Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Alma mater Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Net worth $600,000
Toyin Adewale is a Nigerian producer and actress, known for her roles in Yoruba films. She is one of the respected actresses in the film industry who has never caused scandal or controversy. She agrees that she is beautiful, talented and quite popular to some extent, but she gained public attention when it was revealed that she was the mother of award-winning singer Mayorkun. She studied Dramatic Arts at the Rimax Institute in Lagos and also attended the Polytechnic School of the State of Lagos, where she studied Business Administration.
Toyin Adewale started acting in 1988 and landed her first role in the movie “Irepodun”. She has appeared in several English soap operas and has also performed on stage with industry veterans such as Biodun Ayanyinka known as Papa Ajasco, Anta Laniyan, Ben Tomoloju, Salome Eketunde, Yinka Davies and many more. Toyin Adewale also married her husband Sunday Adewale, whom she met as a student at the Rimax Institute, and they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in April 2013.
Their union is the product of a son, Mayorkun, who is also a singer. In addition to acting, Toyin Adewale is also active in the food service and his company name is Tastylee Food Service
She earned her master’s degree in literature from Obafemi Awolowo University. She was the co-founder and coordinator for several years of the Nigeria Writers Association. Her works include Naked Testimonies, 1995; Breaking the Silence, 1996; Inkwells, 1997; Die Aromaforscherin, 1998; Flackernde Kerzen, 1999; 25 New Nigerian Poets, 2000; Aci Cikolata, Gunizi Yayincilik, 2003; and Nigerian Women Short Stories, 2005. She has also won awards for poetry and short fiction. Naked Testimonies is about Nigerian politics and the poems are thoughtful and personal.