Meet Akin Lewis, A Celebrated Nollywood Actor (Photos)

Akin Lewis, fully known as Akintola is an award-winning Nollywood renowned actor, filmmaker, producer, director, entrepreneur, and as well as a businessman. Akin Lewis is one of the oldest and most popular actors in the Nollywood movie industry. 

The actor has been consistent for over 3 decades, and his consistency has carved him a good niche in the industry. 

Having completed both his primary and secondary school education, the 64-year-old actor then proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Osun State for his tertiary education. 

Akin Lewis got a scholarship to do his Masters in Dramatic Arts at the University in Sophia, Bulgaria.

Akin Lewis who developed an interest in acting at the age of 12 joined the entertainment industry fully in the early 80s. He took after his father’s profession. As a new actor in the industry, Akin Lewis was featured in minor roles before he finally got promoted into supporting roles. 

The talented actor came into the limelight after the movie “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. 

Before Akin Lewis ventured into the movie industry, he had worked in the corporate industry 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 Director of Graig-Phillips College of Technology, a film Institute at Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos

Akin Lewis is highly talented, creative, gifted, and can interpret his role perfectly well. He can therefore perfectly fit into any role given to him by the movie producer or director. 

The hardworking actor is mostly seen in Yoruba movies and sometimes in English speaking Nigeria movies which include; The Vacation, Wild Wolf, Mind-Bending, Was Also, Borokini, Inquest, Dream on Monkey Mountains, The Night Before, Wedlock of the Gods, Return from the Dead, Love Is War, King of Boys, Apere, Alantakun, Hotel Majestic, Tinsel, and few to be mentioned. 

Akin Lewis has been regarded as one of the best, favorite, and most sought-after actors in the industry. He regularly takes the role of a Father, King, Sugar Daddy, Politician, Ritualist, and many other roles. 

His talent and consistency have led him to win different awards in Nigeria and across the countries. Some of his awards and Nominations include; 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 and few to be mentioned. 

Akin Lewis is currently one of the richest and most influential actors in the industry. He’s highly respected, recognized, and known for his excellent interpretations of his role. 

The handsome actor, Akin Lewis is currently happily married. He had married twice but both marriages failed. He currently in his third marriage with the love of his life and the couple is happily married and blessed with children. 

Akintola Akin Lewis was born on the 7th of April 1957 in Ibadan oyo states but was raised in Lagos.

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