He was born in Oyo State, date, month and year of his birth no known. He is the first child of his parents.
Olaniyi had his primary education at St. Michael Primary School, Oke-Ibo and Durbar Grammar School, Oyo Town both in Oyo State where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively.
His Acting Career
Olaniyi began his acting career in 1992, after joining a theatre group introduced to him by a friend.
In 1996, Olaniyi relocated to Lagos State to further his career and has since starred in several Yoruba films.
• Edun Ara
• Opa Kan
• Omo Carwash
• Mawe Ku
• Sanyeri in London
• Olu Omo
• Salako Alagbe
• Omo Iya Meji
• Mama Do Good
• Sanyeri Oloka
• Area Boys
• Ise Awako
• Waheed Kolero
• Afoju Meta
• Were Merin
• Kosi Tabi sugbon
Olaniyi is creative, skillful and highly talented Yoruba actor who knows how to interpret roles in movies. He can as well take any character assigned him and his style of acting is loved and cherished by his numerous Yoruba fans.
Awards and Nominations
Olaniyi is a recipient of several nominations including:
• 2014 Best Comedy Actor at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.
• 2015 Best Movie Producer of the year (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• 2015 Comic Actor of the year (Yoruba) also at the City People Entertainment Awards.
His Personal Life
Olaniyi has been happily married to Omolara Afonja and the union is blessed with two children.
His Net Worth
Olaniyi Afonja is indeed a regular face in the Yoruba movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.