Femi Branch Biography
Chief Femi Branch, born David Babafemi Mauton Osunkoya on May 14, 1970, is a talented Nigerian actor, filmmaker, and television personality.
He is one of the few acknowledged individuals in the Nollywood industry, known for his multidimensional skill and delivery.
He is known for his parts in films such as Undying (2021), Melody of Life (2004), and A Place in the Stars (to name a few) (2014).
Early Life & Education
Femi Branch was born on May 14th, 1970, in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. Otunba Gbolade and Chief Mrs. Modupe Osunkoya of Odosenbora Town in Ogun State’s Ijebu North-East local government area are his parents.
Femi Branch’s parents were city teachers when he was growing up in Sagamu. He received his First School Leaving Certificate from Satellite Town Primary School in Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Femi Branch went to Air Force Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos State’s metropolis, after finishing primary school and earning his West African Senior School Certificate.
He attended Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, after completing his secondary school education, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts.
In 1991, Femi Branch began his career at Obafemi Awolowo University, the same year he appeared in the Yoruba theater production Eniyan.
He was later featured in a film called Orisun (which means “Origin”), which was made by Obafemi Awolowo University employees.
Nonetheless, his first television appearance was in an MTN Group commercial named “Dance with Me” in 2003.
Femi Branch was most known for his role as “Oscar” in the Nigerian serial series Domino. He has since appeared in over a hundred Nigerian films, producing and directing a handful of them.
Among his film credits are The Triangle, Senseless, Orirun, Away from Home, Twisted, The Italian Job, Akandun, Iwalewa, Omotara Johnson 3, Teni Benson, Akuko Ija, Arungun Omo, Abela Pupa, Oju Odeda, Obirin Ale, Omonikara, Ofin Mose, Maku, Eni Ija Oba, Elebute, A Place in the Stars, Fallen
Domino, Behind the Siege, Blaze of Glory, Emerald, This Life, Needle’s Eye, Wives and Concubines, So Wrong So Wright, and Desperate Housewives Africa are among his television credits.
Ibitola Owosanoye Branch was Femi Branch’s wife. Nuella Branch and Nathan Branch, their two gorgeous children, are the fruit of their union.
He debuted his new bride at his installation as the Jagun Asa of Edeland in March 2018. The Timi of Edeland, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, Laminisa I, crowned the actor Jagun. This indicates that he is a monarch or chief.
Femi Branch was prosecuted in court in 2015 for allegedly issuing a 1.5 million naira dud check to De Santo Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos.
Awards & Recognitions
Femi Branch has received several awards, including;
- City People Movie Special Recognition Awards
- Ambassador of Obafemi Awolowo University Awards
- Actor of the Year Award at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Ogun State
- Special Recognition Awards at the University of Ilorin
- African Youth Council Special Recognition Awards.
Femi Branch Filmography
- Love is War
- Out of Luck
- A Place in the Stars
- New Money
- Place in the Stars Young Pa Dakim (2014)
- Melody of Life Writer (2004)
- Out of Luck Innocent (2015)
- Love Is War Chudi (2019)
- The Women (2017)
- Tesho The Crossover (2016)
- Out Of Luck
- Ogbon (Thirty)
- Bobby’s Ransom
- Enemy Call (2018)
- One hour (wakati kan) (2018)
- Actor. What Happened at St James (2021)
- Doctor Lanre Doctor Jude (2021)
- Keva (2021)
- Hustle (2021)
- Desperate Wives
Femi Branch Net Worth
Femi Branch’s net worth or net income is estimated to be US$1 million – US$8 million. He has made such an amount of wealth from his primary career as an actor.
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