Femi Adebayo excited joining Emmy Awards academy

An actor and filmmaker, Femi Adebayo, has been selected to join the International Academy of Television Arts, and Sciences, a non-profit, membership organisation, based in New York City, United States of America.

The prestigious academy organises the internationally acclaimed International Emmy Awards, a platform that acknowledges excellence in the television industry on a global scale.

A statement sent to Saturday Beats reads in part, “In a momentous stride for the Nigerian film industry, celebrated actor and filmmaker, Femi Adebayo, has been welcomed into the esteemed fold of the International Academy of Television Arts, and Sciences.

“The International Emmy Awards, organised by the International Academy of Television, Arts, and Sciences, stands as a beacon of excellence in recognising outstanding television programming produced outside the United States, and Adebayo’s induction onto this international platform serves as an inspiration for aspiring actors and filmmakers across Africa.

“Also, this achievement does not only mark a personal triumph for Adebayo but also underscores the growing influence and impact of African cinema on the global entertainment landscape. It is also a resounding testament to his remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment, particularly his stellar performances in the movies— ‘King of Thieves’, and ‘Jagun Jagun’.

Adebayo, who is a son to veteran actor, Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), has often been commended for his versatility and compelling on-screen presence, as well as his ability to breathe life into diverse characters and tell captivating stories.

‘King of Thieves’, which was released in 2022, was said to have grossed N320,805,150; making it one of the most successful movies of that year.