Iyabo Oko death, real name, children, husband, and age.
Iyabo Oko (Real Name: Odukanmi Kudirat, born November 15, 1960) was a 62-year-old Nigerian actress. She rose to prominence for her role as Iyabo Oko in the film Oko.
She was a well-known face in the Nigerian film industry, particularly in Yoruba films, and she has appeared in a number of them. Her films include Adesoro, Idunnu Okan, Mayowa, Abo, Okobo Dimeji, and others.
Biography & Profile Summary
|Also known as
|Apoti Aje, Iyabo Oko, Sisi Mama
|Date of Death
|29th June 2023
|Date of Birth
|15th of November 1960
|62 at the time of death
|Place of birth
|Iwo local government, Osun state
Iyabo Oko was 62 years of age at the time of her death, as she was born on the 15th of November, 1960.
The City People Awards platform in 2016 awarded Iyabo Oko with a Special Recognition Award for her exceptional contributions to the growth of the Movie Industry in the country.
Iyabo Oko went to Oke-Ola Primary School in Iwo, Osun State. She relocated to Port Harcourt, where her father, an active soldier in the Nigerian Army, was based, and she was enrolled at St. Andrews Secondary School, Port Harcourt.
Iyabo Oko Children
She gave birth to three children, two daughters and a son. Tajudeen Akanmu being, the first son, died in 2008 after suffering from a brief illness.
Her daughter is a Nigerian soldier.
Bisi Aisha, who tends to be her second child and the first daughter, is a Nigerian soldier while her third child (Oduola Olamide) also is still alive.
Iyabo Oko Husband
A few years ago, Iyabo Oko lost her husband. Up till the moment of her death, she did not reveal the identity of her husband.
Iyabo Oko Career
Iyabo Oko started acting at a tender age. She ran away from her comfort zone to a theatre group due to her love for acting. Her father often comes to take her away from the group, but that doesn’t stop her interest in acting. To be precise, Iyabo Oko joined Nollywood in 1973 under Eda Onileola Theatre Troup. She joined the group professionally without the consent of her parents.
Oga Bello brought her to the limelight after working under Oga Bello’s Theatre Group in Lagos. A film was titled Oko and was directed and produced by Oga Bello during the year she joined. Iyabo Oko got her nickname from Oga Bello’s produced film, Oko.
While she was trying to get her career balanced, she lost her father while her mother was able to see the transformation of her career. A few of the movies Iyabo Oko acted in are Idunnu Okan, Mayowa, and Okobo Dimeji, to mention but a few.
She took a long break from the industry in the year 2018 due to health issues. After the break, she also disclosed that she would be starting a business of her own as she is not okay with the funds coming in from acting.
Iyabo Oko Cause of Illness
Kudirat suffered from an undisclosed illness in the year 2016. She survived the illness and was flown overseas in the year 2018 for proper treatment with the help of her son.
When she arrived back in Nigeria, she made it known that she was advised medically to decrease duties with stress. She also decided to take a long break from the film industry.
On the 5th of January, 2021, Iyabo Oko was confirmed to be dead but woke up back after three hours. This incident had occurred twice; Iyabo Oko had been rumoured to be dead twice, and this seems she is not ready to die. She was later diagnosed to be suffering from an Ischaemic Stroke.
Iyabo Oko Political Life
Iyabo Oko is a card-carrying member of the Alliance for Progressive Change (APC), and she was among the Nollywood stars and actresses that canvassed for PVCs in 2015. During this campaign, she disclosed that she was a former member of the PDP but left since they had nothing to offer her.
Moji Olaiya, Remi Shitta-Bay, Remi Oshodi (Surutu), Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Eniola Badmus (Omo-Ghetto), Fadeyi Oloro, and L’Awori are among those on the APC team.
Iyabo Oko Death
According to reports, Iyabo Oko, who has been away from the movie scene for years now, has been battling with ill health, which has now led to her untimely demise.
Though many details about her death haven’t been made known, her daughter, Bisi Aisha, confirmed the news of her death.
She wrote, “May ur soul Rest in Peace, Mummy”.