Idowu Philips popularly known as Iya Rainbow, is a Nigerian veteran actress.


She was born on October 16, 1942 at Ijebu Ode, a city in Ogun State southwesternNigeria.



Her stage name Iya Rainbow stems from “Osumare” (meaning Rainbow in British English), the name of the theatre group of her late husband.



She worked as a certified nurse in General hospitals in Nigeria for several years and occasionally acted in theatre.



She ventured into full-time acting after her husband died.



She has featured in severalNigerian films including Apaadi, Eru, and Aje ni iya mi among others.


She has five children.

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