Ibrahim Chatta is an actor in the Yoruba arm of the Nollywood movie industry known for his versatility and the ability to effectively interpret roles in dramas. He has featured in several Yoruba-speaking films as well as English-speaking Nollywood films, however, his area of concentration is the Yoruba movie industry. Ibrahim Chatta played the role of Sumonu in the 2014 Nollywood blockbuster, October 1, produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan.
He is currently married to Olaide Aishat, his third wife after two prior marriages that ended in divorces.
This article unravels worthwhile details about Ibrahim Chatta’s Wife, Olaide Aishat:
Early Life and Education
Olaide Aishat is a native of the southwestern state of Ogun. She was born on September 23, in the early 1990s. She received elementary education where she acquired a First School Leaving Certificate upon completion of primary education. She proceeded to receive Junior and Senior Secondary School education from Owen Thomas College, Ojokoro, Ogun State, where she wrote and got her Senior Secondary School Certificate. Olaide Aishat then proceeded to receive higher learning at the Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH), Igbesa, Ogun State. At the Ogun State Institute of Technology, she obtained both Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND), graduating in the 2016/17 academic session. In line with the national mandate for Nigerian graduates, Olaide Aishat did her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Oyo State. On December 13, 2018, she marked the end of that phase with a Passing Out Parade and the acquisition of a National Youth Service Corps Certificate of National Service.
Marriage and Family Life
On October 1, 2016, Olaide Aishat and Ibrahim Chatta got married in Lagos State. The actor had previously been in two other marriages, to Olayinka Solomon and Shaaba Salamatu respectively, though these marriages ended due to irreconcilable differences. Olaide Aishat and Ibrahim Chatta welcomed their first child together – a boy, on February 6, 2017. Then three years after, Olaide Aishat and Ibrahim Chatta had a second child, which is a girl, in 2020. The couple and their kids reside in Lagos State.
Olaide Aishat briefly worked as a Personal Assistant to Ibrahim Chatta around 2014. She also engaged in several acting gigs in the Yoruba movie industry. Olaide Aishat is building a budding acting career in the competitive Yoruba movie industry.
Who is Ibrahim Chatta?
Early Life and Education
Ibrahim Chatta was born on the 13th day of September in 1970, in Bachita, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State. He attended Saint Bridges Catholic Primary School in Bachita, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. Ibrahim Chatta exhibited truancy and unruly attributes during elementary school that made him change schools. He went to Government Secondary School, Bachita, and then Dende Secondary School, Aggiea, all in Edu Local Government of Kwara State. He however dropped out of secondary school as he had no zeal for formal education then. However, Ibrahim Chatta had other aspirations besides the route of formal education. In 1985, at the age of 15, Ibrahim Chatta had his first shot at acting.
Ibrahim Chatta’s lack of formal education did not deter him from chasing a career as an actor in the Nigerian movie industry. With an early headstart at the age of 15, Ibrahim Chatta’s foray into the movie industry scene offered him the opportunity to exploit his acting talent. Ibrahim Chatta though of the Nupe ethnic group is very fluent in speaking the Yoruba language. This ability in speaking Yoruba gave Ibrahim Chatta a chance to thrive in the Yoruba movie industry. In 2012, It was Aiyekoto, a film directed by Adebayo Tijani served as the launchpad that projected Ibrahim Chatta to prominence in the Nigerian movie entertainment scene. He has featured in the following movies of the Yoruba film industry, Maffi Wonmi, Eni, Irawo Oke Akisa Aiye, Dudu, Odunbaku, amongst others.
Recognitions and Awards
Ibrahim Chatta’s knack for physical expressivity, vocal projection, clarity of speech, and the ability to employ dialects and improvisation in his acting career has made him a standout among his peers, and to the recognition of award-issuing bodies. He won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in Aiyekooto. In 2016, He received a nomination for Best Actor of the Year in the City People Entertainment Awards.