Folake Olowofoyeku posing for a portrait to promote her new CBS comedy series “Bob Hearts Abishola,” in New York. [15] Olowofoyeku has said that the show is also groundbreaking because it features cast members, including Abishola, speaking in the Yoruba language.[16]. She is the youngest of among her parents' twenty children. Now she's co-starring in the CBS sitcom, "Bob Hearts Abishola." Olowofoyeku attended Igbinedion Education Centre, a Montessori boarding school in Benin City. There's more to love with the #1 rated picture quality. [10], In September 2019, Olowofoyeku co-stars opposite American comedian Billy Gardell in the 2019 Chuck Lorre CBS sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola, which Lorre created with British-Nigerian comedian Gina Yashere – who writes for the show and plays Olowofoyeku's character's best friend, Kemi. Yves Berlin -Guitar. In 2013, Olowofoyeku starred in two David Bowie videos as his bass guitar player: “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” and “The Next Day”. [1], After graduating from college, Olowofoyeku got her start working at an off-Broadway theater in New York City.[9]. David Bowie - Husband. Folake Olowofoyeku shares her Camp Confessions with comedian, Shannon Coffey. I think I released a song some years before that under a different name, The Folake. [17][18][19] Both videos were directed by Floria Sigismondi, with Tilda Swinton portraying Bowie's wife in "The Stars" while "Next Day" featured actors Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. Shapeshifting Amazon | | She/Her. Ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ pẹ̀pẹ̀ ayé àti ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ̀. “I released a song last year. [3], Also in 2017, Olowofoyeku appeared opposite Gaby Hoffmann in the last season of the TV series Transparent, as her love interest, Lyfe. Folake Olowofoyeku is an actress and musician. Olowofoyeku starred in the 2017 film, Death Race 2050, as Minerva Jefferson. Folake Olowofoyeku (born October 26, 1983) [1] [2] is a Nigerian actress and musician. Moved from Nigeria to the United States at the age of 18. In 2013, she played bass guitar in two David Bowie videos. IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Aiden Mason 1 year ago. [11] Bob Hearts Abishola is the first American sitcom to feature a Nigerian family. Youngest Among 20 Children Folake Olowofoyeku was born on 26th October 1983 in Nigeria. (Brian Ach/Brian Ach/Invision/AP) Folake Olowofoyeku full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Folake Olowofowoyeku (bíi ni ọjọ́ kerìndínlọ́gbọ̀n oṣù kẹwàá ọdún 1983) jẹ́ òṣèré àti olórin ni orílẹ̀ èdè Nàìjíríà. [17], Olowofoyeku was named after the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke. [17], Olowofoyeku is a big fan of science fiction and the work of Octavia Butler, and counts Butler's 1980 book, Wild Seed, as a favorite. Join / Sign Up Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Olowofoyeku was born in Nigeria to Nigerian politician Babatunji Olowofoyeku and Felicia Olowofoyeku. Hollywood has become home to many actors and actresses coming from as far as Nigeria. “I make music,” said Olowofoyeku, who’s worked with David Bowie and appeared in two of his music videos as his bass guitarist. Olowofoyeku plays Afro-beat electronic music under the moniker The Folake. Olowofoyeku’s other credits include a four-episode arc on Amazon’s Transparent, HBO’s Westworld as well as ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and Modern Family. Folake can next been seen in Universal Pictures’ “Death Race 2050”. Folake Olowofoyeku (born October 26, 1983)[1][2] is a Nigerian actress and musician. The show was created by "The Big Bang Theory's" Chuck Lorre. Nigerian actress and musician Folake Olowofoyeku has appeared in the leading role of Abishola in the 2019 series Bob Hearts Abishola and appeared as herself in documentary U People in 2009. 463 talking about this. Randy Michael - Drums. In 2013, Olowofoyeku appeared in two David Bowie videos as his bass guitar player: "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" and "The Next Day". Olowofoyeku appeared in guest starring roles on television shows that include 30 Rock, How to Get Away with Murder, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Modern Family, Westworld, and White Collar. She is featured as David Bowie’s bassist in the music video for “The Next Day” which included Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. By LEANNE ITALIE AP Entertainment Writer. Early life and education; Career; Music; Personal life; Filmography; Theater; Discography; References; External links; Early life and education . Nigerian-born actress Folake Olowofoyeku has won the heart of critics and audiences alike with her title role in the CBS half-hour comedy "Bob Hearts Abishola." Ọmọ Yorùbá. Nigerian-born actress Folake Olowofoyeku has won the heart of critics and audiences alike with her title role in the CBS half-hour comedy "Bob Hearts Abishola." [8] During her time at City College she played NCAA Division III college basketball for the CCNY Beavers. In addition to short films, she was in “Female Fight Squad” and “Hellbenders” on the big screen, among others. Quick Facts: Folake Olowofoyeku. [14] The show features a budding romance between the two, who find they have more in common than differences. She plays guitar, piano, and has worked as a sound engineer. Tilda Swinton - Wife. Folake Olowofoyeku - Bass. [3] She currently stars in the 2019 Chuck Lorre CBS sitcom,[4] Bob Hearts Abishola.[2]. with honors[7] in theater from City College of New York. Posted on January 6, 2017 ; in Featured Artist; by ... She debuted at number one on the Afro Pop charts with her self-titled debut single “The.Folake” (she also appears in David Bowie’s music video for “The Next Day” which included Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard) – how badass is that?! Her first name Folake is after the name of the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke. Folake Olowofoyeku . 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As we say, you can check out the video right now via the DavidBowie.com splash page. She's guest-starred on such TV shows as "Westworld," "Transparent" and "Modern Family." Andrej Pejic – Celebrity 1. The director of the two videos was Floria Sigismondi, with Tilda Swinton takin the role of Bowie’s wife in “The Stars” while “Next Day” featured actors Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ star Folake Olowofoyeku has a cool connection to David Bowie ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ premieres tonight on CTV. She then transferred to Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in Ikeja, Lagos and then attended Oxbridge Tutorial College. Wọ́n bí Olowofowoyeku sí ìdílé Babatunji Olowofowoyeku àti Felicia Olowofowoyeku. [citation needed][1] She grew up in Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria,[5] and also spent time in London. Ó kópa nínú eré Bob Hearts Abishola ní ọdún 2019. Olowofoyeku also contributed music for the films “Death Race 2050” and “Female Fight Club”. Find ratings and reviews for the newest movie and TV shows. [6], In 2001 at the age of 18 years old, Olowofoyeku emigrated to the United States, where she came to live with her sister. One of her older brothers is the musician and guitarist Toby Foyeh. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film … [9] The film is a sequel to the 1975 cult film, Death Race 2000, and was shot in Lima, Peru. David Bowie: The Next Day (Video 2013) Folake Olowofoyeku as Bassist Olowofoyeku plays Afro-beat electronic music under the moniker The Folake. Olowofoyeku said that director Sigismondi and Bowie worked with the band so they could learn their parts musically in rehearsal, as well as portray themselves in the videos. In the film, the future government keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. Saskia De Brauw – Celebrity 2 . 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Folake Olowofoyeku. [3] She currently stars in the 2019 Chuck Lorre CBS sitcom, [4] Bob Hearts Abishola. 'Bob Hearts Abishola' star Folake Olowofoyeku has a cool connection to David Bowie 'Bob Hearts Abishola' premieres tonight on CTV. Folake Olowofoyeku hearts life in the television comedy lane in new CBS sitcom. [12][13] Olowofoyeku plays Abishola, a Nigerian cardiac nurse who meets a compression sock businessman named Bob in Detroit. [2] Contents. 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[5] Olowofoyeku has spoken about the importance of names in Yoruba culture. Abishola on #BobHeartsAbishola. Her first name means to use non-monetary wealth to pamper and her surname means a rich man uses a chieftaincy title to top off their wealth . “I released a song last year. The name for the songs is The Stars(Are Out Tonight) and The Next Day. September 19, 2019, 4:30 PM • … She is the youngest child of 17 children. [2], Although initially studying economics in anticipation of becoming an attorney, Olowofoyeku received a B.A. You know what to do – keep reading! She is one of 19 kids and grew up between Nigeria and London. Olowofoyeku has a diploma in audio engineering from the Institute of Audio Research. Folake Olowofoyeku, Actress: Bob Hearts Abishola. David Bowie Tour Dates:: David Bowie News. Iselin Steiro - Vocalist. She plays guitar, piano, and has worked as a sound engineer. 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