In the last two decades, more than 20 known Yoruba actors in Nigeria have relocated the United States of America for greener pastures.
Interestingly, only a few of them have been able to go through the process of acquiring legal residency in God’s own country.
Though these make-believe stars have continued to shoot movies and feature in movies in different states of America, they still keep touch with their Nigerian roots.
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While a large number of these movie stars have kept up with their fans across the world via social media, others have tried to feature and shoot movies in Nigeria and US.
Here are five Yoruba movie stars who have relocated to the US in no particular.
Rasaq Ajao aka Araosan
Araosan as Rasaq Ajao is fondly called is one of the oldest Nigerian movie practitioners that relocated to the United States of America over two decades ago. The actor, who is also a nurse, still manage to act and keep up with the Nigerian movie industry as well as her colleagues and fans.
Laide Bakare is another Nigerian actor that has been able to secure her residency in the United States of America going through legal processes. The actress announced her residency status in the US to the world in 2017.
On Monday, November 5, 2018, fans and colleagues of Yomi Gold Alore woke up to the good news of his residency status. Yomi, who has been shuttling the country since the birth of his two children couldn’t hide his joy when he was confirmed a legal resident of the country.
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Jokotoye Oreoluwa Bigvai
Another actor who left Nigeria to pursue a greener pasture in the United States of America is Jokotoye Oreoluwa widely referred to as Bigvai. The actor has been working and traveling around the world after he settled down in the country with his wife and children while making the US his major base.
Toyin Adewale is an actress of many parts while she was in Nigeria, where she acted in the capacity of a producer, costumier, events planner and ultimately an actress. Married to her colleague, Mr. Adewale, her relocation to the United States of America became important after the relocation of her husband and dad of music sensation, Mayorkun.