Binta Ayo Mogaji biography
Binta Ayo Mogaji is a veteran Nigerian actress. According to film critic, Shaibu Husseini, Mogaji has been a part of at least 800 film, television and theater productions.
Full Name: Binta Ayo Mogaji
Birth place: Ibadan
Famous as: Actress
Years active: 1970s – present
Known for: Igbalandogi
Spouse(s): Victor Ayodele Oduleye
Awards: City People Movie Matriarch Recognition Award
Born in 1964, Mogaji is a native of Agbo-Ile, Ibadan. Her father is an Islamic cleric, while her mother is an education administrator.
Her first home video film was Mojere, which was done in Yoruba. She was awarded best actress at the REEL Awards.
In 2015, Mogaji debunked filmmakers’ preference for younger generation actors in Nollywood. She explained that their reasons can not be based on the act of professionalism, because there is nothing younger actors were doing that the older ones can’t still do.
In a 2018 interview with The Punch, Mogaji explained that due to her Islamic background, she has never acted semi-nude or kissed throughout her decades of practicing as an actress. She noted that producers know the type of role she can play.
Family and personal life
In 2006, she married retired soccer player and physiotherapist, Victor Ayodele Oduleye. Prior to her marriage, she was romantically involved with actor, Jibola Dabo and had a son as a result of the relationship.