Deyemi Okanlawon and his family

Deyemi Okanlawon and his family

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon is a year older today and the actor who is married with two kids is celebrating with an adorable photo of his family.

Taking to his Instagram, Deyemi wrote: “My God in me, my family around me, the world before me… I’m blessed and highly favoured! #birthdayboy”

Born and raised in Lagos, Deyemi is best known for his roles in the TV Series ”Gidi Up and An African City, with several his work being nominated and awarded by prominent Nigerian and Pan-African film bodies including the hit web-series GidiUp (NdaniTV), Knock Knock (Inkblot Productions) and Kpians Premonition (Stanlee Ohikhuare) as well as short films Blink (Tolu Ajayi) and In Iredu (Abiola Sobo).

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In 2013, he was awarded Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short film festival for his portrayal of a violent psychotic husband in the short film thriller, Blink. Blink was also nominated for Best Short Film at the 2013 NMA (Nollywood Movies Awards), Kpians Premonition was nominated in the Best New Media Online Video category of the AMVCA, while In Iredu was in the top 5 finalists of the Afrinolly short film competition and won Best Animation.

In 2014, Gidi Up was nominated for Best TV Series at the 2014 NMA while he was nominated for Best Youth Act, Movie (TUSH Awards) for his work in Gidi Up. Blink, Oblivious and Kpians Premonition were shortlisted in the Best Short Film category at the 2014 AFRIFF.

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His skills include; Shotokan Karate, Swimming, Motor Bike, Saxophone, Guitar, and his interests and hobbies include; Reading, Film, Theatre, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, MCing, and Travelling.