Comic actor, Olaniyi Afonja Sanyeri has celebrated his 40th birthday in style. The Yoruba actor threw himself a wonderful birthday party at an event in Ibadan.
The event was graced by his colleagues, family and friends.
Notable faces spotted at the event include Odunlade Adekola, Afeez Eniola, Kunle Afod, Adebayo Tijani, Saheed Osupa, Muyiwa Ademola, Ojopagogo, Moji Afolayan and many others.
Below are photos from the celebrity-jammed birthday party.
Sanyeri is married to Omolara and the couple have been together for 11 years now. In an interview, he spoke of how he met her and what attracted him to her.
”I met her in 2004 when I want to screen my movie, Okan Emi, at the National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos. She came there to have a good time. I sighted her and her friend from afar. I walked up to her friend and told her I liked her friend but she said I should tell her myself. So I went to her and told her I would want us to get closer but she replied that was it because I just shot a movie that made me think I could ask her out. Afterwards, she walked away. After that day, I saw her about a month later and I requested for her number. Even then, it took me a while to convince her to date me.”
On what attracted him to her:
”People always have an idea of the kind of person they would like to marry. Since my childhood, I had made up my mind that I would marry someone who is taller than me, so that our children would be of good height. So her stature was the first thing that attracted me to her. In the course of dating, I discovered that she is a nice person and we understood each other well. That convinced me that she was a good wife material.”
- Tags: Olaniyi Afonja Sanyeri