Femi Adebayo

Femi Adebayo (born 31 December 1978) is a Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism.[1] He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.[2]

Femi Adebayo
Born (1978-05-05) 5 May 1978 (age 42)
Lagos, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Other names"Jelili", "Sonto alapata"
CitizenshipNigerian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
Years active1985–present (Ogun Ajaye)
Parent(s)Adebayo Salami

Early lifeEdit

Femi Adebayo was born on 31 of December 1978 in Lagos, southwest Nigeria. His father, who is a veteran Nigerian actor Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), hails from Ilorin, Kwara State.[3]

EducationEdit

Adebayo attended the C&S College for his secondary school education. He then went to the University of Ilorin, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law. He later earned a master's degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Adebayo married Omotayo Adebayo on 9 October, 2016. They have one son. He also has three children from an earlier marriage.[6]

CareerEdit

Adebayo began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father's first movie titled Ogun Ajaye.[7]

Adebayo has starred in over 500 Nigerian films, winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London.[8] He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012.[9][10]

Adebayo has a long list of movies to his credits, which includes the Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan and Buga, among others. He is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria.[3][11]

Awards and honoursEdit

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nigeria HomePage – Breaking News, Business, Sports, Entertainment and Video News". thenigerianvoice.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "I will still practise law – Femi Adebayo". The Punch – Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "My mum is stricter than dad – Oga Bello's son". The Punch – Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Separating your emotions from acting is based on professionalism says Femi Adebayo (Jelili)". Encomium Magazine. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Our Reporter. "Nobody promotes culture like we do – Femi Adebayo". nationaldailyng.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ayodele, Johnson (4 November 2017). "https://pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/femi-adebayo-and-wife-are-not-separated-according-to-a-video-id7555573.html". Pulse.ng. External link in |title= (help)
  7. ^ Leadership Newspaper (27 November 2014). "Pass On The Baton: Stars Taking After Their Fathers' Profession". Nigerian News from Leadership News. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Actor appointed SA to Kwara State Governor". Pulse Nigeria. 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  9. ^ "Day a fan kissed me in the presence of my wife – Femi Adebayo". Vanguard News. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "News about Femi Adebayo – biography and photos". NEWS.NAIJ.COM – Nigerian & worldwide news. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Ikeru, Austine (2018-06-24). "Femi Adebayo Biography, History, Asset and Net Worth". Austine Media. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  12. ^ https://punchng.com/amvca-2018-full-list-of-winners/

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