Doris Simeon

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Doris Simeon-Ademinokan is an award winning Yoruba and English actress.

Biography[edit]

Simeon was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is married to producer and director Daniel Ademinokan,[1] whom she met on set.[2] They have one son David.[3] As of May 2013 they are divorcing.

Raised and schooled in Ojota area of Lagos, Nigeria, Doris came to the spotlight via a 2001 Nollywood movie entitled Oloju Ede. She graduated from the PEFT Institute, where she studied production management.

Work[edit]

A Yoruba and English actress, Simeon started with a part in three episodes of the Papa Ajasco comedy series.[2] She then had parts in Nollywood films Oloju Ede, Alakada, Ten Million Naira and Modupe Temi. She has also appeared in Eti Keta[4]

In 2010 she starred as Da Grin's girlfriend in Ghetto Dreamz.[5] and co-produced with her husband Omo Iya kan[6]

Given her first role by late movie director cum actor, Yomi Ogunmola, Doris rose to the top starring in over 100 films including Eti Keta, Oloju Ede, Alakada, Ten Million Naira, Abani Kedun, Iseju Marun, Omo Iya Kan, Ghetto Dreams, Silence, Gucci Girls, Alakada, Omo Pupa, Asiri and Modupe Temi. A born actress with ability to double as master of ceremony and TV show host, Doris began her career with a part in three episodes of the Papa Ajasco comedy series. Doris got her first major role in the popular comedy sitcom after much encouragement by friends to give her perceived talent a true course in acting because of her hilarious and make believe acts. Though Doris had always loved the screen and was at some point addicted to Indian flicks, she couldn’t believe how surprised she was to be given the script for a role in the sitcom after a ‘mere’ audition. An encapsulate of talents all embodied in the world of art, Doris had worked with some of the leading and biggest directors and colleagues in Nollywood and beyond. From her ex-hubby, Daniel Ademinokan to Bayo Alawiye, Adebayo Tijani, Zeb Ejiro, Yomi Ogunmola, Bakky Adeoye, Adebayo Salami, Funke Akindele, Odunlade Adekola, Kate Henshaw, Nobert Young, Saidi Balogun, Akin Lewis and Halima Abubakar to mention a few, Doris had been there and done that. She is the host of a popular Yoruba TV Show”Faaji Extra” where she is enjoying unprecedented encomium from fans within and outside the country. Doris broke history in Nollywood when she acted alongside Saidi Balogun on a two cast movie entitled Modupe Temi several years back. The challenging role further shot Doris in the industry leaving her on an unusual pedestal common with only the best in Nollywood. Currently, she is working on a TV series in South Africa titled THE LINCOLN’S CLAN, where she’s expected to add colours to her role and bring out the excellence she has been characterized with. Her other TV soap series include Two Sides of a Coin, GRA Women, Papa Ajasco etc. She also contributes to the society through her various Corporate Social Responsibility activities. She sponsors Face of Chaste Foundation that caters for children with disabilities and difficulties in living properly.

Awards[edit]

  • Award for excellence by Okpella Movement in the United State of America (USA)
  • Afemiah Development Group award for best indigenous artist and others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "My wife is sexy says Ademinokan". Vanguard. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Adeola Balogun (9 August 2008). "I regret dating Yomi Ogunmola". The Punch. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Aramide Pius. "Why my life is scandal free - Doris Simeon". nigeriafilms.com. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Jayne Usen (29 January 2011). "Kate Henshaw, the ‘Third Party' and I". next. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Doris Simeon to Star in Ghetto Dreamz". allafrica.com. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "My Experience As Dagrin's Girlfriend - Doris Simon". allafrica.com. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Zafaa Award Winners 2010". African film and Television arts. 
  8. ^ "Nadia Buari, Majid Michel & Co Nominated For African Films Festival And Academy Awards 2010". Ghanaweb. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 

9. http://www.streetsofnaija.com/2014/02/doris-simeon-spotted-on-sets-of-lincoln.html 10. http://naijagists.com/doris-simeon-paid-n2million-for-new-movie-role-nigerian-actress-on-movie-set-in-south-africa/ 11. http://naijatowncrier.com/doris-simeon-bags-international-role/ 12. http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2014/02/28/doris-simeon-bags-international-role/0 13. http://www.punchng.com/entertainment/saturday-beats/doris-simeons-son-is-not-a-kid-actor-manager/

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