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Femi Adebayo Biography : Age, Net Worth, First Wife, Wedding, Career & Awards

DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 31 December 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH: in Lagos, southwest Nigeria
STATE OF ORIGIN : Ilorin, Kwara State.
OCCUPATION : Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer and politician
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : He re-married after a breakup with his first wife Khadijat. He is currently married to Omotayo Memunat Sanusi
CHILDREN : His first marriage is blessed with 3 kids
EDUCATION : He attended the University of Ilorin and obtained bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master of Arts (M. A) degree in Theatre Art. He is now studying for his Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Law at University of Ilorin.

Who is Femi Adebayo? this is one of the most asked question this year 2019. Have you been trying to know more about Femi Adebayo? do you know little or nothing about him and you landed on this page because you searched for Femi Adebayo biography, if that is what brought you to this page then continue reading as you are about to know everything about him.

Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. I bet most of you all didn’t know that he is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami perhaps that’s where the inspiration came from.

Early Life , Background & Education

Femi Adebayo was born on December 1972 in Lagos, southwest region of Nigeria, but he originates from Ilorin, Kwara State. The handsome actor is a graduate, he attended the University of Ilorin where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master of Arts (M. A) degree in Theatre Art. According to Femi Adebayo ‘s biography, he is currently studying for his Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Law at University of Ilorin.

Career And Success

Femi Adebayo launched his professional acting career in year 1985 when he was featured on his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye. From there, he went on to feature on several movies in Nigeria, and he was able to win 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.

The talented actor has also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012. After his first movie which he played very exceptionally, he got several calls from top Nigerian movie producers who gave him other roles before he become one of the most sought after Nigerian actor.

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The actor has featured in not less than 200 Nigerian movies and he has also his movie credits includes the much anticipated Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan and Buga (a very funny one) just to name a few. It is worthy of mention that Femi is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria.

Political Career

Femi Adebayo hold his first political seat in year 2016 when he was appointed by the Kwara State Governor as a member of the State Executive Council. The highly respected man is also the Special Assistant (SA) to the Governor on Arts, Culture, and Tourism. Fast forward to year 2018, there was a decision to dissolve the council by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold and this decision was made public.

Meanwhile, before this announcement was made by Alhaji Isiaka Gold, here have been encouragements from the Kwara Youth Group for the actor to contest at the next general election to the post of Member of the Kwara state House of Assembly. It was gathered that the actor was considering it and he was yet to make the decision to pursue this ambition. Adebayo has been lauded by many people in Kwara for his excellent contribution to the growth of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Kwara State.

Philanthropist Involvements

Adebayo has been directed involved in some notable Philanthropic works. The actor always found a way to give back to his fans and the entire society not just his fans alone. On Valentine’s Day, which was some years ago, the kindhearted man selected 10 fans that had answered questions correctly about him and presented gifts to them such as cakes and customized pillow.

Personal Life –

Femi Adebayo was legally married to a woman named Khadijat and they had 3 kids together.Khadijat filed for divorce in a local court in year 2011 and they were separated for a couple of years prior to the divorce. The court eventually dissolved the union and Khadijat has since remarried.

According to revelations, what led to the separation was that Khadijat wasn’t comfortable with his career as an actor because he was not giving her the attention she needed as a wife as he was always in movie locations.

According to Femi Adebayo biography, the actor met his wife at the University of Ilorin in 1998. He met her when she was in her first year studying Computer science while he was in his third year studying law. They dated for 6 years before getting married in 2004 and the marriage held for the rock at last.

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Femi Adebayo is happily married after a breakup with his first wife Khadijat. He got married to Omotayo Memunat Sanusi. He found love again after staying out of marriage for 8 years. They officially tied the knot on the 9th of October 2016. Meanwhile, before his second marriage, there were rumors that he was dating popular actress, Funke Akindele also known as Jenifa.

Rumors on Dating Funke Akindele

There were rumors that Funke Akindele and Femi Adebayo were in a romance after he separated from his wife Khadijat while some people said they started dating when he was still married to Khadijat as their union started having problems. We also gathered that Adebayo was heavily involved in the production of her movies and that further strengthened their romantic ties.


Femi Adebayo is the son of veteran actor, Adebayo Salami and Risikat Ejide. He has five siblings three brothers namely Tope Adebayo, Sodiq Adebayo and Lai Adebayo and two sisters Kemi Adebayo and Omolara Adebayo.

Awards and Recognition

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

Movies (Filmography)

  • Survival Of Jelili (2018)
  • Death Island (2018)
  • Diamonds In The Sky (2018)
  • Etiko Onigedu (2017)
  • October 1 (2014)
  • Owo blow (1995)
  • Ogun Ajaye (1985)
  • Tania (2015)”
  • Iya Alalake (2015)
  • Anini (2015)
  • Omo Ekun (2015)
  • Ayitale (2013)
  • Ladies Gang 2 (2011)
  • Atónà (2009)
  • Omo pupa (2008)
  • Alagbaa (2015)
  • Onise Iku (2015)
  • Omo University (2015)
  • Ounje Ale (2015)


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