hundred Nollywood movies, making him one of the industry’s top actors.

Ebun Oloyede Biography and regrets

A couple of years ago, the son of the veteran actor, Ridwan, disclosed that his dad’s favorite food is Eba, and his favorite artists are Michael Jackson and Wasiu Ayinde.

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

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

They are not a part of our culture, and it is an uncivilized 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 patterns that fit him well. 

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

Many cultures in Africa, particularly Nigeria, 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.

Source: Dakingsman

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