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Deyemi Okanlawon

Born: April 19, Lagos,Nigeria

Deyemi Okanlawon is a Nigerian film, television, theatre and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in the TV Series Gidi Up and An African City and featured in Movies, If Tomorrow Comes and Road to Yesterday, as well as his cameo appearances in a number of Nigerian music videos including No be You by Waje and Soldier by Falz The Bahd Guy.

Okanlawon had his first experience with acting at the age of 5 when he featured in an ‘end-of-year’ play while in primary school. At the age of 9, Okanlawon featured in a nationally syndicated Television commercial with Kunle Bantefa. While at the University of Lagos, Okanlawon became an active member of the drama groups Gf(x) (Harvesters Company), Xtreme Reaction and Snapshots (Covenant Christian Centre).

Okanlawon made his feature film debut in the 2010 movie ZR-7, before which he featured in a short film titled A Grain of Wheat. He went on to feature in and co-produce many more short-films and by 2012 he had gained notoriety for his numerous appearances in made-for-internet short films and web series including Blink, 6:30 pm and Knock Knock. 

In 2013 he switched careers to focus on acting full-time and has since featured in over 50 film credits, 8 stage credits and has appeared in OLX and GLO Television commercials as well as music videos for Waje and Aramide. He has also had roles in movies such as Greg Odutayo’s “Beyond Blood” starring Joseph Benjamin and Kehinde Bankole; Pascal Amanfo’s If Tomorrow Never Comes starring Yvonne Nelson, Ishaya Bako’s Road To Yesterday starring Genevieve Nnaji and Majid Michel and Pascal Amanfo’s No Man’s Land starring Adjetey Anang. He was in NdaniTV's series Gidi Up with OC Ukeje, Titilope Sonuga, Somkele Iyamah, and Joke Silva. He has also featured in the TV Series Taste Of Love, Lekki Wives, An African City and Dowry.

In 2013, he won the award for Best Actor in a Short Film at the In-Short film festival for his role as a psychotic husband in the thriller, Blink.


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Clustered Colours (2019)

Movie
Drama |
Nigeria |

The story is centered around a television presenter and an event convener who organized a quiz on her talk show that x-rays challenges in marriages, called Bond. Three lucky couples emerged as winners. These families who were chosen represented the Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa regions of Nigeria. The reward was an all-expense paid trip to a resort tucked away in Epe, Jubilee Chalets. Away from distractions, the couples have more time to bond, foster intimacy and work out their differences.

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Lara and the Beat (2018)

Nollywood Movie
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Comedy |
Romance |
Nigeria |

Starring music superstars Seyi Shay and Vector, ‘Lara and the Beat’ is a coming of age movie about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the centre of a financial scandal with their late parents’ Media Empire. The sisters are forced out of their privileged bubble, and must learn to build their own future and salvage their family’s past. Lara and the Beat is a potpourri of music, fashion, romance, and comedy.

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Levi (2018)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Nigeria |

Levi has loved Somi since they were children; him being classes ahead of her. He went on to chase his dreams, became very successful. He's carried with work and would love to get more work done before settling down but a crisis happens. Levi has symptoms of a medical condition that could be fatal. Fearing the worst, he makes a quick decision to find and marry his childhood crush, Somi and then make a family before he dies. However, Somi is already married and this might be Levi's first failure as he's never failed at anything.

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Date Night (2018)

Nollywood Movie
Nigeria |

A man Is Held Hostage By The Woman He Brings Home For The Night And An Intense Struggle For Survival Follows.

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Madam Caitlyn (2017)

Nollywood Movie
Comedy |
Nigeria |

The story of a woman named Caitlyn who decided to relocate back to Nigeria following the death of her drunken husband. She was left with no choice than to use an old car her husband left in Nigeria before moving to the states as a cab. She printed her name (Madam Caitlyn) boldly on the car and was super engrossed in getting passengers to pronounce her name correctly. One of her daughters fell in love with a guy in their neighbourhood, she steals from her mother to impress this guy and… so much more happens!

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Kintampo (2017)

Nollywood Movie
Adventure |
Thriller |
Horror |
Nigeria |
Nigeria |
| 120 Min

The movie follows a group of people who pay a visit to Kintampo where they are faced with a beast that has been a threat to the natives.

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The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017)

Nollywood Movie
Romance |
Comedy |
Nigeria |

Segun and Rose Adeniyi, run a charming, but run-down, boutique hotel in a little town in Lagos, Nigeria. In desperation, Segun decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge, as a way of settling all their debts. Their daughter, Opeoluwa, is living in London, working a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant. When Ope decides to return to Nigeria, Mom and Dad are elated for different reasons. Dad wants her to sign the papers to sell the hotel she is destined to inherit, while Mom can’t wait to marry her off. Meanwhile, Ope meets Deji, a charming young businessman with a secret that threatens her plans to restore the hotel’s fortunes. Can love survive deception and will Ope manage to fulfill her dreams?

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Blogger's Wife (2017)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Romance |
Nigeria |

Blogger’s Wife tells the story of a male blogger whose power is his internet-enabled laptop, his downfall is almost his wife and his weapon, sex. The quest to overcome this challenges and meet his wife’s expectation leads to the various intense scenes that add a twist to the story.

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Christmas is Coming (2017)

Nollywood Movie
Comedy |
Romance |
Nigeria |

“Christmas is Coming” is a Romantic comedy about a slobby tomboy; Henri Atta (Ufuoma McDermott) who has a string of ill-luck after being transformed to a “Lady” by her mischievous flat mates; Avia and Nene (Mary Lazarus, Izzie Otaigbe) a few days to Christmas when she has a big pitch. She has a hard time at the pitch no thanks to her colleague Lola Makinde (Chioma Chukwuka). She unintentionally falls in love with her boss; Koko Williams (Deyemi Okanlawon) and quickly has to deal with it’s immediate consequences.

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Getting Over Him (2017)

Nollywood Movie
Romance |
Comedy |
Nigeria |

Mimi has been badly hurt, she stumbles on a blog that takes her on a step by step guide on getting over a heartbreak and finding love again.

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It's About Your Husband (2016)

Nollywood Movie
Romance |
Comedy |
Nigeria |
| 125 Min

Kayode thinks he can have his cake and eat it by keeping two beautiful women, one as wife and the other as girlfriend. But when the two girls coincidentally meet and bond, his life becomes a living hell.

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Two Sides (2016)

Nollywood Movie
Nigeria |

A new film from the stables of Ebanky Global Productions titled TWO SIDES will soon be released. It was produced by Happy Julian-Uchendu and directed by Shit...

2016
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Lamine (2016)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Nigeria |

A young woman swears to never fall in love again after a terrible ordeal and decides to take vengeance on any man that crosses her path!

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Common Man (2015)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Nigeria |
| 57 Min

A Conscience film, meant to stir up the desire to do what’s right in the hearts of the Audience.

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Beyond Blood (2015)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Nigeria |
| 136 Min

A captivating story of self-discovery, where a woman, after a series of uncontrollable events, decides to run away from her fears and consequently reaches her breaking point and gets caught in a cycle of unpleasant circumstances. Movie pundits have described it as a perfect movie for the family.

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Falling (2015)

Nollywood Movie
Romance |
Drama |
Nigeria |

The film narrates the story of a young couple, Muna (Adesua Etomi) and Imoh (Kunle Rhemmy); Muna has to live with the effects of an accident that has left Imoh deeply unconscious for several months.

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Sink or Swim: The Perilous Journey (2015)

Nollywood Movie
Ghana |
Nigeria |

"SINK OR SWIM: The Perilous Journey" is a story of Irregular Migration, Sexual exploitation and modern day slavery that is rarely told.

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Oblivious (2014)

Nollywood Movie
Drama |
Short Film |
Nigeria |
| 27 Min

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Kpians: The Feast of Souls (2014)

Nollywood Movie
Horror |
Action |
Nigeria |
| 108 Min

Dan leads his friends to the outskirts of town to stage a surprise welcome party for his sister. The friends will go through the test of their lives as each person will eventually realize that there might be no going back home.

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A Few Good Men (2014)

Nollywood Movie
Romance |
Drama |
Nigeria |

Fred (Joseph Benjamin), a successful banker, gets dumped on the night he had arranged to propose to his love interest, Ivie (Uru Eke). She says he was “too nice.” Fred goes into a depression and wrestles with why being good and nice should be a disadvantage in a relationship. Ada (Kate Henshaw) who herself has been through a break up for being “too successful”, and Toks (Oreka Godis) try to help Fred get back on his feet.

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Blink (2013)

Nollywood Movie
Short Film |
Thriller |
Mystery |
Nigeria |
| 13 Min

"Everything is going to be alright..."

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IT’S ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND

Nollywood Movie
Nigeria |

The marriage between Kay and Veno Deyemi Okanlawon amp Chelsea Eze had become a little rusty They were a young couple with a bright future but something was

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Gone To Far

Nollywood Movie
Nigeria |

After several years of trying to bring him over to London from Nigeria Ikudaisi s O C Ukeje s mum Golda John finally succeeds On the day he arrives

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Iterum

Nollywood Movie
Short Film |
Thriller |
Nigeria |
| 15 Min

film revolves around Ireti and Kome, who have their fates interwoven upon their rather enchanting first encounter. Their attraction is based on the unknown as they go on a journey of discovery; peeling off layers of secrets and inhibitions till they both stand bare before each other. Then one of them seeks the unknown again.

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