[People Profile] All We Know About Deyemi Okanlawon Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth

[People Profile] All We Know About Deyemi Okanlawon Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth

Deyemi Okanlawon Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth

[People Profile] All We Know About Deyemi Okanlawon Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth

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Full NamesDeyemi Okanlawon
Stage NameDeyemi The Actor
Date Of BirthApril 19
Age30+ Years Old
NationalityNigerian
State of OriginLagos State, Nigeria
OccupationActor • Scriptwriter
SpouseDamilola Okanlawon
Marital StatusMarried
Academics University of Lagos
New York Film Academy
Net Worth$800,000

Deyemi Okanlawon is a Nigerian actor in theatre, and film, as well as a voice actress. He is well-known for his work on Omo Ghetto: The Saga, Blood Sisters, and King of Boys: The Return of the King. He is identified as the highest-grossing Nollywood actor in 2020 and 2021.

Biography

Deyemi Okanlawon (born April 19) often referred to by the name Deyemi the actor has been a top Nigerian actress and scriptwriter.

He is highly regarded for his diverse talents, which include acting and scriptwriting. He has been featured in numerous television shows, films, and stage productions.

He has also been a model in music videos like Soldier from Falz in addition to No Be You by Waje.

Early Life

Deyemi Okanlawon was born in the mid 1980’s to the family of Mr . Adeyemi Okanlawonand Mrs Adeyinka Okanlawon. He is the son of an aircraft Engineer and his mother is a baker and entrepreneur.

He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos where he received his secondary, primary, and university studies.

The first time he performed in front of an audience was when he was in a stage production during the day of prize-giving at his school. He was only five years old.

At the age of 9he was able to attain fame when he got part of a TV commercial with the ace actor Kunle Bamtefa.

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Education

Deyemi Okanlawon was awarded the First School Leaving Certificate from Taikenny Nursery and Primary School, Lagos. When he was a student, he earned the West African School Certificate from International School, Lagos.

To further his education, he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos.

Deyemi Okanlawon received a diploma in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy.

Age

Deyemi Okanlawon hasn’t revealed any details regarding his birthday, but it is believed that he is celebrating it in April.

Career

While at the University, Deyemi Okanlawon was part of three drama clubs in which the actor was active. Drama groups include Xtreme Reaction, Gf(x) (Harvesters Company), and Snapshots (Covenant Christian Center).

The actor made his first appearance in the industry of Nollywood in the short film “A Grain Of Wheat.”. Deyemi Okanlawon first appearance in a feature film was in the movie ZR-7…

In the following 2 years (2010-2012) He earned fame by appearing in a variety of short films and web-based series like the web series Blink, and Knock Knock. A few of these films were created by his company.

[People Profile] All We Know About Deyemi Okanlawon Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth

Over the last decade, he’s been in more than 50 films short films, TV shows, and web-based series. He’s also a renowned stage actor who has appeared in around eight stage productions.

In 2020, the was part of the Nollywood blockbuster Omo Ghetto The Saga where He played the character, Femi Stone. The film was produced by the most popular actor-producer, director, and actor, Funke Akindele.

Models, he has been a model in advertisements for Globacom, OLX, and the music videos of artists like FalzAramideand Waje.

A few of the shows that he has appeared on include, Lekki Wives, Gidi Up, Taste Of Love, Dowry, and An African City.

He has appeared alongside some of the most renowned actors like Funke Akindele, OC Ukeje, Jide Kosoko, Eniola Badmus, Femi Branch, Timini Egbuson, Tina Mba, Akin Lewis, Joke Silva, Majid Michel, Kehinde Bankole, Adesua Etomi, Joseph Benjamin, amongst other.

Deyemi is the brand ambassador for the following brands: Silverbird DistributionCussons Baby Nigeria, and Mamador.

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Personal Life

[People Profile] All We Know About Deyemi Okanlawon Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth

Deyemi Okanlawon was a baker, marketing, and sales executive prior to becoming an actor full-time.

His wife is Damilola Okanlawon.. The couple was married in the year 2013. They welcomed one child on July 10, 2016.

They live within Lagos State in their own apartment.

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Filmography

2022       Blood Sisters      Kola       Biyi Bandele       Netflix original limited series

2021       King of Boys: The Return of the King

2020       Rise of the Saints

 

2019       Pandora’s Box

Two Weeks in Lagos

2017       The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

2016       Desperate Housegirls 2 & 3

Tobi

It’s about your husband

Madam Caitlyn

Asawana

Dinner

2015    Dowry II

If Tomorrow Never Comes

Road To Yesterday

All of Me

Undercover Lover

2014    Dowry I

Lekki Wives III

A Place Called Happy

Perfect Imperfection

Friends and Lovers

A Few Good Men

Vanity’s Last Game

2013    Kpians: The Feast of Souls

+Kpians Premonition

Gidi Up II

Obvious

2021 6:30 PM

Journey To Self

Blink

Gidi Up Season 1

2011       Dependence

2010       ZR-7

Grain of Wheat

Awards and Nominations

  • He won the Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short Film Festival in 2013.
  • In 2015, he went home with the Revelation Of The Year Award at the Best Of Nollywood (BON) Awards.
  • He won the Best Actor in a Drama Series at the GMA awards in 2016.

Net Worth

Deyemi “The Actor” Okanlawon has built a successful career and is estimated to have a net worth of $800,000.

Social Media

He is involved and active on Social Media, especially Instagram. Deyemi Okanlawon’s account has been verified. The official Instagram handle is @deyemitheactor.

He has more than 430k followers.

 

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