Mama Rainbow has five children, among which she lost a daughter, Sola Osborne, to Ulcer in 2016. Born on the 16th October 1942, she ventured into full time acting after the death of her husband Augustine Ayanfemi Phillips, and she has since then featured in several nollywood movies.
Her late husband was known as Baba Osumare(Rainbow), and she was dubbed Iya Osumare in the Late Chief Hubert Ogunde‘s acting group, which was how she got her alias.
She is the founder of Mama Rainbow foundation, also currently an Ambassador for Airtel, a telecommunications brand in Nigeria. The endorsement deal has given her lots of recognition and has really helped her career, according to her in an interview.