Lepa Shandy biography
Omoniyi’s sobriquet Lepa Shandy was a character she played in a movie with the same title.
Full Name: Folashade Omoniyi
Born: 16 April 1971
Birth place: Oshogbo, Osun State
Also known as: Lepa Shandy
Alma mater: University of Lagos
Famous as: Actress
Years active: 1995-Present
Biographical and educational career
Lepa Shandy is a native of Osogbo in Osun State but was raised in Lagos state where she attended Ire Akari Primary School and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate from, then proceeded to Isolo Comprehensive High School where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate Examination from.
She then applied to the University of Lagos and was admitted to study Data Processing where she graduated from and obtained a B.Sc. degree in Data processing.
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Lepa Shandy entered into the Nigerian entertainment industry in 1995. At first, she was a model due to her slim features then later on became a make-up artist for actors before debuting her acting career in the Nigerian Nollywood movie industry in 1996 where she played short roles in english speaking movies.
She debuted with the movie titled Breking Point before switching to the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry where she got the lead role in a movie titled Lepa Shandy.
She was a Nigerian Yoruba movie that was produced by Bayowa and eventually became a very successful project which formed the foundation for Omoniyi’s acting career.
Family and personal life
She is married and has two children.
Omoniyi celebrated her 45th birthday on 16 April 2016 and also premiered her new movie titled Eri Ife Leyi on the same day and at the same venue where she celebrated her birthday.
Omoniyi’s birthday and movie premier was attended by her colleagues and also by Former First Lady of Lagos State, Abimbola Fashola.