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Biography Of Akin Lewis, The Career of Of A Veteran Actor

Biography Of Akin Lewis


Biography Of Akin Lewis: is a Nigerian film actor, director, and producer who has received numerous awards for his work. He is a seasoned actor who has worked in the industry for more than forty-six years at this point.

Akin Lewis’s Professional Background

Biography Of Akin Lewis: He was born in 1957 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, to parents who were both senior civil servants in the government of the country at the time. He had his early schooling in Lagos State, and then went on to the University of Ife (now known as Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)), where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

In the following year, he was awarded a scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree in Dramatic Arts at Sophia University in Bulgaria. Aside from that, he received instruction from professionals in the field. Akin Lewis is married and the father of two young children.

Akin Lewis’s Early Professional Life

Biography Of Akin Lewis: He discovered his passion for acting when he was twelve years old. He used to go to children’s auditions with his father’s help, and he enjoyed it. His father also used to purchase comic books and literature books for him in order to broaden his horizons.


Mr Akin became involved with the drama group at his secondary school while still in high school. Immediate after graduation, he joined a professional theatrical company directed by Nigerian writer and dramatist Professor Bode Sowande, who was then in his last year of school.

When Did an Experienced Dramatist and Director Get His Start?

Biography Of Akin Lewis: His professional acting career began in earnest in 1973. His father was adamantly opposed to his acting career, believing it to be a profession reserved for dropouts. His mother, on the other hand, was there for him from the beginning. However, as he advanced in his profession and gained prominence, his father came to appreciate his decision to pursue a career in show business. His father was quite pleased with his multiple accomplishments in a short period of time.

Akin Lewis became well-known after appearing in Why Worry, a comedic sitcom that aired on NTA Ibadan in 1980. Akin Lewis first came to public attention in 2005 for his performance in Tade Ogidan’s Madam Dearest.

As an actor, Akin appears in both English and Yoruba-language films and can communicate in a variety of languages; he is proficient in Yoruba, English, Bulgarian, French, and Bulgarian. Depending on the storyline, he may be heard speaking various languages in both stage plays and television shows.


While Akin Lewis was pursuing a career as an actor, he also maintained a 9-to-5 job. His career spanned more than two decades in the business world, where he eventually rose to the level of Senior Executive Director.

Akin Lewis has worked with a number of business organizations, including the Nigerian Telecommunications Authority (NTA), Globacom, Owena Bank, and others. He is presently the Rector of Graig-Philips College of Technology, a film institute located in Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos, where he has worked for many years.



  • The Vacation
  • Wild Wolf
  • Mind Bending
  • Were Alaso
  • Borokini
  • Inquest
  • Dream on Monkey Mountains
  • The Night Before
  • Wedlock of the Gods
  • Moliere
  • Apere
  • Alantakun
  • Spider
  • 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

2012 – 2019

  • Silver Lining – 2012
  • Heroes and Zeroes – 2012
  • Red Hot – 2014
  • The Gods are not to Blame (Stage Play) – 2014
  • Blood in the Lagoon – 2015
  • Better than the Beginning – 2015
  • Ade Ferarri 1 – 2015
  • Rivers Between – 2015
  • Olabisi Oloyingbo – 2015
  • My Blood – 2015
  • Opa Abo – 2015
  • Omo Gomina – 2015
  • Mad King of Ijudiya – 2015
  • First Cause – 2015
  • Alabahun (The Tortoise) – 2016
  • Judas Kiss – 2016
  • Love, Sex, and Money – 2016
  • Mr and Mrs, Chapter 2 – 2017
  • Blood in the Lagoon – 2017
  • A Soldier’s Story 2: Return From The Dead – 2018
  • Upnorth – 2018
  • King of Boys – 2018
  • Seven and a Half Dates – 2018
  • Love Is War – 2019
  • Your Excellency – 2019

Accolades and commendations

  1. Best Overall Student at the University of Ife – 1979
  2. A TV station honoured him with a Best Actor Award – 1982
  3. The Audio Visual Awards (TAVA) for Best Actor – 2010
  4. Award of Excellence by the Community Development Committee (CDC) – 2017
  5. City People Movie Award for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Male) – 2018



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