Deyemi Okanlawon, Simi, Ini Edo Turn A Year Older Today

Deyemi Okanlawon, Simi, Ini Edo Turn A Year Older Today
  • PublishedApril 19, 2017

Adeyemi Okanlawon was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and is fast becoming an actor of note with several of his work being nominated and awarded by prominent Nigerian and Pan-African film bodies including the hit web-series ‘GidiUp’, ‘Knock Knock’ as well as short films ‘Blink‘ and ‘Iredu‘.

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’

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Simi, a Mass Communications graduate, is no stranger to the Nigerian music industry. She wrote her very first song at the age of 10 and started out singing and dancing in her early teens as a member of the teenage church choir.

She went on to launch her debut album in 2008, which was produced by Samklef. The album spawned hits such as ‘Ara Ile’, ‘Ogaju’, ‘Iya Temi’, to name a few. She started off as gospel with the songs in her debut album.

Ini Edo hails from Akwa Ibom and has acted since she was a child in church and at school.

She studied theatre arts at the University of Uyo but didn’t see herself becoming an actress back then. She was thinking of going into law or television.

Ini Edo’s acting career started in year 2000. Her breakout role came when she acted in the film, ‘World Apart’(2004) and since then she has not looked back, going on to act in more than 100 films such as ‘Games women Play’ ,’Games Men Play’ and the sequel ‘Reloaded’.

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