Wow, Unbelievable, really! These have been the response of many lovers of gospel movies after realizing that the same woman Madam Grace ‘Owoola Oyin-Adejobi popularly known as ‘Iya Osogbo’ is the biological mother of two prominent gospel drama ministers, Lady Evang. Dedun Olumuyiwa (nee Oyin-Adejobi) and Evang. Sola Oyin-Adejobi.
Truly, the success story of Yoruba movie industry will never been complete without acknowledging the efforts of veteran actor who pioneered the art. Madam Grace ‘Owoola Oyin-Adejobi’if as her contributions remain relevant till date.
Her stage name became popularized when she featured in an ‘Ajileye’ film titled “Eran Iya Oshogbo”. Although she was a star in the movie industry before the film, yet she maintained the name “Langbejo Iya Oshogbo” throughout her movie career before she excused herself from the Nollywood Secular Movie industry to join the gospel filmmakers.
Recently, mama visited a gospel movie location as she receives a grand welcome by some popular gospel drama ministers on the film location. Recall that Evang. Femi Adebile knelt down before mama as she prayed for not just the grace for longevity but relevance and divine strength at 90.
In a recent interview following her 91st birthday in August, 2021, Mama Oshogbo noted that she started acting right after her primary school days. Her theatre profession started officially in 1953 when her husband, late Oyin-Adejobi, returned to Oshogbo from Lagos.
When she was questioned about the secret of her sound health at her age, she replied that the grace of God coupled with the fact that she didn’t abuse her body brought her this far.
Despite quitting the secular movie industry, the industry members keep celebrating Mama Osogbo because of her impacts in the industry. A few months ago, actor Dele ‘Odule’ paid her a courtesy visit. In the same vein, many actresses also participated in the celebration of her birthday yearly.
The prominent actress constantly admonishes contemporary actors from time to time. She bewailed the prevalence of indecent actions in movies and preached focus and commitment often. May she live longer and remain relevant for the Masters use even at her age. SEE SOME PICTURES BELOW