Akin Lewis is one of the most popular actors in the Nollywood movie industry. He is also a movie producer and director known for the roles he played in “Return from the Dead” “Madam Dearest” “Love Is War”, and “King of Boys”. His full name is Akintola Akin Lewis and he was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria but raised in Lagos and Kaduna State, Nigeria. Furthermore, we will go in-depth into the Akin Lewis biography, we will also write down in his piece his wife, his son, and Akin Lewis’s net worth.
Akin Lewis Biography
Akintola Akin Lewis was born on April 7th, 1957 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. His date of birth is not known but Akin Lewis is 63 as of 2020. Akin-Lewis is the only son of his parents who were civil servants. Akin Lewis was raised in Lagos where he had his primary and secondary education. He graduated from the University of Ife, the now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Osun State.
Akin Lewis got a scholarship to do his Masters in Dramatic Arts at the University in Sophia, Bulgaria.
Akin Lewis is currently married. He had married twice but both marriages failed. He is currently in a marriage relationship with an undisclosed woman he met in his friend’s office. It wasn’t disclosed if his current marriage is blessed with children or the past ones either.
Akin Lewis Career
Akin started acting at an early stage of 12. His dad usually takes him to auditions and supported him in exploring his acting skills. Akin Lewis was so keen to achieve his dreams in the movie industry that he joined a drama group in secondary school. When he left Secondary school, he joined a drama group that was led by a renowned Nigerian writer and dramatist, Professor Bode Sowande in 1973. This according to him was a real eye-opener.
Before his rise to stardom, Akin Lewis had worked in the corporate environment for more than 20 years attaining the position of Senior Executive Director. He worked in several corporate institutions including NTA, Globacom, and the then Owena Bank. He is currently the Rector of Graig-Phillips College of Technology, a film Institute at Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos.
Meanwhile, in 1973, Akin Lewis wanted to go into professional acting, his dad didn’t give him the support he needed because he believed acting was a career for school dropouts. Akin’s mother supported him to his stardom and after a while, Akin’s father embraced his career choice.
His breakthrough movie was “Why Worry (The Adventures of S.K Adio the Barber)”, a popular movie in the 1980s. “Why Worry (The Adventures of S.K Adio the Barber)” is a comedy home video that aired on NTA Ibadan in 1980. Tade Ogidan featured Akin in his movie “Madam Dearest” 2005, and that earned Akin a spot in the hall of fame.
Akin has been in the movie industry for more than 40 years. Over the years of a successful career, he has featured, produced, and directed several Nollywood films. Akin Lewis featured in Tinsel, 2008, Heroes, and Zeroes, 2010, directed and written by Niji Akanni. Akin remained relevant in the movie industry thanks to the fact he received training from professionals in the movie industry when he started out.
Akin Lewis Movies
Below is an updated list of movies where Akin either acted, directed, or produced.
- The Vacation
- Wild Wolf
- Mind Bending
- Were Alaso
- Dream on Monkey Mountains
- The Night Before
- Wedlock of the Gods
- Return from the Dead
- Love Is War
- King of Boys
- A Soldier’s Love,
- 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
Akin Lewis Awards And Nominations
Akin Lewis is a talented actor, so winning laurels was inevitable. Throughout his career, he has been nominated or won the following awards.
- Best Overall Student at the University of Ife, 1979
- Best Actor Award, 1982
- Best Actor – The Audio Visual Awards (TAVA), 2010
- Award of Excellence – Community Development Committee (CDC), 2017
- Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Male) – City People Movie Award for, 2018
Akin Lewis Net worth
Akin Lewis is an award-winning Nollywood renowned actor, also he is presently the Rector of Graig-Phillips College of Technology, a film Institute located in Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos. Akin Lewis has an estimated net worth of about $1million.