Net Worth & Career Of Femi Adebayo

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Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.

Femi Adebayo Biography

Olufemi Lawal Adebayo was born on December 31, 1972 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a native of Ilorin, Kwara but grew up in Ebute Metta, Lagos. He attended Jender Age and Oke-Ode Grammar School for his primary and secondary education respectively.

Thereafter, Femi bagged an LL.B at the University of Ilorin, and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Ibadan. 

Personal Life

Femi’s first marriage failed, and eight years after, he married Omotayo Sanusi on 9 October 2016. Altogether, he is blessed with four children.

Femi Adebayo Early Career

Femi practiced Law for two years, but even then, he still had interest in the entertainment industry. Seeing his father regularly on television kept motivating him to pursue his passion.

According to him, he usually followed his dad to the movie set and meeting veterans like Jide Kosoko, Iya Rainbow, Late Hubert Ogunde, e.t.c got his attention. Luckily, he also trained with the Awada Kerikeri, a group led by his father. 

Femi had been on and off the screen due to his academics. He made a debut in his father’s first movie, Ogun Ajaye in 1985. Then in 1996, he came to limelight after taking a lead role in Owo Blow, a movie produced by Tade Ogidan. Thereafter, he got into the movie industry fully in 2006.

Since 2006, Femi has starred in over 500 movies, and have produced interesting films such as Jelili, Iro Funfun, Etiko Onigedu e.t.c He has also starred in few English movies like Ladies Gang with Mercy Johnson but feels more comfortable performing in his mother tongue.

Femi is a renowned Yoruba actor and has starred with A-list thespians. He has worked with the likes of Funke Akindele, Mercy Aigbe, Odunlade Adekola, Desmond Elliot, Bolanle Ninalowo, Kunle Afolayan, Muyiwa Ademola, Fathia Balogun, e.t.c


Some of the movies he has starred in:

  • Omo Bishop, 2005

  • Osuwon Eda, 2006

  • Idanwo, 2006

  • Ofin Mose, 2006

  • Inu, 2007

  • Jagun Aso, 2007

  • Mo nbo wa Olorun, 2007

  • Mayomi, 2007

  • Nkan Adun, 2008

  • Taiwo Taiwo, 2008

  • Atanpako Meta, 2008

  • Oreke Temi, 2009

  • Atona, 2009

  • Toromade, 2009

  • Ebutte, 2010

  • Ladies Gang, 2011

  • Apaadi, 2009

  • Iro Funfun, 2009

  • Jelili, 2011

  • Ayitale, 2013

  • October 1, 2014

  • Anini, 2015

  • Ayomide, 2015

  • Tania, 2015

  • Aseyiowu, 2017

  • Kodi Ologbon Aye, 2017

  • Sola Arikusa, 2017

  • Oruka, 2017

  • Abamo, 2018

  • Diamonds in the Sky, 2018

  • Ewude, 2018

  • The Ghost and the Tout, 2018

  • Heaven on my Mind, 2018

  • The Island, 2018

  • Etiko Onigedu, 2018

  • Mokalik, 2019

Awards And Recognition

  • Best Upcoming Actor of the Year, The Movie Awards, 1996

  • Best Yoruba Actor, Afro Hollywood Awards (17th African Film Awards). 

  • The Best Yoruba Actor, Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria Awards, (Yoruba) 2012

  • Best Movie Producer of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, (Yoruba) 2015

  • Best Actor of the Year, City People Movie Awards, (Yoruba) 2017

  • Fashionable Actor of the Year, Emperor Nollywood Awards, 2018

  • Best Indigenous Movie ‘Etiko Onigedu’ Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, 2018

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba), Best of Nollywood Awards, 2018

Femi Adebayo Net Worth

Femi is one of the highest paid Yoruba actors his worth is estimated at $900,000. 

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