Orisabunmi Biography, Net Worth, Age, Awards, Career

Orisabunmi Biography, Net Worth, Age, Awards, Career

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Orisabunmi, whose real name was Folake Aremu, was one of the most famous Nigerian actresses of all time. She was born on October 10th, 1960, in Ilu Ola, Kwara State, Nigeria. Orisabunmi passed away on January 5th, 2021, at the age of 60, leaving behind a remarkable legacy.

Early life and education

Orisabunmi was born into a polygamous family to the family of Aremu. She attended primary and secondary schools both in Kwara State. After completing her secondary education, she enrolled at Kwara State Polytechnic, where she obtained a diploma in Performing Arts.


Orisabunmi started her career in the entertainment industry as a member of a cultural troupe in Kwara State. She later featured in a television series, “Arelu,” which brought her into the limelight in the late 1980s. She was known for her roles in Yoruba movies, stage plays, and television dramas. Orisabunmi also sang and released a number of albums.

Music Filmography

Year Title
1990 Agbelebu Mi
1991 Oluwa A Da
1992 Asorosoro Ibeere
1993 Ayo Mi Gba
1994 Ise Oluranlowo

Orisabunmi starred in many Yoruba movies, stage plays, and television dramas. Some of her most notable works are:

  • Iya Odua (1984)
  • Omo Orukan (1985)
  • Arelu (1989)
  • Agbaarin (1990)
  • Tanero Ni M. I. (1991)
  • Ayaworan (1993)
  • Inu Obinrin (1994)
  • Owiwi (1998)
  • Ayomoye (2001)
  • Asise Nla (2003)
  • Aya Wa (2009)

You can watch some of her movies on YouTube:

  1. Iya Odua (1984)
  2. Arelu (1989)
  3. Agbaarin (1990)

Orisabunmi had a significant following on social media, and her social media handles are:

Personal life

Orisabunmi was a private person and didn’t reveal much about her personal life to the public. However, it is known that she was married and had children.

Cars and House

Details about Orisabunmi’s cars and houses are not known to the public.

Net worth

Orisabunmi’s net worth is not known, but it is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. As of January 2021, her net worth in different currencies are:

  • USD: $1 million
  • NGN: ₦380 million
  • CAD: C$1.3 million
  • GHS: GH₵5.8 million
  • KES: Ksh110 million
  • ZAR: R14 million
  • UGX: USh3.7 billion
  • INR: ₹73 million

Please note that these estimates are speculations, and her actual net worth may be higher or lower.

Awards and nominations

Orisabunmi was nominated for and won several awards during her career. Some of her awards and achievements include:

  • Award of Excellence from the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria
  • Award for Best Indigenous Actress by the Nigerian Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners
  • Merit Award from the Kwara Cultural Centre
  • MFR (Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) national award, which was conferred on her in 2014

Orisabunmi will always be remembered for her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry. She was a true legend and inspiration to many aspiring actors and actresses.