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A Match Made in Heaven! Nollywood Actress Iretiola Doyle is the “Fairy” godmother | Read her Journey to Fame



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Award winning actress, broadcaster, wife and mother, Iretiola Doyle, was recently named Brand Ambassador for Fairy Dishwashing Liquid. She describes the relationship as the right round peg in the right round hole – a perfect match.

The Journey to Fame: Education and Career
She moved to Lagos after having studied Theatre Arts at the University of Jos. While waiting for the big break and with the intention of taking over the Nigerian movie industry, she got a job in a production company and gradually became grounded in the art of producing, presenting and broadcasting.

Career and family grew alongside each other. Worked on the set of ‘Fuji House of Commotion’ with her three months old baby; her car at the time served as a resource centre with every essential she needed for herself and the baby in it – bath tub, cooking stove, baby food and other basic needs. And even though it was challenging, she kept her eyes on the prize.

The dedication sure played out! She recently won the Golden Icon Academy Movies Award and Nollywood Movies Award as Best Actress for her leading role in the movie “Torn” and also received a nomination at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) for the Best Supporting Actress in the drama series “ Gidi Up”.

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The Fairy Story
Endorsements are not things you actively pursue, all you can do is be diligent at your work and hopefully someone will look your way and a brand will come along and it will be like a match made in heaven. If she had to wait this long to represent anyone, it will have to be a major brand and that is what has happened with Fairy and she relishes being the ‘Fairy godmother’, the number one brand in the world.

She, her daughter and other women she knows have been using the brand Fairy ever since it came into Nigeria and it is very effective. Cooking is fun but washing of dishes could be difficult but Fairy makes it a whole lot easier. You get it done in half the time with less stress.

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The Secret behind the Beauty
Physical beauty is actually nobody’s personal achievement: Ireti however is a combination of grace and good genes. She grew up skinny, but fortunate to have filled out quite nicely. According to her, ‘Looking good involves getting rid of negative energy in whatever way it presents itself – circumstances or people, being careful about what goes inside the body and more especially whatever is put inside the mind’.

Acting and other Businesses
Aside acting and broadcasting, Iretiola is a producer and writer of repute. The success of an actor is dependent on her ability to play different roles distinguishingly. As a broadcaster and an actor who has performed in a variety of roles, in addition to her many years of experience, she has a reputation for being able to deliver successfully.

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Beyond the Glamour – A mother and wife
In the middle of all the accolades and loud applause, she emphasizes the importance of keeping a level head. She does not relegate family – she is first and foremost a mother to her children; and that, she explains, serves as her anchor. She enthusiastically returns home after work all the time, to her children and to a husband who understands the business she is into and gives her all the support she needs.

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  1. bruno FIERCE

    June 4, 2015 at 11:04 am

    how old is this woman?

    aging gracefully. pls don’t tamper with your face.

    • polypoly

      June 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      must you throw shade??? which one is the “don’t tamper with you face”? ughhh

      give compliments duck walk ur queenie self away

  2. JK

    June 4, 2015 at 11:11 am

    This is one woman i admire so much especially when I heard her ‘full’ life story ! Early pregnancy challenges & parental issues afterwards and later meeting Patrick! She is a great role model to a lot of struggling young mothers . Ladies need to read stories of women like this to inspire themselves that Hardwork, Perseverance & Diligence really does work.
    Look at her now…from Fuji House of Commotion days to Oge with Ireti to other great exploits including Tinsel…Her poise & charm is just excellent !
    It is not how far but how well!
    Do not despise humble beginning!
    Proverbs 12:24 “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule”
    Please my fellow Ladies, Let us diligently pay the price our greatness demands!

  3. Boladale

    June 4, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Well done madam Ireti. More grease to your elbow.

  4. myssmyss

    June 4, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I couldnt figure out why and how i fell in love with u until now though i have not had the opportunity to read your full story… Welldone aunty ireti *like i have met her* lol….Hope to meet u soon! You are greatly loved!

  5. nt

    June 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    She is so graceful and i do love her.

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