Yinka Quadri

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Yinka Quadri
Bornc. September 1959
Lagos Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria[1]
NationalityNigerian
Occupation
Years active1976–present

Yinka Quadri (born c. 1959) is a Nigerian thespian and Yoruba film actor.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Yinka, a descent of Igbomina-Owomeje, Kwara State, was born into a middle-class family in September 1959 in Lagos Island, Lagos State.[1] He completed his primary school education and secondary school education at St. Catholic School, Idumagbo, Lagos and Christ High School, Ebute Elefun, Lagos respectively.

Career[edit]

Yinka's acting career started in 1976 when he and Taiwo Olayinka along with a group of friends formed a drama group called Afopina Theatre Group after dropping out of school.[2] He has starred in over 90 Yoruba films since his debut television series titled Agbodorogun.[3] On April 27, 2014, Yinka launched his biography Yinka Quadri: Scent of a Legend and simultaneously celebrated his 36 years in the Nigerian film industry.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

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  • Olaniyonu
  • Kutupu
  • Kura
  • Ekun
  • Agbodorogun
  • Ojiji
  • Egbinrin Ote
  • Araba
  • Ilari
  • Odun Baku
  • Bolode O'ku
  • Èebúdolá Tèmi
  • Abeni
  • Apaadi
  • Ojo Idajo
  • Abulesowo
  • Niwoyi Ola
  • Ilekun Olorun
  • Okinni

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2007 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2010 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Indigenous Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Nominated
2012 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actor in an Indigenous Movie (Non-English speaking language) Nominated
2013 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Yoruba film Nominated
2014 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in Leading Role (Yoruba) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BUKOLA BAKARE. "Nnebue produced 27 Yoruba films before Living in Bondage - nigeriafilms.com". nigeriafilms.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Alabi, Ajibade (10 May 2014). "Why I dropped out of school – Yinka Quadri". Newswatch Times. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Yinka Quadri: What people don't know about me and Ogogo". Per Second News. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ "ENCOMIUMS, AS YINKA QUADRI LAUNCHES BIOGRAPHY, CELEBRATES 36 YEARS ON STAGE". Ecomium Magazine. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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