Efe Mayford- Orhorha, is the daughter of late popular actress, Felicia Mayford who herself has made a name on stage and screen due to very unique gift of acting. Her father, Olubumi Mayford Ige, worked with Moses Olaiya, aka ‘Baba Sala’.
Her acting career started in 1995 with Performance Studio Workshop headed by the very popular Chuck Mike from which she gained the basic stage training. Efe has since blazed the trail on
stage and on screen and has worked with notable stage Directors such as Professor Bayo Oduneye, Felix Okolo, Sola Fosudo and others.
Her first Soap Opera was Whirlwind in the 80’s. She also featured in Blaze of Glory with Tajudeen Adepetu, Mr. Charles Owoyemi’s The Firm, and Ulala. Her first movie was Glamour Girls and ever since she has been a gifted personality in Nollywood. Some other movies featured in include –
Beyond Obligation, Expensive Game, Undesirable and many more.
Training with Chuck Mike was well-rounded and they were trained on all aspects of the theatre including theatre development and improvisation.
Efe is proud of her Heritage.With a role model mother who introduced her early to the movie industry’. Efe still forged on to create her own stage persona. She is a mentor to many young female actresses and strongly dissuades them from the scandalous ‘sex for role’ that often happens in Productions.
“Portray yourself well. Look look decent, know your onions, be committed to the project and soon enough producers would want to have you.” Efe’s strong belief in God,Keeps her humble.
Married to Jude Orhorha a famous face on Tv – the deaf son of Chief Fuji, in Fuji House of Commotion. “My husband is one of my role models in Acting,” Efe confides.
Efe is the fiery Annette in Ayo Jaiyesimi’s ITAN the Story. Watch out!