He is best known for his roles as a child-actor in the Opa Williams directed movie, ‘Tears for Love’ as well as his role as “Spiff” in the African Magic TV series ‘’The Johnsons.
He was born in Maza Maza area of Lagos State. He is the first of four children of Commander Lanre Ajibola and Mrs Irene Ajibola. He hails from Ekiti State in south southern Nigeria.
Ajibola had his primary and secondary education in Lagos state respectively. He later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Lagos.
Ajibola also trained at the Amaka Igwe’s Centre for Excellence in Film and Media Studies.
His Acting Career
Ajibola began his acting career in 1995 at an early age of 6 in the Opa Williams directed movie, ‘Tears for Love’. He got the role, after he had impressed his aunt, Moyinoluwa Odutayo, a Nollywood actress, during a stage play at their local Church.
He went on to feature as a child actor in other movies including:
• Without Love
• Eye-witness Onome II
• Street kids
• Day of Reckoning among numerous others.
In 2003, Ajibola took a break from acting to complete his high school education.
In 2009, Ajibola returned to acting in the Teco Benson produced and directed movie, ‘The Fake Prophet’ alongside Grace Amah.
Ajibola featured in the MTV Base produced television series, ‘Shuga’ in 2013. He has also starred in several Nigerian box office movies including Last Flight to Abuja with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and The Antique alongside Kiki Omeili, Judith Audu and Gloria Young.
In 2016, he played the role of Spiff, a character in the Africa Magic produced television series, The Johnsons for four seasons.
Ajibola made his production debut with the release of his web series “Dele Issues” on March 10, 2017. In October 2017, he featured former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on the web series.
Ajibola is also reputed to have been the first Nigerian child actor to win the award for Best Kid Actor consecutively for three years. On March 4 2017, he won the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actor in an M-net comedy series ‘The Johnsons’.
Awards and Recognitions
Ajibola is a recipient of several prestigious awards notably as:
• 1996 Best Kid Actor at the Rhema Awards for his role in the movie Eye-Witness.
• Awards for the movies Onome II and Day of Reckoning respectively.
• 2014 Award for Best Actor at the In-Short Movie Awards.
• 2017 Best Actor in a Comedy Award at the 2017 AMVCA Awards and Comic Actor of the Year Award at the 2017 City People Awards respectively.
His Personal Life
Ajibola is happily married with a kid.
His Net worth
Samuel Ajibola is a prominent and highly talented Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $350,000 dollars.