The African film industry continues to blossom and evolve at the same time and so do the people involved in the industry. There is beauty in preservation of culture especially when it is portrayed on the screens through dressing and practices. Over the years the appreciation for African beauty has grown and the world is now shifting its eyes to the realisation of beauty within Africa. Some of the most beautiful brains and faces are on the list of the top ten most beautiful and hottest Yoruba actresses 2018. Here they are.
10. Funke Akindele
Funke is one of the most popular actresses in Nigeria. Her career has grown in leaps and bound all thanks to her amazing talent. She has beautiful chocolate skin that radiates her beauty both outwardly and inwards. Funke Akindele is also a film producer and a director. She works very hard both in front of the screen and behind it. She has won several awards such as the best actress leading role in the Africa movie academy award (2009), best actress in 2012 Nigeria entertainment awards, best actress of the year in Africa entertainment legend awards (2016) and many more. Some of her movies are ladies gang 1,2, a trip to Jamaica, anointed liars 1,2 among many others.
9. Toyin Aimakhu
Toyin Aimakhu is an actress in the Yoruba film industry. This hot actress has caught the attention of people because of her good looks and skilful acting. Her fashion sense is impressive as she always dresses well. Her bronze skin and curvaceous body compliments her great personality and smart mind. She has appeared in a number of Yoruba movies such as Alani Baba labake (2013), Ebi mi ni (2013) ,Alakada (2013), Sola Fe Pami.
8. Bukola Awoyemi
Bukola also known as Bukky started off her acting career in English movies but after some time, she changed and moved into the Yoruba acting industry. Her picture perfect looks also make it easier for her to be cast into different roles. Bukola has acted in movies such as “Arugba,” among many others. She continues to entertain masses on screen across Africa and beyond.
7. Mide Funmi Martins
Mide Funmi is a Nigerian Yoruba actress and also a movie producer. She is one of the most sought after actresses in her industry. One of the reasons she is as popular is because her beauty is captivating while the other reason is she is genuinely good at what she does. Her fashion sense is commendable. Some of the films she has produced include “Eru eleru” and “Arewa.”
6. Liz Dasilva
Liz Dasilva is one of Yoruba film industries finest actresses in terms of beauty and talent. She comes from Obalende in Nigeria. She started acting in the year 2004 after being mentored by Nigerian Yoruba actress Iyabo Ojo. She has featured in films such as “Wakati Meta,” and “Mama Insurance,” which was her own production. Every year she holds a fashion and culture event dubbed “Ankara Ball.”
5. Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo is a popular Yoruba actress who has managed to captivate the hearts of audiences in Nigeria with her great acting talent and her charming looks. Her fashion forward nature is also a win for her. She comes from Ogun state in Nigeria. The pretty actress is also a producer and director having produced about fourteen of her own movies. She has acted in movies such as “Baba Darijinwon” and “Ikeja.”
4. Doris Simeon
Doris Simeon is a Yoruba actress from the state of Lagos in Nigeria. She is one of the most talented actresses in Nigeria hence she is on high demand at all times. She is a mother to one child. Her beauty and excellence at work helps her remain of the best Yoruba actresses. Doris also doubles up a movie producer and T.V host. She has received awards such as best indigenous actress among others.
3. Mosun Filani
Mosun Filani is from Ekiti. She is married with kids and still manages to stay pretty at all times. The Yoruba actress has featured Nigerian films. Though her career has had breaks in between she still manages to mesmerize the audiences with her sweet smile and her curvaceous body. She is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Nigerian actresses.
2. Biodun Okeowo
Biodun Okeowo has managed to stay as young and beautiful as ever inspite of being a mother of two kids. She is also popularly referred to as “Omo butty.” The Yoruba actress has been doing very well in the Nigerian film industry. The single mum works very hard to maintain her good standing in the industry. She has acted in films such as Eniyemi , Atupa and Aruga. The beautiful actress has also won awards such as the Global Excellence award among others.
1. Mercy Aigbe
The stunning Yoruba actress comes from Edo State in Nigeria. She is a family woman who is married with children, but she does not compromise on style and beauty. Her fashion sense is to die for thus making her a trendsetter in this area. She went to the University of Lagos where she pursued Theater as her major. The beautiful actress also owns a clothing store. She has received awards such as Fashion Entrepreneur of the year and Yoruba personality of the year among others.
These above are the top 10 hottest Yoruba actresses in 2018. Beauty coupled with brains and sheer hard work; reflect on the names mentioned above. African beauty is enchanting and captivating because of the cultural heritage behind it. Be sure to watch some of the movies in which the above Yoruba beauty queens are featured in.