|April 19, 1979
|44 YEARS OLD
Film, television, and voice actor notably recognized for his roles in the Netflix productions Blood Sisters, King of Boys: The Return of the King, and Elesin Oba, The King's Horseman. His extensive list of acting credits helped him earn the title of highest grossing Nollywood actor in both 2020 and 2021. His deyemitheactor Instagram account, boasting 850,000 followers, primarily features portrait-style photos and promotional content for his upcoming films.
He earned his degree in chemical engineering from the University of Lagos before also obtaining a Certificate in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy. While attending college, he was an active member of several drama groups, and he went on to make his feature film debut in the 2010 movie ZR-7.
He won the Best Actor in a Short Film Award at the 2013 In-Short Film Festival for his role in the thriller Blink. He also earned a Best Actor in a Comedy Award nomination for his performance in Omo Ghetto: The Saga at the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.
He is the son of father Adeyemi Okanlawon and mother Adeyinka Okanlawon.
He played the role of Michael in the 2015 film Road to Yesterday, appearing alongside Majid Michel and Genevieve Nnaji.