Iya Rainbow Birthday: 7 Facts You Must Know About The Popular Yoruba Actress As She Turns 74


Idowu Philips best known by her stage name Iya Rainbow, is a Nigerian veteran actress.

She was born on October 16, 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State, southwestern, Nigeria.

Her stage name Iya Rainbow stems from “Osumare” (meaning Rainbow in British English), the name of the theatre group of her late husband.

She worked as a certified nurse in General hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre.

She ventured into full-time acting after her husband died.

She has featured in several Nigerian films includingApaadi, Eru, and Aje ni iya mi among others.

She has five children.

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  1. Anonymous

    October 18, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Mama happy birthday 2 “U” (Igba Odun Odun kan)LLnP

  2. Sola muritala

    October 18, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Hbd Llnp Ma,d Lord Wil Bless Ur New Age…Ijn

  3. Akinwunmi Olalekan Samson

    October 18, 2016 at 11:44 am

    H B D Many More Years Ahead

  4. ahkangbe latifat

    October 18, 2016 at 11:54 am

    hbd 2 u ma llnp


      October 18, 2016 at 12:32 pm


    • Anonymous

      October 18, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Hbd wullnp igba Odun Odun kan bless u Iya rainbow my bestie veteran actress and till u r d best. Mama pls cum back on stage ur fans missed u so so so much. Bigger u ma. Mr ogogo Mr Yinka quardri plssss bring mama back in films.

  5. Adetunji Temilade

    October 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    HPD to u Ma more years IJN

  6. Debby

    October 18, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Happi Birthday mama, wullnp IJN.

  7. Omolade

    October 18, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Hpy bthday to u granny, wishin u a blessed and fulfilled life ahead of u.

  8. Anonymous

    October 19, 2016 at 10:09 am

    H B D 2 U

  9. Anonymous

    October 19, 2016 at 11:17 am

    happy birtday to u oo our lovely mum

  10. Olaide

    October 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Hbd mama long life ma

  11. Anonymous

    October 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Hbd ma llnpp

  12. Anonymous

    October 19, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Wish U Many Happy Return

  13. olaide

    October 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Hbd 2 u ma..wishing u longlife in advance in gud health..wealth..joy..happiness more more blessing to u mama

  14. Anonymous

    October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Long life ma and prosperity

  15. Abu james

    October 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Iya rainbow I’m realize how important 2day is u. bd,s come once in a yr, so I celebrate u 2day.hbd, and ave an amazing yr.

  16. Anonymous

    October 26, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Miss mama so much in movies. Mama pls come back o.

  17. sunday dada

    November 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Mama happy birthday to u ma longlife nd prosperity God will bless the work of yr hand nd i wish u all the best in life igba odun, odun Kan ni amin

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