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7 Things To Know About Iya Rainbow

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When legends of the Nigerian movie industry are being called, Iya Rainbow is definitely to be up there.

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With over 45 years in the Nigerian movie industry and several appearances in loads of movies, Iya Rainbow is one of the prolific Nollywood actresses. For the uninitiated, here are 7 things you need to know about Iya rainbow:

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Her real name is actually Idowu Phillips. Her late husband, Ayanfemi Phillips founded a theatre group, ‘Osumare Theater Group’ and was called ‘Baba Osumare’. People started calling her ‘Mama Osumare’ too when she started acting. She was crying one day on the set of an English film and some Igbo boys came to comfort her, but they couldn’t pronounce ‘Osumare’. She told them that it meant rainbow and they started calling her ‘Mama Rainbow’ – that’s how she got her stage name.

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Iya Rainbow was born on October 16, 1942 and just turned 77. She had a surprise party thrown for her 77th birthday and a lot of Nollywood stars were there to celebrate with her.

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She got into acting thanks to her husband who encouraged her to pick up the art. She fully started acting in 1986 after she retired from nursing. She was encouraged to continue by the late Hubert Ogunde, who was like a father to her after the death of her husband.

Aside from acting, Iya Rainbow runs a real estate business. She inherited the business from the late Alade Aromire, another popular actor, who she used to work with.

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Before Iya Rainbow started acting, she used to be a nurse, working in different General Hospitals. She retired from nursing after 20 years of service.

Remember that Airtel advert where a mother was praying for her son throughout the day? That’s Iya Rainbow! She is a brand ambassador for Airtel.

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Iya Rainbow had her early education in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State before going to Nursing school after senior secondary school.

Although 77 years old, Iya Rainbow is still very active in the industry and still giving us top-notch acting that we’ll hopefully still get to see more of for years to come.

 

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Mercy Eke Went Shopping Without Ike In Dubai

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Big Brother Naija season 4 winner, Mercy Eke is always looking her best, no matter what she wears.

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The reality tv queen who is fondly called the queen of highlights, exuded elegance during a day of shopping in the United Arab Emirates City of Dubai on Friday.

But something was not right because in the glimmer of Mercy’s shining star, someone seems to always be in the background being supportive all the way — that person is Ike Onyeama, Mercy’s love interest in the house.

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But today, Mercy stepped out alone and even Ike got to see her hot outfit on instagram.

Sharing the video, Mercy wrote;

“Stepping out to go buy some bags👜👠”

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Stepping out to go buy some bags👜👠

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Anthony Joshua’s Sister Glamed Up At DJ Cuppy’s Fundraising

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Dj Cuppy’s philantropic project, Cuppy Foundation, was a huge success. The foundation goal is to save the less privileged children.

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Cuppy’s foundation raised over N5.1bn donation and the event recorded the attendance of top dignitaries, likes of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.

Anthony Joshua’s elder sister, Janet was also present at the event and she looked gorgeous in her outfit.

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Janet Joshua represented her younger brother, Anthony who could not make it to the event because of his busy schedule.

See photos of Janet at the event below;

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Frank Edoho Star In Teni’s “Billionaire” Video

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Teni who is set to release the visuals of her song “Billionaire” off the ‘Billionaire EP’ has shred photos from the video shoot.

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The award winning singer featured former host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, Frank Edoho in the video which will be released soon.

She shared a photo sitting beside Frank Edoho with caption:

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#BILLIONAIRE VIDEO DROPS TODAY 1PM Nigerian time. I’m so excited ❤️❤️❤️ had to bring the king @frankedoho thank you for granting my invite and making me relive my childhood memories. @boy_director thank you for listening to ideas and bringing it to life. ❤️❤️
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