By Bankole Wright
Oni Samuel Temidayo is a Nigerian actor, presenter and compere who hails from Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area, Ondo State. He is a second class upper graduate of the department of Dramatic Arts from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State.
His passion for theatre and entertainment has earned him features in some Nigerian films which include; Oyawande,Ajanbadan, Kosofe, Ijoba Osekun, Ijoba Ominira,66, Ayomi, Retrieval, Insomnia, Silent Killer, Erekere Senior Girl and any more. His passion drives him into perfection and creativity that he can play any role as a trained actor.
Oni Samuel Temidayo considers veterans Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) and Olu Jacobs his mentors.
He is passionate about the need for theatre arts and entertainment to function as a tool for change in the society.
“The Nigerian film industry isn’t where it should be and piracy is the major challenge” he complains.
Oni Samuel Temidayo started his career in secondary school, he became the school’s social prefect and as such he was laden with the responsibility to organize stage plays, debates quiz competitions etc. which all added up to develop him and his passion for arts.
Oni Samuel is a screen star you should watch out for.