Eniola Ajao is a Nigerian actress from Epe who has acted in over 75 films. She is known for her dynamism and versatility on set in her role delivery.
Full name: Eniola Ajao
Born: January 21
Birth place: Epe, Lagos
Famous as: actress
Years active: 2004-present
Education: UNILAG Nigeria
Movies: The Vendor
Nominations: City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actress of the Year (Yoruba)
Awards: City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Yoruba)
Biographical and educational history
Eniola Ajao and her twin sister are the youngest siblings of her parents’ six children. Growing up Ajao attended Saint Michael’s Anglican Primary School and Army Secondary School in Epe.
Accprding to Ajao although she wanted to make her parents proud, she dreamed of being an actress since she was young.
Ajao would go on to attend Yaba College of Technology and then the University of Lagos where she would earn her degree in accounting.
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ong>Eniola Ajao Acting career
She honed her acting skills professionally under the tutelage of a producer called Adesanya Adeshina and she was with him for two years before enrolling at the Yaba College of Technology.
Eniola Ajao landed her first major movie role in 2004. It was in the movie, Igba aimo. She starred alongside Nollywood veterans like Deji Adenuga and Peju Ogunmola.
Other popular movies she has starred in include Alani Pamolekun, Eni Ola, Kara, Eri Oni, Daramola, Pepeye Meje, Ojo Keta and a host of others.
Also, she has produced three of the movies she featured in. These include Eri Oni, Eniola and Daramola. Eniola was produced in 2018 and featured the likes of Odunlade Adekola and Fausat Balogun.
She starred in the 2018 film The Vendor. Ajao played the lead role of Yele Ara, released in December 2018.
Awards and recognitions
Eniola Ajao was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Yoruba-language film at the 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards, but she did not win the award.
She was nominated for City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actress of the Year (Yoruba)
She won City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Yoruba)
There have been rumours of a relationship with the popular actor, Odunlade Adekola. But the actress debunked all of that by stating that the actor is her boss and nothing more.
However, she also revealed that she admires him because of his talent. According to her, he is a total package in this industry because he can sing and act and he is also a great director and producer.
Additionally, Eniola revealed that Odunlade has been quite influential in her rise in the entertainment industry.