Hi guys, It's a real pleasure to have you here. I assume you've seen some of my previous and more recent work and know a little about me however if you don't or want to know more please feel free to go through every inch of this website. If you'll like to reach out you can find me on quite a few social media platforms or reach out via the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you. DeyemiVIEW MORE
My very first memory of being in front of an audience was at about the age of 5 doing primary school plays, I was 9 years old when I featured in a national family planning TV commercial and there my acting career paused. Getting into Uni acting was back in my life as member of the drama group Gf(x), I later went to head Crew Xtreme, the Xtreme Reaction drama-music-dance concert team and also became a member of the Snapshots Theatre group. A chance meeting in 2010 led to my fist audition and subsequent casting in ZR7 (aka The Red House 7) and A Grain Of Wheat which led to me eventually changing careers to full time acting in 2013. The rest, as they say, is history.
Acting is such a noble calling that it took quite a while for me to get comfortable introducing myself as an actor and so I sorta get miffed when people add a prefix to the word “Actor”. Yes I am Nigerian, yes I am black, yes I have done movies across Africa, yes I have tried and still am trying different acting techniques – Stanis, Lee, Stella, Meisner, and yes I have done film, tv, theatre and voice work… but all I want hear when I pass by is “Hey, that’s Deyemi!”. “Which one?”. “The Actor”. (… see what I did there?).
Knowing how unnecessarily long it took to discover my calling, I’m passionate about motivating and empowering young people to discover, explore their talent, develop skill and maximise their potential. I pay particular attention to young women in this part of the world who unfortunately face a number of challenges their counterparts elsewhere don’t and I’m fortunate to have helped quite a few along their career path.