She was born on the 11th of August, 1969 in Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, Ogun state in south western Nigeria.
Ayo had her primary and secondary education at St. Ann School, Ibadan where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later went to the University of Ibadan to have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.
Her Acting Career
Ayo Adesanya started acting in 1986, dated back to her secondary school days when she was a member of drama group and stage play.
She joined Nollywood and began acting professionally in 1996 when she made her first appearance in a television Soap Opera “Palace”, produced by Tunji Bamishigbin.
Ayo Adesanya is one of the most resourceful and highly celebrated Nollywood actresses, known for both English and Yoruba movies. She is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress, gifted in the interpretation of roles in movies. She is also liberal in accepting any character assigned her in most movies.
Ayo has starred in several movies, some of which include:
• Okoju Meji
• Olamide Wo
• Iwa Buruku
• Mr. Ibu Dance
• Tears in My Heart
• Desperate Poor Man
• Monisola Ologe and television series Palace.
Ayo Adesanya is known to play motherly roles in most movies and has the cast of top Nollywood stars as her co-associates like Uche Jombo, Joke Silva, Pete Edochie, John Okafor, Desmond Elliot, Rita Domnic, Olu Jacobs, Patience Ozokwor and others.
Ayo Adesanya has in her years in the movie industry won several awards, some and latest of which include:
• Most prominent actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Best actress in drama at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Best actress in a supporting role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Her Personal Life
Ayo Adesanya got married to Goriola Hassan, and had the blessing of a son. Sadly, the marriage has ended in divorce for reasons best known to them.
Her Net Worth
Ayo Adesanya is indeed a renowned Nollywood superstar, rated one of the richest and most influential in the industry with an estimated net worth of about $500,000 dollars.