Deyemi Okanlawon

Deyemi Okanlawon: Biography, Age, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Siblings, Children, House, Cars & Movies

Deyemi Okanlawon Basic Information

Stage Name: Deyemi Okanlawon
Real Name: Adeyemi Okanlawon
Occupation: Actor
Date Of Birth/Age: April 19, 1979 (43 Years Old
Place of Birth: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Gender: Make
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Damilola Okanlawon
Education: International School, Lagos

University of Lagos

Net Worth:

Deyemi Okanlawon Biography

Adeyemi Okanlawon is a famous Nigerian film, television, theatre, and voice actor. He is most prominent for his roles in the Nigerian blockbusters “Omo Ghetto: The Saga,” “King Of Boys: The Return Of The King,” and “Blood Sisters.” Adeyemi was listed as the highest-grossing actor in Nollywood in 2020 and 2021.

Deyemi Okanlawon, Yours Truly, People, March 29, 2023


Deyemi Okanlawon was born in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria where he was raised and lived most of his life. He and his family still reside in Lagos.


Deyemi Okanlawon is happily married to Damilola Okanlawon. They met while they were students at the University of Lagos. Damilola was his junior at the time. The couple dated for two years and said their “I do’s” in January 2013. While celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary, Deyemi penned a beautiful message for his wife on social media.

It read, “For loving and accepting me with my plenty wahala, for being my best friend and being there every single time, for giving me the best gift ever – the most adorable son in the world, for just being so amazing… THANK YOU and Happy Anniversary #MyHeart #MyLove.”

Six years after their marriage, he took her on a honeymoon to France to celebrate. He shared that he couldn’t afford the trip until six years into marriage. Damilola works as the key account manager for Danone, a Nigerian food company known for manufacturing Fan Milk. She has worked at Guinness Nigeria, GSK, and Tranter IT Infrastructure services.

In January 2023, the couple went on vacation to celebrate ten years of marriage. Deyemi shared a video of them enjoying their vacation. In the post captions, he revealed that he still turns his wife on after a decade of marriage.

In a separate post, he appreciated his wife for loving him despite his imperfection. He enforced his commitment to her. The post read in part, “Our journey has definitely been no fairy tale, but it has been unique to us, and so I thank you for 10 years of memories… some funny, some good, some beautiful, some not so beautiful, some sad, some bad.”


Deyemi and Damilola Okanlawon have two children together. Their kids are named Demide Okanlawon and Adeife Oluwatunwase Okanlawon.

Deyemi had shared that he and his wife, Damilola struggled with infertility issues for three years and were told to forget about children before they had their first child. He remembered telling his wife, “That’s not what God told me. We will have our own children.”

Celebrating his first son’s sixth birthday, he wrote, “On this day, 10th July, 4 years ago, I woke up to the cry of a child my heart swelled with love and pride… and I understood for the first time the hearts of both my heavenly and earthly fathers towards me!”


There isn’t much information about Adeyemi’s siblings. His only known sibling is his brother.


Adeyemi’s brother is Adetola Okanlawon, a business guru and philanthropist.


There is no information about Adeyemi Okanlawon having a sister. It is unknown if he has any.


Deyemi Okanlawon was raised by his parents in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Deyemi was named after his father, Adeyemi Okanlawon, an Aircraft Engineer.


His mother is named Adeyinka Okanlawon. She was a baker and an entrepreneur. She turned 69 in January 2023. On her birthday, she came and watched her son perform in “Motherland The Musical.” Bolanle Austen Peters, the director, introduced her to the audience, and she was serenaded with a song to mark her birthday.

Deyemi Okanlawon, Yours Truly, People, March 29, 2023


Deyemi is both a family man and a celebrity. He said, “Talking about balancing family life and work life, I don’t believe in balancing the two. Depending on what I’m doing, I’m 100 percent present.” He said an actor in the industry has to have structure because “a lot will come at you.”

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Deyemi Okanlawon’s net worth is unknown to the public. He has made a lot of money as an actor. In 2020 and 2021, he was named the highest-grossing actor in Nollywood. Before switching to acting, he was the head of marketing for OLX Nigeria.


Adeyemi Okanlawon lives in Lagos with his family. He has not shared any photos of his home on social media.


Deyemi has not shared photos of his car on social media. He once shared that a man bashed his car and labeled his assistant a thief. He wrote, “He was really going to let area boys injure my assistant!  A part of me actually wished he had tried to fight instead of pleading… I just know someone would have bled!”

Deyemi Okanlawon, Yours Truly, People, March 29, 2023


Here are some of Adeyemi’s movies;

  • Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman
  • Blood Sisters
  • Prophetess
  • Castle & Castle
  • Swallow
  • King of Boys: The Return of the King
  • Omo Ghetto: The Saga
  • Rise of the Saints
  • Two Weeks In Lagos
  • Pandora’s Box
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Asawana
  • Madam Kaitlyn
  • It’s About Your Husband
  • Tobi
  • Desperate Housegirls 2&3
  • Undercover Lover
  • All Of Me
  • Road To Yesterday
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • Dowry II
  • A Few Good Men, etc.

Popular Questions

Is Deyemi Okanlawon married?

Yes. Adeyemi is married to Damilola Okanlawon.

How old is Deyemi Okanlawon?

Adeyemi Okanlawon turned 43 years old in April 2022.

Deyemi Okanlawon is from which state?

Adeyemi Okanlawon was born in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Who is Deyemi Okanlawon's wife?

Adeyemi Okanlawon’s wife is Damilola Okanlawon.

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