Our #MCM Today is none other than the popular Deyemi Okanlawon. Deyemi Okanlawon is a Nigerian film, television, theatre and voice actor. He is best Known for his roles in the TV series: Gidi Up, If Tomorrow Comes and Road To Yesterday. Okanlawon was born in Lagos and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos (UNILAG). He graduated in 2007 and got a certificate in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy.
Deyemi made his debut in the movie, 2R —7, before which he featured in a short film titled A Grain of Wheat. By 2012, he had gained notoriety for his numerous appearances in internet short films and web series including Blink, 6:30pm and Knock Knock.
Before becoming a full time actor in 2013, Okanlawon had a career in sales and marketing.
Becoming a full time actor, however, eventually paid off as Deyemi has several awards to his credit. He won “Best Actor” at the GMA awards for his role ib the movies, No Man’s Land (2016) and If Tomorrow Never Comes.
Okanlawon has made cameos in a number of Nigerian music videos such as: No Be You by Waje and Soldier by Falz The BAHD Guy. Deyemi recently teamed up with the U.S. based site, “Southern Gents” for a fashion spread.
Deyemi got married to his wife, Dami, in 2013 and together they welcomed their first child on the 10th of July, 2016. Deyemi said in a recent interview that he would like to be remembered for stories that inspire the Nigerian youth to reach for the stars.
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