Samuel Ajibola is a Nigerian actor, model, and event compere who has been on television and in films. His most well-known roles include his appearance as a child actor in the Opa Williams-directed film Tears for Love and his portrayal of “Spiff” in the Africa Magic television series The Johnsons. Ajibola is also well-known for being the first Nigerian child actor to win the award for Best Kid Actor three years in a row, a distinction that he has to this day. His performance in the M-Net comedy series The Johnsons earned him the AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award) for best actor on March 4, 2017.
Profile Summary of Samuel Ajibola
|Occupation||Actor, Model, Events Compere, Entrepreneur|
|Years active||1995 – 2003, 2009 – present|
|Known for||The Johnsons|
Samuel Ajibola Early Life
Ajibola was born in the city of Mazamaza in the state of Lagos. The first of four children born to Commander Lanre Ajibola and Mrs. Irene Ajibola, he is the eldest of the four. He is of Yoruba ethnicity and is originally from the state of Ekiti. Three years later, in 1995, Ajibola made his acting debut in the Opa Williams-directed film Tears for Love, at the age of six.
He was cast in the role when he made an impression on his aunt, Moyinoluwa Odutayo, who is also an actress, during a performance at his church. Afterward, he appeared in a number of other feature films, including Without Love, Shame, Eye-witness, Onome II, Conspiracy, Street Kids, and Day of Reckoning, in which he also played a child actor. The year 2003 marked the end of his high school education and the beginning of his degree in Political Science at the University of Lagos, following which he participated in the National Youth Service program. He also holds an acting degree from Amaka Igwe’s Centre for Excellence in Film and Media Studies, which he received from Amaka Igwe.
Samuel Ajibola Career
As part of the Teco Benson-produced and directed film, The Fake Prophet, in which he co-starred with Grace Amah, Ajibola made his acting come back in 2009. Shuga, a television series created by MTV Base, had him as a guest star in 2013. He has also appeared in several Nigerian box office films, including Last Flight to Abuja, in which he co-starred with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, The Antique, in which he co-starred with Kiki Omeili, Judith Audu, and Gloria Young, and The Antique, in which he co-starred with Kiki Omeili, Judith Audu, and Gloria Young. As of 2016, he had appeared in four seasons of the television series The Johnsons, which was produced by Africa Magic and starred Spiff as the title character. He also had a role in the 2018 film Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, in which he played a Yoruba demon.
Ajibola made his production debut with the publication of his online series “Dele Issues” on March 10, 2017, which marked the beginning of his career in the entertainment industry.
Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria, appeared on the web series in October 2017.
Samuel Ajibola Marriage
Samuel Ajibola is married to his fiancée, Sandra Adanna. The white wedding took place on Saturday, December 19, 2020, in Lekki, Lagos State. Their traditional wedding took place in Awka, Anambra State, the hometown of the bride on January 6, 2020, and the couple was joined by their loved ones and family. In attendance at their wedding ceremony were a host of Nigerian celebrities and co-stars from The Johnsons.
Samuel Ajibola disclosed how he met his wife via a series of posts on his Twitter page. The Johnsons star flooded the timeline with pictures of his wedding and he and his wife together.
He then wrote that his wife, Sandra was his class captain in primary school and always wrote his name on the list of noisemakers but now they are happily married.
He added that she has brought a better man out of him, using his TV character to refer to himself.
He finally wrote that he will be her defender and love her forever.
Samuel Ajibola Net Worth
Current statistics estimate the famous actor’s net worth at over $300,000, making him one of the wealthiest and most influential performers in Nigeria, according to Online Sources. Furthermore, he has a large following on social media, with over half a million followers on his official Instagram account and Facebook page, among other platforms.
Samuel Ajibola Awards and Recognitions
Ajibola received the award for Best Kid Actor at the Rhema Awards in 1996 for his role in the film Eye-Witness. He went on to win the award for Best Kid Actor at the Reel Awards in 1997 and 1998 for his roles in the films Onome II and Day of Reckoning. In 2014, he received the In-Short Movie Awards’ Best Actor Award, which he accepted.
In March 2017, Ajibola received the 2017 AMVCA Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his performance.
In addition, Ajibola received the 2017 City People Awards’ Comic Actor of the Year Award, which was presented in October of that year.
|1996||Rhema Awards||Best Kid Actor (Eye-Witness)||Won|
|1997||Reel Awards||Best Kid Actor (Onome II)||Won|
|1998||Reel Awards||Best Kid Actor (Day of Reckoning)||Won|
|2014||In-Short Movie Awards||Best Actor (Sun Eje)||Won|
|2016||Nigerian Reliable Iconic Awards||Best Actor in a Comedy (The Johnsons)||Won|
|2017||AMVCA||Best Actor in a Comedy (The Johnsons)||Won|
|2017||City People Entertainment Awards||Comic Actor of the Year (The Johnsons)||Won|
Samuel Ajibola Movies
|1996||Tears for Love||Feature Film featuring Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Produced and Directed by Opa Williams|
|1996||Without Love||Feature Film featuring Hilda Dokubo|
|1997||Onome II||Feature Film|
|1998||Day of Reckoning||Feature Film|
|1998||Conspiracy||Feature Film; Directed by Ndubuisi Okoh, featuring Onyeka Onwenu|
|1999||Street Kids||Feature Film|
|2009||And Ike Dies Slowly||Feature Film|
|2009||Fried Beans||Feature Film featuring Chiwetalu Agu, Ngozi Nwosu, and Chinedu Ikedieze|
|2009||Hiding Place||Feature Film featuring Paul Obazele|
|2009||The Fake Prophet||Feature Film directed by Teco Benson|
|2010||Jealousy||Feature Film; featuring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Rachel Oniga and Emeka Ike|
|2012||Last Flight to Abuja||Feature Film; Directed by Obi Emelonye, featuring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde|
|2013||Small Moving Parts||Feature Film|
|2015||The Antique||Feature Film featuring Judith Audu, Kiki Omeili, Akpororo|
|2019||The Call||Feature film featuring Woli Arole|
Samuel Ajibola Short films
|2014||Don’t Conceive||Short Film, currently on YouTube|
|2014||Sun Eje||Short Film, won the In Short Movie Award for Best Actor|
Samuel Ajibola Television Roles
|2013||Shuga (TV Series)||MTV Base television Series|
|2013||Keeping it Real||TV Series|
|2016||Ella’s Paradise||TV Series|
|2012–present||The Johnsons||Africa Magic TV Series|