Monday, December 31, 2012

Rising Star: Dayo Okeniyi

Raised in Lagos Nigeria, Dayo Okeniyi, 24, began acting in the theatre at his elementary school. In 2003 Okeniyi, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the United States. His father, now retired DCG customs officer Ezekiel Okeniyi and mother Elizabeth Okeniyi now a retired British literature teacher were adamant that their children receive an education in the United States.

Okeniyi received a Bachelor's degree from Anderson University in visual communications design in 2009. After College he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue Acting his true passion. In 2012 Dayo Okeniyi landed the highly coveted role of "Thresh" the gladiatorial tribute from District 11 chosen along side his female counterpart "Rue" to fight to the death in the colossally successful motion picture franchise "The Hunger Games." Since then Okeniyi has been cast in upcoming films "The Spectacular Now" and the Ben Affleck / Justin Timberlake Starer "Runner Runner" both films are due out in 2013

59 comments:

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Good Stuff! Niaja names being heard Internationally for the good reasons, that's what should be the order of the day.

Anonymous said...

I watched Hunger games,yeaaa i remember this face,great movie..keep the flag flying,great one

Anonymous said...

I thought he was cool in hunger games!

Anonymous said...

I thought he was cool in hunger games!

sammie hoyewale said...

what a dream nutured into reality

Anonymous said...

Okay

Anonymous said...

Kip it up boy,more power to ur elbows

Anonymous said...

Wen is he landing naija?

tsutsu said...

yay for SHADOW!!!! I cannow say i know someone in hollywood.;) He deserves all thats coming to him and much more.

Olamide Morgan said...

Kisses for him.... Cute guy.

MJ said...

Handsome dude! Young star rising!

Anonymous said...

Waoh! He is such an eye candy.*winks* I see an oscar in his future. Goodluck in everything Dayo. Keep the flag flying high.

Chiichii said...

am so happy for you Moreks,Ronke and Yemi!!DAYO is doing us proud.CORRECTION :he is one and only son out of 4 children not 5.OH YEAH AM HAPPY!!

MYRAYA SPEAKS said...

1st to comment,,,Yaaaayyyy.... OMG,,,cute guy.. Jst imagining wat i wud do to dis guy behind closed doors.... *coughs*..MYRAYA SAYS SO

princessa said...

Very fine black brother, make us proud

Anonymous said...

Now that's one dark chocolate handsome brother.

Anonymous said...

LIB is a platform 4 everybody 2 air der views but when it gets 2 much it cud b BORINg , not 2 say irritating.

Anonymous said...

LIB is a platform 4 everybody 2 air der views but when it gets 2 much it cud b BORINg , not 2 say irritating.

#stevebond007

Anonymous said...

Love him! He was amazing in the hunger games.

Anonymous said...

So cute,
TM

Anonymous said...

CORRECTION, he has an elder brother and they ARE 5... Get your facts right before you start famzing.

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

@Anonymous 11:17; A platform for everyone to voice their views right? Voice yours and move on! Am I preventing you from voicing yours in any way? I wonder how on earth someone would feel irritated at someone else's comments on a blog when the comments aren't insultive or obscure. If it were so everyone acts so ignorant, the popularity of web logs (a blog) would have died out years ago.

wowzers said...

All I would like to know is is he straight and single??? fine naija nucca. That's wahts up

Anonymous said...

Oya kananyo, tade ogunde and all those our brilliant producers, here is one hot cake at your beck and call o

Anonymous said...

So u can kidnap him Abi?????? Back to sender

IYA IJO said...

TRULY HAPPY TO READ THIS NEWS END OF THE YEAR. TOO MUCH NEGATIVITY WITH NAIJA AND ITS CITIZENS THIS PAST YEAR. MAY 2013 BE MORE GOOD NEWS FOR NAIJAS. DO I HEAR UNA LOUD AMEN AND AMIN

Anonymous said...

My dear, when you start to do things in excess it spoils d intent. U won't get ur opinions valued or respected if you appear to "quick" to give it. Just saying
#stevebond007.

Anonymous said...

Lol ashewo! Kobo kobo

Anonymous said...

Myraya ur a dirty slut!!!! Venereal disease carrying whore!

Joy Okuboarere said...

It's gud to c nigerians in hollywood. Chiwetal Ejiofor, Adewale guy in Oz and GI Joe n nw ds dude. Awesome!

Effie Trinket said...

Love you, Dayo! And may the odds be ever in your favour!

Anonymous said...

Our own Denzel...Big ups G !!!

Anonymous said...

Our own Denzel...Kip doin ur own thin

Anonymous said...

Our own denzel..big ups bro

Pealie said...

She's not a slut. You just say that because you haven't heard of safe sex (CONDOM).

).( said...

am reading this post and my head is swelling, what kind of phenomena is that?

tyay said...

Awesome tins. Good job Dayo. Thanks for doing us proud.

tueh said...

Ewoooo. Kim is preggers for a dude who calls women bitches and sluts and she(his baby mama to be) is the biggest of all ashawos. Hmmm all ye lagos runs gals, there is hope for you afterall to find a succesful future husband

Anonymous said...

Prince charming do like bonario and learn to ignore those who throw jibes @ you, they'l get tired and stop.

tosin said...

cutie

Anonymous said...

Very impressive, loved him in the hunger games

Anonymous said...

D guy looks good,he's not like d odas linda posted earlier who display dia stupid,dirty-looking torso.

naijababe said...

Dayo is very talented, and very handsome.

ugo m said...

Big ups,more grease to ur elbow,pple shud learn nt to be so vulgar and abusive on dis blog.

Anonymous said...

Lmao e pain you well well. Is it your vag?

African Sweetheart said...

handsome

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Anonymous said...

Ah ahn! Prince charming stop answering dese pathetic losers! Isn't it obvious dey've complex issues? Dey are wimps, make ur contribution and move on, dey are too irrelevant to intimidate u. Carry go my brother.

Anonymous said...

I Don't care if Dayo is a carpenter but I know I lovee him already plus I tink its love @ first site and true love to be precise.... Milah type wit her BB porsche

Damochedxb said...

"Raised in Lagos Nigeria".... " After College he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue Acting, his true passion"... Some very inspiring statements.. Dreams do come true people. Haven't seen hunger games tho, but happy for this young chap. Hope he becomes more established and even surpasses the likes of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and other Nigerians doing us proud in Hollywood...

Anonymous said...

@prince charming u shd really get a life all u do is comment on each post..

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! He still looks good.His mum was ma favourite Eng/lit teacher. Girls had a crush on dayo(our very own usher)back in GSL days, including maslf. Really happy for him.

Anonymous said...

Dis guy is cute,loads of kisses

Anonymous said...

Chiichii 10:41am o ya omogo gan sha. Congratulation on having his family tree info.

Anonymous 9:34PM ok you know him from way back? So what has that thought us. Impact of your daft comment? Cheap arse.

Anonymous said...

Ok I tink am definitely goin to watch dis hunger games movie so I can see him. .nyc one. .funkyanny

Anonymous said...

Pple can famz ehn,got me ROTFL actually.He's my cousin but I dnt talk or brag about it,evrytn Linda said about him is true and he's even in Nigeria atm

Anonymous said...

Hahaha dos asking wen he is coming to nigeria he is in nigeria @ d moment! He stays in omole estate! #okbye tank me lata

Anonymous said...

Dnt mind them joooooo u are right his elder brother's name is segun married to a doctor. Dayo is presently in the country.

MYRAYA SPEAKS said...

Anon 12:46,,instead of ranting,, go nd finish learnin English,,*Venereal*...Lollllzzz...Cryin ova an act i wud neva commit wit him,,tho i wud very much luv dat..U can like to go nd lie down on d nearest Express...MYRAYA SAYS SO

Pee said...

Dayooo!, thanks for making Naija proud.