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Iya Rainbow biography

Iya Rainbow popularly is a Nigerian veteran actress.

Background information

Full Name: Idowu Philips

Born: 16 October 1942

Birth place: Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Spouse: Hubert Ogunde (m. 1960–1990)

Also known as: Mama Rainbow

Parents: Prophet Jacob Adebanjo Ifemade

Children: 5

Nationality: Nigerian

Citizenship: Nigerian

Famous as: Nurse, film actress

Years active: 1965-present

Religion: Christian

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Early childhood and career

She was born on 16 October 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Her stage name “Iya Rainbow” stems from “Osumare” (meaning “rainbow” in British English), the name of the theatre group of Sir Hubert Ogunde, who died in 1990.

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She worked as a certified nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre.

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She ventured into full-time acting after the death of her husband – Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips (who worked closely with the late patriarch of Nigerian Film Industry Sir Herbert Ogunde.

She has featured in several Nigerian films, including Apaadi, Eru, and Aje ni iya mi among others. She has five children.

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