Femi Adebayo is a renowned Nigerian actor, director, movie producer, lawyer, entrepreneur and politician. He is also the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. Femi is the son of veteran Nigerian actor Adebayo Salami.
The actor is known for his gifted, energetic and highly influential nature in the Nigerian film industry. He is popular for his role in part one and two of the hilarious Yoruba comedy movie, Jelili. He has also starred in Atona, Ladies Gang and Omo Pupa.
- Full name: Olufemi Lawal Adebayo
- Date of birth: 31st December 1972
- Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- Femi Adebayo age: 48 years (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Black
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Omotayo Adebayo
- Profession: Actor, director, movie producer, lawyer, entrepreneur, politician
- Net worth: $900,000
Femi Adebayo biography
The actor was born on 31st December 1972 in Lagos, Nigeria. How old is Femi Adebayo? He is 48 years old as of 2021. Femi is the son of legendary actor Adebayo Salami, who is popularly known as Oga Bello, and Alhaja Risikat Adebayo.
He was raised in a polygamous family, and he has 12 siblings. Some of his siblings known to the public are Tope, Sodiq, Kemi, Lai, and Omolara Adebayo.
The actor studied at the C&S College for his secondary school education before joining the university. He then enrolled at the University of Ilorin, where he pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Law. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan for a Master's Degree in Law.
Femi began his career as an actor in 1985. He starred in his father's film, Ogun Ajaye, while he was 13 years old. He has starred in more than 200 Nollywood movies to-date.
Some of Femi Adebayo's movies include:
- Lady's Men
- Survival of Jelili
- Death Island
- Diamonds in the Sky
- October 1
- Shola fe Pami
- Agbara Obinrin
- Owo blow
- Heaven on My Mind
- Shola Arikusa
- Iya Alalake
- My Job
- Aye Ajifa
- Omo Ekun
- Gbeje Oloko
- Onise Iku
- Omo University
- Ounje Ale
- Alade Owala
- He has produced the following films
- Sonto Alapata
- Etiko Onigedu
- Wura Ati Fadaka
- Ma Wobadan
- Survival of Jelili
Femi is the founder of J-15 Media, a film school of performing arts in Ibadan.
He also serves as the special adviser to the governor in Kwara State on matters concerning arts, culture and tourism of the region and the country.
Awards and nominations
Femi has bagged several awards and nominations in the film industry. Here is the breakdown:
- Best actor of the year at City People Movie Awards
- Best Yoruba Actor of the Year at the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards.
- Best Movie Producer of the Year (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- Best Yoruba actor of the Year at the 17th Africa Film Awards.
Femi Adebayo wife and children
Initially, the actor had a wife known as Khadijat Adebayo. Femi Adebayo first wife bore the actor three lovely children. The duo divorced later on due to irreconcilable differences. He stayed for eight years before falling in love and tying the knot once more.
Later, Femi Adebayo married the gorgeous woman Omotayo Adebayo. Femi Adebayo wedding took place on 9th October 2016. Femi Adebayo new wife bore him one son. Therefore, the actor is a father of four, three from his first marriage to Khadijat and one from his second union to Omotayo.
The talented actor was also romantically linked with popular Nigerian actress Funke Akindele. However, he came out to strongly deny these allegations with the claim that they were just good friends.
Femi Adebayo house and net worth
The actor is one of the most influential and highly paid actors in Nigeria. He also earns a huge sum of money from all his other business ventures in and out of the film industry.
Femi Adebayo net worth is roughly $900,000 as of 2021. The actor also owns several high-end cars and houses in the country.
Femi Adebayo continues to excel in the entertainment sector even after being there for more than 3 decades. He has maintained relevance in the film industry due to his ability to interpret his roles well, thus acknowledging any character given to him by movie directors and producers.
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