Biography of YemiAjibade and Net worth

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YemiAjibade Biography……Are you eager to know certain important facts about the popular Nigerian actor YemiAjibade? If yes, we have brought them here for your perusal. This article brings you information on the birth and parentage, education, profession,as well as his family life.

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Full Name; AdeyemiOlanrewaju Goodman Ajibade

Popular Name; YemiAjibade, Yemi Goodman.

Father’ Name; N/A

Mother’s Name; N/A

Date of Birth; 28 July 1929

Professions; playwright, actor, producer and director

Family; A wife, three children, and three siblings.

Nationality; Nigerian

State / LGA of origin; Osun State/ÌláÒràngún


YemiAjibadewas born on the 28 July 1929 at ÌláÒràngún, Osun State. He had his secondary education from Abeokuta Grammar School.

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He attended Abeokuta Grammar School, and later pursued studies in London, at Kennington College of Law and Commerce (1955), at The Actors’ Workshop (1960), and from 1966 to 1968 at the London School of Film Technique. In 1966he studied and obtained a Master’s degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Ajibade had mastery in many professions ranging from writing, presenting and acting.His acting portfolio where filled with roles played in television series.

He started his movie career in 1960 when he was invited to feature in a soap opera set in London and designed for African viewers with the title No copy survives. He took the role of a social worker, moving around England and settling quarrels. Since then, he has featured in numerous movies. The list of movies he featured are;

  • 2007: Flawless
  • 2007: Silent Witness (TV series)
  • 2004: Exorcist: The Beginning
  • 2002: Dirty Pretty Things
  • 1995: Skin (short)
  • 1993: Rwendo (short)
  • 1991: London Kills Me
  • 1991: Smack and Thistle (TV movie)
  • 1989: Behaving Badly (TV mini-series), “The Tale of the Turbot”
  • 1987: Truckers (TV series), “Stinking Fish”
  • 1981: Prisoners of Conscience (TV series), “Nelson Mandela”
  • 1976: The Fosters (TV series), “Sonny Gets a Patron”
  • 1976: Shades of Greene (TV series), “A Chance for Mr. Lever”
  • 1974: Shatter
  • 1973: Full House (BBC Two TV series), “Black Blast!” cast member – Episode dated 3 February 1973
  • 1972: The Black Safari (TV movie)
  • 1970: Carry On Up the Jungle
  • 1969: The Power Game (TV series), “One Via Zurich”
  • 1968: Dixon of Dock Green (TV series), “English – Born and Bred”
  • 1968: The Devil Rides Out (uncredited)
  • 1968: 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (uncredited)
  • 1967: Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series), “Failpass”
  • 1967: Theatre 625 (TV series), “Hotel Torpe”
  • 1966: The Witches (uncredited)
  • 1965: Danger Man (TV series), “Loyalty Always Pays”
  • 1965: The Wednesday Play (TV series), “For the West”; “Clear Sundays”
  • 1964: Espionage (TV series), “Once a Spy”
  • 1964: Festival (TV series), “August for the People”
  • 1963: Armchair Theatre (TV series), “The Chocolate Tree”
  • 1963: Suspense (TV series), “Waiting for Wanda”
  • 1962: The Sword in the Web (TV series)

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Plays by YemiAjibade

  • Award (unproduced)[27]
  • Behind the Mountain – first produced: Unibadan Masques, 1977
  • Fingers Only – first produced: The Factory, Battersea Arts, London (Black Theatre Co-operative, directed by Mustapha Matura), 1982. As Lagos, Yes Lagos, BBC Radio, 1971.
  • A Long Way from Home – first produced: Tricycle Theatre, London (directed by Nicolas Kent), 1991
  • Mokai – first produced: Unibadan Masques, 1979
  • Parcel Post – first produced: Royal Court Theatre, London, 16 March 1976[27]
  • Waiting for Hannibal – first produced: Drill Hall, London (Black Theatre Co-operative, directed by Ajibade with Burt Caesar), 1986
  • Para Ginto (black version of Peer Gynt)[27] – Tricycle Theatre, 1995

Books by Yemi Ajibade

  • Fingers Only and A Man Names Mokai. Ibadan: Y-Book Drama series, 2001, 142 pp. ISBN 978-2659-88-6
  • Parcel Post and Behind the Mountain. Ibadan: Y-Book Drama series, 2001, 147 pp. ISBN 978-2659-89-4
  • Gwyneth Henderson and Cosmo Pieterse (eds), Nine African Plays for Radio (includes “Lagos, Yes Lagos” by YemiAjibade), Heinemann Educational Books, AWS, 127, 1973.

Honors and achievements;

To commemorate his incredible contributions to literature, and acting in general, he was honored as follows;

  • In 1975 he was appointed as a tutor by the Inner London Education Authority
  • In 2008 Ajibade was honored as a leader of British-African theatre


YemiAjibade is married, he has three children, and three siblings. Information about his parents are not available at the moment.

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