Sanyeri is a Nigerian film producer and actor known for his comedic roles in movies. Sanyeri, whose real name is Olaniyi Mikail Afonja, has achieved notable success in the movie industry for his succinct depiction of his given roles. Notable among the films he has featured in include, Sanyeri Oloka, Sanyeri in London, Jenifa, and a host of others. Sanyeri is a married to Hawawu Omolara Afonja.
This is all you need to know about Sanyeri’s Wife, Hawawu Omolara Afonja:
Early Life and Education
Hawawu Omolara is of Yoruba ancestry though her exact State of origin cannot be accurately deduced at the time of writing. She has attained elementary and secondary school education.
Marriage and Family Life
In 2004, Sanyeri and Hawawu Omolara met each other for the first time at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, where She went to see Okan Eni, Sanyeri’s debut film production project. His attraction towards Miss Hawawu Omolara prompted him to approach her in the hope of starting a relationship, however, this did not prove to be a walk in the park for the actor and comedian. After several rebuttals of Sanyeri’s advances, Omolara gave in, and the couple started a romantic relationship. They got married traditionally in 2007. They have both been married for about fifteen years and have two sons together, namely Olasunkanmi Afonja and Boluwatife Afonja. Hawawu Omolara Afonja resides in Toronto, Canada with her two children.
Hawawu Omolara Afonja is an entrepreneur engaging in luxury hair extensions and wigs business. She makes use of social media for her business. On Instagram, Hawawu Omolara Afonja makes use of business pages which are, @larichhair and @larich_hairbundle to reach potential customers in Nigeria and beyond.
Who is Sanyeri?
Early Life and Education
Sanyeri was born Olaniyi Mikail Afonja on October 14, 1974, in Bola Area of Oyo town in the southwestern state of Oyo. Sanyeri acquired elementary and secondary school education in Oyo State from Saint Michael School, Oke-ebo, and Durbar Grammar School, Oyo town respectively.
In 1992 at the age of 18, Sanyeri’s acting career kicked off. As part of a theatre group called Prince Seyi Adeoye Theatre Group, Sanyeri began performing open stage plays. In this acting group, Sanyeri met Kamilu Kompo, who has also grown to be an accomplished actor and producer. Prince Seyi Adeoye Theatre Group provided a platform for Sanyeri to show his craft as the group was involved in numerous tours across the southwestern states. In 1996, he decided to leave Oyo State for Lagos State in a bid to further his career in the Nigerian movie entertainment industry. Sanyeri and his friend Kamilu Kompo stayed in Ijora and there joined several acting groups such as Odunfa group, Alade Aromire group, and Ajala Jalingo acting group. It was as part of Ajala Jalingo’s group that Sanyeri refined his acting skills and establish a network.
After four years of tutelage under Ajala Jalingo’s group, Sanyeri sought to carve a path for himself in the movie industry. Sanyeri has featured in numerous films, especially in the Yoruba arm of the Nollywood movie industry. His lead role in the 2007 comedy flick, Muniru Ati Ambali, was the opportunity that projected Sanyeri to the limelight. Some other films he has starred in are Opa Kan, Jenifa, Anike Oni Puffkeh, Okan Esan, Apaadi, Mimi, Olowolagba, Oke Agba, Kowope, Irenimoyan, Baba Ibadan, Ajani Meko, Amotekun, Ayanfe, Titilola, and several others. As a comedian, Sanyeri’s comedic roles offer great entertainment and amusement to his audience that makes them laugh and feel relaxed.
Sanyeri does not only just function as an actor in front of the camera but is also a film producer, and scriptwriter. Okan Eni was the first major film production project by Sanyeri. He is reputed to have produced several other films such as the 2018 Yoruba film titled Asiwaju, which had parts 1 and 2. Sanyeri contributed to Komisona, a 2018 film, in the capacity of a script editor. He was the production coordinator in Saworo, another film produced in 2018. As a writer, he is credited to have written his 2018 movie, Asiwaju 1 & 2, as well as Irinajo Eda.