Adeniyi Johnson (born 27 February 1978) is a 43 years old famous actor and filmmaker from Nigeria.
The actor’s career is staged in the Nigerian movie industry Nollywood, as he has been featured in over 100 movies.
Known as Niyi by his close friends and fans, the actor is also in the spotlight for being the former husband of Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham.
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|Full Name:||Adeniyi Johnson|
|Born:||27 February 1978 (age 43 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Spouse • Wife:||Toyin Abraham (m. 2013–2016), Oluwaseyi Edun (curr.)|
|Occupation:||Actor • Filmmaker|
Adeniyi Johnson was born in Lagos State on the 27th of February, 1978.
He was born and raised in the Ikotun area of Lagos.
He was born into a middle-class family in the Yoruba-populated state of Lagos.
However, the actor once disclosed that although his parents were not particularly rich, they never failed to provide him with the basic needs of a growing child.
Adeniyi Johnson‘s educational pursuit first started with studying mass communication at the Polytechnic of Ibadan (Ibadan Poly).
Later on, he proceeded to the Lagos State University to gain a degree in History and International Relations.
Adeniyi Johnson started his acting ventures with church performances. The passion grew from there, and he pursued a career in acting after school.
However, his breakthrough in acting happened after he featured in the popular Mnet TV series, Tinsel. After much consideration, he left Tinsel because of a lack of recognition to join the Yoruba section of Nollywood.
As a result, he started starring in movies where the Yoruba language is mostly used, and within a short time, he dominated the space.
Adeniyi Johnson‘s versatility as an actor has placed him as one of the highest-paid Yoruba actors currently. Moreso, some of his notable movie credits include Meet the In-laws, Blogger’s Wife, Afopina, Ori Ola, Ogo Mi, Eta Oko, etc.
Due to his fine display and awesome role expressions, the actor won the 2018 edition of the City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba).
The award-winning actor, Adeniyi Johnson was formerly married to fellow actress, Toyin Abraham. They got married in 2013. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted only three years before their separation.
The two divorced under allegations of infidelity on both sides, with rumours that the actor tried poisoning Toyin Abraham, which he debunked as mere hearsay.
After the couple’s marriage finally ended in 2016, Adeniyi Johnson got married to another actress, Oluseyi “Shai” Edun.
Although there were reports that the new couple saw each other even when Adeniyi Johnson was married to Toyin Abraham, his new wife, Oluwaseyi Edun debunked such rumours. She mentioned that her relationship with Adeniyi Johnson started after he divorced his wife.
The talented actor, Adeniyi Johnson is active on popular social media platforms, which he takes to share pictures, videos and also have fun with his friends and fans alike.
His Instagram handle @adeniyijohnson has about 1.9 million followers, which further vindicates his popularity. He is also available on Twitter @adeniyijohnsonn.
Adeniyi Johnson has been singled out as one of the few actors who can comfortably navigate between English and Yoruba Nollywood movies. His creativity has gained him several features in English and Yoruba movies, which have amounted to over a hundred appearances.
Amongst his numerous appearances is his first acting work, titled “Mo Ta Ka Osi Danu“, produced by Lekan Ayinde, who introduced him to Yoruba movies. Others include Playboy, Iso Inu Eku, Mirror, Blogger’s Wife, Magnetic Woman, Pepeye, Ungrateful, Afopina, among many others.
The actor, Adeniyi Johnson was the winner of the City People Awards for the category of Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba) in 2018.
Adeniyi Johnson‘s acting career is undoubtedly one of the most successful careers in the Yoruba segment of Nollywood.
To this end, based on calculations from his earnings, Adeniyi Johnson‘s net worth is estimated at US$400,000. Most of his earnings are proceeds from his acting career.