Dayo Okeniyi took some time to do an interview with Jaguda.com about his acting, his schooling and his rapping. Here’s a little of the interview:
Ogagus: Compliments of the season bro. Many of us have seen Hunger Games but never guessed that you were Nigerian, can you give me a crash course about your growing up and when did you move to Indiana?
Dayo Okeniyi: My mother is Kenyan and father Nigerian and I grew up in Lagos even though I’m from Oyo State. I loved growing up in Lagos Nigeria, but I ended moving to the States in 2003 for academic reasons.
Ogagus: When you were growing up, did you ever imagine yourself as an actor or think about taking acting as a serious career?
Dayo Okeniyi: Absolutely yes… but in my final year in university, I decided to make that dream a reality.
Ogagus: You have a bachelor degree in Visual Communications, but did it help define your career path?
Dayo Okeniyi: Going to university and getting a degree was me setting up a plan B in case acting didn’t work out. In fact, my design degree helped pay the bills when I got to L.A before I became a full time actor.
Ogagus: I know that you will be appearing on ‘The Spectacular Now’ but are there any other future projects we should be looking out for?
Dayo Okeniyi: Yes, I have a little role in a movie called ‘Runner Runner’ coming out later this year which stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. I also have another movie called ‘Cavemen’ starring Chad Michael-Murray and Camilla Belle.
Read the rest of the interview HERE.