Olaniyi Afonja Biography

The biography of Olaniyi Afonja, a star in the Nollywood Yoruba industry, popularly known as Sanyerii. He is an actor, comedian and producer.

He’s well-known farce roles. His ability to interpret roles properly made him famous in the Yoruba industry.

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NameOlaniyi Mikail Afonja
Date of Birth14th of October, 1974
Age47 [2021]
State of OriginOyo
Place of BirthOyo – State
Marital StatusMarried
Net Worth350,000 dollars

Olaniyi Afonja Early Life

He hails from Oyo State. He was given birth on the 14th of October,1974 in the Bola Area. He’s currently 47 years old. He’s the heir of his parents.

Olaniyi Afonja Education

He did his primary education at St. Michael, Oke -Obe, Oyo State while his secondary education was at Durba Grammar school, Oyo Town.

Olaniyi Afonja Career

After his secondary school education in 1992, he joined Prince Seyi Adeoye Theatre Group. He met Adekola Tijani popularly known as Kamilu Kompo in the theatre group.


Olaniyi and Adekola have travelled to different towns, cities together. In 1992, Olaniyi and Adekola left Oyo for Lagos to further their acting career. He is well known for his funny roles in his career. In 2018, he wrote and produced a Yoruba Movie titled ‘Asiwaju’ and it was directed by Adebayo Tijani.

Olaniyi Afonja Family

Olaniyi is happily married to Hawawu Omolara Afonja. They met in 2004 at the National Theatre where she came to watch Olaniyi movie ‘Eni Okan’.

They got wedded in 2013 and their union is blessed with two children whose names are Boluwatife and Olasunkanmi Afonja. His wife and children are based in Canada.


Olaniyi Afonja Children

Olaniyi Afonja Children

How many children does Olaniyi Afonja have? Olaniyi Afonja presently has two children, Boluwatife and Olasunkanmi Afonja. They both reside in Canada with their mother.

Olaniyi Afonja Wife

Who is Olaniyi Afonja Wife? The wife of Olaniyi Afonja popularly known as Sanyeri is Hawawu Omolara Afonja. They got married in 2013.

Olaniyi Afonja Instagram

Olaniyi Afonja actively connects with his teaming fans on Instagram. His account was disabled a few months ago and he announced the reopening of his new account.


His colleagues in the industry have pleaded with fans to follow the comic actor new Instagram actor. He presently has 16.8k followers as of 16th of December, 2021.

Olaniyi Afonja Net Worth

Olani Afonja is one of the richest actors in the Yoruba Nollywood Industry with an estimated net worth of 350,000 dollars.



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