Profile Of Idowu Philips (Nigerian Actress)

Date Of Birth: 16 October 1942

State Of Origin: Ogun

Marital Status: Married

Movies Acted: Eru, Aje ni iya miAso funfun, Aje Meta, Apadi, Si gbogbo Obinrin, Oba Adegboro, Eni akoko, Iyawo onise, Asiri Ola, Omo iya alakara, Egun, T’Oluwa lase, Ayo ojokan, Ase Ntedumare, etc.

Nigerian Yoruba actress Idowu Philips, popularly referred to as Mama Rainbow or Iya Rainbow by her teeming Yoruba movie fans, is a Nigerian veteran actress, producer and wife of the late Nigerian playwright, Hubert Ogunde.

Iya Rainbow had her primary and secondary education in Ijebu Ode in Ogun State, South Western region of Nigeria and thereafter got admitted into the nursing school, she worked as a certified nurse for over 20 years before she ventured into the movie career.

She was born on 16 October 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Her stage name “Iya Rainbow” stems from “Osumare” (meaning “rainbow” in British English), the name of the theatre group of her late husband, Sir Hubert Ogunde, who died in 1990. She worked as a certified nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre. She ventured into full-time acting after the death of her husband. She has featured in several Nigerian films, including Apaadi, Eru, and Aje ni iya mi among others. She has five children.

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