Mosun Filani Biography and Real Age Explored

Mosun Filani Oduoye (born July 5) is a Nigerian actress, producer, and scriptwriter. She is known for movies such as Ara (2018), Iku Iwa (2009), and Ami Ayo which shot her into the limelight. Also, she is a businesswoman and CEO of Beauty and Brain Hair Gallery; and Shedit Teatox.

More to her fame and place in the public space, Mosun is the wife of a politician and 52-year-old lawyer, Kayode Oduoye. She is also the daughter-in-law of Simeon Oduoye, a former Osun State gubernatorial aspirant who served as a senator.

 Mosun Filani’s Biography Summary 

  • Full name: Mosunmola Filani Oduoye
  • Nickname: Yeye Alubarika
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 5 July
  • Ethnicity: Yoruba
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Zodiac Sign:  Cancer
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Mosun Filani’s Husband: Barr. Kayode Emmanuel Oduoye
  • Children: 2 (Oluwasemilore (Daughter), Oluwashinaayomi (Son))
  • Mosun Filani’s Parents: Olatunde Solomon Filani (Father) and Yinka Filani (Mother)
  • Siblings: Oluwabosun Oluwatosin Filani
  • Mosun Filani’s Net worth: $34,000
  • Famous for: Acting, Producing, Script-writing, and entrepreneur
  • Mosun Filani’s Instagram: @ayabaoduoye
  • Twitter: @mosunkankay
  • Facebook: MosunFilani
  • Education: National Certificate in Education (NCE) from the Federal College of Education in Abeokuta. Business Administration from the Tai Solarin University of Education.

What is Mosun Filani’s Exact Age?

Mosun Filani celebrates her birthday every 5 July. Although her exact age is not known, some sources claim that she was born in 1968 and may be 54 years old. However, the actress quickly debunked such claims in 2021.

There are claims by some individuals on social media that they attended the same school as the actress. Some of these individuals attest that Mosun was born around 1979 and 1980 and as such may be about 43 or 43 years old. Whatever the case, this age claim has not been verified but she is married to a man that is 52 years old.

Mosun Filani attended a Grammar School in Ibadan for her secondary education. Afterward, she bagged a National Certificate in Education (NCE) from the Federal College of Education in Abeokuta, Ogun State. She later got a degree in Business Administration from Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State.

Meet Mosun Filani’s Parents and Siblings

Mosun Filani’s parents are Pa Olatunde Solomon Filani and Yinka Filani from Ekiti State. Her father was born in 1946 and was a lecturer at the College of Education in Ikere, Ekiti State. He died at the age of 69 after a brief illness on 19 February 2015.

Her mother, Yinka Filani, known as Iya Pupa, was born on 4 April 1950 in Ado-Ekiti but has lived most of her life in Ife, Ibadan.

Although little is known of her siblings, her then-25 year old younger brother who goes by the name Olatunbosun Oluwatosin Filani was allegedly murdered in 2010 by some Policemen in Eleweran/Obantoko Abeokuta, Ogun State.

This singular act was one of the driving forces that prompted Mosun to actively participate in the  2020 #EndSars protest. The protest was a stand by the people of Nigeria against police brutality.

Career Highlight of Mosun Filani

Acting has always been a hobby and a much-loved interest to Mosun Filani. As far back as her secondary school days, she joined various drama and dance groups before taking it as a career.

Her first step into the acting world came while a movie was being shot at her home. She then took the opportunity to pick up an acting form during the course of the shoot from actor and filmmaker Waheed Dimeji Ijaduade.

She came into the industry in 2005 and has since appeared in at least 20 movies. Her emergence into the limelight, however, was for the movie by Muyiwa Ademola titled Ami Ayo. Sadly, just after she gained massive attention, the actress left acting following her marriage in 2012.

After many years of being absent, Mosun Filani returned to the screens with her movie production, Different Strokes. In 2016, she starred in a radio drama series called Alarambara Ara Otun. The drama series was a sponsored by the Unilever brand.

In addition to being an actress, Filani is also a writer and producer. She produced and scripted a movie titled Different Strokes for Different Folks in 2015. The movie starred Nollywood actors such as Ibrahim Chatta, Ninalowo Bolanle, Femi Adebayo, Ronke Odusanya, and Mercy Ebosere.

She also produced a movie in 2017 called Eri Ife, which was directed by Damola Olatunji and written by Allwell Ademola. Asides from the movie production, she wrote the movie and made its soundtrack.

Additionally, Mosun Filani is also an entrepreneur. She owns a flat tummy and body trimming product known as Shedit Teatox. She also owns Beauty and Brain Hair Gallery, which deals on hairs and cosmetics. Recently, she also evolved into the making of lipsticks, foundation, concealer, and  perfumes under the brand “Beauty and Brain by MFO.

Mosun Filani’s Movies and TV Shows

  • Imelda (2022)
  • Ara (2018)
  • Eri Ife (2017)
  • Two Sides of a Coin (2016)
  • Iyo Aye (2011)
  • Oga Olopa (2010)
  • Tibi Tire Laye (2009)
  • Iku Iwa (2009)
  • Ise Imole (2009)
  • Ise Onise (2009)
  • Ila Owo (2009)
  • Aje Metta (2008)
  • Jenifa (2008)

Mosun Filani’s Awards and Nominations

  • Video Club Association Owners Best Actress Award (2010)
  •  Celebrity Gold International Award
  • TIMA Best Picture of the Year Award in Iku Ewa (2010)
  • TIMA Best Picture in Yoruba movie (2010)
  • TIMA Best Actress in Leading Role
  • Nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Jenifa at African Movie Academy Awards (2009)

Who is Mosun Filani’s Husband?

Kayode Emmanuel Oduoye aka Superkay is Mosun Filani’s husband. He is a politician, businessman, and legal practitioner who was born on 6 October 1970. Kayode hails from Osun State in the South-West region of Nigeria, but grew up in Lagos State where he still lives to date.

His academic journey took himto the Government College, Ibadan, for his secondary education. He finished from there in 1988 after which he moved on to study Law (LLB) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, from where he graduated in 1996. By 1998, he had obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Buckingham, England.

The legal practitioner is a  member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and candidate for House of Representatives from Ifelodun, Boripe, Odootin Federal Constituency Seat of Osun State at the 2023 general elections. In 2018, Kayode Oduoye contested for the Osun State governorship seat and lost.

Barrister Kayode Oduoye’s political background dates as far back as the 2015 general elections when he contested for the seat of the House of Representatives for the first time under the umbrella of the PDP to represent his constituency. He has been an instrumental advocate towards Youths movement in politics.

Mosun Filani is Allegedly Her Husband’s Third Wife

Kayode Oduoye got married to Mosun Filani on February 19, 2012, and the couple has 2 children together, a girl (older) and a boy. He was, however, said to have been married twice before marrying the actress. With his ex-wife, Yemisi, he supposedly has two children who live outside Nigeria.

It has been alleged that Mosun Filani had broken his previous marriage. Nevertheless, the fair-skinned actress denied the allegation and defended that no other woman was in his life when she came into it.

The Couple Has Two Children

The first child of the couple Oluwasemilore Araoluwa (a girl) came into the Oduoye family on 29 November 2012. She is now 10 years old. The second child the couple have together is a boy, Oluwashinaayoomi. He was born on May 23 2014 and is now 8 years old. He was given his paternal grandfather’s name.

Contrary to many claims that Mosun had ignored and abandoned her children, she left the movie scenes altogether for a while to focus on caring for them because she did not want to leave them in the hands of strangers. She also took a break from work to support her husband’s blossoming political career.

Nenpan Ngwan
Nenpan is a linguist, reader and writer who can spend hours thinking of the right words. She believes that with each thought comes words, and with each good word comes a great writing that can change how we see things.

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