Sunkanmi Omobolanle: Biography, Age, Movies, Family & Career

Sunkanmi Omobolanle is a popular Nollywood actor. He is the son of the veteran comic actor, Sunday Omobolanle otherwise known as Papi Luwe. Sunkanmi has featured and directed several Nigerian movies.

Sunkanmi is the only child of Papi Luwe that seem to have followed the career path of his father. Interestingly, Sunkanmi has grown to become a prominent face in many Yoruba movies and has also gone on to produce his own movies.

In this post, we take a look at the life of Sunkanmi which includes his biography, age, movies, family and career.

Early years

Sunkanmi was born in Oyo State, Nigeria. He was born on the 1st of March, 1981. The actor hails from Ilora, a town in Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria.


The actor attended the Tender Age Nursery and Primary School in Lagos and later he was enrolled at the Nigerian Military School in Kaduna State.

The actor later proceeded to Olabisi Onabanjo University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


Initially, Sunkanmi’s father, Papi Luwe didn’t want him to venture into acting because he felt that the remuneration of actors in the industry was quite poor.

Nonetheless, Sunkanmi had started acting since he was nine years old. At that time, the young Sunkanmi was just involved in acting because he often accompanied his father to the movie set.

After a few years, Sunkanmi had to take a compulsory break from acting when he enrolled in the Military School in Zaria. But when he came back, he decided to focus on acting fully. As stated earlier, Papiluwe didn’t want him to become an actor because the remuneration in the acting industry was really poor at that time. But the young man insisted on following his passion and as they say, the rest is history.


Sunkanmi is married to Abimbola Bakare. The couple got married in 2011 after dating for almost two decades. Bimbo was based in Dublin before she married Sunkanmi.

The couple celebrated their 7th year anniversary sometime in June 2018. Also, Sunkanmi once revealed in an interview that he would literally go to the ends of the earth for his wife.

Also, the actor often uses social media to publicly display his affection for his wife. Sunkanmi has revealed several times on his social media handle about how marrying Bimbo was the best thing that ever happened to him and you will find long romantic epistle to her on any of his social media pages.

Interestingly, these PDAs on the part of Sunkanmi seem to have dispelled the rumour that was been peddled a few years ago where it was said that Sunkanmi revealed that he was not naturally in love with his wife.


Some of the most popular movies he has starred in include Olaide Irawo (2007) and Gongo Aso (2008). Others include Ori, Eni Olorun Ke, Ito Fun Fun and Alajota to mention a few.

Sunkanmi has produced two movies, “Jeje” and “Ife Ewe.”


He revealed in an interview that his hobbies are meeting people with wonderful ideas, having intelligent discussions, travelling, shopping, movies, swimming and music.

Also, he further disclosed that his driving force is God, his loving parents and fans.

Peju Ogunmola

Peju Ogunmola is talented Nollywood Yoruba actress. Often times, people refer to Sunkanmi as Peju’s son but this isn’t correct. Sunkanmi is the son of Papiluwe’s first wife, Kudirat Folashade.

Peju was born in the 1960s, she’s the daughter of stage legend, Kola Ogunmola. She’s also sister to Yomi Ogunmola, another popular Yoruba actor. It would be recalled that Yomi Ogunmola passed away in 2003.

Peju is married to Papiluwe. She married him as a second wife and their union has produced a son, Sola.

Sunday Omobolanle

Sunday Omobolanle a.k.a Papiluwe is the father of Sunkanmi. Papiluwe was born on the 1st of October 1954 at Ilora, a town in Oyo State in Nigeria.

He has featured in several movies over the last few decades. He has also been involved in many stage plays. Also, Sunday has scripted, directed and produced several movies, some of which include, Adun Ewuro, Konkobilo and Oba Alatise.

Papiluwe was recently honoured with the National Award, MON by Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In case you’re wondering where Papiluwe got his name from, this is the story behind the name.

According to him, Aluwe was given to him by his late boss, Baba Mero. In the time past, he used to be very social and he never missed KSA shows at Ariya hotel. In the course of these shows, KSA used to sing for him and at some point, the musician added Papi to the name Baba Mero had initially given him, hence the name, Papiluwe.

Papiluwe has 4 children with his two wives. His first wife, Kudirat Folashade had 3 children for him, one of which is an actor as well, Sunkanmi. Sunkanmi has two sisters, Kemi Olayemi and Victoria Bello. It would be recalled that Papiluwe’s first wife, Kudirat passed away in 2006.

In an interview with City People, Papiluwe revealed how he met Peju and how long it took her to agree to his proposal.

At that time, Peju’s dad’s home was an abode for many young entertainers as he was like a father to many of them. Often times, after travelling all over the country for stage plays, their return base was Pa Ogunmola’s house.

Peju was a young girl at that time and Papiluwe used to joke with her that he would marry her, although he was married at that time.

As expected, Peju would scorn his jokes and respond by saying she wasn’t interested in marrying him. But after a long time of resistance, she eventually agreed to his overtures and they got married. Their marriage is almost three decades now.

Peju also revealed before their marriage that she fell in love with Papiluwe and was convinced about marrying him because he spoke more boldly about his marriage plans with her at that time more than her other toasters.

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