Samuel Ajibola “Spiff” Biography and Net Worth

Samuel Ajibola is a famous Nigerian film and television actor, model, events planner, comedian, entrepreneur and a television personality. He is best known for his role as a child-actor in the Opa Williams directed movie Tears for Love, as well as his role as “Spiff” in the Africa Magic TV series The Johnsons. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well, and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

Samuel Ajibola is also famous for being the first Nigerian child actor to win the award for Best Kid Actor for three years in a row. On 4th March, 2017 he won the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actor in an M-net comedy series The Johnsons. Samuel Ajibola was born in Mazamaza, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

He is the first child in a family of four children. His parents’ names are Commander Lanre Ajibola and Mrs. Irene Ajibola. He is of Yoruba descent and hails from Ekiti State in the south western part of Nigeria. Samuel Ajibola began his acting career in 1995 at the age of 6 years old in the Opa Williams directed movie, Tears for Love. He got the role, after he had impressed his aunt, Moyinoluwa Odutayo, who is also an actress, during a stage play at Church. He went on to feature as a child actor in other feature films including Without Love, Shame, Eye-witness, Onome II, Conspiracy, Street kids and Day of Reckoning and many more.

In 2003, he took a break from acting to finish his high school education. After completing his secondary school education, Samuel Ajibola proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. After which he performed his National Youth Service programme (NYSC). After completing his university education, Samuel Ajibola acquired a degree in acting from Amaka Igwe’s Centre for Excellence in Film and Media Studies.

In 2009, Samuel Ajibola made a return to acting in the Teco Benson produced and directed movie “The Fake Prophet” alongside with Grace Amah. In 2013, he featured in the MTV Base produced television series “Shuga”. He has also featured in several Nigerian box office movies including Last Flight to Abuja, with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and The Antigue alongside with Kiki Omeili, Judith Audu and Gloria Young. As of 2016, he had played the role of Spiff, a comic character in the Africa Magic produced television series The Johnsons for four seasons which has earned him a prestige and global recognition.

Samuel Ajibola made his production debut with the release of his web series “Dele Issues” on 10th March 2017. In October 2017, he featured former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on the web series. In 1996, Samuel Ajibola won the award for Best Kid Actor at the Rhema Awards for his role in the movie Eye-Witness. He also won the award for Best Kid Actor at the 1997 and 1998 Reel Awards for the movies Onome II and Day of Reckoning respectively. In 2014, he won the award for Best Actor at the In-Short Movie Awards.

In March 2017, Samuel Ajibola won the Best Actor in a Comedy Award at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Samuel Ajibola also won the Comic Actor of the Year Award at the 2017 City People Awards in October 2017 for his role as Spiff in the Africa Magic produced television series The Johnson which is currently trending on television since 2016 till date. In 2016, he won the Best Actor in a Comedy (The Johnsons) at the Nigerian Reliable Iconic Awards.

Samuel Ajibola has starred in movies like Tears for Love, Without Love, Eye-Witness, Day of Reckoning, Conspiracy, Street Kids, The Fake Prophet, Onome, The Johnsons and many more. Samuel Ajibola is currently married to a beautiful young lady and the wedding ceremony was a first class Nollywood celebrity wedding attended by top Nollywood personality and public figures from the Nigerian entertainment industry. Samuel Ajibola has been described as one of the best comic actor in Nigeria who has carved a niche for himself in the make-belief industry and currently trending as one of the best comic actor in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. Aside from acting, Samuel Ajibola is also a model, an entrepreneur and an event planner.

Samuel Ajibola currently has an estimated net worth of over $300,000, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with over half a million followers on his official Instagram account and Facebook page. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Comic Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Samuel Ajibola is also considered as one of the best box office grossing actor. He is also considered as one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria and also one of the best performing actors in Nigeria. Samuel Ajibola is indeed a great character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood.

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