She was born and raised in Lagos state, her state of origin. She is the first child in a family of six children. She claimed that she took her Asian look after her grand mother, but she is “a true Lagosian, a full blown Yoruba” woman.
Yinka Olukunga had her primary education at Carol Nursery/Primary School and High Esteem College, Omole both in Lagos State where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later went to Lagos State University to have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Yinka Olukunga started her acting career after an audition at Wale Adenuga Productions. She was assigned to take a role in a movie, which she played very well, a profession she had always dream of. Presently, Nnenna and Friends has become a household name both home and abroad.
She is creative, skillful and exceptionally talented Nollywood actress. She is gifted in playing roles in movies and can as well accept any character given to her by producers and directors in Nigeria.
Yinka revealed that she has that innate ability to act and stated that she is all-round entertainer.
In an interview granted recently, Yinka revealed that in her career, “I don’t want to be in a movie that people would watch and at the end of the day, ask what moral lessons they have learnt. Even if it is comedy, you should be able to get something out of it in a joking way”.
“Working with children makes me happy. I share a special bond with them and it brightens my day to see them smile”.
The Lagos born actress equally revealed that Nnenna and Friends is designed to bring kids together, not only for fun but to discover talents. It is also a fertile platform to entertain periodically, like Independence day, Valentine day or festive period, creating a conducive atmosphere for musician, dancers, actresses, comedians and other players in the entertainment industry.
Yinka is a model and has modeled for several companies.
Her Personal Life
Yinka got married to Rotimi in 2014 after 3 years of dating one Atewo of Skuki. The marriage is blessed with a set of twin girls named Olivia and Maia on September 18, 2015.
Her Net Worth
Yinka Olukunga is indeed one of the successful Nigerian actresses, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $300,000 dollars.