Biography of Dayo Okeniyi and Net Worth

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Dayo Okeniyi Biography….Are you eager to know certain important facts about the popular actor, Dayo Okeniyi? If yes, we have brought them here for your perusal. This article brings you information on the birth and parentage, education, profession, as well as the family life of Dayo Okeniyi.

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Full Name; Oladayo A. Okeniyi

Popular Name; Dayo Okeniyi

Date of birth; 14thJune, 1988

Father’s name;N/A

Mother’s name;N/A

Nationality; Nigerian/ American


State / LGA of Origin; Jos


Dayo Akiniyiis one of the popular actors of Hollywood. He is intelligent, handsome, talented, and skilled in acting.

The Nigerian American actor was born on 14th June, 1988 in Jos, plateau state, Nigeria. By Nigerian American, we mean that the actor is an American and has a Nigerian descent. He has four siblings and they all grew up in Lagos state, Nigeria.

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Dayo’s father is a retired customs officer from Nigeria, and his mother is a literature teacher from Kenya. They were all resident in Lagos state before they relocated to Indiana United States in 2003, and later to California.


Prior to his relocation to Indiana United States in 2003, Dayo had his preliminary education in Lagos state, Nigeria but details of the schools he attended are not available at the moment.

Back in the states, hestudied and obtained a bachelor’s degree in visual communications at Anderson University (Indiana) in 2009. After College, he proceeded to Los Angeles to pursue acting, his true passion.


Dayodeveloped an interest in acting right from his cradle days. And because of this interest, he started acting in elementary school theatres for many time. He also served as a local theatre actorbefore his career in the movie industry.

Dayo started his professional career when he featured in the short movie titled as “Eyes tosee” and “Lions among Men” these movies were acted and released in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

In 2012 Dayowas given a bigger role in the movie titled “the Hunger Games”.  Through the role of Thresh in the movie “the Hunger Games”,this role earned him so much fame and recognitions in the movie industry.  In 20013 he also featured in“The Spectacular Now” as Marcus.

Dayo has featured in many movies and the movies are mostly American. Some of the movies he hasfeatured are;

  • 2011 Eyes to See
  • 2011 Lions Among Men   Tau
  • 2012 The Hunger Games
  • 2012 The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games
  • 2013 The Spectacular now
  • 2013 Runner, Runner
  • 2013 Cavemen
  • 2013 Revolution
  • 2014 Endless Love
  • 2015 Terminator
  • 2016 Good Kids
  • 2016–2018 Shades of Blue
  • 2020 Run Sweetheart Run

TV Series;

  • Revolution
  • Shades of blue


Dayo has parents and four siblings. It is obvious that he is not yet married as he is still very young. He is currently resident in California, USA.

Awards/ honors;

Dayo has been recognized by Hollywoodmovie industry as one of the best of its kind. He is the first Nigerian American actor hosted by the popular song star Jennifer Lopez in movie.

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Net Worth;

As one of the fastest growing Hollywood figure, Dayo’s net worth would not be less than several million dollars.

Dayo Okeniyiis not involved with Nollywood movies. This is due to exposure and location. He did not pursue his passion in Nigeria as a result of their relocation to the United States of America, this has made his performance and

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