Jaiye Kuti’s Biography: Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth
- Name: Durojaiyeola Oluwakemi Kuti
- Year of Birth: N/A
- Birthplace: Kano State, Nigeria
- Age: N/A
Jaiye Kuti is a Nigerian actress, film producer, and businesswoman. She is well known for being the chief executive officer of “Jaylex Aesthetic Production” a company that specializes in film and television production.
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Durojaiyeola Oluwakemi Kuti was born July 10, in Kano State; she is a native of Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria.
She is assumed to be in her late forties as the media doesn’t know her exact year of birth. Her father, late Mr.Rufus Adisa Oluwale, was a NITEL staff and an Apostle of the Cherubim and Seraphim church before his demise.
For her basic education, Jaiye attended Sunshine Primary School and later transferred to Temidire Primary School, where she graduated with her First School Leaving Certificate.
After that, she enrolled at Ikorodu High School and was subsequently accepted into Ilaro Federal Polytechnic in Ogun State, where she studied Secretarial Administration.
For her second degree, Jaiye enrolled in the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English.
At the beginning of her career, Jaiye worked as a secretary in Lagos-based automobile company “C.Ray Company Limited,” owned by her now-husband, Mr. Lanre Kuti.
However, her acting career began professionally in 2002, when she debuted with a role in the soap opera “Laff Patterns.” Following her excellent performance in 15 episodes, Jaiye made her big break into the Nigerian film industry.
Subsequently, she landed roles in other TV series like Spiders, Face to Face, One Love, and Everyday People.
Jaiye is also known for playing a motherly role in Yoruba films, Folajomi, Kayefi, Oluwo, Awon Aladun De, and Sade Ihoho. In 2016, she was cast in “The Grudge,” which featured famous acts like Iretiola Doyle, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and Odunlade Adekola.
Since the beginning of her acting career in the 2000s, Jaiye Kuti has been quite successful in the Nigerian film industry.
Her other film credits are Secret, The Stunt, Last Card, Kabiosi, Bipolar (Àmódí), The Reunion, All My Life, What Happened To Lahlah, and Arabe Laye.
Jaiye launched her film production company “Jaylex Aesthetic Production” in July 2006. She debuted as a producer in 2014 with the film “Jaiyeola Ni Monje.”
This was later followed by producing two successful films, “Olori Amolegbe” and “Oro Mi,” which premiered in London and the United States in 2017. As a film producer, Jaiye has produced a couple of successful films, with over 12 film credits under her belt.
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Awards and Recognitions
In 2016, Jaiye was awarded the City People Movie Special Recognition Award. She also won the 2019 City People Entertainment Award for Yoruba Personality of the Year (Female).
In addition, in July 2021, for her contribution to the Nigerian film industry, she was recognized with an Honorary Award of Excellence at the Yoruba Achievers Awards.
In addition to acting and film production, Jaiye Kuti is also an entrepreneur with several businesses.
She is a brand ambassador to Safri Homes and Properties Ltd, Dave Abion Consultancy, and Laba Foods. She is also involved in real estate with several properties in Nigeria.
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Is Jaiye Kuti married to Pasuma?
No, she isn’t. Jaiye is married to Mr. Lanre Kuti, the owner of C.Ray Company Limited. According to the actress, they tied the knot in 2000 and have been together to date. The union is blessed with two kids.
However, rumors have it that she and Fuji singer Wasiu Alabi Pasuma are married, following a picture of them together in traditional attire.
According to the actress, the view was from a film scene in which they both acted like a couple. However, many believe that the duo tied the knot despite the actress debunking the rumor.
From a successful career as an actress, film producer, and businesswoman, Nollywood actress Jaiye Kuti has a net worth of between $500k-$1 million.