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Adejoke Adetoun Ademuyiwa fondly called Joke Muyiwa was born 21 March 1963, in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

A Christian by religion, she was born into a home with diverse religion. Her father was an Ifa priest and a herbalist, while the mother was a staunch Muslim, Iya Alasalatu.

As you may have guessed, Joke Muyiwa is a woman of many talents known in and outside the shores on Nigeria. She is a Nigerian film actress, honorary chief, Ph.D holder and lecturer who currently lectures in the department of Performing Arts at the Olabisi Onabanjo University.

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She had her primary education at the Sacred Heart Convent School and obtained her SSCE at the Baptist Grammar School, both in Ibadan, Oyo State. Muyiwa was awarded her Certificate in Dramatic Arts by the prestigious University of Ife in 1981-1982 session and enrolled for Diploma in Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan between 1984- 1986.

She bagged a B.A (Hons.) degree in Dramatic Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1987, Master of Arts (M.A) Degree in Theatre Arts from University of Ibadan in 1999 and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Drama Studies from The Redeemers University, Ede in the year 2020.

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Acting Career
In 1980, Joke Muyiwa started her acting career at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan.


Her first appearance on stage was in a TV Drama Series called Why Worry produced by Tunji Fatilewa. A year later, she joined University of Ibadan Performing Company (UPC) as an Actress-in-Training, where she participated in numerous stage performances till 1984. In 1986, Joke moved to Obafemi Awolowo University Theatre Company as an Artiste-in-Residence and she was there till 1998.

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Muyiwa is popular for the numerous roles she has played exceptionally, both in Yoruba and English movies in Nollywood.


Joke Muyiwa started lecturing between 2002 and 2003 at the Lagos State University before moving to Olabisi Onabanjo University where she has lectured for over 14 years. She was a one-time head of department for the department of Performing Arts, Olabisi Onabanjo University



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