Olaniyi Afonja Sanyeri Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth

Sanyeri Biography

Popular actor, Sanyeri was born on 14 October 1974 in Oyo State. He is famously for his comedic roles in movies. The actor came from a humble background as his father was a carpenter while his mother was a petty trader.

Early Life & Education

Olaniyi Mikail Afonja was born in Oyo State in the year 14 October 1974 as the first child of his parents, Olaniyi had his formal education at St. Michael Primary School, Oke-Ibo, Oyo State and later went to Durbar Grammar School, Oyo Town, Oyo State where he completed his secondary school education.


Before Sanyeri ventured into professional acting, he was a cobbler (shoemaker) within the Idumota axis of Lagos state. He went about the streets hitting his wooden shoemaking box advertising his services. He mends and polished shoes for a living.

Sanyeri began his professional career in 1992 after moving down to Lagos with his friend, Adekola Tijani popularly known by his stage name, Kamilu Compo. He was a member of a theatre group together with where he was trained by the late Oluseyi Adeoye. 
Initially, he landed minor roles which later transcend to featuring in bigger roles in Yoruba Movies. He is an exceptional talent when it comes to comic roles in movies.
While hustling, Sanyeri was mocked by his counterparts because of his stature and tribal marks. A friend advised him to seek other roles like editing where he would not be seen on screen. This did not deter him from continuing to strive forward with passion.


48 years old Born14 October 1974

Net Worth

Olaniyi Afonja is one of the richest actor in Yoruba Nollywoo, his net worth is not accurate but estimated to be $300,000

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