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Femi Adebayo: Facts and Photos on Detail of This Nigerian Actor

aisha Published On Tue Jul 28 2020   Modified On Tue Jul 28 2020
Femi Adebayo: Facts and Photos on Detail of This Nigerian Actor

Femi Adebayo is a lawyer, film actor, director, and producer well-recognized by his roles in Mokalik (Mechanic) asMr. Ogidan, 'October 1' as Banji, Ladies Gang as Richie, and 'Òfin mósè' as ISP. Dotun.

Adebayo was born on December 31, 1974, in Lagos, Nigeria, and has a star sign of Capricorn. Here are some more interesting facts about Adebayo:

Net Worth: $900,000

'The Island' actor Femi Adebayo has gathered an estimated net worth of $900,000 from his varied career as a lawyer, film actor, director, and producer.

Education & Alma Mater

Adebayo first attended the C&S College from where he completed his secondary education. 

Later he persuaded his career as a lawyer as he got enrolled at the University of Ilorin from where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law. Then he joined the University of Ibadan and got his master's degree in Law.

Son of Adebayo Salami

Adebayo is the son of Adebayo Salami, Nigerian popular actor, filmmaker, movie producer, and director. Salami has been married to two wives and Femi was born through his first wife. 

He has contributed several awesome movies to the Nigerian industry and some of them are 'The Monkey Men', 'Atanpako meta', 'Igberaga', 'Kakaki 'leku, 'Taiwo Taiwo', and so on.

Femi Adebayo with his father Adebayo Salami.
Femi Adebayo with his father Adebayo Salami.
Image Source: Amebo Book

18 Siblings From His Father's Different Marriage

'Heaven on my mind' actor has a total of 18 siblings which are nine sisters and nine brothers. However, among all the siblings, only 5 siblings name has been known which are Kemi Adebayo, Tope Adebayo, Omolara Adebayo, Sodiq Adebayo, and Lai Adebayo.

Femi Adebayo with his father and 18 siblings.
Femi Adebayo with his father and 18 siblings.
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Ex-Wife: Khadijat

Adebayo firstly was married to Khadijat, the mother of his three children. The former pair were married for over eight years before they broke their marriage. 

The reason behind their divorce shown by Khadijat was Adebayo's affair with another actress. However, he has denied the allegations, as well as the actress who was dragged in the rumors, have denied the allegations. 

Femi Adebayo with his ex-wife Khadijat.
Femi Adebayo with his ex-wife Khadijat.
Image Source: Legit.ng

The ex-pair was living in different apartments before their divorce was finalized in 2011. Khadijat was the one who filled for divorce to Adebayo in a local court of Ilorin but sadly it was the court where they got married. 

Later, in an interview, Adebayo claimed that the reason behind their marriage was just a misunderstanding and Khadijat also wasn't supportive of his career.

Wife: Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi 

After facing the tragic divorce with Khadijat, Adebayo found an amazing and perfect woman for him who understands his career as well. The 'Atanpako meta' actor got married to Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi in October 2016, after eight years of his crashed marriage. The pair are now together for four years and are blessed with one child.

Femi Adebayo with wife Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi and child.
Femi Adebayo with wife Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi and child.
Image Source: PM News

Blessed With Four Children

The actor of the movie 'Oga' as Husband is blessed with four children named Fadlulrahman Adebayo, Olatoun Olarenwaju, Fadlullah Adebayo, and Firdaus Niniola Adebayo. Femi and Omotayo are co-parenting the child together as Khadijat also has been parenting her three children with the support of Adebayo. 

A picture of Femi Adebayo four children.
A picture of Femi Adebayo four children.
Image Source: Opera News

Started His Career Since 1985

Adebayo was interested in acting since his childhood as his father was from the glamourous field. Although as he grew up he got attentive towards being a lawyer. 

Later, after completing his lawyer study, he thought of pursuing an acting career as Adebayo started his career by getting featured in his father's movie 'Ogun Ajaye' in 1985. Since then he has acted in various movies like 'Shola Arikusa', 'Kodi Ologbon Aye', 'Mokalik', 'Aseyiowu', and many more. 

Femi Adebayo in the movie 'Pampe Ife'.
Femi Adebayo in the movie 'Pampe Ife'.
Image Source: YouTube

Has Won Various Awards

After starting his career as an actor, Adebayo has won various awards throughout his career. He has won four African Film Awards for Best Yoruba actor at the Stratford Town Hall in London.

The 'Igbeyin ewuro' actor has won City People Entertainment Awards for Best Movie Producer Of The Year. Then in 2017, he won City People Movie Awards and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2018.

Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Adebayo is active on Instagram where he has gained a huge fan following of 2 million with the username 'femiadebayosalami'.

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