Femi Branch

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Femi Branch
Born David Babafemi Mauton Osunkoya
(1970-05-14)14 May 1970
Sagamu, Ogun, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Citizenship Nigerian
Occupation
  • actor
  • playwright
  • poet
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • director
  • model
  • dramatist
Years active 1991–present
Known for

Author of 409 page Anthology of Fifty Poems and Three Plays titled FROM SENBORA published in Dec. 2010

Producer/Writer of the Movie AWAY FROM HOME (2005)
Notable work FROM SENBORA - an Anthology of Fifty Poems and Three Plays
Home town Odosenbora
Spouse(s) Ibitola Branch
Children Two
Parent(s) Otunba Gbolade & Chief Mrs Modupe Osunkoya
Relatives Barr. Olugboyega Osunkoya, Apostle John Benhotons
Awards Special Recognition Award, Ambassadors O. A. U. Ile Ife, Actor of the Year, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State, Special Recognition Award, University of Illorin, African Youth Council Special Recognition.
Website www.femibranch.com

Femi Babafemi Branch (born May 14, 1970) is a Nigerian poet, playwright, film actor, director and producer.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

He was born on May 14, 1970 to the family of Mr. & Mrs. Osunkoya who were both Teachers in Sagamu, a city in Ogun State southwestern Nigerian but hails from Odosenbora town in Ijebu North East, a local government area of Ogun State.[3] He attended Satellite Town Primary School at Amuwo Odofin, a local government area in the Ojo Division of Lagos State before he attended the Airforce Secondary School at Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State.[4] He later proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University where, though admitted for Religious Studies, he later obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Arts.[5]

Career[edit]

He began his career at Obafemi Awolowo University in 1991, the same year he featured in a yoruba stage play titled Eniyan.[6] He later featured in a movie titled Orisun (meaning: Origin) produced by members of staff of Obafemi Awolowo University but his first appearance on television was in 2003 in an MTN Group television commercial titled "Dance with me".[7] Femi was famous for the role of "Oscar" he played in a Nigerian soap opera titled Domino.[6] He has since starred in over a hundred Nigerian films, a few of which he produced and directed.[2] Some of his movie credits include: 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 Angel, One good man, Out of luck amongst others. His Television credits include: Domino, Behind the siege, Blaze of glory, Emerald, This Life, Needles eye, Wives and Concubines, So wrong so Wright and currently Desperate housewives Africa.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Director Ref
2015 Desperate Housewives Africa Deji Bello N/A [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TOP ACTOR FEMI BRANCH OPENS UP ON N4M DEBT SCANDAL". nigeriafilms.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Nollywood Actor, Femi Branch Play Host @ Miss Insurance Grand Finale -- article". dailytimes.com.ng. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Tolu. "Nollywood Actor, Femi Branch, Battles Serious Spiritual Problem…". INFORMATION NIGERIA. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Femi Branch: How Acting Affects Family Life, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "I have a ministry, but Im not a pastor -Femi Branch". modernghana.com. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "A Bookjam Treat for Abuja Literati, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "PLAYING THE BAD BOY IN MOVIES IS CHALLENGING,-- FEMI BRANCH". nigeriafilms.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "'Desperate Housewives Africa' Watch trailer for the upcoming African adaptation of popular TV series". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 27 April 2015.