Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is a veteran Nigerian actress, broadcaster, and writer. She was born on 3rd February 1941 to a Nigerian father and a Cameroonian mother. She is known for her outstanding performances in movies such as “Dazzling Mirage,” “Tinsel,” and “The Wedding Party 2.”
|3rd February 1941
|Actress, Broadcaster, Writer
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Taiwo Ajai-Lycett started her acting career in the 1960s as a newscaster and presenter on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). She later acted in the popular television series, “Village Headmaster.” She also worked as a freelance presenter and announcer for the BBC World Service in London for several years.
In 2006, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett acted in her first major movie, “Abeni,” which was directed by Tunde Kelani. She has since then acted in several movies, earning several nominations and awards for her performances.
Aside from acting, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is also a writer and has written several books, including her autobiography, “A Toast to Life,” which chronicles her life story.
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is a widow and has three children. She graduated from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett’s love for fashion is evident in her African prints and colorful outfits. She is also known for her love for luxurious cars. Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is a proud owner of several cars, including a Rolls Royce.
Early Life and Education
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She spent most of her childhood in Nigeria, and later moved to the United Kingdom to further her education. She attended the Rose Bruford College of speech and drama, where she obtained a diploma in drama. She later returned to Nigeria to pursue her acting career.
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. In Nigerian Naira, her net worth is over ₦700 million. In Canadian dollar, her net worth is over CAD 1.9 million, while in Ghanaian cedis, her net worth is over GHS 8.7 million. She is also worth over KES 162 million in Kenyan shilling, over ZAR 20 million in South African rand, over UGX 4.4 billion in Ugandan shilling, and over INR 108 crore in Indian rupees.
Awards and Nominations
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett has been nominated and has won several awards for her outstanding performances in movies. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2014, for her role in “Dazzling Mirage.” She was also awarded the Industry Merit Award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2018.
Taiwo Ajai-Lycett is a living legend in the Nigerian movie industry. Her achievements and contributions to the movie industry have paved the way for upcoming actors and actresses. She continues to inspire and impact lives through her work, both on and off the screen.
For more of her works, check out her YouTube channel to watch some of her movies.