Laide Bakare Husband, Biography, Daughter, Children, Origin, Age, Mother, Father, Siblings, Net-worth, Phone No

Alhaja Laide Shakirat Bakare who’s popularly known as Laide Bakare is a renowned veteran actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, author, entrepreneur, producer, and the CEO of Simline International Production.

She was one of the top actresses that graced our TV screens in the early 2000s. 

The actress kick-started her acting career in Muka Ray’s movie titled, “Adeyemi” in 1999 and since then, she has been consistent and diligent in her craft.

Bakare is an exceptionally talented actress who can fit into any character and interpret any role effortlessly. 

Acting comes naturally to her and through her craft, she has achieved success in other endeavors.

She has appeared in over 100 movies playing lead roles in all. Although she hasn’t been active in movies for more than 4 years now she appears in a couple of movies yearly and dedicates more time to her businesses.

The light-skinned actress is a US citizen. She became a citizen of the US in October 2017 and often shuttles between Nigeria and the US for business and leisure.

According to her during an interview in 2018, she became a US citizen because she didn’t like the idea of queueing at the embassy to get a visa. She said she wanted to venture into real estate and building and was shuttling between Nigeria and the US for knowledge about the investment.

Laide Bakare threw a big party after she became a US citizen, noting that it was the biggest moment of her life. 

She also affirmed that it was an exciting feeling and that it made life easy for her as she no longer needed a visa to travel to different countries. Bakare noted that she enjoys every benefit of being a US citizen.

Laide is one of the most successful veteran actresses in the Yoruba movie industry. She’s the CEO of Simline International Production; a conglomerate of Simline Record Label and Simline real estate.

In March 2022, she acquired a mansion in Lekki, Lagos State. Her mansion was worth over N200 million as she imported all the interiors including furniture from Turkey. 

She has more than 3 cars in her garage. Apart from the mansion, she also has other furnished apartments for sale. 

Laide is a multimillionaire and the author of “Becoming Laide Bakare”(Making Millions In 6 Months). She premiered her book in Canada, the US, and the UK in 2023 and also premiered in Nigeria in March 2024. In her book, she shares her struggles as an entrepreneur and success story.

As a humanitarian, she has showcased her generosity to the needy as she disburses money to business owners for their businesses. She affirmed this in a video in February 2024 while expressing displeasure about the current administration and the country’s hardship.

Laide Bakare’s immense contributions to Nollywood are unmatched and she has been rewarded for her efforts. 

In February 2023, she represented Nigeria with other diplomats in Turkey. 

In February 2024, she was appointed Senior Special Assistant(SSA) on Entertainment, Arts, and Culture to Osun State Governor.

The chubby actress is close friends with Internet sensation Bobrisky and veteran actor Ayo Badmus as she has been spotted having fun with them at several events.

Laide Bakare loves to party and is a lover of the good life as she lives a comfortable life and can afford everything money can buy. Laide spends foreign currency at events and is a jovial, free-spirited, and down-to-earth woman.

However, she has been a subject of controversy over the years. She was called names after her separation from her first lover, Olumide Okufulure. But in 2015, she confirmed to Ynaija that she was never married to Olumide and that they only had a child together, Similoluwa. She also affirmed that their relationship didn’t work out as planned.

In 2014, Olumide said Laide claimed that she left him because he didn’t have money to marry a rich man, Alhaji Orilowo. He said he satisfied her with everything money can buy but she always likes a place that’s comfortable all the time. 

In March 2023, news of her nude circulating the internet surfaced online. On March 14, 2023, she released a disclaimer noting that her attention was drawn to fake and malicious news circulating social media alleging that she sent her nude pictures to her so-called lover, which was later released to the public.

Right, Laide Bakare, Left, Laide’s daughter, Similoluwa, born September 3, 2008

She affirmed that she initially wanted to ignore the false and sensational story. However, in the interest of her family, friends, and fans who were concerned and embarrassed by the lies, she publicly stated that the news was false and was orchestrated by wicked and mindless people.

She warned that she would take legal action if such rumors surfaced online again.

In February 2024, Laide Bakare had a back-and-forth with Portable when she affirmed that he was a dirty boy in an interview with Biola Adebayo at her show, “Biola Adebayo’s Show”. 

Portable slammed back at her noting that she was angry because he didn’t come to perform at her event for free.

She faced heavy criticism after her book launch in March 2024, as netizens slammed her for her choice of outfit, noting that she had to change her stylist.

Following the criticism, Laide affirmed that people didn’t see her human hair of N1.8 million to talk about but chastised her for her choice of outfit.

Laide trended in February 2024 after a boxing challenge was organized for her with Nollywood actress, Chizzy Alichi where they showcased their boxing skill. The duo have had series of banters on Instagram before the challenge in the boxing ring.

Laide Bakare Biography(Who Is Laide Bakare?)

Laide Bakare was born on October 7, 1980, to Mr and Mrs Bakare in Ibadan and is a native of Oyo State. Her father is a hotelier and building contractor and her mother is a businesswoman.

After her secondary school education, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in History and Strategy Studies from the University of Lagos and later bagged a diploma certificate in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan.

The actress wanted to dive into politics although she doesn’t like Nigerian politics. She developed an enthusiasm for acting after seeing actors perform whenever they lodged in her father’s hotel.

Her parents were in full support of her acting career. Her mother cooked food for her cast and crew on her first production.

Laide made their debut appearance in Muka Ray’s film, “Adeyemi” in 1999 and since then, she has consistently paved her way to success.

Laide Bakare Husband

In 2008, Laide was in a relationship with businessman, Olumide Okufulure who many thought was her husband. The relationship produced a daughter, Similoluwa.

After several backlash, the actress revealed in 2015 that she was never married to Olumide and that their relationship never worked out.

In 2014, Olumide labeled her a gold-digger who was after his money. 

The beautiful actress later got married to Alhaji Tunde Orilowo and welcomed her first son, Damilare, and second son Mosope with him.

In November 2023, she announced that she was getting married sharing photos with her man. It was later discovered that the photos were from her movie, “Oko Laide” to be released in March 2024.

Is Laide Bakare Still Alive?

Yes, she’s alive, hale and hearty.


Laide revealed in 2022 that she already had investment plan for her children when her daughter’s teacher in the US summoned her for a conversation when her daughter was in junior school.

Laide Bakare with her mother, Mrs Bakare at her housewarming party in March 2022.

Origin/Tribe (Where Is Laide Bakare From?)

He’s a native of Oyo state and is of Yoruba origin.

Age (How Old Is Laide Bakare?)

As of October 7, 2023, she was 43 years old.

Laide in the middle, Similoluwa, her first child at her back. The one in plain white outfit is Mosope her 2nd son and the one in multi-colored outfit is Damilare her first son.

Phone No

Laide doesn’t share her phone number online but you can follow her on Instagram @laidebakare to catch up on her lifestyle.


She’s worth $500,000

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