Efa Iwara (born August 20, 1986) is a talented Nigerian actor and rapper. He is popularly referred to as Efa.
Efa Iwara Biography
August 20, 1986
Oyo State, Ibadan
Singer | Actor
Early Life & Education
Iwara was born on August 30, 1990, to a professor of linguistics father, and a librarian mother in Ibadan, Oyo State. He is a native of Cross River State, a state in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. He had his elementary education at UI Staff School in Ibadan and his secondary school at the International School. Efa earned a geography bachelor’s degree from the University of Ibadan.
Efa Iwara began his career as a musician in the music industry in 2006 with the band X-Factor, which also included DJ Clem, Bolaji, Jide, and Boye. He released his debut song and a five-track EP called Waka EP in 2011 after the group split up. “Fall in Love,” his most recent official song, with Plantashun Boiz, was released in 2014.
In a 2011 episode of Tinsel, where he played a debate moderator, he made his acting debut. However, he was still engaged with music at this moment. His subsequent participation took place in MTV Shuga Naija’s inaugural season in 2013. He didn’t return to acting until 2016 when he made an appearance on Life 101 for Ebonylife TV.
He has since then made appearances in a number of TV shows, such as The Men’s Club, Ajoche, an original Africa Magic production, and Rumor Has It. Efa has also appeared in the films Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story, Seven, and Isoken. For his work in Seven, he received his first nomination for an Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA).
- 2020: Without a Pulse
- Waka EP – 2011
- Fall in Love
- Letter to the President Elect
- Over you
- Open and Close
- 2021: King of Boys: The Return of the King
- 2021: Ricordi
- 2018: The Men’s Club
- 2018: Rumour Has It
- 2018: Ajoche
- 2018: Corper Shun
- 2013: MTV Shuga
- 2020: This Lady Called Life
- 2021: A Naija Christmas
- 2020: Finding Hubby
- 2020: Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
- 2020: The Sessions (2020 film)
- 2019: Seven
- 2018: The Eve
- 2017: Isoken
- 2016: Put a Ring on It
Awards and nominations
|2022||Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards||Best Actor in A Drama||Nominated|
|2021||Net Honours||Most Popular Actor||Nominated|
|2020||Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actor in a Lead role (English)||Nominated|
|2020||Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Kiss in a Movie||Nominated|
|2020||Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award||Best Actor in a Drama||Nominated|
According to sources online, Efa Iwara’s net worth is estimated at around $300,000. He has realized his wealth from the music industry with his experience in acting in Nollywood films.
Social Media Handles
Efa Iwara has an active and verified Instagram account with over 199,000 followers. You can follow him through the following handle.