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Olufemi Lawal Adebayo. ‘Yoruba Actor’. 


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Alright as you all know Femi Adebayo is one of the most celebrated Yoruba actor, Producer, Director, Filmmaker, Nigerian Lawyer.

BIRTH NAME:
Olufemi Lawal Adebayo

DATE OF BIRTH :
Born December 31st, 1973.

AGE :
He is 46-year-old, at the time of this post.

PLACE OF BIRTH:
Lagos, Nigeria

STATE OF ORIGIN :
Ilorin kwara

OCCUPATION :
Lawyer
Actor
Producer
Director
Filmmaker

NATIONALITY :
Nigerian

NET WORTH :
Femi Adebayo has an estimated networth of $900,000

MARITAL :
He is married after a breakup with his first wife. He married Omotayo Sanusi Adebayo after staying out of marriage for eight years. They got married on the 9 October 2016.

CHILDREN :
He has Four children, three children from the first marriage, one from the second marriage.

EDUCATION :
He [Femi Adebayo] attended Jender Age and Oke-Ode Grammar School for his primary and secondary education respectively.

Thereafter, Femi bagged an LL.B at the University of Ilorin, and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Ibadan.

Who is Olufemi Lawal Adebayo? 

Olufemi Lawal Adebayo ‘Yoruba Actor’ 


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Olufemi lawal Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer, professional actor, director, producer and filmmaker.

Femi is born and brought up in a family of entertainers, he understood the entertainment industry quite early.

His first break and brought to limelight when he played his first major role in Owo Blow (1996), a film directed by Tade Ogidan.

The movie got him the Upcoming Actor award and brought him to limelight.

In 2016, he was appointed a Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on Tourism and Culture.

Basically, being the son of the Legendary Actor Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Femi got enough training that soared his career.

Femi Adebayo Biography [Brief] 


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Olufemi Lawal Adebayo was born on December 31, 1972 in Lagos, Nigeria.

He is a native of Ilorin, Kwara but grew up in Ebute Metta, Lagos.

He attended Jender Age and Oke-Ode Grammar School for his primary and secondary education respectively.

Thereafter, Femi bagged an LL.B at the University of Ilorin, and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Ibadan.

There he obtained the degree of a Bachelor of Law and the Master of Arts.

The latter was obtained in the area of Theatre Art.

The chosen profession has led Femi to act and he started his actor’s career at the age of 21, in 1995.

That year brought him his very first movie role in Owo Blow.

Personal Life;


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Femi’s first marriage failed, and eight years after, he married Omotayo Sanusi on 9th-October-2016. Altogether, he is blessed with four children.

The actor has a family with his second wife Omotayo Sanusi Adebayo, they got married in 2016 and since that time, their marriage has always looked quite happy.

Of course, reporters who wanted sensations often tried to invent something about the marriage and attract people’s attention to the couple with some unchecked information.

For instance, a year after their wedding, some Internet resources posted information about the “silent crisis” Femi’s family.

They named several unproven facts that the couple was about to part ways after unfollowing each other in social media and deleting their wedding pictures and photos.

However, the information did not prove to have any grounds.

The couple is still together and it seems that they are quite happy.

In 2017, Femi threw a huge party on the occasion of his wife’s birthday.


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This was another proof of the fact that they were not going to break apart. In addition, the couple posted a video from a barbershop where Femi was having his hair trimmed while his wife was filming a selfie video.

The actor is a happy father of three children born by his first wife Khadijat.

This was his ever first marriage and, just as many things in life, turned out to be a failure.

Khadijat gave birth to the three adorable kids within the eight years of their marriage but in the end, they decided not to wait any longer and broke apart.

What was the reason? Why did the mother of Femi’s three children decide to break up the marriage?

Rumor has it that the cause of their divorce was the actor’s alleged romance with his colleague, a popular Nigerian actress Funke Akindele. However, neither of the actors confirm the rumor about the affair.

Nevertheless, something very serious must have happened between the former sweethearts because it’s known for sure that before they divorced for good, the spouses used to live in separate homes.

It’s worth noticing and very sad that the divorce was finalized in the same court where the spouses completed their marriage eight whole years before.


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From the point of view Femi offers, Khadijat decided to divorce him because she had never really liked his profession, his success in acting career, and had never supported him in his work.

At the same time, Femi doesn’t blame her.

He says the divorce occurred only because of the misunderstanding.

He denies any infidelity from the side of any spouse in their couple.

Khadijat is now married to another man and, as it’s known, is quite happy in her new family.

The three kids live with her and her new husband.

He still maintains communication with his ex-wife and happily spends time with his three lovely kids.

He says he’s as loving as a father can be and would have never done anything wrong to his ex-wife and these three angels.

Long years after the divorce with his first wife, Femi met his current wife Omotayo.

This was the first marriage for the young woman and she seems to radiate happiness when she’s beside her famous celebrity hubby.

Hopefully, in this marriage, Femi will receive the support and love he deserves and needs for the sake of the further development of his acting career.

Femi Adebayo Early Career;


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Femi practiced Law for two years, but even then, he still had interest in the entertainment industry.

Seeing his father regularly on television kept motivating him to pursue his passion.

According to him, he usually followed his dad to movie set and meeting veterans like Jide Kosoko, Iya Rainbow, Late Hubert Ogunde, e.t.c got his attention.

Luckily, he also trained with the Awada Kerikeri, a group led by his father.

Femi had been on and off the screen due to his academics.

He made a debut in his father’s first movie, Ogun Ajaye in 1985.

Then in 1996, he came to limelight after taking a lead role in Owo Blow, a movie produced by Tade Ogidan.

Thereafter, he got into the movie industry fully in 2006.

Since 2006, Femi has starred in over 500 movies, and have produced interesting films such as Jelili, Iro Funfun, Etiko Onigedu e.t.c.

He has also starred in few English movies like Ladies Gang with Mercy Johnson, but feels more comfortable performing in his mother tongue.

Femi is a renowned Yoruba actor and have starred with A-list thespians.

He has worked with the likes of Funke Akindele, Mercy Aigbe, Odunlade Adekola, Desmond Elliot, Bolanle Ninalowo, Kunle Afolayan, Muyiwa Ademola, Fathia Balogun, e.t.c

Femi Adebayo Movies


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Some of the movies he has starred in:

  1. Omo Bishop, 2005
  2. Osuwon Eda, 2006
  3. Idanwo, 2006
  4. Ofin Mose, 2006
  5. Inu, 2007
  6. Jagun Aso, 2007
  7. Mo nbo wa Olorun, 2007
  8. Mayomi, 2007
  9. Nkan Adun, 2008
  10. Taiwo Taiwo, 2008
  11. Atanpako Meta, 2008
  12. Oreke Temi, 2009
  13. Atona, 2009
  14. Toromade, 2009
  15. Ebutte, 2010
  16. Ladies Gang, 2011
  17. Apaadi, 2009
  18. Iro Funfun, 2009
  19. Jelili, 2011
  20. Ayitale, 2013
  21. October 1, 2014
  22. Anini, 2015
  23. Ayomide, 2015
  24. Tania, 2015
  25. Aseyiowu, 2017
  26. Kodi Ologbon Aye, 2017
  27. Sola Arikusa, 2017
  28. Oruka, 2017
  29. Abamo, 2018
  30. Diamonds in the Sky, 2018
  31. Ewude, 2018
  32. The Ghost and the Tout, 2018
  33. Heaven on my Mind, 2018
  34. The Island, 2018
  35. Etiko Onigedu, 2018
  36. Mokalik, 2019

Femi Adebayo Net Worth


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Femi is one of the highest paid Yoruba actors. According to Nigerianinfopedia.com, his worth is estimated at $900,000.

Femi is also a brand ambassador to Trophy, Veritas Glansvills, real estate company, Kayode-Obembe & Co, e.t.c

J-15 School of Performing Arts;

Femi is the CEO of J-15 School of Performing Arts. It was established in 2008 with the aim of producing well-rounded actors and performers.

And over the years, it has produced technically sound individuals who are making waves in the movie industry.

Some of which are Aishat Lawal, a producer; Tope Adeoye, an artist; Wonuola Adekunle, e.t.c

As a result of its impact in the society, J-15 was honored with Outstanding Industry Academy Platform Award by Emperor Nollywood Awards in 2018

Olufemi Adebayo’s Awards And Recognition;


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Best Upcoming Actor of the Year, The Movie Awards, 1996.

Best Yoruba Actor, Afro Hollywood Awards (17th African Film Awards).

The Best Yoruba Actor, Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria Awards, (Yoruba) 2012.

Best Movie Producer of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, (Yoruba) 2015.

Best Actor of the Year, City People Movie Awards, (Yoruba) 2017.

Fashionable Actor of the Year, Emperor Nollywood Awards, 2018.

Best Indigenous Movie ‘Etiko Onigedu’ Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, 2018.

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba), Best of Nollywood Awards, 2018.

Femi Adebayo Quotes


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No matter your level, everyone finds prominence.

Remember the principle of sowing and giving. Sow the best of effort so you can reap the best.

Royalties comes with some etiquettes so also, the wisdom of a King is important…Learn them and observe them…

Patience and ability to observe are strong keys to success.

In this world, you can either search for an opportunity and grab with both hands or just sit and complain about not having it… The choice is yours to make.

Life is all about risks. You try some, win some and lose some. How you handle your losses determines the possible outcome of your tomorrow win… 

Remember that success is not hereditary, you have to carve out your own.

Great things come to those who envision it, believe it and run with it. 

The world has lots of people created to support your vision and ideas… Never think you can do it alone… Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

Most times people never know what we go through to achieve what you see on the screen. 

Don’t cut short your dream. Dream on. Dreams are free. Live your dream. 

Your destiny is in your hands. Helpers will come when you have tried your bit. 

Marriage requires an awkward formula.. It takes understanding for 2 to become 1… 

No matter the situation, find time to reflect on the good things God has done… 

How you handle work given to you speaks a lot about your character.

Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Femi Adebayo


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Professionalism

Talent is never enough, mastering the craft is very essential.

Adebayo believes that having a talent is one, and learning the rudiments of the profession is another.

Most times, professional actors are those who can give their all into a character in a make-believe form even when their real life is not close to what they do on set.

Passion

Femi said his passion for acting grew when he began to see his father on the television as a young chap.

Today, even though he is lawyer, Femi still followed his passion by acting.

It is never too late to follow your passion.

Do What You Love Best

Adebayo loves being a Yoruba Actor, and he’s thriving at it.

Despite his education, he feels more comfortable acting in his mother tongue.

Owing to the fact that he loves his culture, Femi has stayed glue to Yoruba movies.

As an individual, do not be caught in the web of people’s opinion, do what you are comfortable with.

Carve your own niche.


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