Efa Iwara is a Nigerian entertainer, rapper, and actor. He is a Nollywood actor who started as a singer. He was born on the 20th of August 1990, Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria. His father is a retired professor of Linguistics at the famous University of Ibadan and his mother is a Liberian at the same university. Efa Iwara is from Ugep, a place in the southern part of Cross Rivers State. He is a football fanatic and a diehard Arsenal FC fan.
Efa Iwara Educational Background
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All Efe Iwara educational stages were within the University of Ibadan Campus. His primary education was at the University Staff School, after that, he proceeded for his secondary education at the International School, Ibadan (ISI). He went further to complete his tertiary education at the University of Ibadan, he studied and graduated with a degree in Geography.
Efa Iwara Career
Efa Iwara noticed that he had a passion for rap at a very young age, he wrote his first verse at the age of 9. He and his 3 friends which includes DJ Klem while at the University of Ibadan formed a group which they called X-Factor. The music group didn’t last and they all headed in different directions which made them split up.
Things became so bad for Efa after the group disbanded, shortly after that, he lost his sister in 2007. Things went from bad to worst, his music career was falling apart as he mourned. The loss made him disconnect from the creative world and he nearly gave up on his musical carrier until his friend has to reignite his passion for music and made him return back to the studio.
Efa continued his music writing and recording with one of his former group members DJ Klem. They recorded “Kwenu” together. Efa decided to check his singing skills, he enrolled in the “Peak Talent Show” in Ibadan where he was one of the final six, he is the only rapper to have achieved that feat.
Efa stated that his mentors in the entertainment industry are MI, NaetoC and Tu face. For the acting profession, he revealed that the Veteran actor Pete Edochie is his mentor.
In 2011 he released his debut album. He made some single releases and remixes from the summer of 2010 to reintroduce himself to the Nigerian market. The album was not really a success as he expected it to be and this may have resulted in him venturing into acting. Below is the list of Efa Iwara’s Songs
- Over you ft. Praiz
- E2DFA (E to the F-A)
- Fall in Love ft. Plantashun Boiz
- Letter to the President-Elect
- Obandi ft. Pelli
- Sunmobi ft. Olamide
- Open and Close ft. Dammy Krane
Below are songs Efa was featured:
- Ex-O – You Make Me Say
- Beazy – Smash and Grab
- Phenom – Omo Naija Cypher
- D’Tunes – Strange Things
- Mo’ Cheddah – If You Want Me
- Ex-O – You Make Me Say
Efa Iwara reported that he ventures into acting out of boredom. He first got into acting while in primary school in a stage production of Ola Rotimi’s ‘The Gods Are Not To Blame’. Ever since the young actor has had a successful acting career, he has appeared in various big-budget TV shows and movies.
He has also appeared on Tinsel, he played the role of a moderator in a debate. He is also known as a serial woman pleasure for a role he played as David in MTV Shuga.
Below are Efa Iwara’s movies and Tv series:
- Put a Ring On It
- This Lady Called Life
- The Men’s Club
- Rumour Has It
Efa Iwara’s marriage and wife
Efa Iwara is not married, he has not shared any news of being engaged or married to anyone. However, he revealed in an interview some qualities that he looks for in a wife. The celebrity said:
“My ideal woman has to be God-fearing and kind-hearted. She also has to be very understanding because I can be a weirdo sometimes. She has to have a great sense of humour and be able to make me smile. She has to support Arsenal FC and if she isn’t she has to be able to convert. The last one is non-negotiable.”
The talented actor said he wishes that he was married, maybe he is intending to.
Efa Iwara Net Worth
Efa is a fast-rising star, in fact, he is one of the biggest talented young artists in the entertainment industry. The Talented actor is rated as one of the richest and most influential young artists with an estimated net worth of $200,000 dollars.
Efa Iwara is very popular on social media with large followers. The young talented actor is active on both Instagram and Twitter. You can reach or connect with him on Instagram: @iamefaiwara and Twitter: @iamefaiwara.