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Lere Paimo

Lere Paimo

Lere Paimo biography

Lere Paimo, OFR  is a popular Nigerian film actor, film-maker, producer and director.

Background information

Full Name: Lere Paimo

Born: 19 November 1939

Birth place: Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Also known as: Eda Onile Ola

Citizenship: Nigerian

Famous as: Actor filmmaker producer director

Years active: 1960–present

Awards: Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)

Religion: Christian

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Biographical history

He was born on November 1939 at Ogbomosho, a city in Oyo State southwestern Nigeria.

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Acting career

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”.

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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

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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.

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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.

Reference:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lere_Paimo

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