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

February 28, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Foluke Daramola is a renowned Nigerian actress, producer, and social activist who has starred in over 100 movies 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 provide support for victims of sexual violence.

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


  • Full name: Foluke Daramola-Salako
  • Date of birth: February 15, 1978
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Ekiti state, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Actress, producer, social activist
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Parents: Reverend Aderonke Daramola (father, deceased), Mrs. Daramola (mother)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Kayode Salako (m. 2013), Tunde Sobowale (m. 2005, div. 2008)
  • Children: Ibukunoluwa Sobowale (son), Oluwapelumi Sobowale (daughter), Olamide Salako (stepson), Oluwafemi Salako (stepson), Oluwatobi Salako (stepdaughter)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $500,000

Early Life & Education

Foluke Daramola, who will soon be turning 46, was born on February 15, 1978, in Ekiti state, Nigeria.

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

She attended Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive High School in Lagos state, where she excelled in academics and extracurricular activities. She was the head girl of her secondary school and the best student in her graduating class.

She proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun state, where she studied International Relations.

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

Personal Life

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

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

She also revealed that she had been raped by her tenant when she was 17 years old and that her first husband was her rapist. 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 was not supportive of 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. They later fell in love and decided to get married, despite the opposition and criticism from some of their family members and fans.

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


Foluke Daramola started acting in 1998 when she featured in a television series called Palace, produced by Tunji Bamishigbin.

She played the role of Ada, a princess in love with a commoner. The series was a hit and launched her into the limelight.

She then joined the Yoruba movie industry and starred in several movies such as Durodola, Above Law, Olokiki Oru, Cobweb, and many more.

She also produced some of her movies, such as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, which was a biopic of the legendary activist and mother of Fela Kuti. She also directed and starred in a movie called Oju Fun Oju, which addressed the issue of albinism and discrimination in society.

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

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

She is also a social activist who uses her platform and influence to advocate for women’s and children’s rights, 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 for victims of sexual violence.

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

She has also partnered with other organizations and celebrities to fight against rape and abuse, such as the Stand Against Rape Initiative (SAR), the Women Arise for Change Initiative (WACI), and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).


Foluke Daramola has faced controversy and criticism in her personal and professional life. Some of the controversies that have surrounded her are:

Some saw her second marriage to Kayode Salako as a home wrecker and a gold digger. Some people accused her of snatching Kayode Salako from his first wife, a pastor, and of being after his money and fame.

She also faced some backlash from some of her fans, who felt that she betrayed her Christian faith by marrying a Muslim.

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

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

She was arrested and detained by the police for participating in the protest and was accused of being unpatriotic and inciting violence.

She denied the allegations and said she was exercising her constitutional right to freedom of expression and association. She also said she was fighting for a better Nigeria for herself and her children.

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

She denied the rumours, said she had no relationship with the governor and only met him once at a public event. She also said that she was happily married to her husband and that she had no reason to cheat on him.

Social Media

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


  • Palace
  • Durodola
  • Above Law
  • Oju Fun Oju
  • Cobweb
  • Omo Britiko
  • Jesu Mushin
  • Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
  • Omo Iya Kan
  • Oba Asa
  • Omo Elemosho

Net Worth

Foluke Daramola is an influential actress in Nigeria.

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

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