Yemi Goodman Ajibade (1929–2013)

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Yemi Goodman Ajibade was born on July 28, 1929 in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. He was an actor, known for Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) and Secret Agent (1964). He was married to Ebony White. He died on January 24, 2013 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 83) in London, England, UK
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Known For

Dirty Pretty Things Mini Cab Driver
Exorcist: The Beginning Turkana Shaman
Secret Agent Barman
Flawless Guinean Negotiatior


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 2007 Flawless
Guinean Negotiatior
 2007 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Samson Moyo
- Suffer the Children: Part 2 (2007) ... Samson Moyo
- Suffer the Children: Part 1 (2007) ... Samson Moyo
 2007 USS Constellation: Battling for Freedom (TV Special)
 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning
Turkana Shaman
 2002 Dirty Pretty Things
Mini Cab Driver (as Ade-Yemi Ajibade)
 1995 Skin (Short)
Neville (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1993 Rwendo (Short) (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1991 London Kills Me
Tramp (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1991 Smack and Thistle (TV Movie)
Pedro (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1989 Behaving Badly (TV Mini-Series)
Church Elder
- The Tale of the Turbot (1989) ... Church Elder (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1987 Truckers (TV Series)
- Stinking Fish (1987) ... Watchman (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1981 Prisoners of Conscience (TV Series)
Walter Sisulu
- Nelson Mandela (1981) ... Walter Sisulu (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1976 The Fosters (TV Series)
Mr. Fuller
- Sonny Gets a Patron (1976) ... Mr. Fuller (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
1st Head boy
- A Chance for Mr. Lever (1976) ... 1st Head boy (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1974 Shatter
Ansabi M'Goya / Dabula M'Goya (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
Black Blast! cast member
- Episode #1.13 (1973) ... Black Blast! cast member (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1972 The Black Safari (TV Movie) (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1970 Carry On Up the Jungle (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Premier of Malta
- One Via Zurich (1969) ... Premier of Malta (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Roger Bunda
- English - Born and Bred (1968) ... Roger Bunda (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1968 The Devil Rides Out
African (uncredited)
 1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
New Lodger (uncredited)
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Failpass (1967) ... Observer (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Tsilla Mamadou
- Hotel Torpe (1967) ... Tsilla Mamadou (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1966 The Witches
Mark (uncredited)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
- Loyalty Always Pays (1965) ... Barman (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Rebel soldier / Man in pub
- For the West (1965) ... Rebel soldier (as Yemi Ajibade)
- 3 Clear Sundays (1965) ... Man in pub (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
- Once a Spy... (1964) ... Sergeant (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Aide to Lichee
- August for the People (1964) ... Aide to Lichee (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Jacob Jones
- The Chocolate Tree (1963) ... Jacob Jones (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
- Waiting for Wanda (1963) ... Joshua (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1962 The Sword in the Web (TV Series)
- The Senegalese (1962) ... Jean (as Yemi Ajibade)
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
- Drama '61: The Diamond Run (1961) ... Umaru (as Yemi Ajibade)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "The Emperor Jones," at the Gate Theatre in London, England with Paterson Joseph, Paul Wyett, Corinne Skinner Carter and Dwayne Barnaby in the cast. Thea Sharrock was director.

Alternate Names:

Ade-Yemi Ajibade | Yemi Ajibade


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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He had two daughters with his wife, Ebony: Adenrele and Mimi. He also had a daughter, Marigold, from a previous relationship.

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