Eniola Ajao: Talented actress who makes even the most hardened viewers cry

Eniola Ajao: Talented actress who makes even the most hardened viewers cry

Eniola Ajao is a household name in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood. The talented actress also has had her share of controversies since stepping into the spotlight. But that does not remove the fact that she is loved by many fans, both in Nigeria and abroad. Ajao is known for her versatility in delivering her roles. She can make you cry and at the same transition into a character that will make you want to hit your head on the wall.

The Yoruba language actress is many things to many people. She is a loving sister, a wonderful mom and one of the best to come out of the Yoruba genre of Nollywood. Therefore…

Who is Eniola Ajao?

Eniola Florence Taiwo Ajao is an actress in the Yoruba movie industry in Nigeria. She is from Epe, Lagos State and was born on January 21. The exact year of her birth is not known but there are speculations that she may be in her late 30s or early 40s.

Ajao is the last among her six siblings. Her father was a teacher, who she described as her number one role model. Eniola attended Saint Michael’s Anglican Primary School and Army Secondary School in Epe. Growing up, she wanted to make her parents proud but nursed a secret desire to become an actress. She went ahead to attend Yaba College of Technology and then the University of Lagos, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.


Eniola Ajao wearing a black ball gown

Eniola Ajao began acting as far back as when she was in secondary school. She was the leader of her drama group in the school. However, she began a professional acting career in 2004 when she starred in a Yoruba movie, Igba Aimo, in which she featured alongside Deji Adenuga and Peju Ogunmola. She had honed her acting skills under the tutelage of Adesanya Adeshina, a filmmaker she had met before she became a student at YABATECH. She learned under Adeshina for two years.

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Ajao, however, took a hiatus from acting to pursue a university degree. She returned in front of the camera in 2010 after completing her degree. Since then, she has been featured in over 70 movies. Apart from acting, Ajao has ventured into screenwriting and filmmaking. She has also produced several movies in which she featured.

Eniola Ajao movies

Eniola Ajao has been featured in over 70 movies. She also produced some of the movies that she featured in. Below is a list of some of them:

  • The vendor (2018)
  • Yeye Alara (2018)]
  • Olokiki Oru (2019)
  • Blackout (2021)
  • Ajibade (2021)
  • Wasila Reloaded (2022)
  • Omoge Carwash (2022)


Eniola Ajao and Odunlade Adekola on a movie set
Eniola Ajao and Odunlade Adekola on a movie set

Like many celebrities, Eniola Ajao has courted controversies. There are rumours that she is in a romantic relationship with actor, director and producer, Odunlade Adekola. Adekola is a married man with children and fans are speculating that Eniola is his side chick. Some fans have even gone further to insinuate that he is the father of her son.

The rumour was fueled when Adekola took to Instagram to celebrate Eniola on her birthday. The actor dedicated two different Instagram posts to celebrate the actress’ birthday on January 21, 2022.

According to Gistlover, the actor shared photos of her on his Instagram page and captioned them: “Pretty…Eniola..Beautiful..Eniola   Gorgeous… Eniola…Star …Eniola…Fantastic actor… Eniola…Wonderful Human … Eniola….Great Heart …. Eniola

Let me stop there! I pray God will answer all your prayers…The glory of God will continue to shine in your life

IRAWO E KONI WOKUN LAGBARA OLORUN. Happy birthday to you @eniola_ajao Enjoy your day!!!“

The birthday post got fans talking, with some suggesting that he should make her his wife. However, both Adekola and Eniola have debunked any rumours of a secret relationship. Adekola described Ajao as his colleague.

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Ajao, on her part, stated that the actor was her boss and nothing more. According to her, Adekola was instrumental to her achievements in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood and she admired him for his talent. She added that the actor is a total package because he can sing, dance and act. In addition, he is a great director and producer.

Eniola Ajao net worth

Eniola Ajao rocking ankara gown

Eniola Ajao reportedly has an estimated net worth of N10-N20 million. But the report is unverified.

Eniola Ajao age

Eniola Ajao was born on January 21. But that is all the information about her date of birth. The actress is speculated to be between her late 30s and early 40s.


Eniola Ajao is not married. She is reportedly in a serious relationship and hopes to get married someday. But she said she does not want to prioritise marriage over her career.

Meanwhile, Ajao has a baby daddy, whose identity has remained a mystery to the public.

Eniola Ajao twin sister

Eniola Ajao and her twin

Eniola Ajao has a twin sister whose name is Kehinde Ololade Ajao Busari. Although both sisters are identical twins, they chose different career paths. Eniola is a celebrity actress while Kehinde remains out of the spotlight. There are few details about Kehinde other than Eniola revealing that she was a “bestie” from heaven. Eniola even stated that she and her twins drew a lot of attention and gained a lot of favour from people when they were growing up.

Kehinde has also been described as a quiet and shy type. She is also a successful businesswoman and got married in 2012. The man, who is also a twin, bears the name Kehinde Busari. Busari is a Technician with Star TV and owns his video and production firm. The couple is blessed with two daughters.

Does Eniola Ajao have a child?

Eniola Ajao and her son

Eniola Ajao has a 20-year-old son named Daniel. The actress celebrated his birthday on May 17, 2022, on her verified Instagram account. She described him as her pride and joy, adding that words could not describe how much she loves him. Many fans were surprised that she not only had a son but a grown one. Some even mistook the photos as pre-wedding photo shoots.

Eniola Ajao may be career-oriented but she is one of the few Nigerian celebrities who has managed to keep her personal life private.

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Nonye is a Thespian, screenwriter, creative writer and an unapologetic lover of books, great movies and sports. She has over 10 years experience in content writing on entertainment, movies, sports and lifestyle. Nonye is currently a content writer at Blackdot Media and founder of
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