She was born on July 10 in Kano State. She hails from Yewa Ayetoro, Egbado in Ogun state, in south western Nigeria.
She started her early education in Sunshine Nursery and Primary School and later at Temidire Primary School when her father was transferred at his place of work (NITEL).
Jaiye attended Ikorodu grammar school Lagos and Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun state where she studied Secretarial Administration. She also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English language from the University of Lagos.
Her Acting Career
Kuti Jaiye began acting professionally after she had series of audition and was given a role which paved the way for subsequent roles in Nollywood movies.
She made her debut in 2002 when she featured in TV Series Laff Patterns, English Soap Opera, a series that shot her to fame and recognition in Nollywood. Her TV series include Face to Face, One Love, Everyday People and Spider.
She later joined the Yoruba movie Industry and featured alongside Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello) and Prince Jide Kosoko’s team for scriptwriting and acting. Some of her movies are Si Gbogbo Okunrin, Ashewo, Ogun Mi among others.
Jaiye is a also movie producer. She produced her first movie “Ewon Laafin, a popular and successful movie that shot her to fame and recognition in Nollywood and then screened at Cinema Odeon in Italy. She made a substantial amount from the movie before returning back to Nigeria. She has since produced other several movies to her credit.
Jaiye revealed she has a strong passion for acting, a dream she had from childhood.
Kuti Jaiye cites Sola Sobowale as her role model because she is talented and gifted in interpreting roles in movies.
In 2016, Jaiye was honoured as an Ambassador of Lagos State Polytechnic for her contribution to the growth of Nollywood.
Her Personal Life
She is happily married to popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Odetola, fondly known as Pasuma. The marriage is currently blessed with two lovely children, a boy and a girl. They are said to be making entry into the entertainment industry.
Aside acting, the Ogun born Nollywood superstar is into real estate. She also owns a boutique where she sells clothes and bags.
Her Net Worth
Jaiye Kuti is indeed a force to reckon with in Nollywood Yoruba industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.
Social media profile
You can reach her on Instagram: @jayeola_monje