Lere Paimo biography
Lere Paimo, OFR is a popular Nigerian film actor, film-maker, producer and director.
Full Name: Lere Paimo
Born: 19 November 1939
Birth place: Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria
Also known as: Eda Onile Ola
Famous as: Actor filmmaker producer director
Years active: 1960–present
Awards: Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)
He was born on November 1939 at Ogbomosho, a city in Oyo State southwestern Nigeria.
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He began acting in 1960 after he joined the Oyin Adejobi theatre group, a theatre group founded by Pa Oyinade Adejobi before he later joined Duro Ladipo’s Theatre Group where he featured in a stage play titled Obamoro with the role of “Chief Basa”.
He became popular following a lead role as Soun Ogunola played in an epic yoruba film titled Ogbori Elemosho which brought him into limelight.
He had featured, produced and directed several Nigerian films since he began acting in 1963.
Lere Paimo has contribute greatly to the development of movie industry in Nigeria. He is a role model in the movie industry who other follow his lead
Family and personal life
Much is not known about Lere Paimo marriage, family and personal life.
On May 2013, it was reported that he had a partial stroke, an attack he survived.
On April 2014, he won N1m cash prize in a Nigerian game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Awards and recognitions
In 2005, in recognition of his immense contributions to the Nigerian film industry, he was bestowed with a National award of Order of the Federal Republic alongside Zeb Ejiro by Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.