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.