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Deyemi Okanlawon: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements and Controversy



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan


Deyemi Okanlawon is a Nigerian actor and voice artist.

He was born in Lagos to Adeyemi Okanlawon, an Aircraft Engineer father, and Adeyinka Okanlawon, an entrepreneur.

Deyemi is famous for his role in blockbuster movie projects like Omo Ghetto: The Saga, Blood Sisters and King of Boys: The Return of the King.


Okanlawon had his elementary education at Taikenny Nursery and Primary School in Lagos, and his secondary education at International School, Lagos. 

After his secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Lagos(Unilag) to bag a degree in Chemical Engineering.

He then headed to New York Film Academy for certification in acting.


Deyemi started his acting career at 9 when he featured in a TV commercial with Kunle Bamtefa

As an undergraduate in Unilag, Okanlawon joined the drama groups Gf(x) (Harvesters Company), Xtreme Reaction and Snapshots (Covenant Christian Centre) to build his acting skill further.

He made his professional acting debut in 2010 when he featured in a short film “ A Grain of Wheat.”

For his role as a psychotic husband in the thriller, Blink, Deyemi won Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short film festival.

Aside from short films, Deyemi has appeared in web series and movie projects, including 6:30 pm, Knock Knock, and Greg Odutayo’s “Beyond Blood” starring Joseph Benjamin and Kehinde Bankole. Ishaya Bako’s Road To Yesterday, starring Genevieve Nnaji and Majid Michel, and Pascal Amanfo’s No Man’s Land, starring Adjetey Anang.

Deyemi founded Covenant Entertainment Services in 2015 and became a consultant for Silverbird Film Distribution shortly after. 

In 2019, he joined Silverbird Distribution as a marketing manager. He became the company’s head of Nollywood and independent movie distribution before taking over the company’s operations as acting CEO.

Deyemi is at the top of his career as he has been featured in top movie projects like King of Boys, and Omo ghetto, amongst others


Deyemi is married to Damilola, and they have a child

Net worth

NewsWireNgr cannot independently verify Deyemi Okanlawon’s net worth



  • Blood Sisters
  • King of Boys: The Return of the King
  • Rise of the Saints
  • Pandora’s Box                                  
  • Two Weeks in Lagos
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
  • Desperate Housegirls 2 & 3
  • Tobi
  • It’s about your husband
  • Madam Caitlyn
  • Asawana
  • Dinner
  • Dowry II
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • Road To Yesterday
  • All of Me
  • Undercover Lover
  • Dowry
  • Lekki Wives
  • A Place Called Happy
  • Perfect Imperfection
  • Friends and Lovers
  • A Few Good Men
  • Vanity’s Last Game
  • Kpians: The Feast of Souls
  • Kpians Premonition
  • Gidi Up II
  • Obvious
  • 6:30PM
  • Journey To Self
  • Blink
  • Gidi Up Season 1
  • Dependence
  •  ZR-7
  • Grain of Wheat

Awards and nominations

  • Short Film Festival Best Actor in a Short Film 
  • Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) 
  • AFRINOLLY Best Animation award
  • Best of Nollywood (BON) 
  • GMA Awards 
  • Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Actor in A Comedy


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