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Femi Brainard

Femi Brainard
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Updated: May 18, 2021

Birth Name: Femi Brainard

Stage Name: Femi Brainard

Birth Date: May 14, 1970

Occupation(s): Actor, Playwright, Poet, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Model, Dramatist

Years Active: 1991-Present

 

Personal life

Femi Brainard is an actor, playwright, poet, filmmaker, producer, director, model, and dramatist who was born on May 14, 1970, in Sagamu, a city in Ogun State Nigeria. He originally hails from Odosenbora, a town in Ogun State's Ijebu North-East local government district.

Education

He had his basic education at Satellite Town Primary School in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos before proceeding to the Airforce Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos. After his secondary education, he moved on to Obafemi Awolowo University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Arts while being admitted for Religious Studies.

Career

Brainard started acting professionally in 1991 while he was still studying at Obafemi Awolowo University. That same year he appeared in the Yoruba stage play 'Eniyan'. He later appeared in a film called Orisun (meaning Origin), which was made by members of the Obafemi Awolowo University faculty. However, his first television appearance was in 2003 in an MTN Group ad called 'Dance with me.'

He is best known for his role as 'Oscar' in the Nigerian soap opera 'Domino'. He has since appeared in over a hundred Nigerian films, producing and directing a few numbers of them.

Marriage

He got married to his wife, Uche Brainard, in November 2012. Uche is a radio presenter who works with Top Radio 90.9 FM, a Lagos-based radio station.

Awards

Special Recognition Award( Ambassadors O. A. U. Ile Ife)

Actor of the Year (Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State)

Special Recognition Award (University of Illorin, African Youth Council Special Recognition)

Trivia

In 2011, he broke his two legs while shooting a movie which made him unable to work or walk for almost two years.

Movies

Malika

Love is war

Out of luck

New money

A place in the stars

Desperate housewives

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