He was born June 14, 1988 in Jos but grew up in Lagos State. Dayo has four siblings. His father is a retired customs officer from Nigeria, and his mother, a literature teacher from Kenya.
In 2003, he moved with his family to Indiana, United States, from Nigeria and later in the city of California.
Dayo bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications at Anderson University, Indiana in the United States of America in 2009.
His Acting Career
Dayo worked in local theatre and in film shorts before emerging a full actor professionally. He acted his first movie, ‘Hunger Games’, a movie that shot him to fame and recognition in Nollywood.
He made a guest appearance on The Wendy Williams Show in 2012.
In 2014, Dayo again starred in a drama movie, ‘Endless Love’. He has since starred in several movies some of which include:
• Danny Dyson in the 2015
• Terminator Genisys
• Eyes to See
• Lions Among Men
• Run Sweatheart Run
• Good Kids
• The Spectacular Now
In 2016, Dayo began appearing in NBC series ‘Shades of Blue’.
Dayo Okeniyi is such a creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actor, known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He can as well fit into any role given to him and his style of acting is loved by many of his Nollywood fans.
Dayo Okeniyi has in the course of his acting earned an award as:
• 2013 Best International Actor of the year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
His Net Worth
Dayo Okeniyi is indeed a good Nollywood actor to watch, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $300,000 dollars.