#AMVCA8: Interesting facts you should know about Bayo Akinfemi

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Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice, recently hosted celebrity movie stars and film directors from Hollywood ahead of the AMVCAs ceremony that took place on Saturday, 14 May in Lagos.

One of the Hollywood stars is Nigerian-born Bayo Akinfemi.

Bayo Akinfemi was born and raised in Ilesa, Nigeria. He obtained a B.A. in Performing Arts from University of Ilorin before moving to Toronto where he studied Film & Television Production and worked for several years as an actor and a director before moving to Los Angeles.

A two-time Best Actor GEMINI awards nominee for Human Cargo and The Border, Bayo is currently a series regular on Bob Hearts Abishola, a CBS / Warner Bros sitcom going into its fourth season. He’s also the dialect coach and culture consultant for the show.

Bayo Akinfemi’s acting credits include Marvel’s Agents of Shield, Criminal Minds, NCIS LA and Survivor’s Remorse. He is also a director. His credits include an episode of Bob Hearts Abishola, a short film titled Rump and Nollywood feature films Busted Life and Paparazzi: Eye in the Dark.

An avid theatre director with extensive credits, Bayo holds a Master’s degree in Cinema and Media Studies from University of Southern California – USC, where he currently works as an Assistant Professor of Practice: Acting & Directing in the Schools of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts.

While in Nigeria, Bayo Akinfemi was a guest at the first AMVCA runway show. He also attended the Digital Content creators brunch, where he interacted with Nigerian content creators. At the ‘Hollywood Meets’ brunch, Bayo sat on a panel discussion, where he regaled guests with stories of his rise to fame, before attending the Nominees gala held that night. On Saturday, Bayo was at the AMVCA ceremony, where he and other guests witnessed the breathtaking event organised by Africa Magic and Multichoice.

The eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards was brought to viewers by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta.

To see a recap of everything that happened during the eighth edition of the annual award show, visit www.africamagic.tv/AMVCA and follow all official handles of Africa Magic on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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