Kolawole Oluwasegun Ajeyemi, also simply and fondly called Kolawole Ajeyemi and Awilo is a popular and talented Nigerian actor, movie producer and director.
He was born on January 17 though year of his birth is not known. Kolawole hails from Ogbomosho area of Oyo state.
Kolawole had his primary and secondary education in Ogbomosho in Oyo State where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively.
His Acting Career
Kolawole Ajeyemi began acting professionally in 1997.
Kolawole was mentored by Segun Ogungbe, a popular movie director and son of late actor and movie producer, Akin Ogungbe.
Kolawole has since starred in more than 100 Yoruba movies some of which are:
• Ota Mokanla
• Ija Iyemanja
• Ekun Meran
• Alabe Oru]
• Omoaye Niwa
• Were Meta
• Tani Odaju
• Akindaju Omo
• Ekun Sumi
• Okala Pastor Iroko
Kolawole Ajeyemi is also widely called Awilo, a name he earned because of his energetic and action packed roles in most movies.
He is creative, skillful and highly talented Yoruba actor known for good interpretation of roles in movies.
In an interview, Kolawole revealed that he has a calm and focused disposition and not as rugged as he is often portrayed in movies.
Kolawole is also a renowned producer. He has produced numerous Yoruba movies including:
• Sunday Dagboru
• Eruku Nla
• Tani Odaju
• Kokoro and so on.
Aside acting, the talented actor is also the founder of Aje Omo Aje School of Performing Arts which is located in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The school has trained many actors and actresses who today have made impact in the growth and development of the Nigerian movie industry.
Kolawole is also the CEO of Kolawole Clothings, a fashion firm which specializes in making native wears and shoes.
Awards and Nominations
Kolawole Ajeyemi has won several awards, most recent of which are:
• Best New Actor of the Year (Yoruba) and Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba) at the City People Movie Awards respectively.
His Personal Life
Kolawole Ajeyemi happily married Toyin Abraham, a famous Nollywood actress on July 4, 2019. They welcomed their first child a baby boy named Ireoluwa on August 15, 2019.
The renowned actor is said to already have a daughter named Temitope Ajeyemi from another woman.
His Net Worth
Kolawole Ajeyemi has made huge fortune from his acting career, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $400,000 dollars.
The Yoruba superstar is a social media personality with large followers. You can reach him on Instagram @kolawoleajeyemi.