Yinka Quadri’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian actor
Is Actor
From Nigeria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth September 1959, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Age 61 years

Alhaji Akanni Olayinka Quadri (born 6 September 1959) is a Nigerian Actor, Film-Maker, Producer and Director, born and raised in Lagos Island, Lagos State, but a native of Oro, Kwara State. He recently starred in a new movie titled Apaadi. He is installed as the Agba Akin of Oro Kingdom. He is the President & Co-Founder of a Theatre Art Group called (Odunfa Caucus) which office is Situated in Ebute-Meta, Lagos State.

Early life and education

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


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. He has starred in over 90 Yoruba films since his debut television series titled Agbodorogun. 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.

Selected filmography

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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

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

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