He was born on the 14th of October, 1974 in Oyo state in south western Nigeria.
Olaniyi had his primary education at St. Michael primary school Oke-Ibo and Durbar Grammar school, both in Oyo state where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively.
Since then, Olaniyi has been a face to watch in the Yoruba movie industry.
His Acting Career
Olaniyi Afonja kick-started his acting professionally in 1992. He rose to fame and recognition after his brilliant role in a movie “Iya Opakan”.
He is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actor. He is gifted in interpreting roles and can as well accept any character in most movies.
Olaniyi has since starred in several movies, some of which include:
• Opa Kan
• Omo Carwash
• Olu Omo
• Salako Alagbe
• Omo Iya Meji
• Mama Do Good
• Edun Ara
• Mawe Ku
• Sanyeri in London
• Sanyeri Oloka
• Area Boys
• Ise Awako
• Waheed Kolero
• Afoju Meta
• Were Merin
• Kosi Tabi sugbon
Awards and Nominations
Olaniyi Afonja has in the course of his profession received several nominations. They include:
• 2014 Best Comedy Actor at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.
• 2014 Best Movie Producer of the year (Yoruba) at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.
• 2015 Comic Actor of the year (Yoruba) at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
His Personal Life
Olaniyi Afonja is happily married to his love of his life, Hawawu Omolara Afonja in 2013 and the marriage is blessed with two children.
His Net Worth
Olaniyi Afonja also known as Sanyeri, is indeed a successful Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $300,000 dollars.