Ayo Olaiya is one of the famous and talented fast rising Nigerian actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur.
Full Name: Oluwabusayomi Olaiya
Born: February 26
Birth place: Lagos, Nigeria
Famous as: actor and film maker
Years active: 2004 – present
Parent: Victor Olaiya
Biographical and educational history
Ayo Olaiya the third child in a family of five was born in Orile Agege, Lagos on February 26 into the family of mr and mrs Victor Olaiya.
He attended Oke Odo secondary school for his secondary education and also obtained a bachelor’s degree in Entreprenuerial and Business Management.
He also attended Bukky Wright’s wisdom studios academy, located in Magodo Estate Lagos Nigeria in the year 2004.
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Ayo Olaiya was born into theatre practitioner’s family, where his parents co-founded a local theatre group called Oluwalomona Eda Theatre Group, despite this fact Ayo made his way to the movie industry from scratch starting from way back in 2004.
He is the producer of the popular Yoruba movie titled Wura Mi, and had also starred in numerous movies such as The Target, Above Rubies, Eyan Kan, Olowogbogboro, Exchange etc.
Ayo has featured in several Yoruba movies alongside prominently known colleagues like Ibrahim chata, Segun Ogungbe, Saheed Balogun, Kemi Afolabi, Wale Akorede, Adeniyi Johnson, Bukunmi Oluwasina, Kenny George, Jumoke Odetola and many others in the movie making industry.
Awards and recognitions
Ayo Olaiya has got numerous awards and recognitions for his effort in the industry which include:
Best new actor of the year (Yoruba) at city people movie award 2015
Most promising actor of the year (Yoruba) at city people movie award 2017
Best supporting actor of the year (Yoruba) at city people movie award 2019.
Film by Ayo Olaiya