Deyemi Okalawon is one of Nigerians most talented young actors. The talented film maker, voice actor and script writer has been in the movie industry since 2010. He got married to his heartthrob Damilola in January 2013 and they both welcomed their first child on 10th July 2016, the couple are blessed with two children at the moment.
About Deyemi Okalawon:
The talented actor was born and brought up in Lagos, which is in the Western part of Nigeria. He was born to an Aircraft Engineering father (Adeyemi Okanlawon) and a talented baker and entrepreneur for a mother (Adeyinka Okanlawon). Deyemi was born on 19th April but his exact age is unknown as at the time of writing this article. He had his primary school education at Taikenny Nursery and Primary School in Lagos, and his secondary education at International School, Lagos.
He started his acting career from the early age of 5, when he featured in drama and play at the end of his school year party. When he was nine, he also featured in a television commercial with Kunle Bamtef he was famously known for his part in Checkmate and Chief Fuji in the then popular Fuji House of Commotion. He followed in the footstep of his father, by studying Engineering in University of Lagos where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree In Chemical Engineering. The actor is also reported to have obtained a certificate in movie making from the New York Film Academy.
Professional career and Movies:
His interest in movie making continued up until 2010, when he began his professional career in the industry. He has featured in a number of movies, some of which are; Beyond Blood, All of me, Friends and Lovers, Oblivious, A Feast of Souls: Kpians, A Few Good Men, No Man’s Land, If Tomorrow Never Comes, A Grain of Wheat, Asawana, Road to Yesterday, Desperate Housegirl’s 2 & 3, Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Yankee Hustle, Thirty pieces of silver,
The talented actor from a Yoruba descent is also known to have featured on a number of series like; Lekki wives, he was also featured in NdaniTV’s series Gidi Up with OC Ukeje, Somkele Iyamah, Titilope Sonuga and Joke Silva. He was later featured in the TV series Taste of Love and An African City and Dowry.
Awards Nominated for and Won:
Being a talented actor must be validated with the number of Awards one has won and has been nominated for, our talented actor has won a number of awards as a result of his acting performance and we will be mentioning a number of them, from the earliest to the most recent;
2013: Nollywood Movies Awards for Best Short Film, AMVCA for Best New Media Online Video, Afrinolly Short Film – Best Actor.
2014: Nigeria Movie Awards Best TV Series, TUSH Awards for best Youth Work, AFRIFF- Best Short Film.
2015: Winner Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards (Revelation of the Year) and Winner GMA Awards, Best Actor African Collaboration.
2016: GMA Awards Nominee for Best actor in a Drama Series and winner in GMA Best Actor African Collaboration.
His instagram handle is (@deyemitheactor)
Music Videos Featured in:
As a result of his brilliance and talent in interpreting roles, he has been involved in music videos like; No be you by Waje and Soldier by Falz the Bad Guy.
Deyemi Okalawom Net Worth – $500,000.00 USD
A lot of Nollywood actors and actresses are known to flaunt their wealth on social media, but Deyemi is one to flaunt pictures of his family on the internet than his wealth. The actor is reported to have signed an ambassadorial deal with Cars45 which is reported to be a major source of his income apart from acting. Cars45 is Nigeria’s largest car buying service which helps customers to sell their cars in 45mins. His estimated Net worth is considered to be around $500,000.00 according to Glusea.
The Nollywood actor featured in a new movie in 2021, set to be released very soon. The actor is said to have played the part of a husband in the movie with his new bride during their honey moon. A controversial scene of the movie was released few days ago, showing Deyemi Okalawon coming out of the bathroom naked while acting alongside Yvonne Jegede and Adebols Adeyela. While he was lauded for his act of bravery and his artistic interpretation of his role, the clip generated a lot of controversy among his fans and other people, who felt he had gone too far in his interpretation of the role.
However, the movie gives all Nollywood movie lovers and fans of Deyemi Okalawon, something to look forward to in this year (2023). Apart from being a talented Actor and a producer, the Actor is also enthusiastic about Shotokan Karate, healthy living and exercising, Motor Bikes, swimming, Saxophone, Guitar, and his and hobbies include; Reading, Sales, Marketing, MCing, and Travelling.