David Babafemi Mauton Osunkoya (born May 14, 1970), addressed officially as Chief Femi Branch, is a gifted Nigerian actor, filmmaker, and television.
Celebrated for his multifaceted ability and delivery, he is one of the few respected figures in the Nollywood industry.
He is famous for his roles in movies like Undying (2021), Melody of Life (2004), and A Place in the Stars (2014).
Femi Branch Biography
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||David Babafemi Mauton Osunkoya|
|Stage Name:||Chief Femi Branch|
|Born:||14 May 1970 (age 51 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Sagamu, Ogun, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Ogun State|
|Parents:||Otunba Gbolade, Modupe Osunkoya|
|Wife • Spouse:||Ibitola Owosanoye Branch|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Nuella Branch, Nathan Branch|
|Occupation:||Actor • Filmmaker|
|Net Worth:||US$1 Million – US$8 million|
Early Life & Education
Femi Branch was born in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria, on May 14th, 1970. His parents are Otunba Gbolade and Chief Mrs. Modupe Osunkoya of Odosenbora Town in Ijebu North-East local government area of Ogun State.
While growing up in Sagamu, Femi Branch‘s parents were teachers in the city. He attended Satellite Town Primary School in Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria, and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
After completing his primary school education, Femi Branch proceeded to Air Force Secondary School in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State, and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his secondary school education, he proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts.
Femi Branch began his career at Obafemi Awolowo University in 1991, the same year he featured in a Yoruba stage play titled Eniyan.
He was later featured in a movie titled Orisun (meaning: Origin) produced by members of staff of Obafemi Awolowo University.
Still, his first television appearance was in 2003 in an MTN Group television commercial titled “Dance with Me”.
Femi Branch was famous for the role of “Oscar” he played in a Nigerian soap opera titled Domino. He has since starred in over a hundred Nigerian films, a few of which he produced and directed.
Some of his movie credits include The Triangle, Senseless, Orirun, Away from Home, Twisted, The Italian Job, Akandun, Iwalewa, Omotara Johnson 3, Teni Benson, Akuko Ija, Arungun Omo, Abela Pupa, Oju Odeda, Obirin Ale, Omonikara, Ofin Mose, Maku, Eni Ija Oba, Elebute, A place in The Stars, Fallen Angel, One Good Man, Out of luck amongst others.
His Television credits include Domino, Behind the Siege, Blaze of Glory, Emerald, This Life, Needle’s Eye, Wives and Concubines, So wrong So Wright, and currently Desperate Housewives Africa.
Femi Branch was married to Ibitola Owosanoye Branch. Their marriage is blessed with two beautiful kids, Nuella Branch and Nathan Branch.
In March 2018, he showed off his new wife at his installation as the Jagun Asa of Edeland. The actor was crowned Jagun by the Timi of Edeland, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, Laminisa I. This means that he is a chief/king.
In 2015, Femi Branch was charged to court for allegedly issuing a dud check of 1.5million naira to De Santo Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos.
Awards & Recognitions
Femi Branch has received several awards, including;
- City People Movie Special Recognition Awards
- Ambassador of Obafemi Awolowo University Awards
- Actor of the Year Award at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Ogun State
- Special Recognition Awards at the University of Ilorin
- African Youth Council Special Recognition Awards.
- Love is War
- Out of Luck
- A Place in the Stars
- New Money
- Place in the Stars Young Pa Dakim (2014)
- Melody of Life Writer (2004)
- Out of Luck Innocent (2015)
- Love Is War Chudi (2019)
- The Women (2017)
- Tesho The Crossover (2016)
- Out Of Luck
- Ogbon (Thirty)
- Bobby’s Ransom
- Enemy Call (2018)
- One hour (wakati kan) (2018)
- Actor. What Happened at St James (2021)
- Doctor Lanre Doctor Jude (2021)
- Keva (2021)
- Hustle (2021)
- Desperate Wives
Femi Branch’s net worth or net income is estimated to be US$1 million – US$8 million. He has made such an amount of wealth from his primary career as an actor.
- Instagram: @chief_femibranch
- Twitter: @femibranch