Biography of Jaiye Kuti
Actress and filmmaker Jaiye Kuti is a popular name in the Nigerian movie industry. Born Jaiye Oluwakemi Kuti, the pretty Nollywood actress has no familial relationship with the renowned Ramsone-Kuti family. She hails from Ilaro in Ogun State. If you were a fan of the popular Television series in 2002, Laff Matters, you should know the stunning actress whose role was a must-watch for all household. Besides her acting career, Jaiye Kuti is also a business mogul and the CEO of a thriving film production company Jaylex Aesthetics Productions. Prior to her breakout role in 2002, Jaiye used to be a Personal Assistant to the CEO of a successful company. But because her passion for the screen was bigger than that, she decided to join Nollywood. Today, Jaiye is not doing badly in the Nigerian movie scene. In 2016, she was honoured by the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro as the Ambassador of the institution of Learning.
Education: For her secondary education, Jaiye Kuti attended Ikorodu Grammar School. After completing her studies there, she attended the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State and the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos studying Secretarial Administration and English respectively.
Popular Roles: Jaiye’s popular roles in most movies are as a mother, a very caring and worrying mother.
Breakout Movies: Laff Patterns (2002)
- Everyday People
- Face to Face
- Oluwagbemileke (2016)
- Ole (2017)
- Ifeowo (2017)
- Alase Odo (2017)
- Ile Aje (2016)
- (Most Friendly Nollywood Actress) Nigeria Media Nite Out Award 2015
- Lagos Polytechnic Ambassador 2016
In an interview with Vanguard Newspaper in 2014, Jaiye Kuti was asked about how her husband felt about her sexual roles in movies. And her reply, which stunned a lot of fans, soon went viral afterwards. She said that her husband even asked her to be more romantic on scenes. Again, her claim that she had never engaged in real kissing on sets before was almost unbelievable to her teeming fans. Besides this, Pasuma Wonder, the popular Nigerian Fuji singer, was reported to be having a secret affair with the Nigerian Soap Opera star.
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