Full Name: Iretiola Olusola Ayinke
Born: 3 May 1967
Birth place: Lagos State
Famous as: actress, writer, producer, presenter and entrepreneur
Spouse: Patrick Doyle
Children: Abimbola Ozofor
TV shows: Tinsel, Fifty: The Series, Gidi Up, Dowry
Education: University of Jos Plateau
Awards: Nollywood Movie Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Biographical and educational history
Ireti Doyle was born on May 3, 1967 in Lagos State. After her primary education, she attended Christ School, Ado-Ekiti.
She later obtained a diploma in Mass communication and bagged a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos Plateau, Nigeria.
Ireti Doyle is an entertainer vast in writing, acting, TV presenting and speaking. Basically,
she started acting in 1995 during one of her school strikes. She utilised the opportunity and auditioned for a role in the TV series Riddles and Hopes.
Her motivation began in secondary school while watching Joke Silva in Lola Fani Kayode produced TV series, Mind bending.
While building her career in the movie industry, she also ventured into hosting television programs.
She hosted shows like Morning Ride on STV, Nimasa This Week on Channels TV, e.t.c. She also became a social commentator and was writing columns for This Day Newspaper, City People, Saturday Vanguard, e.t.c
Ireti Doyle has worked with movie stars like; Toyin Abraham, Ayo Makun, Odunlade Adekola, Helen Paul, RMD, Adesua Etomi, Banky W, Sola Sobowale, Joseph Benjamin e.t.c.
She has also starred in Nigerian award-winning movies like Fifty, Torn, The Wedding Party, Merry Men, e.t.c.
Oge With Iretiola show
Ireti Doyle began the Oge With Iretiola show in 2000. It became a fashion and lifestyle show that celebrates and showcases Africa’s finest in terms of fashion and trends.
In the show, Ireti Doyle interviews entrepreneurs, entertainers and icons who also double as role models to the young and upcoming.
The show ran for 10 years and stopped. But recently, it was revived and premiered on September 1, 2019. Now, it airs on AfricaMagic Showcase Channel 151 every Sunday.
Ireti Doyle has interviewed young stars like Adesua Etomi and the popular singer, Simisola Ogunleye (Simi).
She discusses issues relating to self-esteem, peer pressure, and other social ills plaguing youths with solutions to the vices on the show.
Sisi Ologe Entertainment
Ireti Doyle also runs a media consulting and production company called Sisi Ologe Entertainment. Sisi Ologe Ent. is an affiliate of Oge with Iretiola.
It was established in order to build a project from the base to the top while ensuring its proper projection and reportage for maximum brand exposure and benefit.
As an entrepreneur, Ireti Doyle began an indigenous organic snail farm in 2017. Currently, she owns its entire production chain from farming all through to sales, with plans to become a leading supplier of 100% organic snails in Nigeria and abroad.
Subsequently, she began to write scripts. She wrote the Amaka Igwe’s Tempest, and other interesting stories.
Awards and recognitions
Best Actress ‘All About Ere’, Reel Awards, 1998
Best Actress in a Supporting Role ‘Sitanda’, African Movie Academy Awards, 2007
The Best Actress in a Supporting Role ‘Across the Niger’, African Magic Academy Awards, 2009
Best Supporting Actress, African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, 2015
Best Actress in a Leading Role ‘Fifty’, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2016
Best Actress in a Lead Role, GIAMA Awards, 2013
Best Actress in a Lead Role ‘Torn’, Nollywood Movie Awards, 2014
Actress of the Year ‘Dowry’, Late Ambassador Segun Olusola Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards, 2016.
Family and personal life
Ireti Doyle is married to the veteran broadcaster, Patrick Doyle, and their home is blessed with children and grandchildren.
Ireti Doyle is one of the top-earning actresses. This is due to her role in Merrymen which has the second highest GBO of 2018.
She is one of the richest actresses with a net worth of $2 million. Iretiola has lived in Nigeria and some cities overseas.
Movies by Ireti Doyle
Ireti has acted in several TV series like:
Fuji House of Commotion
Gidi Up (2013)
All About Ere, 1998
Across the Niger, 2009
The Therapist, 2015
The Grudge, 2016
The Arbitration, 2016
The Wedding Party 1&2, 2016
The Arbitration, 2016
Guy Man, 2017
Something Wicked, 2017
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018