Deyemi Okanawon is a popular Nigerian actor, scriptwriter, producer, and TV personality. He is not just an actor, he is a creative entrepreneur and also the head distributor at Silverbird Distribution Ltd. Previously, he was a baker and sales, a marketing executive.
Deyemi Okanlawon date of birth is unknown, he hasn’t revealed any information about his birthday, however, he usually celebrates his birthdays in April.
Deyemi Okanlawon Biography
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The Talented actor is rumored to be born in the mid-’80s. Deyemi Okanlawon’s mother is the CEO of Baker’s World situated on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. The young actor is the second child in a family of 5.
Deyemi Okanlawon was born and brought up in Lagos State, Nigeria but his both parents are from Ogun State, Nigeria.
Deyemi Okanlawon Educational Background
Deyemi nursery and primary school education were at Taikenny Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State, Nigeria. His secondary education was at International School, Lagos, Nigeria. Deyemi went further to the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he obtained a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering. The talented actor decided to switch his career path, he attended the New York Film Academy and earned a Certificate in Acting for Film.
Deyemi Okanlawon Career
Deyemi Okanlawon had a passion for acting since he was a kid, at age 5, he started acting on stage and he was featured at the end of the year play. At the age of 9, Deyemi was featured in a national TV commercial with Kunle Bamitefa. He is also a Yoruba actor and was focusing more on theatre roles while growing up.
Deyemi joined a drama group, Xtreme Reaction, and Snapchats and he was an active member. In 2010, he joined Nollywood and had his first movie debut ZR-7, later on, he starred in a short film ‘ A Grain of Wheat’.
Between 2010-2012, Deyemi was already popular, he has appeared in various short films and web series which include ” Blink, Knock Knock and he also produced some of these projects.
Deyemi has appeared in more than 50 TV series, films and web series in the last ten years, aside from that he has acted in over 8 stage plays which he is also known to be a successful stage actor.
The talented young actor is also a model, he has appeared on the music videos of star artists which include Waje, Aramide, and Falz. He has also starred in commercials for OLX and Globacom.
Presently he is a brand ambassador to various brands such as Cussons Baby Nigeria, Mamador, Silverbird Distribution, and lots more.
Deyemi Okanlawon has featured in popular television series and some of them are Taste of love, African City, Lekki Wives, Dowry, Gidi Up, and lots more.
Deyemi has acted alongside top actors and actresses in the Nollywood industry and they include Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin, Oc Ukeje, Adesua Etomi, Eniola Badmus, Kehinde Bankole, Femi Branch, Majid Michael, Timini Egbuson, Joke Silva, Akin Lewis, Tina Mba, veteran actor Jide Kosoko and many others.
Deyemi Okanlawon Marriage
Deyemi Okanlawon is currently married, got married in January 2013 to his long-time university girlfriend Damilola Okanlawon whom he met at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Deyemi Okanlawon and his wife, Damilola have 2 children, 2 boys.
Deyemi Okanlawon Movies
- Beyond Blood
- Friends and Lovers
- A few Good Men
- No Man’s Land
- A Place Called Happy- 2014
- Road To Yesterday- 2015
- If Tomorrow Never Comes- 2015
- All Of Me- 2015
- Desperate Housegirls- 2016
- Asawana- 2016
- Dinner- 2016
- The Royal Hibiscus Hotel- 2017
- Your Excellency- 2018
- Pandora’s Box- 2019
- Omo Ghetto The Saga- 2020
- Day Of Destiny- 2021
- Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman
Deyemi Okanlawon Awards and Nominations
The Young Talented actor has won various awards. Deyemi Okanlawon was featured in a short educational film about gender violence and femicide, he played the role of a violent psychotic husband. The Short film earned him an award as the Best Actor in a Short Film. Some of his latest awards are
- Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short Film Festival- 2013
- Best New Media Online Video at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards- 2013
- Best Actor at the Afrinolly Short Film- 2013
- Best TV series at the Nigeria Movie Awards- 2014
- Best Youth Work at the Tush Awards- 2014
- Best Short Film at the AFRIFF Award
- Revelation Of The Year Award at the Best Of Nollywood (BON) Awards- 2015.
- Best Actor in a Drama Series at the GMA awards- 2016
Deyemi Okanlawon Net Worth
The young talented actor is rated as one of the richest and most influential Nollywood entertainers, he has earned a good reputation in the Nollywood industry. Deyemi is estimated to have a net worth of about $800,000.
Deyemi Okanlawon is very active on social media, more especially on Instagram. You can connect with him on Instagram: @deyemitheactor