Omoniyi was nicknamed ‘Lepa Shandy’, a name she earned in role she played in a movie with the same title.
She was born April, 16 1971 in Lagos state. She is from Osogbo in Osun State but had her up-bringing in Lagos.
Omoniyi had her primary education at Ire Akari Primary School and Isolo Comprehensive High School where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later went to the University of Lagos to have a Bachelor’s degree in Data Processing. She has since remained very active and relevant in the Yoruba movie industry.
Her Acting Career
Omoniyi debuted into the Nigerian entertainment industry in 1995 first as a model owing to her physique. She subsequently became a make-up artist for actors before debuting her acting career in the Nigerian Nollywood movie industry in 1996 where she played short roles in English speaking movies.
Omoniyi acted her first movie, ‘Breaking Point’ before switching to the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry where she got the lead role in a movie, Lepa Shandy a Nigerian Yoruba movie produced by Bayowa. The movie was very successful and shot her to fame and recognition in Nollywood Yoruba movie industry.
Omoniyi has since starred in several Yoruba movies, some of which include:
• Breaking Point (1996)
• Kosorogun (2002)
• Lepa Shandy (2002)
• Oyato (2003)
• Tim ba Taiye Wa (2003)
• Ògo ìdílé (2004)
• Iyawo Elenu Razor (2006)
• Akámó (2007)
• Iru Kileyi (2007)
• Nkan Agbara (2008)
• Eri Ife Leyi (2016)
Omoniyi is creative and highly talented Yoruba actress gifted in interpreting roles in movies. She can fit into any character assigned her and she does this very well to the admiration of her numerous fans across Nigeria.
In April 2016, the beautiful Yoruba superstar celebrated her 45th birthday the same day she premiered her new movie, ‘Eri Ife Leyi’. The party was well attended and had the former First Lady of Lagos State, Abimbola Fashola in attendance.
Her Personal Life
Shade Omoniyi has been happily married and has the blessing of two children.
Her Net Worth
Shade Omoniyi is a force to reckon with in the Yoruba movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.