Kunle Remi

Kunle Remi – Full Biography

Highlights:

  • An indigene of Ekiti State, born on October 18, 1988, in Benue
  • An alumnus of Sheffield University, UK
  • Winner of the Gulder Ultimate Search Season 7 in 2010
  • Chief Executive Officer of 1810 Global

Who Is Kunle Remi?

Oyekunle Opeyemi Oluwaremi, popularly known as Kunle Remi, is a seasoned Thespian in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He is a Nollywood actor, filmmaker, model, and show host.

Kunle Remi is the founder of an 1810 Global, which operates as an entertainment management and production company.

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Kunle Remi is an indigene of Ekiti State. He was born in Gboko area of Benue State, and brought up in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria.

He is the second of six children. His father, Joseph Ibukun Oluwaremi is an engineer, while his mother, Omolara Sherifat Oluwaremi owns a school.

Kunle Remi had his primary and secondary education in Ibadan. He then enrolled in Fishery and Wildlife Management at the University of Ibadan.

While studying in UI, he gained admission into Sheffield University in the UK to study Tourism and Hospitality Management. As a result, he left Nigeria to study in the UK.

After earning his first degree, he returned to Nigeria to take part in the National Youth Service Corps. in Oyo State in 2010. The following year, he traveled to the US to study acting at the New York Film Academy until 2014.

He also studied filmmaking and directing from the same school and graduated in 2015.

Career 

Kunle Remi first appeared on television as one of the participants in the seventh edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010, which he won. After winning the reality adventure show, he followed his passion and started acting and movie production.

His debut as an actor was in the movie ‘Heavy Beauty’ in 2012. He has featured in over 105 movies.

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He starred as Chike in the 2019 Nigerian heist adventure film ‘Gold Statue’, featuring Gabriel Afolayan, Sola Sobowale, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and Segun Arinze.

In 2021, he played a supporting role as Arinze in the faith-based film ‘The Wait’. That same year, he got a lead role as Adegboyega, alongside Nancy Isime in the movie ‘Unconventional’.

Kunle also has big shots with TV series and short films like Violated, Twelve Seasons, JOCA (Just One Call Away), Forbidden, Aso Ebi, Cliché and Hex.

He is best known for playing the main character in star-studded and award winning movies like Anikulapo, Playing by Heart, Ijakumo: The Born Again Stripper, Watching Over You, Wòkè, Love in the Mix, amongst others.

Kunle Remi is also the co-founder of 1810 Global, which houses 1810 Management, 1810 Studio, and 1810 Impact.

In 2022, he co-hosted the green carpet of the ‘2022 Glo Dance Battle of the Year’. In November of the same year, he moderated the Woman in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), alongside other inspiring speakers.

He is also a model for ISIS Models, a Nigerian international modeling agency.

Awards 

Kunle Remi has been nominated for several awards both locally and internationally. He was the overall winner for these six awards:

  • Best Kiss in a Movie – Best of Nollywood Awards 2020
  • Best Cinema Actor – Yoruba Movie Gist Awards 2022
  • Best Actor in a Feature Film – Cine Paris Film Festival 2023
  • Nollywood Best Lead Actor – Nigeria Achievers Awards 2023
  • African Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Media & Entertainment – AFRICON 2023
  • Best Actor in a Lead Role – Scream All Youth Award 2023

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