Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama is a Nigerian TV and film actress and model. She is known for her roles in Dreamwalker (2012), 93 Days (2016), The Wedding Party (2016), The Arbitration (2016), the TV series Gidi Up (2013–present) and gained recognition at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the African International Film Festival.
Born and raised in Lagos, where she had her primary and secondary education before heading to the university of Ontario in Canada, she is behind the scenes managing the fashion brand, Andrea Iyamah, founded by younger sister Dumebi Iyamah and being an active mother, wife, daughter and sister whenever she isn’t in front of the camera.
Somkele has been honoured with numerous awards like the TIFF Rising Star award of 2016, Trailblazer Award at the 2017 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), Special Jury Recognition Award at the Africa International Film Festival for 93 Days, Actress of the Year at the Exquisite Lady Of The Year (ELOY) Awards 2016, The Future Awards Africa 2016 Prize for Acting.
The fashionista, naturalista and proud mother of one is an epitome of beauty with a blazing stunning fashion style. Somkele who has also modeled for top brands like Virgin Nigeria, Harp, ETB and Visafone Communications has got us spell-bound by her amazing acting skills, her pretty face and her classy and trendy fashion sense and chic afrocentric hairstyles.
In 2016, Iyamah appeared in the comedy-crime/heist thriller Ojukokoro (Greed) with Wale Ojo, Ali Nuhu, Tope Tedela and Seun Ajayi.
With a penchant for made in Nigeria designs, either on or off the red carpet, Somkele Iyamah who has quite a unique style is undoubtedly a style star to watch for as she is sure to always be caught looking fabulous.
Here are some of her best looks…