A fast rising Nollywood star, Osifo Iyobosa, popularly known as Naigbe, is currently making waves in the movie industry in Nigeria.
The young and intelligent actor, comedian has performed in several movies and home video right from his university days at the prestigious University of Benin(Uniben).
Iyobosa is an indigene of Igueye village in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria.
He had his primary education at Ugbowo Primary School and later proceeded to Adolo College (now Edo Boys High School) where he later gained admission into the Department of Theatre Arts in University of Benin (Uniben) where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree.
Naigbe, who was diligent and focused during his university days, featured in different movies during his first year after graduation as he took part in several theatre performance within and outside Benin City.
Suffice it to say that due to his love for acting he enrolled into the Benin Film Academy(BFA) in 2017 as a student to further enhance his talent in screen acting where he began his career as a professional actor with the veteran Nollywood Film Designer and Director, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.
In 2019 Iyobosa became part of the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) campaign against irregular migration in Nigeria.
As a thespian, he has travelled to over fifty communities across Edo State as one of the actors in IOM Community Theatre Group. Also, in 2018 Naigbe emerged 2nd runner-up in Deepend Casting House unscripted reality TV show and won an award as the most friendly housemate.
In 2020 he became the acting Lecturer at the Benin Film Academy (BFA) and got his first role in a film titled, Based on Principles Produced and Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, starring other Nollywood actors like Eddy Watson, Etinosa Idemudia, Ebube, Jennifer Osawe etc.
Between the period of 2017 -2021 Iyobosa Naigbe Osifo has played prominent roles in about 20 Nollywood films like Queen of Queens (on Iroko TV), Family First (on Nevada TV), Ovhanbabe (on Iroko TV), Obele (on Iroko TV) Son of Mercy (Cinema /Netflix), Gbege (Cinema) including the popular Africa Magic TV series Enakhe.
Naigbe has had the privilege to work with notable Nollywood directors like Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Kabbat Esosa Egbon, Amen Imasuen, Stanley Obi, Peter Ogbeh and Frank Raja amongst others.