Just like Dele Odule, Yinka Quadri has been in the acting industry for so many years. Many of us, especially lovers of Yoruba movies owe some of our childhood to these legendary actors. Yinka Quadri is best known for his versatility and consistency. He could literally act in any role and have starred in over 100 movies. He is presently the co-founder and president of Odunfa Caucus, a theatre art group with an office in Ebute-Metta in Lagos State. Having mastered his craft diligently, he has gone on to become a household name in Nollywood. Here on Naijauto is everything need to know about Yinka Quadri biography, net worth, houses and cars.
The legendary Yoruba actor Yinka Quadri
2. Who is Yinka Quadri?
- Yinka Quadri age and family background
Alh. Ganiu Akanni Olayinka Quadri was born on the 6th of September 1959 in Lagos Island, Lagos State. He is a prominent Nollywood actor, director and film producer. Yinka Quadri's hometown is in Oro, Kwara State. He is of descent Igbomina-Owomeje in Kwara State. Recently, he was bestowed with a Chieftaincy title as the Agba Akin of Oro Kingdom. He was born and raised in Lagos in a middle-class family. It's fair to say he spent most part of his life within the city of Lagos. Quadri had his primary education at St. Catholic School, Idumagbo, Lagos State and his secondary education at Christ High School, located in Ebute Elefun, also in Lagos. He grew up in a polygamous home. His father had 22 children before his death in 1994.
Yinka Quadri posing with Taiwo Hassan (Ogogo) and other top Yoruba actors
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- Yinka Quadri family
Yinka Quadri is a polygamous man with two wives and many children. He has five children with his two wives. His son Muyiwa Quadri has been a lifelong fan of his dad. He claims he relishes watching him on TV. Folarin, Yewande and Folarin are three of Yinka Quadri daughters.
Yinka Quadri's wife
3. Yinka Quadri career highlights
Having dropped out of school, Yinka Quadri decided to chase after his dream of becoming one of the best actors in the country. He started with Afopina Theatre Group, a group he created alongside his friends in 1976. Yinka Quadri has carved a niche for himself when it comes to excellent delivery and interpretation of movie roles. His latest big-screen appearance was in the new film Apaadi. Yinka Quadri is the co-founder and president of the Theatre Art Group known as the Odunfa Caucus. There was speculation that the veteran actor has always loved architecture despite his success in the cinemas.
Odunlade Adekola at Yinka Quadri 60th birthday party
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Yinka Quadri has been like a father to many new generation movie stars, especially in the Yoruba film industry. One would understand this considering the number of years he has been on the set. The veteran actor was recently honoured by actress Iyawo Ojo at her house-warming party. Watch the video of the emotional event below:
Iyabo Ojo Surprised Her Boss, Veteran actor Yinka Quadri during her housewarming
- Yinka Quadri movies, awards and nominations
The versatile Yoruba actor, Yinka Quadri has appeared in several movies. Since he started acting in 1976, he has starred in some of the most popular films in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood. Some of Yinka Quadri films include:
- Kura (2009)
- Shola Arikusa (2017)
- Apesin (2006)
- Jenifa (2008)
- Arewa Okunrin
- Kostrobu (2017)
- Àsírí owó
- Mafi Wonmi
- Aje Metta
Yinka Quadri has received nominations for many awards such as:
- Best Supporting Actor in a Yoruba film at 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards
- Best indigenous actor in a lead role at 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards in the Yoruba category
- Best actor in a supporting role at third Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
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4. Yinka Quadri net worth
For an acting career that has spanned close to 40 years, Yinka Quadri has made a lot of money from his numerous appearances on the big screen. His net worth has been speculated to be around $250,000 (₦104.2 million). He is unarguably one of the richest Yoruba actors in Nigeria. Quadri has been a long time friend of Taiwo Hassan, popularly known as Ogogo.
5. Yinka Quadri cars and houses
Yinka Quadri has openly declared his love for the Toyota brand in one of his many interviews. We reckon he owns a couple of them in his garage. He has been spotted a few times in a Toyota model. Other than that, nothing has been really revealed about what he drives. This also goes to Yinka Quadri house. The veteran has kept this information from the public. We will update you as soon as we get our hands on this info.
Yinka Quadri has been a lifelong fan of Toyota cars
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6. Yinka Quadri latest news
The only trending Yinka Quadri news is that the veteran actor was spotted alongside other top Nollywood actors at the burial ceremony of the late iconic Yoruba comedian Babatunde Omidina popularly known as Baba Suwe. The event was held in Lagos as actors trooped in to pay their last respect to the late comedian.
The talented Yinka Quadri has entertained a lot of Yoruba film lovers for several years now. As an actor and filmmaker, he has inspired a lot of young minds to venture into the craft and make a name for themselves in Nollywood. Yinka Quadri date of birth or put simply his age doesn't deter his impeccable interpretation of movie roles in any way. He is unarguably one of the most respected actors in Nigeria. And this is all we know for now about Yinka Quadri biography, net worth, houses and cars.
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