Akin Lewis, born April 7, 1957, is a Nigerian film actor, producer, and director. He hails from Ibadan, Oyo State, where he was born. Akin Lewis began acting in 1973 when he joined Professor Bode Sowande’s drama group.
|Full Name:||Akin Lewis|
|Date of Birth:||April 7, 1957|
|Place of Birth:||Ibadan, Oyo State|
|State of Origin:||Oyo State|
|Occupation:||Actor & Filmmaker|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
Early Life and Education
Akin Lewis was raised in Zaria, Kaduna State, after being born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
He completed his elementary and secondary schooling in Lagos State before moving on to the University of Ife, which is now known as Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), to complete his undergraduate studies.
He later received a scholarship to study drama at a university in Sophia, Bulgaria.
Additionally, he was trained by experts in the field.
He joined a drama company directed by Nigerian writer and dramatist Professor Bode Sowande in 1973, the same year he started his acting career.
He first gained attention when he played the title character in the comedy sitcom Why Worry on NTA Ibadan in 1980. Based on the series, he won best actor in 1982.
He reached massive fame and recognition in 2005 following his role in Tade Ogidan‘s film Madam Dearest.
Akin Lewis appeared in Heroes and Zeroes, a 2010 Nigerian film written and directed by Niji Akanni, as well as Tinsel, a Nigerian soap opera that premiered in August 2008.
- The Vacation
- Wild Wolf
- Mind Bending
- Were Alaso
- Dream on Monkey Mountains
- The Night Before
- Wedlock of the Gods
- The Benjamins
- Two Sides of a Coin
- Koko Close
- Why Worry (The Adventures of S.K Adio the Barber) – 1980
- Madam Dearest – 2005
- Hotel Majestic – 2008
- Tinsel – 2008
Akin Lewis Net Worth
Akin Lewis has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He is a veteran Nigerian actor and also the Rector of a College of Technology.
Akin Lewis is currently married to an unidentified woman. He was married twice, but neither union was successful.
He is currently engaged to an unnamed woman whom he met at his friend’s workplace. Akin Lewis has children.
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