Yinka Quadri is a Nigeria Actor, Film Maker.Producer , Director and a Script Writer. He is currently installed as the Agba Akin of Oro Kingdom . He is the President and Co founder of a Theatre group named Odunfa Caucus which is suitated in Ebute meta, lagos state. He is one of the most active and famous actor in the Yoruba movie Industry.
Early Life and Personality
Yinka Quadri was born on 6th September, 1959 in Lagos Island, Lagos state to a middle class family. He hails from Oro. Kwara state. He had his Primary and Secondary School education at St. Catholic School,Idumagbo.lagos and Chirst High School,Ebute Elefun, Lagos respectively.
Although, He couldnt finish his education, so he decided to start a business . His father is a wealthy man who had a polygamous family of 22 children, but when Yinka was young he had to opportunity to take care of his father’s business. He also trained to be a professional Dramatist and Performing Artist which he obtained the certificate of professionalism in Theatre art practitioners.
His father was firstly against his will to be an actor but later supported him on the long run. Yinka Quadri is married to Nike Quadri which the union is blessed with 4 children (Olajuwon,Folarin,Muyiwa and Yewande Quadri). He also has Grandchildren . He is a devout Muslim and an Alhaji.
Yinka Quadri Net worth?
Yinka Quadri is estimated to have a networth of about $250,000
He started his acting career in 1976 with a group of friends when he dropped out from school. He and Tawio Olayinka and some friends created a drama group called Afopina Drama Group. He was so passionate about acting which made him sold his 504 car to produce a home video titled “Ojiji”with Prince Jide Kosoko and some friends. Yinka Quadri has starred in over 100 movies in the Yoruba movies since his debut on the television series titled “Agbodorogun”
He wasnt supported by his father but later on he supported him. His father passed on 1994. Yinka launched his biography titled”Yinka Quadri: Scent of the Legend” and also 36 years in the movie industry on April 27th 2014.
He is well respected among his peers for his level of experience and expectional roles he played which has made his name , an household in the Yoruba movie industry.
Awards and Nominations
He has bagged a lot of awards which includes :
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2007 Movie Academy Awards)
- Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014 Best of Nollywood Awards)
- Agba Akin of Oro-Kingdom (traditional title)
- City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
- An award of Excellence In Recognition of his Great Performance in the field of Entertainment in 2004 by the Student Union Government, Federal College of Education (Technical)Akoka, Lagos.
- He is currently the president of Odunfa Caucus
- Director of Ok films Nigeria limited
- Vice president A.N.T.P (North)
- National Financial Secretary (A.N.T.P) and many more
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He has featured in many movies which includes:
- Bolode oku
- Odun Baku
- Niwoyi ola
- Ojo idajo
- Okinni and many others