Femi Adebayo Personality Profile


Femi Adebayo Personality Profile

Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.

Femi Adebayo

Early life and education

He was born in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, but originates from Ilorin, Kwara State. He attended the University of Ilorin where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law and earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.


Marital status

He is married after a breakup with his first wife. He got married to Omotayo Adebayo after staying out of marriage for 8 years. They got married on the 9th of October 2016. He has three children from the first marriage.[6]


He began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye.[7] He has starred in several Nigerian films,[quantify] winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London. He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012.[8][9] He has a long list of movies to his credits which includes the much anticipated Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan and Buga(a very funny one) just to mention a few. Femi is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria. He has masters in law.[3]

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Awards and honours

  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) For Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) Etiko Onigedu[10] (2018)
  • City People Movie Awards For Best Actor Of The Year (Yoruba) (2017)
  • City People Entertainment Awards For Best Movie Producer Of The Year (Yoruba) (2015)


  • October 1 (2014)
  • Ayitale (2013)