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Citypeople Celebrates Nollywood UK Actress/Producer, Kemi Salami


This is the story of Kemi Salami, a popular actress/producer based in the United Kingdom.

Kemi Salami, popularly called  Kemsal was born in Lagos.


Kemi who lives in London with her family is the Producer of The Wish, which is currently showing on African Magic (DSTV) ,featuring Lateef Adedimeji, Sola Kosoko Abina, Taiwo Hasan a.k.a.Ogogo, Lanre Hasan (Iya Awero), Rykardo Agbor,and directed by  Yemi Amodu.


Kemi has also produced the cinema movie titled, Forever Mine ,which featured Femi Adebayo, Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande, Joseph Momodu, Adebimpe Oyebade aka Mobimpe and many more.The movie is directed by Doyin Amodu.


Kemi is a graduate of Insurance from Ibadan Polytechnic,in Oyo State.


Kemi is an Administrator, entrepreneur, an actor and a Movie Producer.

Kemsal started her acting career in the early 90s with the likes of Desmond Elliot, Ramsay Noah, Segun Arinze,Ifeoma Okeke, Cossy Orjiakor and others.


Her latest movie, Forever Mine, which has 4 nominations, will soon be shown on Netflix.

A few days back, she told Citypeople her success story. Below are excerpts.


Please introduce yourself to us and what you do for a living?


My name is Kemi Salami. I am popularly known as Kemsal. I studied and possess HND in Insurance from the Polytechnic of Ibadan, Oyo State. In search of greener pasture, I moved to London where I went further to study and obtain certificates in professional acting courses, and Health and Social care from Barking College in London.

I have produced very thrilling movies like, The Wish, that featured Lateef Adedimeji, Sola Kosoko-Abina, Taiwo Hasan aka Ogogo, Lanre Hasan (Iya Awero), Rykardo Agbor and directed by our own Yemi Amodu.


I  have also produced a film titled Forever Mine, which is due to debut on NETFLIX. It was also accepted and recently screened across the cinemas in Nigeria because of its technical and and artistic qualities.

 It featured Femi Adebayo, Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande, Joseph Momodu, Adebimpe Oyebade aka Mobimpe and many more. The movie was directed by Doyin Amodu, a First Class Graduate of Film Practice from London South Bank University.


Professionally, I am a member of TAMPAN, TAMPAN Guild of Producers and the Treasurer of United Kindom Chapter of TAMPAN.


How did acting start for you?

My passion for the entertainment started at a very young age when I joined the Junior TV Club with Channel 8 which is now know as Lagos Television. The programme was sponsored by 7up. It was fun back then that was when I decided I wanted to be in the industry.


You have been acting now for how long?


I joined late Remilekun Lawanson Theatre Group as a child actor and started acting professionally at NTA Children’s Program, Tales by Moonlight. I featured in some movies like Rituals the movie, Borderline, Night Out etc before I moved to UK.

At the moment I am focusing on producing.


How challenging has it been sustaining your interest in acting abroad?


As we all know that the Acting Industry in the Diasporas lacks recognition both from the audience and colleagues back home (Nigeria), but we are trying our best to put ourselves forward in the industry.


However, TAMPAN as an association has given her members in Diaspora the opportunity to collaborate with their Nigerian counterparts.

My next project is still cooking and hopefully will be shot in UK, Nigeria and South Africa.

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