Femi Adebayo is a popular Nigerian actor, Lawyer, film director, producer, politician and an investor. He is the son of the Nollywood veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.
He was born on the 31st of December 1972 in Lagos State. He hails from Ilorin, Kwara State in south western Nigeria.
Femi had his primary and secondary education in Lagos State where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively. He later went to the University of Ilorin in Kwara State to have a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts. He is now a Doctorate degree student of the same University of Ilorin combining acting and academic enterprise.
His Acting Career
Femi Adebayo joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1995 and acted in Tade Ogidan movie “Owo Blow”. He has since acted in several Yoruba and English movies, some of which include Ayitale, Anini, Omo Ekun, Alagbaa, Onise Iku, Omo University, Tania, Asona, Onise Iku, Atona, Ladies Gang, Death Island, Diamonds in the Sky, Survival of Jelili, October 1, Ma Wobadan and Buga, Oreke Temi, Toromade, Taiwo Taiwo among others.
Femi is one of the prominent and highly experienced Nollywood actors, gifted and exceptionally talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He acts alongside the big stars in the movie industry like Olu Jacobs, Akin Lexis, Bimbo Akintola, Yinka Quadri, Ayo Adesanya, Sola Kosoko and many others. He is indeed a good actor.
Femi is presently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of J-15 Media Network Nigeria and Special adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism.
Femi Adebayo in his years of acting profession has received several awards. They include:
- 2012 Best actor of the year at the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards.
- 2015 Best movie producer of the year (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- Best Yoruba actor of the year at the 17th African Film Awards (Afro Hollywood) Awards at Stratford Town Hall in London.
- 2017 best actor of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- 2018 Best actor of the year for indigenous movie (Yoruba) Etiko Onigedu) Awards.
His Personal Life
Femi married his first wife, Khadijat Adebayo who had three children for him, but sadly enough, the marriage ended in divorce.
He again married Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi after about 8 years in a low key wedding ceremony on October 9, 2016 and the ceremony was graced by lots of Nollywood celebrities and political figures across the country.
His Net Worth
Femi Adebayo is a successful Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of over $700,000 dollars.