In a career that has spanned over two decades in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry, Iretiola Doyle’s credits cut across Stage, Television and Film and Print. An accomplished Actor, Writer, Producer and Presenter; Iretiola was born on the 3rd of May in Lagos Nigeria. She attended Christ’s School Ado-Ekiti, Apostolic Church Grammer School, Ikosi Lagos, and posseses a Diploma in Mass Communications and a Degree in Theatre Arts both from the University of Jos.
Her acting debut was on the hit TV series Riddles and Hopes produced and directed by Matt Dadzie in 1995 and in the last two decades she has gone on to create several memorable characters in other TV series like Hajiya Sherfiatu in “Jaded Options”, Claire in “Solitaire, Systicully Caro in the hilarious comedy “Fuji House of Commotion, and Illa in “Gidi Up”. She currently plays the recurring role of Sheila Ade-Williams in one of Nigeria’s longest running soaps; AfricaMagic Mnet’s flagship show; “Tinsel”.
Ms. Doyle has also been extremely successful on the big screen and is considered amongst Nigeria’s most bankable actors. She is renowned for her roles in the 2004 blockbuster “Across the Niger” set in the midst of the Biafran War; the critically acclaimed “Sitanda” in 2007, the gripping psychological drama “Torn” in 2013; the sassy professional Dr. Elizabeth in the ground breaking romantic comedy “Fifty” in 2014 – a character she reprised in the TV series adaption in 2017.
Her portrayal of Lady Obianuju Onwuka in the “WEDDING Party 1&2 however, set her head and shoulders above her peers not just as a performer, but also secured her place as pure box office gold.
She has also performed on stage in the “Vagina Monologues”, “Olurounbi the Musical”; “Hear Word” and the “Wives”.
In addition to acting she is a Producer/Presenter with extensive experience in Television Production. At different times, she anchored frontline TV shows, “Morning Ride”, “Today on STV” and “Nimasa This Week”.
Currently she produces and presents her own lifestyle magazine show “OGE” which was birthed in the year 2000 and relaunched in 2019. It has run on several channels across the African Continent and beyond and garnered a huge following.
Furthermore Iretiola is an accomplished writer. Her screenplay credits include the first season of Amaka Igwe”s “Tempest” and penned widely read social commentary pieces for This Day, City People and Vanguard newspapers.
Throughout her impressive career Iretiola has been nominated twice at the City People’s Movie Awards (for Best Actress of the Year and for Face of Nollywood) twice at the African Movie Academy Awards (for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role) and for Best Actress at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2013 she won Best Actress in a Leading role for her portrayal in “Torn” at the GIAMA Awards in Texas Houston and in 2014 won in the same category at the Nollywood Movies Awards. She is also a 3 time AMVCA nominee.
She currently resides in Lagos Nigeria.