|Years active||1973 till;present|
|Silver Lining (2012) |
Heroes and Zeroes (2010)
TinselHotel Majestic, Jemeji, Borokini, Madam Dearest, Mind Bending, Why Worry, Koko Klose, Alantakun, Were Alaso, King of Boys, No Budget, Up North
Akin Lewis is a Nigerian film actor, director and producer.
Early life and career
Lewis was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria and grew up in Zaria Kaduna State He began his acting career in 1973, the same year he joined a drama group led by Professor Bode Sowande, a Nigerian writer and dramatist. He came into limelight when he played the lead role in Why Worry a 1980 comedy sit com on NTA Ibadan he won best actor 1982 based on the series and national limelight in Madam Dearest, a 2005 Nigerian film produced and directed by Tade Ogidan. Over the years, he had featured, produced and directed several films. He featured in Tinsel, a Nigerian soap opera that began airing in August 2008 and Heroes and Zeroes, a 2010 Nigerian film written and directed by Niji Akanni. In October 2010, he won the Audio Visual Awards (TAVA) for best actor. He celebrated his 40th years on stage in December 2013.
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