Deyemi Okanlawon biography

Deyemi Okanlawon Biography: Age, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows, Wife, Date Of Birth, Children, Wikipedia

July 10, 2023 0 Posted By Sade Tolani


Deyemi Okanlawon (born April 19) also known as Deyemi The Actor is an A-list Nigerian actor and scriptwriter.

He is highly appreciated for his multi-talent ranging from acting to scriptwriting. He has starred in several films, TV series and theatre productions.

Deyemi Okanlawon has also worked as a model appearing in music videos such as Soldier by Falz and No Be You by Waje.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Adeyemi Okanlawon
Stage Name: Deyemi Okanlawon
Born: 25 June 1996 (age 54 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Graduate
Height: 1.60 m
Parents: Adeyinka Okanlawon, Adeyemi Okanlawon
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Damilola Okanlawon (m. 2013)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Adeife Okanlawon, Demide Okanlawon
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $800,000 (USD)

Early Life

Deyemi Okanlawon was born in the mid 80’s to the family of Mr Adeyemi Okanlawon and Mrs Adeyinka Okanlawon. His father is an Aircraft Engineer while his mother is an entrepreneur and baker.

He was raised in the city of Lagos where he completed his primary, secondary and university education.

His first acting experience was when he acted in a play performed during his school’s prize-giving day. He was five years old.

At age 9, Deyemi Okanlawon came to national prominence when he was cast in a TV commercial with ace actor, Kunle Bamtefa.


Deyemi Okanlawon obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from Taikenny Nursery and Primary School, Lagos.

While he obtained his West African School Certificate from International School, Lagos.

For his higher education, he graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos.

Deyemi Okanlawon obtained a certificate in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy.


While at the university, Deyemi Okanlawon joined three drama groups where he participated actively. The drama groups are Xtreme Reaction, Gf(x) (Harvesters Company) and Snapshots (Covenant Christian Center).

He made his debut in the Nollywood industry in the short film, A Grain Of Wheat. His first feature film appearance was the movie, ZR-7.

In the next two years (2010-2012), he had made fame for himself by appearing in several short films and web series such as Blink, Knock Knock. Some of these projects were produced by him.

In the past decade, he has appeared in over 50 films, TV series, short films and web series. Deyemi Okanlawon is also a successful stage actor and has acted in about eight stage plays.

In 2020, he was featured in the Nollywood blockbuster, Omo Ghetto The Saga where he played the role, Femi Stone. The movie was produced by the leading actor, producer and director, Funke Akindele.

As a model, he has appeared in commercials for Globacom, OLX and the music videos of artists such as Falz, Aramide and Waje.

Some of the series he has featured on includes, Lekki Wives, Gidi Up, Taste Of Love, Dowry and An African City.

He has acted alongside top actors such as Funke Akindele, OC Ukeje, Jide Kosoko, Eniola Badmus, Femi Branch, Timini Egbuson, Tina Mba, Akin Lewis, Joke Silva, Majid Michel, Kehinde Bankole, Adesua Etomi, Joseph Benjamin, amongst others.

Deyemi is the brand ambassador of the following brands; Silverbird Distribution, Cussons Baby Nigeria, Mamador.

Awards and Nominations

  • He won the Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short Film Festival in 2013.
  • In 2015, he went home with the Revelation Of The Year Award at the Best Of Nollywood (BON) Awards.
  • He won the Best Actor in a Drama Series at the GMA awards in 2016.


  • Day Of Destiny (2021)
  • Omo Ghetto The Saga (2020)
  • Pandora’s Box (2019)
  • Your Excellency (2018)
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017)
  • Dinner (2016)
  • Asawana (2016)
  • Desperate Housegirls (2016)
  • All Of Me (2015)
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes (2015)
  • Road To Yesterday (2015)
  • A Place Called Happy (2014)

Social Media

Deyemi Okanlawon is very active on Social Media, especially Instagram. Deyemi Okanlawon account has been verified. His official Instagram handle is @deyemitheactor.

He has over 430k followers.

Personal Life

Deyemi Okanlawon worked as a baker and sales and marketing executive before becoming a full-time actor.

Deyemi Okanlawon is happily married to Damilola Okanlawon. The couple got married in 2013. The couple, Deyemi Okanlawon and Damilola Okanlawon, who married in January 2013, celebrated the birth of their first son, Demide Okanlawon, in July 2016, followed by their second son, Adeife Okanlawon, in December 2017. In February 2024, they welcomed their third son.

They reside in Lagos State in their own apartment.

Net Worth

Deyemi ‘The Actor’ Okanlawon has accomplished a successful career for himself, he has an estimated net worth of $800,000.

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