Early life and education
He was born in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, but originates from Ilorin, Kwara State. He attended the C&S College for his secondary school education then to University of Ilorin where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law, and earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.
He remarried after a breakup with his first wife. He married Omotayo Adebayo after staying out of marriage for eight years. They got married on the 9 October 2016 and have a son. He has three children from the first marriage.
He began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye. He has starred in several Nigerian films,[quantify] winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London. He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012. He has a long list of movies to his credits which includes the much anticipated Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan and Buga(a very funny one) just to mention a few. Femi is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria. He has masters in law.
Awards and honours
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) For Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) Etiko Onigedu (2018)
City People Movie Awards For Best Actor Of The Year (Yoruba) (2017)
City People Entertainment Awards For Best Movie Producer Of The Year (Yoruba) (2015)
October 1 (2014)
Femi Adebayo is the son of the veteran Yoruba actor, Adebayo , popularly called “Oga Bello”. Unlike his father who starred at a time when Yoruba movies weren’t generating much, Femi is sure reaping the rewards now. His father set the pace for him and set him up for the challenge.As a trained Lawyer, Femi Adebayo opted for his dad’s profession and he has been very successful in his chosen endeavour. He is a multi-talented artiste who has featured in movies ranging from comedy to epic. He has featured in top movies like October 1, The Ghost and Tout, Emi Abata and many more.He has an estimated net worth of 160 million Naira.