Akin Lewis, a renowned Nigerian film actor, producer, and director, has made significant contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry throughout his career.
Born on April 7, 1957, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Akin Lewis has captivated audiences with his remarkable talent and versatility. With a wealth of experience spanning several decades, he has become a household name in Nigeria and beyond. In this blog post, we delve into the life, career, and personal details of this remarkable actor.
Early Life and Education:
Akin Lewis spent his formative years in Zaria, Kaduna State, after being born in Ibadan, Oyo State. He completed his elementary and secondary education in Lagos State before pursuing his undergraduate studies at the University of Ife, now known as Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). Later, he was awarded a scholarship to study drama at a university in Sophia, Bulgaria, where he received extensive training from experts in the field.
Akin Lewis embarked on his acting journey in 1973 when he joined Professor Bode Sowande’s drama group. His talent and dedication soon caught the attention of audiences and critics alike. Notably, in 1980, he gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of the lead character in the comedy sitcom “Why Worry” on NTA Ibadan, earning him the Best Actor award in 1982.
In 2005, Akin Lewis achieved even greater fame and acclaim with his role in Tade Ogidan’s film, “Madam Dearest.” He continued to make his mark in the industry, appearing in notable productions such as “Heroes and Zeroes,” a 2010 Nigerian film written and directed by Niji Akanni, and the popular Nigerian soap opera “Tinsel,” which premiered in August 2008.
Movies and Television Shows:
Throughout his career, Akin Lewis has showcased his exceptional talent in various movies and television shows. Some of his notable works include:
- 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
With his successful career in the Nigerian entertainment industry, Akin Lewis has amassed an estimated net worth of $1 million. In addition to his acting career, he serves as the Rector of a College of Technology, further contributing to his financial success.
Akin Lewis has experienced both joy and challenges in his personal life. He has been married twice but neither marriage was successful. Currently, he is engaged to an unnamed woman whom he met at his friend’s workplace. Akin Lewis is a proud father and cherishes his role as a parent.
Akin Lewis is a respected figure in the Nigerian film industry, known for his exceptional acting skills and diverse roles. From his early days in Professor Bode Sowande’s drama group to his impressive filmography, he has consistently proven his talent and dedication. As an accomplished actor, producer, and director, Akin Lewis continues to leave an indelible mark on the Nigerian entertainment scene. We look forward to witnessing his future endeavors and the impact he will undoubtedly make in the industry.
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