Nigerian Celebrities Biography: Yinka Quadri

Yinka Quadri’s Biography



Yinka Quadri is an renowned Nigerian actor of the Yoruba genre, film producer and director. He was born on the 6th of September, 1959. At present, he is 56 years old. He hails from Kwara State. Yinka started acting at the formation of a group called Afopina Theatre Group. The group was created by him, Taiwo Olayinka and other group of friends. He also started a Television series called Agbodorogun.  He has starred in over 90 Yoruba movies. Yinka has been recognized for his contributions to the movie Industry in Nigeria.


He had his primary education at St. Catholic School, Idumagbo, Lagos. He then acquired secondary education at Christ High School, Ebute Elefun, Lagos.

Popular roles:

Yinka has mostly handled mature and elderly roles in movies.

Breakout movies:

  • Irepodun (2002)
  • Eyin Ogongo (2002)
  • Olorire (2002)

Popular movies:

  • Sababi (2005)
  • Owu Alantakun (2005)
  • Ojo Ketala (2005)

Recent movies:

  • Abesujobi (2015)
  • Dara (2015)
  • Iran (2016)


  • (Best actor in a Supporting Role) 2007 Movie Academy Awards
  • (Best Actor in a Leading Role) 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards


Yinka Quadri was confronted though indirectly with the allegation that he was responsible for the death of the popular actress, Bisi Komolafe. At a time, they were reported to be dating each other. But the relationship lasted a while before Bisi left him for a movie marketer. Yinka thus promised to deal with her. So for this reason, people went about saying that the popular Yoruba actor has a hand in the Komolafe’s death.

Social profiles: 

Yinka Quadri on Facebook: Yinka Quadri

Yinka Quadri on Instagram: @yinkaquadrifilms