Efeilomo Michelle Irele popularly known as Efe Irele is an award-winning Nigerian actress, video vixen, model, writer and movie producer. She is one of the young divas making a mark in the Nigerian movie industry.
Early life and background of Efe Irele
Efe Irele was born on the 4th of September in Lagos state to an Edo father and an Itsekiri mother from Delta State. She has three siblings – two sisters and a brother. Raised in a middle class family, her parents ensured that Efe and her siblings had strong educational foundation. For her elementary education, she attended Corona Primary School, Gbagada, Lagos. The young thespian attended three secondary schools before completing her secondary school education in Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos. She bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state then proceeded to undergo the National Youth Service Corps scheme (NYSC) in Ibadan, Oyo State. Right after her NYSC, she enrolled at the University of Chester in London, United Kingdom, where she earned a Master in Human Resources Management.
Her Acting Career
Efe Irele started out as a model at age 15 featuring in various adverts such as Nunu Milk, GLO, Coca- cola and Apple Hair Products. While on a self discovery journey, she featured as a video vixen in Adekunle Gold’s Shade video and Burna Boy’s Like to party visual. Upon graduation from University of Chester, she worked as an Human Resources Manager for six months before venturing into acting. She knew she wanted to be in the entertainment industry. This led her to starting an event management company.
After going for several auditions, she got role in a movie “Aso Ebi” which got converted to TV series. She rose to prominence after featuring in movie “The Real Side Chic”, where she played the lead role, Keke alongside Daniel Lloyd. Efe has since then starred in several movies including Wrong Kind of War, Ire’s Ire, Zahra, Scandals. The sultry actress has over 70 movies to her credit.
Her Humanitarian Works
Efe Irele run a non-governmental organisation called “Efe Irele Autism Foundation” which caters for autistic people. The foundation was launched in 2017 with the aim of creating awareness about autism. This charity initiative was motivated by her younger brother who is autistic. Efe Irele Autism foundation got kicked off with a programme called Christmas with the Family, an annual event to cater for people living with the disease.
Efe Irele’s Relationship
There’s been speculations that Efe Irele is romantically linked with businessman, author and lawmaker, Akin Alabi. The lawmaker is said to be love-stricken that he does her bidding without any time wasting.
It was also reported that the NairaBet boss recently purchased a home for the budding actress in her name in Lekki area of Lagos.
Awards and Nominations
2018 Best Upcoming Actress of the year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
2018 Best New Actress of the year (English) also at the City People Entertainment Awards.
People Entertainment Awards Revelation of the Year – NOMINEE (2018)
City People Entertainment Awards Most Promising Actress of the Year – NOMINEE (2018)
Efe Irele’s Net Worth
Efe Irele is a fast rising and talented actress with an estimated net worth of $700,000 dollars.