Iretiola Doyle

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An accomplished writer, actor, producer and presenter; Iretiola Doyle was born on the 3rd of May 1967, in Lagos Nigeria and in the course of her life has lived in New York, Boston, Jos and Lagos. She has a Diploma in Mass Communication and a B.A. in Theatre Arts both from the University of Jos.

In a career that has spanned sixteen years in the Nigerian entertainment industry, her credits cut across stage, television and film and print. She also produced and presented her own fashion and lifestyle how titled “Oge with Iretiola' for ten years and at different times anchored several A-list television shows, like “Morning ride” and “Today on STV”. She is also considered one of the country’s best public speakers and is often called upon to MC high profile public and private events.

She is a renowned writer and has several screen plays to her credit. She is also an avid social commentator who at different times penned the popular columns, “Shooting Breeze” in City People, and “In The Chatroom” in the Glitterati pull-out of this This Day Newspaper. She currently pens a weekly column titled Tiola’s Take every Saturday in the Vanguard.

Iretiola Doyle is married with children.

She has been nominated once in the Best Actress category at the Reel Awards in 1998 for her role in the movie “All about Ere” and twice in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category at the AMAA Awards in 2007 and 2009 for her roles in “Sitanda” and “Across the Niger” respectively.

Iretiola enjoys reading, travelling and listening to music. Her favourite sounds include contemporary Naija music, Jazz, and R n B.  Her dream role is one that is complex, multi-dimensional, unpredictable and unforgettable.

Renowned for delivering pitch perfect performances and described as an ‘actor’s actor’ by her peers; her future aspirations include more international acting roles, an Oscar, the revival of her shoe ‘Oge’ and generally bringing a certain distinction to whatever capacity she finds herself operating in.
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