Laide Bakare Biography: Age, State of Origin, Career, Movies, Husband, Photos, Net Worth

Laide Bakare biography

Laide Bakare Biography

Laide Bakare is a prominent Nigerian actress, movie producer, and entrepreneur. She is renowned for her versatility in portraying a wide range of characters in movies, demonstrating exceptional skills in role interpretation.

She has produced and featured in over 50 Nollywood movies. Some of her notable films include Mi’ ofoworola (2005), Love You Forever (2003), and Iranse Aje (2008). She has also won the Best of Nollywood Awards in the Best Costume Design category for her film Jejere in 2012.

She has a degree in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos and a diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan. She is also an MC, movie director, and brand influencer.

Laide Bakare Age

Laide Bakare is 43 years old as of 2024.

Laide Bakare State Of Origin

Laide Bakare is a native of Oyo State, Nigeria.


Laide Bakare Early Life and Education

Laide Bakare was born on October 7, 1980 in Oyo State, Nigeria, but grew up in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. She is the first of five children and had her primary and secondary education in Ibadan.

Following her secondary education, Laide Bakare pursued her higher education at the University of Lagos, where she obtained a degree in History and Strategic Studies. She also holds a diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

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Laide Bakare Career

Laide Bakare biography

Laide Bakare is a renowned Nigerian actress, producer, and entrepreneur who has starred in over 50 Nollywood movies and won several awards for her costume design and acting skills. Her career started while she was still in her second year in school. She combined making movies and schooling thanks to her father, who owned a hotel where Nollywood actors lodged whenever they went for filmmaking.


Laide Bakare made her debut in a significant role in the 1999 film “Adeyemi,” produced by Muka Ray. Since then, she has featured in many successful movies, such as Mi’ ofoworola, Love You Forever, and Iranse Aje. She has also produced some of her own independent films, such as MI o fi owo ra Ola from 2005 and others. Driven by her profound passion for the arts, Laide Bakare started her own music company, Simline Records.

Laide Bakare Awards and Nominations

Laide Bakare has been nominated for several awards, such as the Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous Category at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 for her role in the film Iranse Aje. Her film Jejere won the Best of Nollywood Awards in the Best Costume Design category in 2012.

Laide Bakare Husband and Children

Laide Bakare biography

Laide Bakare has been married twice and has three children from the two marriages. Her first marriage was with an American-based Yoruba business mogul, Olumide Okufulure. They had a daughter named Simi who was born in September 2008. However, their marriage ended in 2012 after Laide Bakare discovered that Olumide Okufulure was still legally married to his wife with two children even before she met and married him. Laide Bakare publicly stated that she ended things with Olumide because he was not a single man as he claimed.

Laide Bakare biography


Her second marriage is with Alhaji Mutairu Atanda Orilowo, a Lagos socialite. They have two sons together.

Laide Bakare Net Worth

Laide Bakare has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million as of 2024.

Laide Bakare Social Media Handles

  • Facebook: Laide Bakare
  • YouTube: Laide Bakare TV 
  • Instagram: @laidebakare
  • Twitter: @laidebakare

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