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I feel fulfilled to have emerged as Nollywood’s ‘Mother of Artists’. — Iya Rainbow

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Idowu Philips, also known as Iya Rainbow, a veteran Nollywood actress, has expressed her joy after receiving a new title at the recently concluded 2024 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) Night of Icons.

Illustrious figures such as Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Kate Henshaw, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Akintola, Patience Ozorkwo, Joke Silva, Iyabo Ojo, and the anchor, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, graced the event, dedicated to recognising the enduring contributions of veterans in the Nigerian movie industry.

Mama Rainbow shared her excitement at the event, expressing gratitude for her journey to fame since 1942.

She thanked her fans and supporters for their unwavering love and appreciation throughout the years.

Mama Rainbow received the title ‘Mother of Artists’ during the event, which she expressed she would deeply cherish for the rest of her life.

Dressed in a flowing lemon gown that showcased her timeless elegance, Mama Rainbow radiated grace and poise, proving that age is no barrier to style.

“I have many beautiful moments in my acting career, but today is another big day that I will cherish till I go back to God. I am here to say thank you, Father, for every moment since 1942.

“I am grateful beyond words for the enriching experience at the AMVCA Nollywood veterans cocktail night. Mother of all artistes. Mama Rainbow cares,” she said.

The Nollywood veterans’ cocktail night proved to be a memorable occasion, filled with warmth and camaraderie as industry stalwarts gathered to celebrate their achievements and contributions to the Nigerian film landscape.

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