Adeyemi Okanlawon, is an actor of note with several his work being nominated and awarded by prominent Pan-African film bodies.
Stargist.com presents you 10 interesting facts about the talented actor.
1 Adeyemi Okanlawon, aka Deyemi, was born in Southwest Nigeria to an Aircraft Engineer father Adeyemi Okanlawon, and Adeyinka Okanlawon a baker and entrepreneur.
2 He had his primary school education at Taikenny Nursery and Primary School in Lagos, and his secondary education at International School, Lagos. He then went on to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2007 and further got a Certificate in Acting For Film from the New York Film Academy.
3 Okanlawon made his feature film debut in the 2010 movie ZR-7, before which he featured in a short film titled A Grain of Wheat. He went on to feature in and co-produce many more short-films and by 2012 he had gained notoriety for his numerous appearances in made-for-internet short films and web series including Blink, 6:30pm and Knock Knock.
4 Before becoming a full time actor in 2013, Okanlawon had a career in Sales and Marketing.
5 The “Beyond Blood” actor got married to his wife, Dami in 2013.
6 In 2013, he won the award for Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short Film Festival for Tolu Ajayi’s psychological thriller, “Blink.”
7 The talented actor has made cameo appearances in a number of Nigerian music videos including No be You by Waje and Soldier by Falz The Bahd Guy.
8 Deyemi has also appeared in OLX and GLO Television commercials.
9 His skills include; Shotokan Karate, Swimming, Motor Bike, Saxophone and Guitar.
10 On July 10, 2016, Okanlawon and his wife Damilola welcomed their first child.
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Nigerian filmmaker, Chika Lann, has tagged the ongoing violence resulting from the End SARS protests as a ‘rich vs poor’ fight. According to the television personality, it’s a sort of uprising against the rich.
Taking to her Instagram page, the actress and former model advises her fellow celebrities to go out there and help as many people as they can before things get out of hand.
In her words:
“This #ENDSARS protest is obviously beyond Police Brutality. It’s a sort of uprising against the rich! The poor are coming for the rich. This is obviously RICH vs POOR. How else would you explain the wanton vandalism? I advise my fellow celebrity to go out there and help as much people as they can before it’s too late. #onelove”
See her post below:
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Nigerian musician, Yemi Alade, has appealed to the youths to halt the destruction of valuable properties following the Lekki Tollgate shooting on Tuesday.
Information Nigeria recalls hoodlums stormed the premises of news station, TVC to burn down the entire building on Wednesday. Also, BRT buses have been burnt.
The singer advises that the youths should not destroy things while being emotional. Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“With all the emotions running wild, it’s still very important to NOT DESTROY THE THINGS WE WILL NEED TOMORROW #KEEPHOPEALIVE”
She had also previously tweeted thus:
“We understand say hunger dey everywhere, but make we no use that one take spoil another man property. We go over come …….. Stay safe”
See her tweets below:
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American entrepreneur and reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, has appreciated her sisters and her mother for organizing a surprise birthday party for her as she turns 40 in 2020.
The fashion entrepreneur took to her Twitter page to appreciate Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian as she shared photos from her birthday night.
In her words:
“All I can say is WOW! My mom and my sisters threw me the most epic surprise party that was so special in my heart. We showed it on E as a special so you guys got to see the behind the scenes of how it really went down.”
See her tweet below:
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