Veteran yoruba Actress Idowu Philips aka Mama Rainbow has shared some amazing new photos to mark her 78th birthday today, October 16.
She was born on 16 October 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State. 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 also worked as a healthcare assistant in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre.
Iya rainbow 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
See more photos below.
Happy Birthday Ma, wishing more grace.