Laide Bakare is a Nigerian actress, film producer, and businesswoman. She is well-known for her ability to play a variety of characters in films and for her talent in role interpretation. She has produced and appeared in more than 50 Nollywood films.
Early Life & Education
Laide was born on October 7, 1980, in Ibadan, Oyo State, to Alhaja and Alhaji Bakare in Oyo State. She’s also a native of Ibadan, in Oyo State, Nigeria. Laide Bakare was born into a family of predominantly girls and was fortunate to have one boy. Her family is known as the Bakare’s because her street was named after her father.
She had her primary and secondary school education in Lagos before proceeding to the University of Lagos, where she graduated with a degree in History and Strategic Studies. She also holds a diploma in Theatre Studies from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Her career began while she was still in her second year of college. She was able to combine filmmaking and schooling thanks to her father, who owns a hotel where film professionals stay when they visit for filming. Olaide’s first significant role in a drama or motion picture was in Adeyemi, a Muka Ray-produced film released in 1999.
Her talent also helped her land more business roles. Laide Bakare has also produced a few of her own independent films, including 2005’s MI o fi owo ra Ola and others.
She has a strong passion for the arts, which led her to establish her own record label, Simline Records.
She stated that the label was created as a result of her passion for the arts and music, primarily to assist emerging artists.
Laide Bakare is married to Alhaji Mutairu Atanda Orilowo, who lives in the United States of America. The marriage is blessed with two boys. She also had a daughter in her previous relationship with Olumide Okufulure, which never led to marriage, where she gave birth to Simi.
Due to her marriage to Alhaji Mutairu Atanda Orilowo, Laide and her kids became American citizens. She also has plans to launch a travel agency, a foundation, and a film academy sometime in the future.
In her 2012 film “JEJERE”, in which the well-known singer 9ice featured and she played the lead part, she earned a BON Award for best costume.
Her net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Social Media Handles
Laide has a good number of followers on her social media handles. Especially on Instagram, where she engages with her fans. She commands a whopping 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Twitter: @LaideBakare Instagram: LaideBakare