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Kunle Remi Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Wife, Education, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nominations 2024

Oyekunle Opeyemi Oluwaremi, professionally known as Kunle Remi, is a Nigerian actor, producer, filmmaker, host and model.

He appeared in the films Falling and Aníkúlápó, the television series Tinsel, and won the 7th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010.

While studying at the New York Film Academy, he was simultaneously hosting an Internet Television Channel, Celebville 360. He hosted the Academy Awards nomination event in Beverly Hills.

In 2012, he was cast in his first movie, Heavy Beauty, produced by Grace Edwin Okon and directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare.

Though he graduated in 2014, he returned to study filmmaking and directing, and graduated in 2015.

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Born
Oyekunle Opeyemi Oluwaremi

Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Alma mater University of Ibadan
New York Film Academy
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present
Spouse
Tiwi
(m. 2024)

Early Life and Education 

Olawaremi was born on 18 October 1988 in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria on 18 October.

His family relocated to Ibadan when he was a child. As a teenager, he discovered a passion for acting and became a youth drama teacher.

He studied Fisheries and Wildlife Management at the University of Ibadan, in Oyo State, Nigeria.

He then attended Sheffield University and studied Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Once his degrees were completed, he moved to New York City to study acting, filmmaking, and directing at the New York Film Academy and graduated in 2014.

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Early work

Remi started acting professionally in 2011, after winning Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010.

His first on-screen appearance was in 2012’s Heavy Beauty. In 2014, he began performing stunts in Kpains: The Frest of Souls.

He spent 2015 landing roles in the short films Sister’s KeeperSting, and Hex, and being cast in the television series The Getaway, where he played Oliseh.

He then played roles in Out of LuckDeluded and Mrs. & Mrs. Johnson. His breakthrough role came from Falling, where he played a husband left in a coma after a tragic accident.

CAREER

Remi began his acting career in 2011 after winning the seventh season of the Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010. His first on-screen appearance was in the movie “Heavy Beauty” in 2012.

He has since appeared in numerous films and television series, including “Falling,” “Aníkúlápó,” “Tinsel,” “Lincoln’s Clan Evolution,” and “The Getaway.”

Kunle has also worked as a host for an internet TV channel, Celebville 360, and has appeared on the red carpet at several award shows.

Producing

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Sting, a short film released in 2013, was produced by Remi and screened at the Zimbabwe Film Festival.

 Later, in 2019, Lemonade was produced and distributed across multiple streaming platforms in Nigeria, including DStv and YouTube.

TV hosting

While studying at the New York Film Academy, Remi worked as a host for an internet TV channel, Celebville 360.

In 2013, he attended his first appearance reporting live at the Academy Awards nomination event in Beverly Hills, California.

 As his work on the screen expanded, his next hosting job was not until 2021. As a taskmaster, he returned to the Gulder Ultimate Search Season 12 with fellow host Toke Makinwa.

 The following year, he had the opportunity to be the green carpet host of the 2022 Glo Dance Battle of the Year with Moet Abebe.

He also had a judging role in Dance Naija Dance by Zee World alongside Sashin Kandhaj, Kenneth Agabata, Uraysha Ramrachia and hosts Daniel K. Daniel and Pelumi Busari. Starting 6 August, the show ran every Saturday and Sunday for 10 weeks.

Later that same year, on 3 and 4 November 2022, Remi anchored the Woman in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) Africa where author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi was a keynote speaker.

Remi then appeared on 23 November as the moderator at the Sterling Leadership Series: Born in Blackness, where the series interviewed journalist and author Howard French.

Then to the Culturati, the largest art and cultural event in Nigeria, where they partnered with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) – Solution17 to create the “Lagos Green Economy in Arts and Culture.”

 The 27 November 2022, event was hosted by Remi, Osas Ighodaro, Bianca Ugowanne, and Princess Marinay.

By 21 December, Remi went back to the creative side and hosted the Fuze Talent Hunt.

Produced by Stanbic IBTC Holdings Pension Managers Limited, the talent hunt sought out “indigenous talents and help them explore their creativity and business prowess through the initiative.”

Modelling

Remi began his modeling career with ISIS models at the age of 24. He has since been featured in ad campaigns for brands like Airtel (formerly Zain), ARISE Magazine, DStv, MTN Nigeria, The Reele Magazine, and Diamond Bank (now Access Bank)

PERSONAL LIFE

Remi married his wife, Tiwi, Femi Otedola’s niece, in January 2024. The couple is enjoying their newlywed life, with no children yet.

Kunle has spoken publicly about his struggles with depression and has used his platform to raise awareness about mental health issues.

FILMOGRAPHY

Here are some of Remi’s most notable films and television series:

– “Heavy Beauty” (2012)
– “Falling” (2015)
– “Aníkúlápó” (2022)
– “Tinsel” (2016-2017)
– “Lincoln’s Clan Evolution” (2016)
– “The Getaway” (2014)
– “Forbidden” (2018)
– “Deserted” (2022)

Future projects

Remi is co-founder of 1810 Empire Studios, founded in 2012 and previously listed as The 7th Media Entertainment.

Their three verticals, 1810 management, 1810 Studios, and 1810 Impact, all have projects in the works.

 1810 Studios has two feature films currently active – a limited series on love chronicles with the youth demographic and a talk-variety show. 1810 Impact looks to help those in need.

Remi is the founder of Men Against Rape and Violence (MARV), a social imperative bringing awareness of the impact sexual assault has on men, women, and youth through visual stories

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result  
2019 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor – English Nominated  
2020 Best Kiss in a movie Won  
2022 Yoruba Movie Gist Awards Best Cinema Actor Won
2023 Cine Paris Film Festival Best Actor in a Feature Film Won
2023 Nigeria Achievers Awards 2023 Nollywood Best Lead Actor Won
2023 AFRICON 2023 African Excellence for outstanding achievement in the field of Media & Entertainment Won
2023 Scream All Youth Award 2023 Best Actor in a Lead Role – Anikulapo Won
2023 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) 2023 Best Actor – Flaws Won
2023 African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2023 Globe Award Honoree – Anikulapo Won
2024 Silverbird Man of the Year 2023 Nollywood Trailblazer Won


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