Bolaji Amusan (born on 15th October 1966) is a 55-year-old Nigerian comic actor, filmmaker, producer, and director best known for his persona, Mr. Latin. Some of his best and most famous movies are 50-50, Faworaja, Ebun Igbeyawo, and Mr. President.
Amusan is one of the most sought-after comedians in Nigeria who knows how best to make his listeners reel in laughter. Alongside his comedy career, the Osun State native is also an actor and has featured in a number of Nollywood blockbusters. He has become a very influential comedy actor in the Nigerian Yoruba film industry.
Bolaji Amusan was Born 55 Years Ago
Bolaji Amusan was born on the 15th day of October 1966, which makes him 55 years old currently. He is a native of Gbogan in Aiyedaade Local Government Area of Osun State, the southern part of Nigeria. He also spent his early life and received his basic and secondary education in his hometown.
After secondary school, Bolaji enrolled at the National Open University of Nigeria and studied Peace and Conflict Resolution. The actor once said that he could have studied an entertainment-related course if he had been well-briefed. Meanwhile, reports have it that Bolaji is currently enrolled in a University in the United Kingdom.
Why is Bolaji Amusan Called Mr. Latin?
Bolaji Amusan started going by the name Mr. Latin after he acted in the 1993 film titled 50-50, produced by Akin Ogungbe. On the set of the movie, Bolaji spoke French, and Akin Ogungbe mistook it for Latin.
Generally for Akin, Bolaji simply speaks a bit of French language mixed with Latin when on set because that was exactly how they sound in his ears. Since then, Bolaji took up Mr. Latin as his stage name.
Bolaji is an Established Comedy Actor in the Nigerian Movie Industry
Bolaji Amusan has been consistently active in the Nigerian entertainment scene since 1988. He started acting in the same year but began his comedy career in 1991. Mr. Latin has since become one of the most creative and longest-established actors in the Yoruba movie industry. Furthermore, Bolaji is the CEO of Mr. Latin TV, a TV program that is all about entertainment.
In 1989, he became part of the professional association, Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, now known as Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN). He is currently the director of business and organization in TAMPAN.
In March 2022, Bolaji bagged an award at the Crescent University 16th Founders day. He shared the news on his Instagram by posting a photo of himself holding the award and expressed how excited and honored he was to be the recipient. Also, he won a special recognition award at City People Movies Awards.
All these recognitions are the results of his successes as well as the positive impact he has made on the growth of entertainment in Nigeria. Bolaji has featured in numerous movies, most of which are comedies, and his exceptional acting skills and long years in Nollywood have earned him a good spot in the industry. He acts both in English and Yoruba Languages.
Some of Bolaji Amusan’s movies are
- Talo n gbemu
- Eegun Mogaji
- Òfin mósè
- Mr President
- Ile Itura
- Aweni Baku
- Ebun Igbeyawo
- Baba Insurance
- Ise onise
- Baba Gomina
- Nnkan Olomoba
Bolaji Amusan is also a movie producer. He has successfully produced about 40 Nollywood movies. He made his first production in 1996 with the movie Ebun Igbeyawo. Meanwhile, reports have it that most of the actors’ movies are being written by his wife.
Bolaji Amusan is Married to Ronke Amusan, and Their Marriage Produced Two Children
Nigerian comedy actor Bolaji Amusan has been married to his wife Ronke Amusan for more than two decades. The couple tied the knot in 1999, and their marriage is blessed with two lovely children; a boy and a girl. Nothing much is known about his children. His wife and children are based in Durban, South Africa, so the actor shuffles between Nigeria, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, where he is receiving his education.