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Iya Rainbow Celebrates Her 77th Birthday

Iyarainbow3Veteran Nollywood actress, Idowu Philips a.k.a Iya Rainbow is now 77.

To mark her special day, the movie star in a recent interview said she will be throwing a party in Dubai.

She also flaunted amazing new pictures.

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She was born on 16 October 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Her stage name “Iya Rainbow” stems from “Osumare” (meaning “rainbow” in British English), the name of the theatre group of Sir Hubert Ogunde, who died in 1990.

She worked as a certified nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre. She ventured into full-time acting after the death of her husband – Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips (who worked closely with the late patriarch of Nigerian Film Industry Sir Herbert Ogunde. She has featured in several Nigerian films, including Apaadi, Eru, and Aje ni iya mi among others.

She has five children.

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