Our actor of the week is the prolific Nollywood Yoruba Actor, Director, Producer and Lawyer, Femi Adebayo.
Femi Adebayo is not just your everyday Nollywood actor. We can say he got his acting skills from his father Adebayo Salami a veteran actor.
Femi has a Bachelors Degree in Law from University of Ilorin and Masters Degree also in Law from University of Ibadan. He was also appointed as the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism some years ago.
Born in Lagos in 1978 as Lateef Olufemi Adebayo, he hails from Ilorin, Kwara State.He started his acting career from his first feature in a movie by his father, titled “Ogun Ajaye” in 1985 but got a major role as an actor in a Yoruba movie titled “Owo Blow” in 1995 and has since starred in over a hundred movies. He has so far been able to successfully work his way into the hearts of his fans and his political position in Kwara State has not slowed him down. Some of his movies include; Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan, Buga and many more.
Aside from, being an actor and a politician, he is the owner of J-1 5 Media Network in Nigeria.
Known for his funny roles in movies and his contributions to entertainment in Nigeria, Femi Adebayo has been given due recognition through awards such as;
- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for the Best Indigenous Movie In Yoruba for the movie “Etiko Onigedil” in 2018
- City People Award for the Best Actor Of The Year in 2017.
- 2015 City People Award for the Best Yoruba Movie Producer Of The Year.
- Best Yoruba Actor at the 17th African Film Awards.
Femi Adebayo is not just an actor, filmmaker, lawyer and politician, he is also a husband and a father.
He was married for 8 years which ended abruptly for reasons best known to him, the marriage birthed three(3) children. That didn’t stop his pursuit for love and when he did find love again, he got married for the second time in 2016 and they have a baby together who they welcomed in 2018.
Lateef Olufemi Adebayo is s hard-working talented and funny actor who has shown resilience and dedication to his craft. This is why he is our actor of the week!!!