Yetunde Bakare (born on 8 July) is a Nigerian actress, model and businesswoman best known for starring in a number of Nollywood Yoruba movies, including ‘Awon Okunrin’, and Omo Olodo. She is currently engaged but the name of her fiancé is not known.
Nollywood is blessed with a host of actresses who are working hard to achieve success in the industry. The likes of Yetunde Bakare have shown no sign of slowing down and are looking forward to achieving more success as the days go by. Thanks to her hard work and resilience, the black, bold and beautiful Yetunde has earned a spot for herself among notable stars making meaningful impact in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Enjoy the following details about her.
Summary of Yetunde Bakare’s Biography
- Full name: Yetunde Bakare
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: July 8
- Ethnicity: Yoruba
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Engaged
- Yetunde Bakare’s Children: Son named Dare
- Yetunde Bakare’s Net worth: $500,000
- Famous for: Nollywood movie, Ajobi
- Yetunde Bakare’s Instagram: @yetundebakare
Yetunde Bakare Hails From Abeokuta in Ogun State
Yetunde was born on the 8th of July to her parents, who reside in Lagos state, but she originally hails from the Egba community in Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun State. Further reports about her parents and siblings are not available, however, the actress and model say she was raised in a strict Christian household and was actively involved in their church activities.
Yetunde’s real age is not known but she celebrates her birthday every July 8. She had her education in Lagos, Nigeria, bagging her First School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate. Afterwards, she attended a University in the state and graduated with a degree in Microbiology.
Yetunde Started Her Career As a Model
Yetunde discovered her acting talent as a teenager when she joined her church drama group and participated in several drama presentations. However, she began her professional career in showbiz as a model. She is known to have modeled for several magazines in the city of Lagos. She was particularly known for being a model for Frist Weekly Magazine -a for general interest magazine that substantially represents youths and adults alike.
While she was working at First Weekly Magazine, she met and became friends with media and event consultant Kanbi Owolabi, who introduced her to some Nollywood icons. Shortly after, she became acquainted with top Yoruba actor Yomi Fash Lanso, who also hails from Ogun State. She started accompanying him to movie sets from where she became exposed to the rudiments of professional acting.
She Kicked off Her Acting Career in 2008
Having groomed well enough to take on acting as a career, Yetunde debuted in the TV series, Super Mom. She later appeared in Awon Okunrin, which was produced by ace actress Funke Akindele and released in 2011.
In 2014 she shot her first movie Ajobi. She also played her first lead role in the movie. Though the project was quite a stressful one for the young star, she admits that it helped to groom her into one of the finest Nollywood actresses.
Now regarded among Nollywood’s leading stars, Yetunde Bakare has been featured in several movies. These include Omo Olodo, Ajobo, Iyawo Teacher and The Circle. Her acting experience has seen her work with Nollywood A-lists such as Odunlade Adekola, Yomi Fash Lanso, Sola Kosoko, Baba Suwe, Lanko Omo Dubia, Fausat Balogun, Afeez Eniola, Jide Kosoko, Funke Akindele Bello
Yetunde Bakare’s Movies and TV Shows
- Awolu Goes To School,
- Omo Olodo,
- Sunday Gboku Gboku,
- The Circle,
- Alani Baba Labake,
- Super Moms
- Iyawo Teacher,
- Modi Monso
- Jaded Heart
Movies she has produced
- Sisi Caro,
- Ibaje, Asiyan,
- Modi Monso
For her efforts in the movie industry, Yetunde has received rewards in form of awards. She received an award of excellence from J-Kue Entertainment in recognition of her work as an actress with great talent. She also received the Most Promising Actress (Yoruba) award at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Aside from her excelling career in the Nigerian entertainment industry, Yetunde Bakare is also a successful entrepreneur. She owns a fashion brand named Lush Collections. The company deals on male and female clothing and accessories.
Who is Yetunde Bakare’s Husband?
Yetunde Bakare is currently engaged to her man whose name she has refused to reveal. The Yoruba actress and filmmaker discloded her new status in February 2022 in an Instagram post she captioned: “He asked …… She said YES”, hinting that her man had proposed to her and she accepted.
Yetunde further revealed the hashtag for their wedding #AJ2022, which implied that their wedding ceremony would happen later in the same year. Many of her friends and fans showered her with congratulatory messages while hoping to see the real event happen. However, she has not made any further disclosure about her man or their wedding plans since then.
The actress has not revealed much about her past but she is quite vocal about her thoughts on relationships and marriage. In one of her posts, she cautioned men to desist from keeping any lady who demands things they cannot afford. Speaking to people whose parents load with family responsibilities, the actress has this to say:
“As a child, if your parents are giving you responsibilities knowing fully well that you’re not working, ask them how and where they expect you to get the money. Don’t let anybody pressurise you.”
Meet Yetunde Bakare’s Son
Yetunde may not be married yet, but she has a handsome son who she constantly parades on her social media handles. She calls her son Dare or Morayo, which is a Yoruba name meaning I have joy. Not much is known about the grown-up boy but the actress revealed that his father left her with him and currently has four kids with another woman.
While celebrating her son’s birthday in 2018, the beautiful dark-skinned actress expressed her joy at how well he has grown. She also gave herself accolades for taking care of him singlehandedly, without soliciting support from anyone. Based on that, she said, she was confident she could raise more children on her own without any man’s support.