Iretiola Olusola Ayinke popularly known as Ireti Doyle is a famous Nollywood actress, scriptwriter, producer and an award winning television presenter. She was born on 3rd May 1967 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. She is currently 50 years old. She is originally from Ondo State in the south western part of Nigeria.
She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. Ireti Doyle was born in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria, but spent her early years with her family in Boston and New York City, both in the United States of America, before moving back to Nigeria to complete her education.
After returning to Nigeria, she attended Christ’s School in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State in the south western part of Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, Ireti Doyle proceeded to University of Jos in Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Diploma in Mass Communication and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.
Ireti Doyle is a seasoned actress with over two decades of experience. For ten years, she produced and presented her own show “Oge with Iretiola” and she is also an anchor for several other television shows in Nigeria such as Morning Ride on Silverbird Television and Nimasa This Week on Channels Television.
She began her acting career in 1995 in a television series titled “Riddles and Hopes”. Since then she has featured in several Nollywood movies and television series which include Across the Niger, Sitanda, Torn, The Therapist, Fifty, The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, Dinner, Tinsel, For Coloured Girls, Gidi Up, etc. She always plays the role of a house wife, mother in-law and discipline mother in movies.
In 2016, she starred in the award winning Nollywood movie “The Wedding Party” alongside with RMD, Banky W, Adesua Etomi and other top Nollywood celebrities. In 2017, she also starred in the part two of the movie “The Wedding Party”.
Ireti Doyle apart from acting is also a creative writer and has several screen plays to her credits. She was the writer of Amaka Igwe’s popular movie “Tempest”. Ireti Doyle is an avid social commentator who at different times has written popular columns for City People Magazine, This Day Newspaper and Saturday Vanguard.
She has been nominated once in the Best Actress category at the Reel Awards in 1998 for her role in the movie “All About Ere” and has also won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category twice at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009 for her roles in “Sitanda” and “Across the Niger” respectively.
In 2013, she was declared Best Actress in a Leading Role at the GIAMA Awards in Houston, Texas in the United States of America. In 2014, she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2014 Nollywood Movie Awards for her role as “Ovo” in the psychological thriller movie “Torn”.
In 2015, she also won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Torn” at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2016, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role as Dr. Elizabeth in the 2015 Ebony Life blockbuster movie “FIFTY”.
Her most accomplished film is “The Wedding Party” which is the highest grossing Nigerian film in Nigerian cinema history as of February 2017. The films screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the city to city spotlight.
Ireti Doyle is currently one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most talented actresses in Nigeria. Her most recent stage credits include The Vagina Monologues, Olorounbi, The Musical, Hear Word and The Wives. She is currently married to Patrick Doyle and the marriage is blessed with six children.
Ireti Doyle is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2 million.