Idowu Philips (Iya Rainbow) Biography, Family, Age, Early Life, Movies, Net Worth And More

Iya Rainbow
Iya Rainbow is a veteran Nigerian nurse, actress, movie producer and director. She is one of the  most respected Nollywood actresses, probably because she started acting in the 90s.
Most of her fans address her as mama Rainbow because of the love they have for her and her movies. She is also an ambassador to the top telecommunication company, Airtel.We will be seeing Idowu Philips's biography, full profile, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, husband, children, movies, songs, awards, net worth, houses, cars, social media accounts and many more.
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Idowu Philips Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick run down on Mama Rainbow's profile and a few key things you should know about the Nigerian top actress:
Full name: Idowu Philips
Other names: Iya Rainbow, Mama Rainbow
Date of birth: 16th October, 1942
Age: 77 years (2019)
Place of birth:  Ijebu Ode, Ogun State
Nationality: Nigeria
Career: Nurse, actress, producer, director
Relationship status: Married
Spouse: Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips (late)
Children: Femi Philips
Notable works: Lagidigba
Net worth$500,000

Idowu Philips Biography, Age, Family, Early Life, Education And Entertainment Career

Idowu Philips was born on the 16th of October 1942 in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. She got her stage name from the  theatre group of Sir Hubert Ogunde, who died in 1990. The name 'Iya Rainbow' stems from 'Osumare' (meaning 'rainbow' in English).

Before venturing fully into Nollywood, Iya Rainbow worked as a certified nurse in general hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre. It was after her husband's death that she ventured into full-time acting. He husband Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips worked closely with Sir Herbert Ogunde, the late patriarch of Nigerian Film Industry.

Educational Background

Idowu Philips had her early primary and secondary school education at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. This is probably the reason why she speaks Yoruba so fluently.
After completing her secondary school education, she secured admission to study at a nursing school. She later graduated as a certified nurse and practised it for 20 years before venturing into full-time acting. 

Personal Life

Idowu Philips is blessed with 5 children from her late husband Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips. Unlike most Nollywood actresses, Mama Rainbow chose not to remarry even after more than 35 years pf her husband leaving the earth. 
In an interview Punch, she stated that she wan't interested in re-marrying because her husband closed her heart with a padlock and went away with the key.
She also said that she doesn't trust the men of these days. She narrated the story of a man that wanted to marry her but ran away after seeing her five kids.

Iya Rainboy is the mother to Femi who's also into acting. She returned to Nigeria in 2017 to guard and feature in a documentary that her UK based son, Femi Philip shot on Mose Orimolade, the Founder of Cherubim and Seraphim.


Mama Rainbow has been featured in a good number of Nollywood movies. Some of them include: 
• Back to Africa (1997)
• Lagidigba (2000)
• Irepodun (2002)
• Jesu Mushin (2002)
• Eyin Ogongo (2002)
• Ìfé òtító (2003)
• ₦150 Million (2003)
• Fila Daddy (2003)
• Omo oku òrun (2003)
• Arewa okunrin (2003)
• Okan soso (2004)
• Okan soso 2
• Okun ife (2004)
• Okun ife 2 (2004)
• Ògìdán (2004)
• Ògìdán 2 (2004)
• Abeni (2006)
• Mewa n sele (2006)
• Odun baku (2006)
• Èebúdolá tèmi (2006)
• Agbefo (2006)
• Agbefo 2 (2006)
• Olóri (2007)
• Maku (2007)
• Orita Ipinya (2007)
• Kootu olohun (2007)
• Olugbare (2007)
• Kilebi olorun (2007)
• Ìkúnlè kèsán (2008)
• Taiwo Taiwo (2008)
• Taiwo Taiwo 2 (2008)
• Igba ewa (2008)
• Aje metta (2008)
• Aje metta 2 (2008)
• Itakun ola (2008)
• Ikilo agba (2008)
• Elewon (2009)
• Ìpèsè (2009)
• Ìdàmu eléwòn (2009)
• Akoto olokada (2009)
• Akoto olokada 2 (2009)
• Oga Bolaji

Idowu Philips Net Worth

Idowu Philips is a nurse, actress, producer and movie director. She has gotten a number of endorsements from several brands including Airtel. She has an estimated net worth of $500,000. 

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Idowu Philips on:
Instagram @MamaRainbowOfficial
Facebook Iya Rainbow

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