Ebun Oloyede who is populalry known as Olaiya Igwe is an award winning Nigerian actor and movie producer born in Kenta, Oke-Ejigbo Abeokuta, Oguns state 44 years ago.
Olaiya is well known for his comical roles in Yoruba movies.
He is not only unique with his tribal marks, he is an amazing talent that has a carved a niche for himself in the movie industry.
Ebun Oloyede attended St. Judes primary school, Abeokuta and had his secondary school education at Premier Grammar School in Abeokuta. He studied Mass Communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta.
Oloyede was inspired to act after watching one of the films of the late Adeyemi Afolayan tutled “Maaramo”. It was like he has never watched a film star having tribal marks. He acted perfectly well without paying attention to the marks on his face. At that point, he decided to become a theater practitioner.
Olaiya Igwe as fondly called, started acting after joining Musbau Shodimu Theatre Organisation based in Abeokuta in the 1970s.
He has starred in numerous movies such as Ololade (Mr Money), Iru Esin, kosi tabi sugbon, Baale Oko ilu and son. He also features in the popular Africa Magic television series Awon Aladun De.
READ ALSO: Antar Laniyan Biography – Age & Net Worth
He has got nominations such as City People Movie Award for Comic Actor of the Year (Yoruba).
Olaiya Igwe has a son named Ridwan Oloyede, who his pursuing his music career in N ew York. It was also reported that he has a mansion in his home town, Ogun state.