Femi Adebayo is a multiple-award winning actor, director, producer.
Here is everything you should know about actor Femi Adebayo.
Femi was born December 1972 in Ebute Meta, Lagos. He, however, hails from Ilorin in Kwara State.
Femi is the second son of veteran actor Adebayo Salami also known as Oga Bello.
3. His mom Alhaja Risikat, is the first wife and owns Ejide Films. The actor in a birthday post to her, gushed about just how much he loves her.
”Iya ni wura, HBD 2 my mither Alhaja Risikat Adebayo, aya Oga Bello, my sweet mother always a baby infront of her, May God bless you, Isu omo oni koro lenu yin, e ku aduroti, eku itoju mi, words can’t express but you know Olufemi and d kids love you endlessly, e bami ki iya mi, ti o se oloko mi si aye, iya ni iya mi. Long Life and Prosperity”
4. He is a trained lawyer. Speaking on choosing acting over being a barrister, Femi, in an interview said;
Inasmuch as I’m a qualified barrister, at any point in time I can appear before the law court. But it is important to note that the professional ethics of law will not permit you to be a practicing lawyer if you are doing any other business. This is just because they think, as a lawyer, you need to have more than enough time to prepare your case if you want to represent your client at the law court so that you won’t be misrepresenting the client so that justice would be attained. If I actually stop acting, then I can go into full time practice. But for now, I’m not a practicing lawyer.
5. He is the owner of the J-15 School of Performing Arts film school situated in Ibadan, Oyo State.
6. He bagged his first degree in Law from the University of Ilorin before heading to the University of Ibadan to do his masters in Law as well.
7. He started his acting career back in 1995.
8. Femi is the father of three children – a girl and twin boys.
9. He has younger siblings in the movie industry as well- Sodiq and Tope.
10. One of the hardest things he has had to do was slap his dad on set. In his words;
“I have been presented with scripts where I had to slap my father on set and I must do it as an actor. He has slapped me on set too countless times. The moment we are acting, I don’t see him as my father anymore; I see him as a colleague and we need to interpret our roles very well. He trained me and he is my boss in the industry. He has taught me not to fear whenever I come across a bigger actor or someone like him on set. But the moment the director says stop, I prostrate to him and apologize.”
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