Foluke Daramola Biography: Age, Husband, Parents, Net Worth, Children, Siblings, Movies, Wikipedia

Foluke Daramola is a famous Nigerian actress, producer and social activist who has acted in over 100 films and won several awards.

She is also the founder of an NGO called Passion Against Rape and Abuse in Africa (PARA), which aims to raise awareness and support victims of sexual violence.

She is known for her versatility, talent and courage in tackling sensitive and controversial issues in her films and advocacy work.


  • Full name: Foluke Daramola-Salako
  • Date of birth: February 15, 1978
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Female
  • Place of birth: Ekiti State, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Actor, producer, social activist
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Parents: Pastor Aderonke Daramola (father, deceased), Mrs. Daramola (mother)
  • Siblings: Not applicable
  • Spouse: Kayode Salako (m. 2013), Tunde Sobowale (m. 2005, div. 2008)
  • Children: Ibukunoluwa Sobowale (son), Oluwapelumi Sobowale (daughter), Olamide Salako (step-son), Oluwafemi Salako (step-son), Oluwatobi Salako (step-daughter)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $500,000

Early Life & Education

Foluke Daramola, who is about to turn 46, was born on February 15, 1978 in Ekiti state, Nigeria.

She is the daughter of Pastor Aderonke Daramola, an indigene of Ekiti State and a pastor at Christ Apostolic Church. She lost her father when she was three years old and was raised by her mother, a teacher.

She attended Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive High School in Lagos State, where she excelled in her studies and extracurricular activities. She is the top female student in middle school and the best student in her graduating class.

She continued her studies at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, where she studied International Relations.

She graduated with second class honors in 1999. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Public Relations and a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the same university.

Personal life

Foluke Daramola was married twice. Her first marriage was to Tunde Sobowale, son of the former Lagos Commissioner of Education, in 2005.

They had two children, Ibukunoluwa and Oluwapelumi before divorcing in 2008. She cited domestic violence and infidelity as the reasons for their separation.

She also revealed that she was raped by her tenant when she was 17 years old and that her first husband was the one who raped her. She said she married him out of fear and shame but later realized that he was not the right man for her.

Her second marriage was to Kayode Salako, a politician and businessman, in 2013. Kayode Salako was previously married to Olubukola Salako, a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG ), and had three children with her.

He divorced his first wife after 13 years of marriage and claimed that she did not support his political ambitions and that her church influenced her to leave him.

He met Foluke Daramola through a mutual friend, and they became friends and business partners. After that, they fell in love and decided to get married despite opposition and criticism from some family members and fans.

They have been together for 10 years and have successfully blended their families. They also run an organization called Change Agents of Nigeria Network (CANN), which promotes good governance and social justice.


Foluke Daramola started acting in 1998 when she appeared in the television series Palace produced by Tunji Bamishigbin.

She plays Ada, a princess who falls in love with a commoner. The series was a huge success and brought her into the spotlight.

She later joined the Yoruba film industry and starred in several films such as Durodola, The Law Above, Olokiki Oru, Spider Weband many more.

She also produced some of her own films, such as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a biopic about the legendary activist and mother of Fela Kuti. She also directed and starred in a film titled Oju Fun Oju, which addressed the issue of albinism and discrimination in society.

She has won several awards and recognitions for her acting and producing skills, such as the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2013, the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award. City People Cinema for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Female) in 2017, and Best Nollywood Award for Best Actress (Yoruba) in 2018.

She has also been nominated for many other awards, including the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress (Yoruba) and the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Leading Actress Best in Drama (Movie/TV Series) in 2016.

She is also a social activist who uses her platform and influence to advocate for the rights of women and children, especially against rape and abuse.

She is the founder of an NGO called Passion Against Rape and Abuse in Africa (PARA), which provides counselling, legal aid and empowerment to victims of sexual violence .

She also organizes campaigns, workshops and rallies to raise awareness and educate the public about the dangers and effects of rape and abuse. She has spoken publicly about her experience of being raped as a teenager and how she overcame the trauma and stigma.

She has also collaborated with other organizations and celebrities to fight against rape and abuse, such as the Initiative Against Rape (SAR), the Women Standing Up for Change Initiative. (WACI) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).


Foluke Daramola has faced many controversies and criticisms in his personal and professional life. Some controversies surrounding her are:

Some considered her second marriage to Kayode Salako to be a home wrecker and a gold digger. Some people accused her of stealing Kayode Salako from his first wife, a pastor, and going after his money and fame.

She also faced some backlash from some fans who claimed she betrayed her Christian faith by marrying a Muslim.

She defended herself by saying that she did not break any house and married Kayode Salako out of mutual love and respect. She also said she did not give up her faith and respected her husband’s religion.

Her involvement in the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) which is a coalition of civil society groups and activists protesting against government misrule and corruption in 2010.

She was arrested by the police for participating in protests and charged with being unpatriotic and inciting violence.

She denies the charges and says she was exercising her constitutional rights to freedom of speech and association. She also said she is fighting for a better Nigeria for herself and her children.

Her alleged affair with former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, was reported by some media in 2015. She was said to have received gifts and favors from the governor and was seen in a compromising position with him.

She denied the rumors, saying she had no relationship with the governor and had only met him once at a public event. She also said she is in a happy marriage with her husband and has no reason to cheat on him.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @folukedaramolasalako
  • Twitter name: @folukedaramola


  • Palace
  • Durodola
  • Law above
  • Oju Happy Oju
  • spiderweb
  • Omo Britiko
  • Jesus Mushin
  • Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
  • Omo Iya Kan
  • Oba Asa
  • Omo Elemosho

Net value

Foluke Daramola is an influential actress in Nigeria.

She has an estimated net worth of $500,000, which she earns from her acting, producing, and endorsement deals.

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