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Iya Rainbow biography, movies and net worth


Iya Rainbow

Nollywood actress, Iya Rainbow is a veteran Nigerian nurse, actress, movie producer and director. She is one of the  most respected Nollywood actresses, probably because she started acting in the 90s. 
Most of her fans address her as mama Rainbow because of the love they have for her and her movies. She is also an ambassador to the top telecommunication company, Airtel.

Mama Rainbow’s profile
Full name: Idowu Philips 
Other names: Iya Rainbow, Mama Rainbow 
Date of birth: 16th October, 1942 
Age: 77 years (2019) 
Place of birth:  Ijebu Ode, Ogun State 
Nationality: Nigeria 
Career: Nurse, actress, producer, director 
Relationship status: Married 
Spouse: Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips (late) 
Children: Femi Philips 
Notable works: Lagidigba 
Net worth: $500,000 

Idowu Philips Biography, Age, Family, Early Life, Education And Entertainment Career

Idowu Philips was born on the 16th of October 1942 in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. She got her stage name from the  theatre group of Sir Hubert Ogunde, who died in 1990. The name ‘Iya Rainbow’ stems from ‘Osumare’ (meaning ‘rainbow’ in English). 

Before venturing fully into Nollywood, Iya Rainbow worked as a certified nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre. It was after her husband’s death that she ventured into full-time acting. He husband Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips worked closely with Sir Herbert Ogunde, the late patriarch of Nigerian Film Industry. 

Educational Background

Idowu Philips had her early primary and secondary school education at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. This is probably the reason why she speaks Yoruba so fluently. 
After completing her secondary school education, she secured admission to study at a nursing school. She later graduated as a certified nurse and practiced it for 20 years before venturing into full-time acting.  

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Personal Life

Idowu Philips is blessed with 5 children from her late husband Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips. Unlike most Nollywood actresses, Mama Rainbow chose not to remarry even after more than 35 years pf her husband leaving the earth.  
In an interview Punch, she stated that she wan’t interested in re-marrying because her husband closed her heart with a padlock and went away with the key
She also said that she doesn’t trust the men of these days. She narrated the story of a man that wanted to marry her but ran away after seeing her five kids. 

Iya Rainboy is the mother to Femi who’s also into acting. She returned to Nigeria in 2017 to guard and feature in a documentary that her UK based son, Femi Philip shot on Mose Orimolade, the Founder of Cherubim and Seraphim


Mama Rainbow has been featured in a good number of Nollywood movies. Some of them include:  
• Back to Africa (1997) 
• Lagidigba (2000) 
• Irepodun (2002) 
• Jesu Mushin (2002) 
• Eyin Ogongo (2002) 
• Ìfé òtító (2003) 
• ₦150 Million (2003) 
• Fila Daddy (2003) 
• Omo oku òrun (2003) 
• Arewa okunrin (2003) 
• Okan soso (2004) 
• Okan soso 2 
• Okun ife (2004) 
• Okun ife 2 (2004) 
• Ògìdán (2004) 
• Ògìdán 2 (2004) 
• Abeni (2006) 
• Mewa n sele (2006) 
• Odun baku (2006) 
• Èebúdolá tèmi (2006) 
• Agbefo (2006) 
• Agbefo 2 (2006) 
• Olóri (2007) 
• Maku (2007) 
• Orita Ipinya (2007) 
• Kootu olohun (2007) 
• Olugbare (2007) 
• Kilebi olorun (2007) 
• Ìkúnlè kèsán (2008) 
• Taiwo Taiwo (2008) 

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• Taiwo Taiwo 2 (2008)• Igba ewa (2008) 
• Aje metta (2008) 
• Aje metta 2 (2008) 
• Itakun ola (2008) 
• Ikilo agba (2008) 
• Elewon (2009) 
• Ìpèsè (2009) 
• Ìdàmu eléwòn (2009) 
• Akoto olokada (2009) 
• Akoto olokada 2 (2009) 
• Oga Bolaji 

Idowu Philips Net Worth

Idowu Philips is a nurse, actress, producer and movie director. She has gotten a number of endorsements from several brands including Airtel. She has an estimated net worth of $500,000.  

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Idowu Philips on
Instagram @MamaRainbowOfficial 

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