Dayo Amusa Biography
Dayo Amusa is a Nigerian actress, singer and business woman. She was born on July 20, 1984 in Lagos as the first child in a family of five. Her mother hails from Ogun state while her father hails from Lagos.
Dayo Amusa Age
She was born on July 20, 1984 in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. She is 34 years old as of 2018.
Dayo Amusa Family
Dayo is the daughter of Mrs. Abiola Amusa, her mother is a business woman who hails from Ogun State while her father name is Mr. Kolawole Rasheed Amusa, he is a retired Engineer who hails from Lagos State, both in the south western part of Nigeria.
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She said in an interview with Channels TV, ‘I only asked a simple question. Is it a must for everyone to get married? ‘Even the bible said he that finds a wife finds a good thing, it didn’t say all, a lot of people feel that once you attain a certain age, you have to be married, it takes two to tango.’
She added, ‘I don’t see marriage as a supermarket which you want to jump into for window shopping and then when you feel the mall is boring, you come out of it, why go into it the first place?’
Dayo Amusa Daughter
Dayo shows off her grown up daughter for the first time.
Dayo Amusa Twin Sister
Dayo Amusa Education
She studied at Kenny-Tee Private School in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. After completing her primary school education, Dayo attended Mayflower School, Ikene and completed her secondary school education at Mamak Secondary School in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.
Dayo Technology at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria and obtained a National Diploma (OND).
Dayo Amusa Career
Dayo Amusa is one of the most popular actresses both in Nollywood and Yoruba movies. Dayo Amusa joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2002 and started featuring in Nollywood movies. Although she acts mostly in Yoruba language films of Nollywood, she has also acted in English language films.
She has acted in movies such as; Ajegbodo, Oju Awo, Ekan Soso, Oogun Mii, Dewunmi Iberu, Inu, Idaa, Aroba, Unforgivable, Pathetic, Omoniyun and many others. In 2006, Dayo started producing her own movies and focused in the production of Yoruba movies.
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Apart from acting, Dayo is also a musician. She has released several hit singles like Aye Mii, Ayemi Remix ft Oritsefemi, Alejo, Blow My Mind, Mama’s Love, Omodaddy and many others. She is currently the proprietress of PayDab Schools which has two locations in Ibadan and Lagos, both in the south western part of Nigeria.
Dayo Amusa Net Worth
She is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $700,000.
Dayo Amusa Movies
- Aroba 2
Dayo Amusa Songs – Dayo Amusa Music
- Aye mi
- I go blow my mind
Dayo Amusa Awards
- 2010 – Outstanding Performance at the Ambassador Club.
- 2011 – Outstanding Achievers Awards.
- 2013 – Award for Best Kiss in a Movie at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
- 2013 – School of Art Achievers Awards of Honour.
- 2013 – Merit Awards.
- 2014 – Award for Best Indigenous Actress at the Nollywood Movies Awards.
- 2014 – Best Crossover Act at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.
- 2014 – Diamond Special Recognition Awards.
- 2016 – Award of Excellence.
- 2017 – Nollywood Female Face of the Year at the 2017 Pink Awards.
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Dayo Amusa finally admits having a better half
Cross-over actress and producer Dayo , who celebrated her birthday during the week has finally revealed that she has a better half who has stood by her.
The actress also revealed that she never knew that she would become one of the strong faces of the movie industry till date.
“When I walked into this industry 16 years ago, I had no idea what the future has in stock for me or what was going to happen,” she said.
“I just knew I wanted to entertain. I enjoyed being listened to. Deep in my heart, I knew I wanted to touch lives. Yes! I’ve been able to do all that and I’m still doing it far more than I even imagined.
“Knowing that am still very relevant and strong in all I do in and out of the entertainment industry, I’m so grateful for all the people who came into my life and stayed despite my shortcomings and flaws, those who have stood grounds with me during the hard times, celebrations, humiliations, rejections and victories.
“I can’t but thank my family members who have loved me unconditionally and have been my strength of survival. To my number mentor @kingwasiuayindemarshal who taught me to stand for what I believe in even if nobody else does. To my fans whose love, support and criticism have made me a better person, to my better half who has heard my call, heard my cry, saw me fall, saw me get back up, saw my strength, pray for me and fight for me. I love you so deep.”
In celebration of her birthday, the actress had her friends come over for a party which she tagged ‘Slumber Party.’
Present were Eniola Badmus, Toyin Abraham, Regina Chukwu, Peggy Ovire, Sotayo and Bimbo Thomas.
Dayo Amusa Interview
You recently delved into music to the amazement of most of your fans, why did it take you this long to pursue that passion?
Dayo Amusa: I think it took me this long to showcase my musical talent because I got more attention from my acting career which has spanned over a decade. I had to embrace my acting career and make sure my foot was solid on that soil. When I realised that I was fulfilled in my acting career, I decided to give my singing career a shot. This is a talent I know I have always had and I even sing behind the camera or when I am with my friends. When I produced my movie, ‘Unforgivable,’ I did the soundtrack for it. A lot of people were amazed. The feedback I got was what made me put some seriousness into my music. I just felt it was another way to reach out to my fans.
How has the feedback been for you since you ventured into music?
Dayo Amusa: To be honest, I love it when people criticise what I do; I seriously look out for critics. To my surprise, I have not had an occasion whereby my fans would ask me why I ventured into music. There are some people that wonder why I do music but they are all entitled to their opinion. Till date, I have only been receiving positive reviews. The encouraging comments I have been getting is what has motivated me to continue doing music.
There are a lot of popular female musicians like Tiwa, Omawumi, Yemi Alade to mention a few; how do you hope to compete with them?
Dayo Amusa: I do not think I am into any competition with anyone in my field either in the music or movie sector. I try as much as possible to be at the right place at the right time while I do the right things. All the mentioned names are people that have done wonderfully well individually but the sky is so wide for all the stars to shine. I cannot be intimidated and I am not in competition with any of them because they are doing good music.
You are an actress, a singer and a proprietress of two schools. How have you been copping?
Dayo Amusa: I would say that acting and singing are both under entertainment, so I have a way of scheduling that effortlessly. Besides, my mother always says if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I do not rush into any venture; instead, I take my time and organise everything. I have a team that I work with, so it makes my tasks easy. It also helps me plan my life.
The report that I have two schools is not entirely true; the edifice I have in Ibadan is actually a fun fare garden while in Lagos, I have a crèche and not a school.
Why did you decide to go into that line of business?
Dayo Amusa: Before I ventured into the entertainment industry, I had been a businesswoman. I grew up with my mother who was a trader and I always supported her. I came into the industry in 2002 and as a young aspiring actress, I was doing some petty trade by the side with my colleagues. I would say that I was able to get money for my production outfit through my business.
Have you always been comfortable with your tribal marks?
Dayo Amusa: Yes, I have always been comfortable with the marks. In fact, if they had been more obvious than this, I would still have been comfortable with then. This is the way people have always seen me from the beginning of my career, so why shouldn’t I flaunt it.
When you were growing up, did you like the marks?
Dayo Amusa: I have never seen the marks as a problem; in fact, this is the first time my attention is being drawn towards my tribal mark.
As a plus size lady, have you always loved your physique?
Dayo Amusa: As far as I am concerned, I have always been very comfortable in my own body. I realised that fingers are not equal and everybody has their own way of thinking and they are entitled to their own opinion, so I cannot crucify anyone about how they feel about my size. However, I have always been comfortable in my skin.
Has it been easy for you getting clothes you really love despite your physique?
Dayo Amusa: It has always been easy for me to get clothes I like but there are times that you see some trendy outfits that would not fit because I am plus sized. Despite that, there are a lot of beautiful products for plus size women that would not even look good on slim girls.
Yes, I know they do. Ninety per cent of African men would go for plus size women.
Why do you think so?
Dayo Amusa: It is because we are very ‘accommodating’. I think the only reason a man would go for a slim lady is due to the ‘slay mama’ trend on social media but when men want to settle, they go for plus size women.
It seems one of your hobbies is travelling…
Dayo Amusa: Yes, I love travelling. Sometimes I travel with my mother because we are very close and I grew up with her. I am a very busy person, so these are the ways I can create time for my family.
Asides travelling, what other things catch your fancy?
Dayo Amusa: I like staying indoors; I could be an introvert sometimes.
Does it mean that you do not like partying?
Dayo Amusa: I cannot rule that out because of my job. It is important to do some appearances due to my celebrity status but apart from that, I think I am an introvert.
When was the last time you went to a club?
Dayo Amusa: About three months ago.
It was reported that you recently lost your father. How have you been faring?
Dayo Amusa: I have yet to recover from the death of my father. His death is still very fresh and we recently held the 41 days prayer.
How close were you to your father?
Dayo Amusa: We were not as close as I am with my mother but I loved him and had my time with my father.
Some people are of the opinion that being an actor is not lucrative and most jobs are done based on favours. How true is that?
Dayo Amusa: To be honest, it is true to some extent. If actors are being paid the way they should be, maybe some people who have ventured into movie production would not have made that business move. Everything boils down to the issue of piracy.
But we see your face in a lot of movies. Does it mean they hardly pay you as well?
Dayo Amusa: Gone are the days when I would go to a movie location and take care of myself with my money. I cannot remember the last time I went to a movie location and I was not well paid. I do not feature in any kind of movie and I ensure I maintain that standard. I do not believe that I have to feature in every movie, I have nothing to prove.
You have a degree in food science and technology. Is it right to assume that you love cooking?
Dayo Amusa: The course is not really about cooking but I actually love to cook.
But with your busy schedule, do you have time to visit the kitchen?
Dayo Amusa: I always find time to cook. Asides from my bedroom, my kitchen is another place I do not joke with.
What is your favourite meal?
Dayo Amusa: I am a typical African woman, so I am a lover of any African delicacy.
It was reported that since you started your career in 2002; you are worth about $700,000. How true is that?
Dayo Amusa: I am worth enough to live a very comfortable life.
Do you have a daughter?
Dayo Amusa: I do not have a daughter. I have a little sister that a lot of people assume is my daughter. She is my mother’s last child.
Why have you not cleared the air before now?
Dayo Amusa: I did not have any reason to do so. Everyone has their private life and I am not one that loves sharing hers. Anyone that assumes I have a child, I just keep mum till I am ready to talk about it.
Are you pressured by your mother to get married?
Dayo Amusa: I get such talks from my mother but I also understand that she is doing that like any other parent would but as a person, you should not feel pressured to make certain decisions because everything would still be under control.
Based on some of your posts on social media, some people feel you have something against marriage…
Dayo Amusa: I cannot crucify people for their opinion. I feel that being a single lady is not a disease and you should not be cast out because some people feel that because you attain some certain age, you ought to be married. We have a lot of people who got married at an early stage and the marriage broke up, there are some that wish that their marriages are over. For me, I always say that it is not a do or die affair.