He was born on May 19, 1978 to Mr Olatunji Blaq in Ondo State, Nigeria. Yemi Blaq had his up-bringing in Lagos.
Yemi had his primary school in Lagos and Adeyemi Demonstration Secondary school in Ondo, Ondo state.
He later obtained a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Lagos.
His Acting Career
Yemi Blaq who made entry into acting dated back to his days in the secondary school when he used to acts stage plays and dramas.
He started his professional career in Nollywood in 2005. He acted his first movie, ‘Lost of Lust’, a movie that brought him to fame and recognition in Nollywood alongside Mercy Johnson.
Yemi acted another hit movie, “My Idol” which he starred as a lead character alongside top Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji. The movie was very successful and earned him Best Actor in a leading role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Yemi’s brilliant role in the said movie gave him roles in subsequent movies some of which are:
• The Good Samaritan 2 (2004)
• Without Shame (2005)
• Lost to Lust (2005)
• 11 Days 11 Nights 2 (2005)
• Traumatised (2006)
• Total Control (2006)
• Sting (2006)
• Mamush (2006)
• Desperate Ambition (2006)
• Sinking Sands (2011)
• Strive (2013)
• President for a Day (2014)
• The Last 3 Digits (2015)
• Cultural Clash (2019)
He has also featured in a television series, Queen of Passion.
Yemi Blaq is creative, skillful and exceptionally talented Nollywood actor known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He takes roles liberally and he has remained active and relevant in the movie industry till date.
Yemi is a registered member with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Lagos State Chapter prior his acting profession.
Awards and Nominations
Yemi has so far in the movie industry received a number of awards notably as:
• Best actor in a Leading role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Best Kiss in a movie at the 2018 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards.
• Nominee for Supporting Actor also at the 2018 edition of Golden Movie Awards.
His Personal Life
Yemi has been happily married to his lovely wife, Remi Ibinola Olatunji Blaq, a talented script writer in Nollywood.
His Net Worth
Yemi Blaq is indeed a prominent Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $350,000 dollars.