She was born on the 20th of January, 1984 in Lagos state. Yewande is from Ososa Ijebu, in Ogun state.
Yewande had her primary and secondary education at Bright Star Nursery and Primary school and Bright Star Comprehensive High school, both in Lagos state.
She later went to Babcock University in Ogun State to obtain a degree in Mass Communication.
Her Acting Career
Yewande Adekoya started her acting career in 2002 as a member of Alphabesh Music and Theatre Group.
She produced her first movie in English, “Life Secret” in 2009 before going into Yoruba genres.
In 2002, Yewande produced her first Yoruba movie “Omo Elemosho”, a movie that has the cast of Muyiwa Adeola, Bimbo Oshin, Yomi Fash-Lanso and others.
Yewande is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress known for taking brilliant roles in movies. She can as well accept any role given to her. She has become a regular face especially in the Yoruba movie industry to the delight of her numerous fans.
In 2017, the talented Yoruba superstar starred in another hit movie “Iyawo Adedigba”. The movie was very successful and earned her an award for best movie of the year at the 2018 edition of the City People Entertainment Awards.
Yewande Adekoya has a long list of movies to her credit, some of which are:
• Omo Elemosho
• The Sacrifice
• Iyawo Adedigba
• Kudi Klepto
Her most recent movies include:
• Once Upon a Time (2016)
• Iyawo Adedigba (2017)
• Fadaka (2018)
• Belladonna (2018)
• Odun Ibole (2018)
• Ewatomi (2018)
• Omo Aniibire (2019)
Awards and Nominations
Yewande is a recipient of several awards and nominations in her journey in the movie industry so far. They are:
• 2014 Best new actress at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• 2014 Most Promising actress at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.
• 2017 Best actress in a leading role at the ACIA in Atlanta, USA.
• 2018 Best movie of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards for her role in a movie “Iyawo Adedigba”.
Her Personal Life
Yewande got married to her lovely husband, an actor and movie producer Abiodun Ishola and the union is blessed with two children, a boy and a girl.
Her Net Worth
Yewande Adekoya is currently waxing stronger in the Yoruba movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.