Full name: Durojaiyeola Oluwakemi Kuti
Popularly known as Jaiye Kuti
Date of birth: 10th July
Place of birth: Kano State, Nigeria
Residence: Lagos State, Nigeria
Occupation: Actress, producer, entrepreneur
She is an award-winning actress,screenwriter , film producer , screenwriter and businesswoman. She is the originator and CEO of Jaylex Aesthetic Production, a firm specializing in film, television and video production.
A few years ago, she started her acting career in a movie called “Jaiyeola ni mo n Je”. The film did a great job to make her name popular because of the great job she did. Since then, she has produced more than a dozen movies, several of which have made waves. Although she was originally from Yewa Ayetoro, Egbado in Ogun State, was born in Kano State, Nigeria.
She commenced her primary education at Sunshine Primary School, but had to switch to Temidire Primary School when her father transferred to NITEL. Later on receiving her first certificate of completion, she enrolled at Ikorodu High School for high school. She also gained admission to study secretarial management at Ilaro Federal Polytechnic in Ogun State. Oluwakemi did not stop there, as he continued his studies at the prestigious University of Lagos, where he graduated in English.
Jaiye Kuti has been passionate about her childhood. Ahead of beginning on an acting career, Kuti worked for the first time in finance. At first, her mother tried to distract her from her acting career because she feared her acting career would affect her negatively.
Her initial plan was not to act, she wanted to continue production on the film, but she needed to first make a network. She made her acting debut in 2002, when she starred in a television series called “Laff Patterns”, a film that helped her become the center of attention.
As an actress, she has delivered more than 12 films. Her first stint as a producer was “Jaiyeola ni mo n Je”, a Yoruba film starring such important actors as Femi Adebayo, Yinka Quadri, Adebayo Salami, Fathia Balogun and others.
In 2016, she received the City People Movie Special Recognition Award • Yoruba Movie Person of the Year at City People Entertainment Award 2016 (nominated) • Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) at City People Entertainment Award 2017 (nominated) • Personality of the Year in Yoruba Film (Women) at the 2019 City People Entertainment Award (Win)
NET WORTH She has a net worth of about 200,000