Actor Deyemi Okanlawon has been named the highest-grossing actor of 2021 beating his colleagues such as Richard Mofe-damijo, AY Comedian, Lateef Adedimeji, Osita Iheme and others.
According to the list compiled by the Nigerian Box Office for 2021, the actor is the highest paid actor of the year.
This is the second time Deyemi Okanlawon has earned the position in two consecutive years.
Celebrating his latest achievement in an Instagram post on Friday, the movie star said the only sweeter thing than being listed as the highest-grossing actor is earning the position twice and starring in movies with over one billion Naira box office revenue.
Deyemi also said he does not take credit for the achievement, he thank God, the producers, directors, writers, management, and fans.
“Just like Jim Carrey said… the only thing sweeter than being listed as the highest grossing actor… is being the 2 time highest grossing actor starring in movies with over N1bn in Box Office revenue in 2 yrs!
“But I really can’t take the credit for this… I thank God, thank my producers and directors, writers, my fellow cast and super crew members, my management team and all my amazing fans,” he said.
Osita Iheme emerged as number two while RMD and AY placed second and third.
The rest include Kunle Remi, Lateef Adedimeji, Bovi, Chinedu Ikedieze and Mr Macaroni.