Durojaiyeola Oluwakemi Kuti is an award-winning Nigerian actress, film producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur.
She is the founder and CEO of Jaylex Aesthetic Production, a company specializing in film, television, and video production. A few years ago, she started her career when she starred in a movie called “Jaiyeola ni mo n Je”. The film did a great job of popularizing her name because of the great job she did. Since then, she has produced over ten films, many of which made waves.
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Jaiye Kuti Wiki
Full name: Durojaiyeola Oluwakemi Kuti
Popularly known as Jaiye Kuti
Date of birth: 10th July
Place of birth: Kano State, Nigeria
Residence: Lagos State, Nigeria
Spouse: Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
Occupation: Actress, producer, entrepreneur
Net worth: $200,000
Durojaiyeola Oluwakemi Kuti, although originally from Yewa Ayetoro, Egbado in Ogun state, was born in Kano state, Nigeria. She started her primary education at Sunshine Primary School but had to transfer to Temidire Primary School when her father was transferred at NITEL.
After getting her first certificate of completion, she enrolled in Ikorodu High School for secondary education. She further gained admission to study secretarial administration at the Ilaro Federal Polytechnic in Ogun State.
Oluwakemi did not stop there, as she continued her studies at the prestigious University of Lagos, graduating in English.
Jaiye Kuti has acted with passion since childhood. Before embarking on an acting career, Kuti first worked in finance. At first, her mother first tried to distract her from the actress career because she feared that her acting career would negatively affect her.
Her original plan was not to act, she wanted to continue film production, but she needed to network first. She made her acting debut in 2002 when she starred in a TV series called “Laff Patterns,” a movie that helped her become the center of attention.
As an actress, Jaiye Kuti has produced more than 12 films. Her first job as a producer was “Jaiyeola ni mo n Je,” a Yoruba film starring star top actors like Femi Adebayo, Yinka Quadri, Adebayo Salami, Fathia Balogun and others.
Jaiye Kuti is married to popular Nigerian actor and musician Fuji, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, also known as “Oganla one”.
The union is fortunate to have two children, a boy, and a girl. Her children are also inclined to have a flair for entertainment, as they both love music and play the piano well.
Awards and Recognitions
Jaiye Kuti’s skills in acting have earned her several awards snd recognitions which includes:
• In 2016, she was awarded the City People Movie Special Recognition Award
• Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year at the 2016 City People Entertainment Award (nominated)
• Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) at the 2017 City People Entertainment Award (nominated)
• Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Female) at the 2019 City People Entertainment Award (won)
As of 2020, Jaiye Kuti net worth is estimated to be around $200,000