Full Biography And Net Worth Of Femi Adebayo
Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian actor, entertainer, director, producer, filmmaker, and Lawyer. He was born into a family that had a lot of entertainers. The first movie role that shot him to the limelight was Owo Blow produced in 1996 and was directed by Tade Ogidan. The biography of Femi Adebayo is an interesting read.
Birth and early life
The biography of Femi Adebayo starts from his birth. He was born and christened Olufemi Lawal Adebayo, on the 31st of December 1972 in Lagos State Nigeria. His father’s name is Adebayo Salami, and he was a veteran actor. He hails from Ilorin, Kwara State, but however grew up in Ebute Metta, Lagos.
His primary education was in Jender Age primary school and his secondary education at Oke-Ode Grammar School. After his secondary school education, he gained admission to study Law at the University of Ilorin and graduated with his LL.B. Afterwards, he bagged his Master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.
Femi Adebayo’s first marriage crashed. Eight years later, he got married to Omotayo Sanusi on 9 October 2016 and are blessed with four children.
The net worth of Femi Adebayo is estimated to be about $900,000. This makes him one of the richest and highest paid Yoruba actors. His source of wealth is from his movies and his endorsement deals. He is the brand ambassador to Trophy, Veritas Glansvills, real estate company, Kayode-Obembe & Co, and much more.
The biography of Femi Adebayo explores his career. He practiced law for about two years but had an interest in the entertainment sector which kept increasing, each time he saw his father onscreen. He used to go on set with his father as a young boy, and he met a lot of movie veterans that got his attention. Some of the veterans include Iya Rainbow, Jide Kosoko, and a host of others. He went on to train with his father’s acting group, Awada Kerikeri.
Femi’s movie debut was in his father’s first movie, Ogun Ajaye in 1985. He however was not always onscreen because of his academics. He came to the limelight after he played a lead role in the movie, Owo Blow, produced by Tade Ogidan. He eventually got into the movie industry wholly in 2006.
Femi has featured in over 500 movies. He has acted in several Yoruba and English movies but feels comfortable acting in his mother tongue. As a renowned Yoruba actor, he has starred in movies like Jelili, Iro Funfun, Etiko Onigedu, and much more.
He has acted alongside movie stars like Funke Akindele, Mercy Aigbe, Odunlade Adekola, Desmond Elliot, Bolanle Ninalowo, Kunle Afolayan, Muyiwa Ademola, Fathia Balogun, and much more.
Femi Adebayo was made Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. This has made him dabble a bit into politics.
Some of the movies that Femi Adebayo has featured in includes
Omo Bishop, released in 2005
Osuwon Eda, released in 2006
Idanwo, released in 2006
Ofin Mose, released in 2006
Inu, released in 2007
Jagun Aso, released in 2007
Mo nbo wa Olorun, released in 2007
Mayomi, released in 2007
Nkan Adun, released in 2008
Taiwo Taiwo, released in 2008
Atanpako Meta, released in 2008
Oreke Temi, released in 2009
Atona, released in 2009
Toromade, released in 2009
Ebutte, released in 2010
Ladies Gang, released in 2011
Apaadi, released in 2009
Iro Funfun, released in 2009
Jelili, released in 2011
Ayitale, released in 2013
October 1, released in 2014
Anini, released in 2015
Ayomide, released in 2015
Tania, released in 2015
Aseyiowu, released in 2017
Kodi Ologbon Aye, released in 2017
Sola Arikusa, released in 2017
Oruka, released in 2017
Abamo, released in 2018
Diamonds in the Sky, released in 2018
Ewude, released in 2018
The Ghost and the Tout, released in 2018
Heaven on my Mind, released in 2018
The Island, released in 2018
Etiko Onigedu, released in 2018
Mokalik, released in 2019
Femi Adebayo’s School of Performing Arts.
Femi is the CEO of J-15 school of performing arts, which was established in the year 2008. The school was established with the vision of producing Actors and producers that are well-rounded and grounded in the art of acting.
The J-15 School of Performing Arts has produced a lot of actors and actresses that are doing well in Nollywood. Some of their students include Aishat Lawal, who is a producer, Tope Adeoye, who is an artist, and Wonuola Adekunle, and much more.
J-15 School of Performing Arts has done very well in producing great actors and actresses. The school was honored with an award in 2018. It was the Outstanding Industry Academy Platform Award by Emperor Nollywood Awards.
Awards and nominations
The biography of Femi Adebayo will not be complete, without mentioning the awards and nominations he has gotten so far.
A list of his awards includes
Best Upcoming Actor of the Year, at The Movie Awards, in the year 1996.
Best Yoruba Actor category at the Afro Hollywood Awards.
The Best Yoruba Actor category, at the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria Awards, (Yoruba) in the year 2012.
Best Movie Producer of the Year category at the City People Entertainment Awards, (Yoruba) in the year 2015.
Best Actor of the Year category, at the City People Movie Awards, (Yoruba) in the year 2017.
Fashionable Actor of the Year category at the Emperor Nollywood Awards, in the year 2018.
Best Indigenous Movie category, for his movie, ‘Etiko Onigedu’ at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, in 2018.
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba) category, at the Best of Nollywood Awards, in the year 2018.
It is easy to see in the biography of Femi Adebayo, how much he loves his job. The job of entertaining is not one to be taken lightly, or with a pinch of salt. Femi exudes passion, dedication, hard work, and embodies excellence. Besides the movie world, Femi is also a politician and is doing well in that sphere.