Culled by Mumuni Zainab
Ayo Adesanya is a distinguished Nigerian film actress, director and producer. The public figure who hails from Ijebu, Ogun State was born on the 11th of August 1969. She started her career in the movie industry when she appeared in Tunji Bamishigbin’s soap opera titled ‘Palace’ after her National Youth Service (NYSC), but later joined the Yoruba indigenous movies, though she appears in English movies as well.
Ayo Adesanya is one of the most outstanding actresses with an amazing talent in the Nollywood movie industry. She has a son from her former marriage with Goriola Hassan and she is very fond of him.
Unarguably, she is one of the people who made the Nigerian film making industry what it is today. She has starred in block buster movies like ‘Omugwo’, ‘Desperate poor man’, ‘The umbrella woman’, ‘Night fall’ and ‘The silver spoon’ among many others.
Ayo Adesanya is a woman of virtue and an elevator of the Yoruba culture; her simplicity makes her loved by thousands of fans all over the nation. She celebrated her 50th birthday recently, still sparkling graciously like a flawless youngster.