Diana Yekinni: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Diana Yekinni: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Diana Yekinni

Diana Yekinni is a British Nigerian actress best known for Movies such as Ije and Lunchtime Heroes. Diana is also popularly known for playing the character Genevieve in TV series Jenifa’s Diary with Funke Akindele.  In 2014, she was nominated in the “Most Promising Actress” category at the 2014 edition of the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.

Early life and education

Diana Yekinni was born and raised in South London, England, United Kingdom. She is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles she had previously studied theatre and dance at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.


She started her professional acting career in 2009 after she featured in an American television series titled Medium. In 2010, she was cast as Libby in the film Ijé and Odele in Mosa. In 2012, Yekinni participated and won the maiden edition of the Annual GIAMA Screen Icon Search Competition in Houston, U.S. She moved to Nigeria in 2012 and has since featured in several television series and films including A New YouAll That GlittersSaro: The Musical, Jenifa’s Diary as GenevieveLagos Cougars and Lunch Time Heroes.

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Year Film Role Notes
2016 DRAFTS as Molly Stage drama
2015 Lunch Time Heroes as Banke Adewummi Feature film
Jenifa’s Diary as Genevieve Television series
2014 For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide as Lady in blue Stage drama
London Life, Lagos Living as Cast
Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives as Nurse
2013 A New You as Chantelle Film
Lagos Cougars
2010 Ijé as Libby Feature film
Mosa as Odele Film
2009 Medium as Jane Doe appeared in Episode 5.11 & 5.12

Awards and recognitions

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2014 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Most Promising Actress Nominated
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act of the Year Nominated

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