Folake Olowofoyeku is best known for her role in a hit series Bob Hearts Abishola. While her career is an open book and widely covered her relationship always attracted her fans’ attention.
Here in this article, we discuss details on her husband, kids, her weight loss, and her net worth.
Folake Olowofoyeku Weight Loss
Those who followed Season 1 and the teaser of season 2 of the show Bob Hearts Abhisola, fans were quick to notice that Folake Olowofoyeku had attended a weight loss. Plus, those who followed her socials also noticed the gradual changes through her social media post. That said, Folake never addressed anything regarding her weight loss and shared it with her fans.
However, Folake did an interview with WebMD where she explained her workout routines and how she managed to stay healthy. In 2020, Folake revealed that her getting diagnosed with endometriosis was the reason behind her weight loss. According to Folake, she had it since the age of 13 from the first time she had her period.
Plus, growing up, Folake lost 5 pounds every time she had her period. But, because of the unadvanced health care system in Nigeria, she was unaware of the condition.
Otherwise, for workouts, Folake often played basketball. But, she gets bad shin splints. She also practices meditation if she had to relax.
Folake Olowofoyeku Husband, Is She Married Or Engaged?
Married Biography reported that Folake Olowofoyeku currently isn’t married to someone, or even engaged. But, the entertainment news outlet stated that she was once married to someone else. But, because of her private nature, she offered nothing regarding her previous marriage. This also included details on her reported former husband.
On the other hand, Celebs Age Wiki claimed that she had two children of her own with her former husband. But, similar to the details of her previous partner, Folake also preferred to maintain privacy about her kids.
Apart from her married life, Folake was once spotted with actor Jonah Wharton at the 2018 MTV Movie Awards. This stirred the conversation about the possibility of the two seeing each other. But, the post was deleted from the actress’s IG account. So, were they dating each other for real?
Lack of his presence suggested otherwise, nevertheless, the relationship is non-existent as of this writing in October 2021.
Folake Olowofoyeku Net Worth
The Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku sits on a total net worth of at least $500 thousand.
Folake Olowofoyeku moved to New York to spend summer vacation with her sister 30 years older than her. Her father had plans for her to pursue a career in law. But, she ended up joining City College of New York without the knowledge of her parents.
As she told MELAN MAG, “There were days when I would sit and try to picture myself living the life of a lawyer and what it looked like for different attorneys, but I just couldn’t reconcile myself with it. It didn’t feel right in my body intuitively and I rely on my intuition a lot.”
She minored in data and majored in economics but she ended up realizing acting was the only choice for her. When she graduated with a BA degree she revealed to her mum that she was graduating in theatre. Soon, she won over both of her parents, hence she became an actress.
Throughout her career in acting, Folake appeared on several TV shows. But the major role that she landed was a TV show titled Bob Hearts Abishola (2019-2021). When she spoke with CNN, Folake stated that she auditioned a lot and the show was one of them. She wanted her character Abishola to be real so she drew 20-plus years of experience being in Nigeria and drew from her mom, her auntie, and her teachers in school.
The show earned her NAACP nomination for the best actress in a comedy show. Other nominations also include the Best Actress award at the prestigious ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto, Central & Broadway, for When They Could Fly for which she won Best Actress in a Fashion Film at the CinéFashion Film Awards.
After receiving her BA degree, Folake joined the Institute of Audio Research in New York. She studied audio engineering there of her love of music. She was a self-taught electric guitarist whose father had her and her other siblings trained to play the piano. One of her memorable moment in music career was, she also worked in two music of David Bowie as his bass guitarist.
The Nigerian actress also created her original music under the name The Folake.
Folake Olowofoyeku Family
Folake Olowofoyeku was born to her parents Chief Babatunji and Chief Mrs. Felicia Olowofoyeku in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Her parents named her after Folake Solanke who went down in history as Nigeria’s first female lawyer to put on a silk gown as Senior Counsel.
She was the youngest of twenty children born to her father and his multiple wives. Chief Babatunji was a powerful Nigerian politician and an attorney. As for her mother, Felicia passed away in circa 2009. As reported, her father was 60 years old at the time of having her. A great guy according to Folake, her father took a boat to England to study law at the London School of Economics.
Her father had a deep connection with London. He was regarded as one of the founding fathers of Nigeria and a member of the Queen’s Counsel and an active member in Nigeria’s independence. So, the actress also got to spend a lot of time in England. For her, London was her second home before she came to New York at the age of 18.
Whereas, her mother was “a dynamic woman, so strong, super beautiful.”
Furthermore, the actress revealed to Chicago Tribune that both of her parents passed away before she landed her part in Bob Hearts Abishola.
How Old Is Folake Olowofoyeku?
Born on 26 October 1983, Folake Olowofoyeku turned 37 years old in October 2020.
Does Folake Olowofoyeku Have An Accent?
For nearly 20 years, Folake Olowofoyeku spoke her native language Yoruba. So, she has an accent. But, her interviews suggested that she is also very clear-tongued in the English language.
What Is Folake Olowofoyeku’s Nationality?
Folake Olowofoyeku is of Nigerian nationality.
How Tall Is Folake Olowofoyeku?
Talking about height, Folake stands tall to the height of 5 feet 7.5 inches.