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Anthony Oseyemi


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Full/Real Name: Anthony Oluwakayode Oseyemi
Known As: Anthony Oseyemi
Birth Date: Monday, January 17, 1977
Gender: Male

Actor Biography

Anthony Oseyemi is a South African actor, writer, musician and producer of Nigerian descent who was born and raised in the United Kingdom and subsequently relocated to South Africa.

In 2006 he was selected as the host of the first ever Survivor: Africa, the television reality competition based on the US Survivor format.

He had a starring role in the e.tv drama series Shooting Stars from 2007-2010.

Fluent in both English and Yoruba Anthony completed his post graduate studies in the UK before relocating to Africa and is currently based in South Africa.

Anthony received his honours degree in Performing Arts from the University of North London and went on to guest roles in various UK TV shows including BBC's medical drama Holby City (2005) and ITV's The Bill (2003).

He had a recurring role in the 2002/2003 series Is Harry On The Boat? and in 2005 he played a guest role on the Channel 4 comedy series Coming Up, in the episode entitled "Viva Liberty" (Season 3, Episode 7).

In 2007 he played the role of Goodman in the made-for-TV movies Mein Traum von Afrika and Mein Herz in Afrika and played a minor role in the 2007 feature film Flood.

In 2008 he was the presenter of the short-lived reality modeling competition Model Million$ that premiered on SABC3 on 1 October 2008. On 10 November 2008 SABC3 announced that the series had been cancelled as a result of lack of funds.

In 2012 he starred in an episode of the e.tv anthology series Mzansi Love: Ekasi Style entitled "Something's Cooking", based on the Nollybook novel Recipe for Love by Charleen Naidoo.

He also starred as Nigerian expert on all things paranormal, voodoo man Solomon Onyegu, in the SABC1 science fiction television series Room 9, from 2012-2013.

Actor Trivia

TVSA Interview: Steaming It Up With Survivor Africa's Anthony Oseyemi

Anthony auditioned for the role of hosting Survivor South Africa and was cast in Survivor Africa instead.

He went on a rigorous detox diet and gymned every day for a month before filming for Survivor started.

He used to run a production company in the UK and also hosted and performed in talent contests at London's 291, Hackney Road - a club and bar venue showcasing experimental and underground artists.

Quick Q&A

5ft, 8in

Star Sign

Favourite Movies
Usual Suspects, He Got Game, Malcolm X and The Matrix

Favourite Actors/Actresses
Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman and Meryl Streep

Favourite Musician/singer
Marvin Gaye

Role Model
Bob Marley

Favourite Foods
Chicken and lamb

Favourite TV Program

What makes you happy
Experiencing life, achieving my goals

Life is once!

Single or Married
In a relationship
Character Show
Shy Jacob's Cross - Season 4
Daniel Akila Mzansi Love: Kasi Style - Season 1
Solomon Onyegu Room 9 - Season 1
Duke Opara Shooting Stars - Season 1
Duke Opara Shooting Stars - Season 2
Duke Opara Shooting Stars - Season 3
Immigration Official Silent Witness - Season 13
Waabri Strike Back - Season 2
Host - Himself Survivor Africa: Panama - Season 1
Presenter/Narrator The Model Million$ - Season 1
Hotel Manager The Philanthropist - Season 1
Pastor Antonia Adunola Traffic! - Season 1

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