Chief Peter Fatomilola, born January 16, 1946, is a veteran Nigerian dramatist, film actor, poet and prolific playwright. Since he rose to the spotlight, the legendary actor has appeared in several Nollywood films.
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|Actor, Poet, Playwright
Early Life and Education
Fatomilola was born on January 16, 1946, in Ifisin-Ekiti, situated in the Ido-Osi Local Government area of Ekiti State, Nigeria.
He is the offspring of Chief Abraham Ojo Fatomilola and Mrs. Elizabeth Fatomilola. As the son of Chief Ifa Priest, known as the Oluwo (Olu-awo, meaning Lord of the oracle), Fatomilola’s familial ties to spiritual practices influenced his portrayal of herbalist roles in Nigerian films. His mother hailed from Isare-Oge in Kwara State.
In 1967, Fatomilola joined the Olokun Theatre group, where he received guidance under the mentorship of the late Professor Ola Rotimi, a renowned dramatist and prolific playwright at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University.
Concurrently, he pursued academic excellence and became a member of the academic staff at Obafemi Awolowo University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts in 1978.
Fatomilola earned distinction as the first actor to portray Papa Ajasco, a lead role in a comedy film produced by Wale Adenuga.
His contributions extend to notable Nigerian films, including the 1997 epic African film “Sango,” produced by Obafemi Lasode and scripted by Wale Ogunyemi. He has consistently demonstrated his versatility by portraying the role of a priest in numerous Yoruba films.
Peter Fatomilola Net Worth
Peter Fatomilola has an estimated net worth of $200,000. He is a veteran actor, poet and playwright.
Peter Fatomilola is wedded to multiple wives, among whom is one engaged in selling local concoctions and herbs known as Iya Fat at a market located at the Obafemi Awolowo University.
The esteemed actor and academician is a father to 11 children. Furthermore, he holds several chieftaincy titles across Yorubaland, including the title of Oluwo (Chief Ifa Priest) in his hometown of Ifisin-Ekiti and the title of Amuludun in Ile-Ife.