Femi Branch’s Biography
Originally born with the name David Babafemi Mauton Osunkoya in Sagamu on May 14, 1970, Femi Branch, as he is widely known in the movie industry is a top Nigerian actor, producer, director and poet. Femi’s career as an actor began in 1991 when as an undergraduate of Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, he was part of the cast in the Yoruba stage play titled Eniyan. He also featured alongside members of staff of the department of Dramatic Arts in a movie Orisun. Though Femi had started to become famous, but he did not really become a hit until his first appearance in a Television soap opera titled Domino. In the TV series, his popular role as ‘Oscar’ was admirable. Before then, he had taken part in an MTN sponsored commercial aired on Television Continental (TVC) ‘Dance with me’. Today, Femi Branch is an award-winning Nollywood star with over a hundred movies to his credit. He is married with two beautiful kids.
Education: Femi Branch attended Satelite Town Primary School at Amuwo Odofin for his early education, after which he proceeded to the Air Force Secondary School at Ikeja, Lagos. Then he went to Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife where he obtained a BA in Dramatic Arts.
Popular Roles: His famous role as the controversial ‘Oscar’ in the TV series Domino is remarkable. Most times, Femi played ‘bad boy’.
Breakout Movie including year released: Domino (2005)
Popular Movies including year released:
- Desperate Housewives Africa (2015)
- A Place in the Stars (2014)
- Twisted (2007)
- Iwalewa (2006)
Recent Movies including year released:
- Out of Luck (2016)
- Owe Agbara (2015)
- Abducted (2015)
- Ojo Nbo (2015)
- (Best Actor) 2015 Nigeria Achievers Awards
In 2015, Femi was charged to court and later reminded in Kirikiri prison for allegedly issuing a dud check of 1.5million naira to De Santo Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. He was later granted bail of recognition amounting to 500,000 naira.
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