Femi Adebayo is a popular actor born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria. He is the son of veteran actor Adebayo Salami, who is popularly referred to by his stage name Oga Bello. In addition to being an actor, Femi is also a lawyer, director, producer, and Abdulfatah Ahmed appointed him Special Advisor to the Governor of Kwara State for Arts, Culture, and Tourism in 2016.
In this article, we will write about Femi Adebayo’s biography, marriage, net worth, career, and other facts you need to know about him.
Femi Adebayo Wiki
Full name: Femi Lateef Adebayo
Date of birth: December 31, 1972
State of Origin: Kwara State, Nigeria
Marital status: Married
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director
Net worth: $900,000
Femi Lateef Adebayo was born on December 31, 1972. He is the son of the famous Nollywood actor, Salami Adebayo, also known as Oga Bello.
He is from Ilorin, Kwara, but was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria, to a polygamous family, and his father has many children. Adebayo has a good relationship with his father and has great respect for him.
He ended his marriage to his first wife in 2015, a woman who had their first three children. He claimed he broke up with her because she disagreed with his profession.
A rumor once surfaced that he had a romantic relationship with actress Funke Akindele and then he shut down the rumors that they were just friends and that she had nothing to do with his breakup in the family.
Femi Adebayo remarried to Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi, and the union is blessed with a boy.
Femi Lateef Adebayo studied law at the University of Ilorin. He then pursued a master’s degree in theater arts.
Adebayo’s ambition was to be a lawyer since he was a child. His father, Oga Bello, is very understandable, especially when it comes to his children’s careers, and he supported Femi when he wanted to delve into acting.
Femi Adebayo’s love for acting was embedded in him when he saw his father for the first time on television. When he grew up, he then decided to harness his acting skills. His father noticed his interest in the theater and decided to give him 100% support in all areas, even after he graduated in law.
Femi Adebayo’s father indirectly influenced him to become a better actor.
Awards and Achievements
In 1996, Femi Lateef Adebayo won the award for the best upcoming actor. Since then, he has won several awards for the best actor in Yoruba.
In 2015, he had the honor of winning the Best Film Producer of the Year (Yoruba) award from City People Entertainment. He then put his signature on a multi-million dollar naira endorsement deal with Trophy Beer as a brand ambassador.
He is the Founder and CEO of J-15 Media Network Nigeria. He was also the special advisor to the Governor of Kwara State for arts, tourism, and culture.
Femi Lateef Adebayo had his first movie role as Tade Ogidan in a movie called “Owoblow,” which was produced in 1995. Since this success, Femi Adebayo has become a household name when it comes to Yoruba films.
He has acted in hundreds of Yoruba/English films and won the hearts of many people in Nigeria and abroad who are fans of Yoruba films.
He starred in films such as:
- Lady’s Men
- Survival of Jelili
- Death Island
- Diamonds in the Sky
- October 1 (2014)
- Ayitale (2013)
- Shola fe Pami
- Agbara Obinrin
- Owo blow
- Mokalik (2019)
- Heaven on My Mind (2018)
- Shola Arikusa (2017)
- Apaadi (2009)
- Iya Alalake
- My Job
- Aye Ajifa
- Omo Ekun
- Gbeje Oloko
- Onise Iku
- Omo University
- Ounje Ale
- Alade Owala
Femi Lateef Adebayo is one of Yoruba’s richest and most influential actresses, with an estimated net worth of $900,000.