Yoruba actor Ibrahim Chatta is revered in the Nollywood film industry for his remarkable versatility and authentic portrayal of various characters. Though primarily focused on the Yoruba film sector, he has demonstrated his skill in both Yoruba and English-language Nollywood productions. Notably, in Kunle Afolayan’s 2014 blockbuster “October 1,” Ibrahim Chatta adeptly embodies the character Sumonu.
EDUCATION AND EARLY LIFE
Olaide Aishat hails from the southern Nigerian state of Ogun and was born on September 23 in the early 1990s. Her educational journey began with elementary school, where she successfully obtained a First School Leaving Certificate. She pursued her junior and senior secondary education at Owen Thomas College in Ojokoro, Ogun State, culminating in her completion of the Senior Secondary School Certificate examination there.
Continuing her academic pursuit, Olaide Aishat enrolled at the Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH) in Igbesa, Ogun State. Her dedication led to her successful graduation during the academic year 2016–17, earning both an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and a Higher National Diploma (HND).
Adhering to the federal requirement for Nigerian graduates, Olaide Aishat completed her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in Oyo State. This phase concluded on December 13, 2018, with her receiving a Certificate of National Service from the National Youth Service Corps, marked by a Passing Out Parade.
FAMILY LIFE AND MARRIAGE
On October 1st, 2016, Olaide Aishat and Ibrahim Chatta exchanged vows in Lagos State. The actor’s past marriages with Olayinka Solomon and Shaaba Salamatu ended in divorce due to irreconcilable differences.
Celebrating their growing family, Ibrahim Chatta and Olaide Aishat welcomed their first child, a son, on February 6, 2017. Three years later, in 2020, they joyously welcomed a baby girl as their second child. Presently, the family resides in Lagos, Nigeria, with their children.
In 2014, Olaide Aishat briefly held the role of Ibrahim Chatta’s personal assistant. Apart from this, she has exhibited her acting prowess in numerous Yoruba movies. Amidst the competitive Yoruba cinema landscape, Olaide Aishat is steadily establishing her identity and reputation in the industry.
IBRAHIM CHATTA (EDUCATION AND EARLY LIFE)
In 2014, Olaide Aishat briefly served as Ibrahim Chatta’s personal assistant. Alongside this, she has demonstrated her acting prowess in multiple Yoruba movies, establishing a significant presence in the competitive Yoruba cinema landscape.
Regarding Ibrahim Chatta’s education, he attended Government Secondary School, Bachita, and later Dende Secondary School in Aggiea, both situated in the Edu Local Government of Kwara State. However, his interest in formal education waned, leading him to discontinue his secondary schooling. Instead, Ibrahim Chatta pursued aspirations that transcended academic pursuits.
At the young age of 15 in 1985, Ibrahim Chatta secured his inaugural acting opportunity, marking the initiation of his journey in the entertainment industry.
Despite the absence of formal education, Ibrahim Chatta remained resolute in pursuing a career in the Nigerian film industry. At the age of 15, he grasped the chance to exhibit his acting talents, marking his entry into the movie industry.
His fluency in Yoruba, coupled with his Nupe ethnic background, significantly contributed to Ibrahim Chatta’s success in the Yoruba cinema realm.
Ibrahim Chatta gained prominence in the Nigerian film landscape in 2012, largely attributed to his role in the Adebayo Tijani-directed movie “Aiyekoto.” His extensive filmography includes various Yoruba movies like “Maffi Wonmi,” “Eni,” “Irawo Oke Akisa Aiye,” “Dudu,” “Odunbaku,” among others.
AWARD AND RECOGNITION
Ibrahim Chatta has distinguished himself in the acting realm due to his exceptional abilities in physical expressiveness, commanding vocal projection, articulate speech, adept use of dialects, and adeptness in improvisation. His remarkable skills have attracted recognition from esteemed award bodies.
His outstanding performance in “Aiyekooto” earned Ibrahim Chatta the prestigious 2012 Best of Nollywood Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Moreover, his talent garnered him a nomination for Best Actor of the Year at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards.