Iretiola Olusola Ayinke Doyle popularly referred to as Ireti Doyle is a Nigerian Actress, Television Presenter, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Writer. Her career has spanned over two decades in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Over the years Doyle has created extraordinary characters on Television shows as well as featured in remarkable movies. Many millennials grew up watching Doyle on our then black and white Televisions and she has stayed relevant and still in the business of giving us her all in her characters that even Generation-Z can ascertain to it. Doyle is known for her perfect performances in every one of her works.
Doyle has garnered millions of fans across the nation and even Internationally due to the way she is completely in tune with the characters she plays, it is hard to know where Doyle starts and where her character ends.
Doyle is a renowned Television presenter and has graced our screens millions of times doing what she does best. She is also an accomplished scriptwriter.
Doyle is an entrepreneur as she has her snail farm. In 2017 she began her Indigenous Organic Snail Farm and since the beginning of the business, production, and sales have surged. In addition to her snail farm business, she owns the media consulting and production company named Sisi Ologe Entertainment.
Biography of Ireti Doyle
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Growing Up And Education
Doyle was born on May 3rd, 1967 in Ondo state, the western part of Nigeria, but she spent most of her formative years in Boston, USA. She started her primary education in Boston, then relocated back to Nigeria and went to Christ’s School Ado Ekiti for her secondary school education. After the completion of her secondary school, she went to the University of Jos, Plateau State where she got her diploma in Mass Communication and subsequently a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts.
How Doyle’s Career Started.
Doyle’s acting career started while she was studying Theatre Arts at the University of Jos, at the time she intended to study the English language but she was given a Provisional admission to study theatre arts and she had every intention of switching back to the original course she applied for but in her first year she had a course titled Theatre Workshop which requires her to participate in a group or face having an extra year. She was nonchalant about it at first but ended up getting the lead role despite her auditioning late.
In 1990, she watched the movie “Mind-Bending” featuring the on-screen legend Joke Silva. Silva’s outstanding performance in the film captivates Doyle and she knows right away that acting is what she is meant to do. Her acting career started properly in 1995 during one of the Nigerian university strikes where she took advantage of the break and auditioned for a Television show titled “Riddles and Hope”.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
Doyle has featured in several movies and TV shows in the course of her career. TV shows like;
- Fuji House of Commotion
- Tinsel ( 2012-2015)
- Gidi Up (2013-present)
- Dowry(2014- present)
- For Colored Girls (2011)
Some of the films she starred in also include;
- All About Ere, 1998
- Sitanda, 2006
- Across the Niger, 2009
- Torn, 2013
- The Therapist, 2015
- Fifty, 2015
- The Grudge, 2016
- The Arbitration, 2016
- The Wedding Party 1&2, 2016
- Dinner, 2016
- The Arbitration, 2016
- Guy Man, 2017
- Something Wicked, 2017
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018
- 1929, 2019
- Zena, 2019
- Kasanova, 2019
Doyle’s Personal Life
Behind the professional scene, Ireti Doyle is a loving wife, doting mother, and grandmother. She is married to Patrick Doyle, a fellow veteran broadcaster and actor. The couple was rumored to be getting a divorce a few years back but they have made their way back to each other.
Throughout Doyle’s career, she has had tremendous accomplishments both personally and professionally. As a broadcaster, she produced and anchored her show which was a fashion and lifestyle called ” Oge with Iretiola” for a decade, the show was recently revived in 2019. She also presented numerous other shows like “Morning Ride”, “Today on STV”, “Nimasa This Week on Channels TV”. The talented woman is also a writer, one of her popular written screenplays is Amaka Igwe Tempest (season 1).
Doyle is one of the women who have made their voices heard that is why she is a social commentator and has at different times penned down her opinions using different columns like; The Chat Room in the Gliteratti pull-out of This Day Newspaper, Shooting Breeze in City People, Tiola’s Take in the Saturday Vanguard and recently made her opinion known via her social platforms during the recent End Sars protest in Nigeria.
Her acting career has flourished and she is among the most prominent Nigerian celebrities who have stayed relevant for decades.
She also founded a media consulting and production company named Sisi Ologe Entertainment.
The popular Nigerian actress has been nominated for numerous awards and she has also won a series of these nominations. They include the following:
- In 1998, Ireti was nominated for the Best Actress category at the Reel Awards for All About Ere.
- In 2007 and 2009, she was nominated in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category at the AMAA Awards for Sitanda and Across the Niger.
- In 2013, the actress was proclaimed Best Actress in a Lead Role at the GIAMA Awards in Houston, Texas.
- Ireti Doyle also won Best Actress in a Lead Role at the 2014 Nollywood Movie Awards for her performance as Ovo in the psychological thriller Torn.
- In 2015, she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award during the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
- In 2016, she won the Actress of the Year award from the Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA.
- During the African Movie Academy Awards in 2016, she was nominated for the Best Actress In A Leading Role award for her portrayal of Dr. Elizabeth in the 2015 EbonyLife Films’ blockbuster Fifty.
Ireti Doyle Net Worth
With her many sources of income as a scriptwriter, actress, and presenter Doyle has made quite a fortune for herself, she is currently among the wealthiest women in Nollywood with her net worth estimated to be $2 million.
Other Interesting Facts
Ireti Doyle gave birth to her first child when she was just a teenager. She has risen above the tag teenage mother and has successfully built a reputable image of herself. Her hard work and dedication have opened doors for her and there is no way one can list the top most influential women in Nollywood without her name making the list.