Adebayo Tijani Biography: Adebayo Tijani is a well-known Yoruba film writer, actor, producer, and director, who has worked on films such as The New Patriots (2021), Iwa Pele (2006), and Igbeyin Ewuro (2009).
Who is Adebayo Tijani?
Adebayo Tijani is a popular movie producer, director, and actor. Tijani is the producer of movies like Apesin, Iranse Aje, Abegbe, and Ogun Aiku. He produced his first movie, Durosinmi in 2002.
In this post byJustforAfrica, you’ll find out about Adebayo Tijani Biography amongst some interesting things about this talented Nollywood producer and director. Some of which include his early struggles, his movies, and the controversies that have trailed him since he began his Nollywood career.
Adebayo Tijani Early Life
Tijani was born on the 24th March 1975 in Agbole Alubata in Oyo. The producer hails from a family of bata drummers although he confessed that he doesn’t know how to play drums. He lost his father in 2007.
At some point, Tijani lived with his friends Sanyeri and Golugo under the staircase of Golugu’s sister’s apartment. Golugo’s sister lived with her husband and 4 children in a single-room apartment at that time.
After some time, Sanyeri was able to raise some money to start a shoe-making business. This was in 1997. The business began in a rented wooden room where they also slept. Unfortunately in 2000, the house got burnt and they had to find somewhere else to live.
Adebayo Tijani Education
Adebayo Tijani received his primary and secondary education in Oyo State, as well as his tertiary education at the Federal School of Survey in Oyo Town, Oyo State, where he bagged a National Diploma in Survey and Geo-Informatics Engineering.
Adebayo Tijani Career
When Adebayo Tijani was President of a Theatre Group in the early 2000s, he began acting and producing films.
He has remained active and relevant in the Yoruba film business since then, having produced several films.
He is known to release a movie almost every year and he does this to stay relevant in the industry.
In 2016, Adebayo Tijani and Femi Phillips released Oku Aye, a romantic thriller movie. The movie stars the likes of Femi Adebayo, Idowu Phillips, Toyin Afolayan, Toyosi Adesanya, Wale Akorede, and Bayo Adedeji among others.
It was shot in Nigeria and the United Kingdom and seeks to shed light on some of the pressing issues in society today.
The movie revolves around a young lady, Morire, who goes through a lot of drama and pain in her pursuit of love. She suffers a series of heartbreaks and emotional disappointments to the point where it all starts to feel like she is under a spell. The movie is a unique blend of drama, suspense, and gripping actions.
That same year, Tijani directed another movie, ‘Ariyibi’. It was produced by Saheed Alao. The movie featured the likes of Peju Ogunmola, Afeez Eniola, Mercy Aigbe, Damola Olatunji, and Bidemi Kosoko.
The movie revolves around Ariyibi who needs money urgently to save his mother’s life. His desperation for money made him rob his father-in-law-to-be.
The incident led to his fiancee’s memory loss and the doctor said that Ariyibi had to rob Niniola’s home again for her to regain her memory loss.
In 2016, he co-starred in the romantic thriller, Oku Aye with Femi Phillips. Femi Adebayo, Toyin Afolayan, Idowu Philips, Wale Akorede, Bayo Adedeji, and others starred in the film, which was a huge success.
The film was shot in Nigeria and the United Kingdom and is about very important themes in today’s society. It was intensely emotional, with a lot of suspense and action.
Adebayo Tijani Personal Life
Who is Adebayo Tijani married to?
After dating for almost three years, Adebayo Tijani married Folashade Adebayo, a lawyer, in 2012. In 2012, they welcomed their first child.
Tijani disclosed that his happiest moment was when he won the AMAA award in 2006.
Tijani revealed that his worst experience in the industry was when he was invited to movie production at Amuwo- Odofin in Lagos as a director but when he got there, the people he met knew absolutely nothing about movie production.
Although he still did the job he realized there are a lot of mediocre in the industry.
Adebayo Tijani Religion
Adebayo Tijani is a devoted Muslim.
Adebayo Tijani Filmography
Some of the movies he has produced include:
- Durosinmi – 2002
- Kajola – 2003
- Ti’ Igbin Ba Fa – 2004
- Apesin – 2006
- Akandun – 2007
- Ipa – 2007
- Iranse Aje – 2008
- Tibi tire laye – 2009
- Abegbe – 2009
- Igbeyin ewuro – 2009
- Ogun Aiku – 2010
Adebayo Tijani Media Controversy
Oftentimes, movie directors tend to make some mistakes when filming movies and Tijani has been guilty of such.
In the movie, ‘Tani Ole’ which was produced by Sanyeri and directed by Adebayo Tijani, there was a scene where a woman by the name Mopelola Elerangbe was negotiating with Sanyeri’s gang on how to return the guns brought to them by Sanyeri. It was interesting to note that when the woman was called upon and she wanted to pick up the phone, the colour of the phone she picked up was white, but while she was receiving the call, the phone had mysteriously turned black.
Also, there was a rumour at a time that Tijani was dating actress, Mosun Filani and he had fought with his mentor who was also dating the same lady.
Just in case you don’t know who Mosun Filani is. She is a popular Nollywood Yoruba actor. She is a graduate of Business Administration from the Tai Solarin University of Education.
Mosun has starred in several Nollywood movies and radio productions. She debuted as an actress in 2005 and has grown to become one of the most popular female Yoruba actresses. Some of her other movies include Ami Ayo, Iyo Aye (2011), Jenifa (2009)
She was nominated as the Best Actress in a supporting role in the 2009 and 2011 Best of Nollywood Awards.
Adebayo Tijani Awards
Adebayo Tijani was a Yoruba award winner at the 2006 African Movie Academy Awards.
Adebayo Tijani Age
How old is Adebayo Tijani? He is 46 years old, born on 24 March 1975.
Adebayo Tijani Social Media
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Adebayo Tijani’s Net Worth
Adebayo Tijani is a well-known Yoruba personality who is currently one of the highest-paid directors, with a net worth of almost $700,000.
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