Abayomi Alvin (born on 20th June 1993; Age: 30 years old) is a Nigerian actor, model, and content creator who became known for his role as Ebisinde in the MTV Shuga Naija series.
Alvin is a versatile entertainer. He is an Instagram comedian and influencer. The actor made his debut in Nollywood in 2014 and has since stepped up his career, diversifying in other fields of entertainment. Alvin also has numerous awards to his name. Here is all to know about the good-looking Nigerian entertainer, including his personal and love life.
Abayomi Alvin is a 30-Year-Old Nigerian Actor and Model
Born on the 20th of June 1993, Alvin is a native of Ekiti State, the southwestern part of Nigeria. He is from the Yoruba tribe. Alvin grew up in his hometown, where he also attended primary and secondary schools. There is no information available about his family background, including parents or siblings.
Abayomi Alvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State. It was immediately after he bagged his first degree that he fully took up acting as a career.
How Abayomi Alvin Grew His Entertainment Career
For Abayomi, acting has been a childhood passion. He started performing unprofessionally in his school dramas, neighborhood plays, and church dramas. He featured in a drama organized to mark the school’s end of the year party. Moreso, he decided to stir his acting skills up by enrolling in a two-months acting course organized by his church. All these efforts helped in pruning him for a better acting career.
He First Started as a Model
Notably, Alvin explored a variety of jobs before he finally settled for acting. He worked as a salesman, ran a saloon, and also dabbled in music. But more significantly, Alvin began with modeling. While in the university, Alvin picked an interest in modeling, and it was not long before he started getting opportunities to model for some top brands and designers. Alvin started modeling in 2010 and had his first model shot in 2011.
He has featured in several commercials, shot for top designers, and appeared on a good number of billboards for mega brands such as Big Brother Naija, Lumos, Globacom, Diamond Bank, MTN, Orbit Gum, Fidelity Bank, and a host of others.
Abayomi had also walked some runaway shows in the country, including ICM Fashion Show, Fashion TV Runaway Show, Music Meets Runway, African Fashion Week Nigeria, and others. In 2012, he won the years Mr. Ideal Nigeria competition.
Abayomi Alvin Ventured into Acting in 2013
Alvin made his professional entry into Nollywood in 2013. He went for a series of auditions before landing his first role in the movie Collateral War in 2014. Alvin only went to watch the production of the movie with his friend the very day he got a role to play. The film was produced by Chioma Okeke and directed by Iwuanyanwu Chuks.
Collateral War gave Alvin the privilege to share the screen with ace Nollywod stars like Yvonne Jegede, John Dumelo, and other top actors. After that, the next movie that also earned him public recognition was Calabash Banking Series, produced by Obi Emelonye. Abayomi credits his inspiration and motivation to Nollywood Thespians Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Funke Akindele, Ramsey Nouah, Denzel Washington, and Tom Hanks.
Abayomi Alvin’s Movies That Made Him Popular
Additionally, Abayomi is a scriptwriter. He was a co-writer and actor in Funke Akindele’s 2015 popular series, Jenifa’s Diary. His role in the series wherein he played Austin was simply the game changer that shot him to a different level of prominence. Since then, he has mastered his profession and become one of the highly sought-after actors in the Nigerian film industry.
Also, he wrote the hit movie, You, Me, and the Guys (that still shows on Iroko), where he acted in the role of “Spartacus.” Other movies he wrote include 30 Pieces of Silver, and the series African Beauty, among others. Abayomi currently features in the dance drama TV series, Breakout, directed by Benneth Nwankwo. The series was named the first drama TV series in Nigeria.
Alvin also admitted that MTV Shuga Naija impacted a whole lot in his career as he got massive recognition following the show, not only in Nigeria but also across the country. Abayomi’s journey and growth in his acting career have been impressive. With a career that has spanned 8 years, he has starred in numerous Nollywood highly acclaimed movies that became box office.
Multiple award winner Abayomi has been doing just well in the entertainment industry. He also posts comedy skits on his Instagram page. Apparently, his modeling and acting careers are a bit connected. After all, both the model and the actor appear in front of the camera. He noted that being a model before becoming an actor boosted his confidence as he was already used to the camera.
Abayomi’s Awards and Recognition
Abayomi Alvin has received many awards, recognition, and nominations for his successful works and contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry at large. They include:
- 2017- Maya Awards, Best Actor
- 2017- 19teen Rom Awards, Best Actor
- 2018- Ekiti State All-Stars Awards, Young Actor
- 2017- Best Of Nollywood’s Awards, Revelation Of The Year
- 2018- Nigerian Achievers Awards, Next Rated Actor
- 2018- Stream All Youth Awards, Most Promising Actor
- 2017- City People Entertainment Awards Most Promising Actor (English)
- 2018- Ekiti State Future Awards Young Actor
- 2018- Tush All Youth Awards Revelation Of The Year
- 2017- African Entertainment Legends Awards, Most Promising Actor
- 2017- Association Of English Education Student (OAU) Honorary Awards Honored
Abayomi Alvin is Currently Single
As of March 2020, when he granted an interview with The Sun, the actor cum model categorically stated that he is single. Alvin Abayomi has never been married before and does not have any children. He is one of the few celebrities that has not been embroiled in relationship controversies and speculations.
However, as a popular actor and a handsome one at that, Alvin is occasionally seen posing with girls in photos, but he has never mentioned having any one of them as a girlfriend or dating them. When he is not before the camera, he likes to hit the gym or engage in home exercise.
Alvin once mentioned that everybody “goes to the gym to gym, but he goes to the gym to be superman. Actor Abayomi is the founder and CEO of a clothing line dubbed The 37th Avenue Store.