Ireti Doyle (born Iretiola Olusola Ayinke) is a Nigerian superstar well known for professional roles as actress, entrepreneur, presenter and producer. She is a widely acclaimed Nollywood actress but beyond acting, she has tremendously excelled in print works and TV programming.
Admittedly, Ireti Doyle has been acting for over 20 years and she is one of Nollywood’s most-revered actresses.
Ireti Doyle was born in Lagos state, Nigeria, on 3rd of May, 1967.
Following her attainment of primary education, Ireti Doyle was further schooled in Christ School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state. At the tertiary level, Ireti Doyle was enrolled into the University of Jos from which she obtained a degree in Theatre Arts. Prior to that, she had pursued and attained a diploma in Mass Communication.
Ireti Doyle is the wife of Patrick Doyle with whom she has children. Notably, Patrick Doyle is well acclaimed as a broadcaster.
Ireti Doyle is said to have been inspired (to become an actress) right from her days in secondary school. At that time, Ireti took pleasure in watching Joke Silva’s role in Mind Bending, a TV series produced by Fani Kayode.
Notably, Ireti began acting in 1995 when she took advantage of her time away from school (due to industrial action) to participate in the audition of Riddles and Hopes, a popular TV series at that time.
Ireti dedicated a good deal of effort to career building as an actress and during this, the passionate actress further served as a host of notable TV programmes. The TV programmes she hosted include Nimasa This Week (on Channels TV) and Morning Ride (on STV).
As a professional writer, Ireti long honed her writing skill and sometime dedicated time to column writing for several media houses including Saturday Vanguard, City People and This Day Newspaper.
Besides writing and acting, fashion programming is another thing Ireti Doyle has excelled in. She reportedly started her lifestyle and fashion show in 2000. The show, titled “Oge with Iretiola”, ran for a 10-year period.
In Nollywood, Ireti has also excelled as a script writer and she is known for having scripted a number of interesting stories including Amaka Igwe’s Tempest. Ireti is fondly dubbed the “actor’s actor” due to the reverence she has garnered and the awesome manner in which she interprets movie roles.
Having spent a reckonable number of years in the Nigerian movie industry, Ireti Doyle has successfully featured in several ground-shaking movies including Merry Men and the Wedding Party. Also, the ace actress has acted alongside a constellation of Nollywood stars with the most prominent ones being:
- Richard Mofe Damjo
- Sola Sobowale
- Odunlade Adekola
- Toyin Abraham
- Ayo Makun
- Joseph Benjamin
- Helen Paul
- Adesua Etomi
- Banky W
Major Movies Featured in
- All About Ere (1998)
- Sitanda (2006)
- Across the Niger (2009)
- Gidi Up (2013)
- Torn (2013)
- Fifty (2015)
- The Therapist (2015)
- The Arbitration (2016)
- Dinner (2016)
- The Grudge (2016)
- The Wedding Party (2016)
- Something Wicked (2017)
- Guy Man (2017)
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018)
- Zena (2019)
- Kasanova (2019)
- 1929 (2019)
- Tinsel (TV series)
- Dowry (2014 TV series)
- Fuji House of Commotion (TV series)
Awards & Nominations
Below is a list of the award nominations Ireti Doyle has to her name:
- African Magic Academy Awards’ nomination for The Best Actress in a Supporting Role “Across the Niger” (2009)
- African Movie Academy Awards’ nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role “Sitanda” (2007)
- Reel Awards’ nomination for Best Actress “All About Ere” (1998)
- African Movie Academy Awards’ nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role “Fifty” (2016)
- African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards’ nomination for Best Supporting Actress (2015)
Below is a list of the awards Ireti Doyle has to her name:
- Awards’ award for Best Actress in a Lead Role “Torn” (2014)
- (Late) Ambassador Segun Olusola Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards award for Actress of the Year “Dowry” (2016)
- GIAMA Awards’ award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (2013)
Ireti Doyle’s years of hard work (particularly in the Nigerian movie industry) have yielded both fame and wealth. For her outstanding role in Merry Men (2018), Ireti Doyle was ranked as one of Nollywood’s highest-earning actresses. According to a reliable report, Ireti Doyle’s net worth is estimated around $2 million, making the actress one of Nollywood’s richest.
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