Unveiling 50 Popular Yoruba Movie Groups/Caucuses That Have Produced Very Many Movie Stars

Unveiling 50 Popular Yoruba Movie Groups/Caucuses That Have Produced Very Many Movie Stars

In the Yoruba movie industry, it is the ideal thing for aspiring actors and actresses to go through necessary training under different caucus or groups for years before they could start featuring in movies and also producing movies. The training goes a long way to help them build the best hands in the industry. This is what is practiced in the 80’s and 90’s and it has helped groom fantastic and exceptional good stars, who are not only perfect to feature in films but also superb on stage performance.

These days, many young movie stars don’t believe it is necessary to go through this procedure before becoming a star.

Once the money is available, they just get a story, then go ahead and produce, featuring ‘A’-list stars in the industry to sell the movies, and before you know what is happening, they have become well-known faces in the industry.

Despite the money bags shortcut to stardom some still go through training by joining different groups. Some of the groups today have produced many big stars currently rocking the movie industry. And this has encouraged a lot of them to also open academies to teach younger ones all the basic rudiments of acting so they won’t be referred to as half-baked movie stars as most others who didn’t go through any form of training and suddenly become a movie star. City People Senior Showbiz Reporter, BIODUN ALAO, brings you 50 groups in the Yoruba movie industry.

Highly talented actor-cum-film maker Yomi Fabiyi is the founder of ROCKIAF Studio Film International and Academy where he trains young and talented rookies to realised their dreams and a good number of them have featured in most of the films produced in his studio.

Segun Ogungbe is a very creative and exceptional sound actor cum-film maker. He is known to interprete roles perfectly and he funs a film academy in Abeokuta “Igi Alaoye Group” where he trains aspiring actors and actresses to perfection and this group is one of the most sought after theatre groups based in Abeokuta.

What about “Ejika Film Academy” founded by the ever talented and award-winning film producer, Kenny George.

Highly respected and celebrated film maker, Muyiwa Ademola runs Authentic School of Drama, Acting Academy located in Ibadan and his school has produced a good number of popular movie stars currently dominating the Yoruba movie industry.

Afeez Abiodun popularly known as Afeez Owo is one of the most sought-after filmmakers in the Yoruba movie industry, and he has trained a lot of Yoruba movie stars in his “Seriki Olopolo Film Academy”. The likes of Yetunde Barnabas and a host of others trained in his academy. He always features his students in his movie production thereby making them popular in the industry.

The Scene School of Drama founded by the multiple-award winning actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele, is one of the very best in the industry. Her students are trained to feature in both English and Yoruba movies and she makes it a point of duty to always give them roles in her series and feature movies, thereby making them a household name already. She currently runs the film school with her husband JJC Skillz and they have both produced a good number of stars already in the industry.

Bose Alao runs “BAO” Film Academy. She is another very talented actress, who came into prominence in a movie entitled: “Itakun”. Bose has been a force to reckon with in the industry. Besides acting, she also produces both English and Yoruba movies.

Tunde Ola Yussuf is the brain behind “The Ibadan Acting Studio”. He is an actor, writer, producer and director known for movies such as Olofin amongs others. He equally train aspiring and upcoming filmmaker in the industry.

Multiple award-winning actress, Iyabo Ojo, runs “Fespris Movie Academy” located at Lekki, where she equally trains aspiring and talented actors and actresses with the aim of becoming a big star in features and the fundamentals of the industry.

She has groomed and nurtured a good number of younger stars in the industry, who are doing exceptionally well today.

Highly talented actress-cum- fashionista, Mercy Aigbe launched her film school in 2018 called Mercy Aigbe Acting School. This beautiful lady has a lots to dish out, besides being a successful entrepreneur, she has also created time for movie productions and has equally featured a lot of her students in her different production and some are already household names.

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