However, he is best known for his roles in Omo Ghetto: The Saga, Blood Sisters, and King of Boys: The Return of the King. He has been listed as the highest-grossing Nollywood actor of 2020, 2021, and 2022.
He is considered one of the most influential actors. Moreover, he is among the actors that handle all the roles assigned to him very well and because of that, he has appeared in over 50 Nigerian movies.
Currently, he is the Director of Planning/Strategy of the Actors Guide of Nigeria(AGN).
|Full Name:||Deyemi Okanlawon|
|Date of Birth:||19 April 1979|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Career:||Actor, Tv Host, Producer, and Investor|
Deyemi Okanlawon was born on 19 April 1979 in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria to an Aircraft Engineer father Adeyemi Okanlawon, and Adeyinka Okanlawon a baker and entrepreneur.
He had his primary school education at Taikenny Nursery and Primary School in Lagos. After his primary education, he proceeded to International School, Lagos for his secondary education
The University of Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria is where he later began his tertiary education by studying chemical engineering.
However, he formerly worked as a baker and in sales and marketing, and he also has a certificate from the New York Film Academy in acting for film.
The Nigerian actor, producer, and investor Deyemi Okanlawon born on April 19, 1979, is currently 43 years old.
Deyemi Okanlawon married Damilola Okanlawon in 2013. The influential actor celebrated 10 years anniversary with his wife in January 2023.
Nigerian actor Deyemi Okanlawon and his beautiful wife Damilola Okanlawon have two children together in their ten years of marriage. Their kids are named Demide Okanlawon and Adeife Oluwatunwase Okanlawon
Deyemi Okanlawon began his acting career at the age of 5 in primary school but made his featured film debut in the 2010 movie ZR-7. He gained notoriety in 2012 for his numerous appearances in made-for-internet short films and web series including Blink, 6:30pm, and Knock Knock
However he both features and co-produces many more of these short films according to Wikipedia.
In 2013, the actor switched careers and focused on his acting career fully. Ever since he came to the limelight he has featured in so many Nigerian films alongside other famous actors. Some of these famous actors include Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje, RMD, Nancy Isime, Chioma Chukwuka, Titi Kuti, Sola Sobowale, Timini Egbuson, Shaffy Bello, etc.
Below are some of the movies he starred in:
- Journey to Self
- A Place Called Happy
- Perfect Imperfection
- Friends and Lovers
- Dowry I & II
- Road To Yesterday
- All of Me
- It’s About Your Husband
- The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
- Two Weeks in Lagos
- Omo Ghetto: The Saga
- Blood Sisters
- Far From Home
The actor has some notable accolades which include:
- 2013 – Supporting Role in an English language film (Married but Living Single) at the In-Short Film Festival Best Actor in a Short Film
- 2013 – Best New Media Online Vide at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) and Best Animation at the AFRINOLLY
- 2015 – Revelation of the Year at the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards and Best Actor, African Collaboration at the GMA Awards
- 2016 – Best Actor, African Collaboration at the GMA Awards
Though the actor currently has a good net worth, he is still one of the most hardworking actors in the Nigerian movie industry.
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