Laide Bakare (born on 7th October 1980; Age: 43 years old) is a Nigerian actress and movie producer best known for her roles in Yoruba films.
At the age of 41, Laide Bakare established herself as an actress and producer, with numerous successful works to show for it. She has also won a number of notable awards for her hard work and contribution to the growth and development of the industry. The mother of three also has it going down well on the home front. Here’s her full biography.
Laide Bakare is from Ibadan in Oyo State
Laide Bakare is currently 43 years old. She was born on the 7th day of October 1980 to her parents in Lagos, Nigeria. However, she originally is a native of Ibadan, Oyo State, southwestern part of Nigeria. While her father is from Ibadan in Oyo State, her mother hails from Oshogbo in Osun State. She revealed that they are blessed with mostly girls and one boy in her family.
She was born into a financially comfortable family where her father owns a hotel and construction company. Not only that, her birth family was not only wealthy but also famous; their street in Ibadan was named after her father, that is, Bakare Street, and so they are known as The Bakare’s. She grew up alongside her parents and siblings in Ibadan.
Growing up, Bakare received both primary and secondary school in Ibadan. After that, she proceeded to the famous University of Lagos and graduated with a degree in History and Strategic Studies. She also holds a diploma in Theatres Arts from the prestigious University of Ibadan.
Her Parents Encouraged Her Interest in Acting
Bakare once spoke about how her parents encouraged and supported her acting career from the beginning. According to Laide, her mother used to cook for her on locations, while her father bought her the camera she used for her first production work. She largely credits her success to her parents because she said that even at a time she was looked down on in the industry, they firmly stood by her with a lot of encouraging words.
Meanwhile, Laide actually tasted fame from her childhood, considering the family she comes from. But that was nothing compared to the one she enjoys now. She got her acting inspiration through her father, who owns a hotel where movie actors regularly lodged for movie shots. By that, she grew an interest in acting even though he never planned to go into acting.
In an interview, she revealed, “I never planned to go into acting. At a point I thought about going into politics, but I don’t like Nigerian politics”. During that time, she said to be the one who assisted the actors in her father’s hotel whenever they needed help, hence, they liked her and also encouraged her to start acting. Today, the rest is history!
She First Acted on Stage at Age 19
Laide Bakare made her very first stage appearance while she was in her second year at the university. But, she made her debut in Nollywood in the movie Adeyemi and produced by Muka Ray. Her skills and exceptional performance in the movie quickly shot her to fame and earned her more prominent roles in subsequent movies. Since then, she has featured in numerous Nollywood movies, which are mostly Yoruba indigenous films.
Below is a list of Laide Bakare’s Movies and TV shows
- Esin in
- Ebo Isinmi
- Idamu Ojo Kan
- Adun Ewuro
- Idamu ojo kan
- Ìdàmu eléwòn
- Atelewo eda
- Femi oko mummy
- Igba ewa
- Mafi wonmi
- Inu, 1 & 2
- Uncle Femi
- Mi’ ofoworola
- Mi’ ofoworola 2
- Ofin kokanla, 1 &2
- Royal Battle, 1 & 2
- Love You Forever
In the course of her acting career, Laide Bakare decided to expand her endeavors into movie production. So far, she has produced a number of her own personal movies, which include Mi’ ofoworola 1&2, Adun ewuro 1&2, and others.
At 40, Laide Bakare Has Made Decent Accomplishments
- She produced her first movie at the age of 28
- According to her IG bio, Laide is not only an actress and producer but is also an MC and brand influencer and has promoted many top brands in the country
- In 2018, she launched her music record company at the age of 38
- She also revealed her plans to launch a travel agency, a film academy, and a foundation in the nearest future.
Laide Bakare Won Her First Award at 30
One of the biggest stars in the Nigerian Yoruba film industry, Laide Bakare is a recipient of a couple of prestigious awards. In 2012, and for her film Jejere, wherein she played a lead role, Laide Bakare won a BON Award for Best Costume. She won a City People Entertainment Award in 2014 for Best Actress in a Lead Role. Also, the actress has been nominated for other several notable awards.
Laide Bakare is highly creative in her acting skills. She is a very beautiful and voluptuous Nollywood star who knows how well to interpret roles in movies. She accepts every role and accurately fits into them. With a net worth estimated at $1.6 million, Laide is widely recognized as an actress who has made both name and fortune for herself in the movie industry.
She Owns a Music Record Label
Actress Laide is an ardent lover of music and arts. She also revealed that if she wasn’t in Nollywood, she could have been in the movie industry. To show her love and interest in music, the talented actress founded her own music record company dubbed Simline Records.
Speaking about other things that motivated her to form the music outfit, she said, “The company is borne out of my love for music and the arts. My interest is solely to help identity, grow and support talented youths”. Simline Records has since empowered several youths to grow a career in music.
Laide is an Active Social Media User
Laide Bakare has an active social media presence. She has personal accounts across almost all social media platforms, but her most used is Instagram. On the photo-sharing app, she commands an impressive 1.8 million followers, and her handle is @Laidebakare. She engages her fans with mostly her movie updates and a lot more from her daily activities.
- Instagram: @Laidebakare
- Twitter: @Olaidebakare
- Facebook: Laide Bakare