He was born on February 27, 1978 and raised in Ikotun area of Lagos state. He revealed that his journey through life has not been an easy one though his parents ensured that he had the best in life.
Johnson studied Mass Communication at Ibadan Polytechnics and went further to have a Bachelor’s degree in History and International Relations at the University of Lagos.
His Acting Career
Niyi Johnson began his acting dated back to his early days in his local Church as a stage drama performer. He eventually rose to perform TV dramas and Soap Operas.
He indicated interest in acting professionally after series of applications and finally had a breakthrough when he met Mr. Ray Austin at Remi Star Blue where he was trained as an actor.
The versatile young man also learned makeup, costume, production, directing and management along the line.
He had series of auditions in Lagos and was picked for a role in Tinsel and featured in Cynthia Okon, produced by Fuaad Bankole.
Johnson revealed that his skills and talents were not felt in Tinsel and decided to go into Yoruba movies which has today brought him out as a talented and gifted actor in the interpretation of movies. He can as well fit into any character assigned him by movie producers and directors in the industry. He has remained very active and relevant in the industry.
Niyi Johnson acted his first movie, Motaka Osi Danu, produced by Lekan Ayinde.
He became more famous in the Yoruba movie industry in hit movies like Ojijimi and Oritoke. He played the role of an imbecile in Oritoke, a movie that really caught the attention of many inquisitive Yoruba fans. He can as well showcase his rich talents in English movies with several English genres to his credit.
His Personal Life
Niyi Johnson got married to a Nollywood producer, Seyi Edun which of course happened to be his second marriage.
Niyi was said to have married one Toyin Aimakhu in 2013, but got separated in 2015 as a result of their irreconcilable differences, with one accusing the other of one wrong or the other.
His Net Worth
Niyi Johnson is a regular face in Nollywood, both English and Yoruba movies, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $300,000 dollars.