Who is Femi Adebayo? Femi Adebayo Lateef is a famous Yoruba actor, son to the popular Adebayo Salami who is widely known as Oga Bello. Just like his father, his acting prowess is top-notch and has accomplished a lot in the Nigerian movie industry.
He isn’t just into acting, he is also a movie producer and also a movie director. With all these accomplishments it is necessary to update our readers about the talented and great actor, you will know about Femi Adebayo biography, his net worth, career, movies and awards and nominations.
Femi Adebayo is also a professional Lawyer and a writer and was widely known for his contribution and roles in movies like Omo Pupa 2008, Atona 2009, Ladies Gang 2011 and in one of the highest seen movies in Nigeria Jelili in 2011 in which his nickname was coined from.
Femi Adebayo Profile
Femi Lateef Adebayo popularly known as Jelili was born on the 31st of December 1972 to the family of Oga Bello, the great movie icon Sir Adebayo Salami.
Femi Adebayo biography won’t be complete without telling you about where he hails from. Femi is a native of Ilorin the capital city of Kwara State, though he was raised in Lagos State where he schooled till he came into the limelight.
His father Oga Bello is a polygamist of which he has many children and it was noted that most of his children are graduates and all doing well in their various career paths.
Femi Adebayo is a very respectful and well religious actor and he holds great respect for his father who shows him the way into the movie world.
Femi Adebayo has in the early stage of his life married to his 1st wife who had three children for him, the sad thing is the marriage hit the rock in 2015 with a claim that his wife doesn’t support his profession.
Few months later a rumor spread that he was in a secret relationship with the popular actress Funke Akindele as people came up with different news that it may be the reason why the actor divorced his first wife. He came out to debunk it saying himself and Funke Akindele are just friends and there are no strings attached.
Femi Lateef Adebayo is a graduate of Law from the University of Ilorin of which he forges ahead to get his Masters in Theatre Arts where his fame began.
It was made known that right from his kid days, Femi Adebayo has been aspiring to be a Lawyer and he got all the support he needed from his father who doesn’t even bother about the course of choice of his children, he took it up to himself to be 100% supportive to them all.
Femi on seeing his father acting on the television developed a love for acting and with that interest, he was able to pursue a career in acting and his father just as he always does supports him.
He was directly influenced to be an actor by his father and this has garnered a lot of popularity for the young and talented actor.
Awards & Endorsement Deals
There is no doubt, with Femi Adebayo’s performance in various movies on our television screens he deserves a lot of awards and he got that in 1996 where he won an award for the Best Upcoming Actor of the year.
He was also awarded the Best Movie Producer of the year (Yoruba) in 2015 at the City People Entertainment Awards. Femi Adebayo also got a multi-millionaire endorsement deal with Trophy Beer as their brand Ambassador.
He is currently the MD and CEO of J-15 Media Network Nigeria and he is also pushing into politics as he is the Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, no doubt he has done well for himself.
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Femi Adebayo Movies
We can’t just continue talking about Femi Adebayo without telling you the stuff he does, those things that actually made him the famous Jelili. Femi Adebayo got his first-ever role in acting from the movie “Owoblow” where he acted as Tade Ogidan produced in 1995 and had a lot of views.
The movie Owoblow was a massive success in the history of Yoruba movies and since then viewers have been developing much interest in him.
Though, Femi Adebayo has starred in numerous Yoruba nd English movies thereby gaining much love from movie lovers both home and abroad.
Femi Adebayo has starred in the following films:
- Shola fe Pami
- Agbara Obinrin
- Ole etc.
In 2006 he produced a movie titled “Idanwo,” that very year he starred in many films as he became the favorite of movie lovers. Femi Adebayo didn’t just act in Yoruba movies, he also flows well in Nollywood English movies like Death Island, “The Survival of Jelili”, Diamonds in the sky, Ladies Gang, October 1st and so many movies out there. Some of Femi Adebayo’s movies are on the popular and top streaming platform Netflix.
Remember we made mention of J-15 which he is the MD and CEO of, J-15 is a school for performing Arts based in Ibadan Oyo state. So far so good the school has produced more than 150 graduates and still counting of which some of her graduates are professional lecturers in some Nigerian universities.
Femi Adebayo Net Worth
Femi Adebayo’s net worth is estimated at $900,000 and he is enjoying so many endorsements, rated as one of the richest top 10 Yoruba actors. He is also an influential person and a very happy father.