Iya Rainbow Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth


Iya Rainbow was born on 16th of October 1942 at Ijebu Ode, in Ogun State. She got her stage name “Iya Rainbow” meaning “Osumare” in Yoruba from the name of the theatre group of Sir Hubert Ogunde, who died in 1990. She studied at Ijebu Ode Ogun State for both her primary and secondary school education. After completing her high school education, she enrolled in a nursing school.  Later on, she graduated as a certified nurse and practiced nursing for 20 years, worked as a healthcare assistant in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre.
She went fully into acting after the demise of her husband, Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips , who worked closely with the late patriarch of Nigerian Film Industry Sir Herbert Ogunde. She was 45 years as at that time. She has featured in several Nigerian films, including Apaadi, Eru, and Aje ni iya mi among others.


Idowu had her elementary education at African Methodist School before heading to Anglican Modern School for her secondary education.
She then proceeded to be trained as a nurse afterwards.

Early life and career

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.

Idowu Philips Age

Idowu Philips is 80 years old.

Idowu Philips Personal Life

Madam Idowu was married to Sir Hubert Ogunde from 1960 until his death in 1990. They have 5 children including Sola Osborne, and Femi Philips. Having refused to remarry, she chose to focus on taking care of her children.


2006- Agbefo

2006- Agbefo 2

2007- Orita Ipinya

2007- Olugbare

2007- Olóri

2007- Maku

2007- Kootu olohun

2007- Kilebi olorun

2008- Taiwo Taiwo

2008- Taiwo Taiwo 2

2008- Itakun ola

2008- Ìkúnlè kèsán

1990- Yemi my Lover

1997- Back to Africa

2000- Lagidigba

2002- Jesu Mushin

2002- Irepodun

2002- Eyin Ogongo

2003- N150 Million

2003- Ìfé òtító

2003- Fila Daddy

2003- Arewa okunrin

2003- Omo oku òrun

2003- Okun ife

2004- Okun ife 2

2004- Okan soso

2004- Okan soso 2

2004- Ògìdán

2004- Ògìdán 2

2006- Abeni

2006- Odun baku

2006- Mewa n sele

2006- Èebúdolá tèmi

2008- Ikilo agba

2008- Igba ewa

2008- Aje metta

2008- Aje metta 2

2009- Ìpèsè

2009- Ìdàmu eléwòn

2009- Elewon

2009- Akoto olokada

2009- Akoto olokada 2

2018- Oga Bolaji

2019- Sugar Rush

Net worth

All these ventures have helped in raising her net worth. She is estimated to be worth $500,000 as of 2020.

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