Popular Celebrities From Ekiti State
What are the most popular and top celebrities from Ekiti state. This is the major question this post set out to answer.
Ekiti state is one of the six states in Southwest Nigeria. The state is a Yoruba state. The state is fondly regarded as the state of elites in Nigeria.
There are numerous celebrities from Ekiti state. These Ekiti state celebrities are found in different career fields and entertainment industries.
For this article, we considered only top celebrities or A list celebrities from Ekiti state.
This is part of our series on celebrities from Nigerian states. A write up aimed at appreciating different Nigerian entertainers who have excelled in different entertainment fields.
List of Celebrities From Ekiti State
Below is the list of celebrities from Ekiti state, Nigeria. Some of these Ekiti state celebrities are born outside the state.
But has their roots and are native of Ekiti state. Here is the celebrities from Ekiti state.
Folarin Falana (Falz)
Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz is a Nigerian music rapper and actor who hails from Ekiti state.
He is ranked the most popular celebrity from Ekiti state. He is the son of renowned lawyer and activist, Femi Falana.
Falz has made lots of rap music in Nigeria and has picked up some awards for his artistic works.
He is one of the best rappers in Nigeria and Ekiti state most popular celebrity.
Odunlade Adekola is renowned nollywood actor. He is the most popular actor from Ekiti state and one of the top actors in Yoruba land.
The film maker though born and raised in Ogun state is a native of Ekiti state.
He has acted in many Nigerian and Yoruba films. He is very popular and is one of the Major Yoruba actors.
Helen Folasade Adu
Helen Folasade Adu is a British based singer and actress who has her roots to Ekiti state.
She is regarded as one of the most successful British female singers. She has picked up numerous awards as credits to her works on contemporary music in UK.
She is a very popular celebrity from Ekiti state.
Teniola Apata (Teni)
Teniola Apata, a popular female musician from Ekiti state is rated one of the top celebrities from the state.
Teni as known by his stage name though born in Lagos, but hails from Ekiti state. She is younger sister to another Nigerian female singer Niniola.
Teni is one of the latest revelations in the Nigerian music industry. She has to her credits many hit singles and music collaborations.
Seun Akindele is popular Nigerian actor who is also among popular celebrities from Ekiti state.
He is a graduate of international relations from Lagos State University. He was born and raised in Jos Nigeria.
Another very popular celebrity from Ekiti state is Peju Ogunmola. She is a veteran actress who has starred in many Nigerian and Yourba films.
She is highly regarded in movie industry especially among Yourba film makers.
Akinmayokun Awodumila (May D)
Not so many Nigerian artists of our generation got the opportunity to make a song with Akon.
This is one of many reasons why May D is considered one of the biggest celebrities in Ekiti state.
He came to limelight by working with defunct Psquare. This helped May D’s career as singer in Nigeria.
He is Ekiti state native and a big entertainment person from the state.
Another top actress from Ekiti state who made list of popular celebrities from Ekiti state is Temitayo Adeniyi. She is an actress, producer, model and entrepreneur.
Tope is a renowned actor from Ekiti state who is very prominent celebrity from the state. He a graduate of University of Lagos.
Tope has been active in Nigeria film industry since 2006 and has bagged numerous awards for his works and movie making.
Yinka Ayefele is a top entertainer and famous personality from Ekiti state. He is musician, media owner and actor.
Yinka is the founder of Ibadan based radio station fresh FM. He was engulfed in controversy with Oyo State government in 2018 which lead to demolition of his music house. The incident gave him more prominence in Nigeria.
Mosun Filani is one of the most beautiful actress from Ekiti state. She is also in the league of top popular celebrities from the state.
She is married and is very highly rated in Yoruba movie industry.