Femi Lateef Adebayo simply known as Femi Adebayo is a renowned nollywood actor, director, movie producer, Lawyer, entrepreneur and politician born on December 31, 1972.
He is the son of the veteran nollywood actor Adebayo Salami also known as Oga Bello. He is known for his roles in Yoruba movies especially the hilarious comedy film “Jelili” which had part 1 and 2.
He is handsome, gifted, talented, energetic and highly influential in the yoruba movie industry. Lets quit the introduction and go into his biography in full details.
EARLY LIFE & BACKGROUND
Femi Adebayo is an indigene of Ilorin, Kwara state born and raised in Lagos state where he had both his primary and secondary education.
He was born into a polygamous family of 12 children. Some of known siblings include; Tope Adebayo, Sodiq Adebayo, Kemi Adebayo, Lai Adebayo and Omolara Adebayo.
Femi attended University of Ilorin where he studied law and also obtained a masters degree in Theatre Art. Of course, he is doing his doctorate degree in Law at the same university.
Femi Adebayo started his acting career in 1995 where he first featured in Tade Ogidan movie “Owoblow”.
Ever since he came to limelight, he has been exceptional in the interpretation of his roles and excellent delivery of scripts.
He has starred in over 200 nollywood movies including Ikan, Idanwo, Shola Fe Pami, Mayomi, Ole, Agabara Obinrin, Binta Ofege, Anini, October 1, Jelili and many others.
Asides acting, Femi Adebayo is the founder of film school “J-15 media” school of performing arts located at Ibadan. He is also a special adviser to the governor of Kwara state on Arts, Culture and Tourism.
Personal Life, Marriage, First & New Wife
Femi Adebayo had a first wife, Khadijat Adebayo (now Mrs Balogun) of which they divorced in 2011 at an area court in Ilorin.
Khadijat who is also the mother of his 3 children had since moved on with her life. She has a child with her new husband.
Femi Adebayo on the other hand re-married after 8 years. He wedded his new wife, Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi in 2016.
However, the talented actor has been romantically linked with actress Funke Akindele, an allegation which he denied.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
- Femi Adebayo has got so many nominations and won numerous awards which include;
- Best actor of the year at City Poeple 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.
NET WORTH & ENDORSEMENTS
Femi Adebayo is not only talented, he has a unique personality which got him an endorsement deal with Trophy Beer.
He is one of the most sought after yoruba actor with several cars and houses in possession. His net worth is estimated at a sum of $900,000.
FEMI ADEBAYO MOVIES
Here are the long list of Femi’s movies:
- Omo Pupa
- October 1
- Iya Alake
- Onise Iku
- Omo University
- Ounje Ale
- Omo Ekun
- Binta Ofege
Social Media Profile
Facebook: Jelili (Femi Adebayo)