Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Nigerian actress Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi known informally as FAR born Abibat Oluwafunmilola Aofiyebi to a businesswoman and an entrepreneur father. The name FAR came after she got married and has become her signature. She is married to advertising guru Olayinka Raimi.
FAR began her stage and television career early in life with her aunt Teni Aofiyebi, a renowned theatre artist. She underwent a TV acting course in Westminster College, and the prestigious Actors Studio Buckinghamshire London. She also has a BSc in Sociology from the University of Lagos in Nigeria.
Her first shot at the big screen was in Amaka Igwe’s film Violated where she starred alongside Joke Silva, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ego Boyo and Kunle Bamtefa. The movie saw her first nomination for a THEMA best upcoming actress award in 1996 for her role and also earned her a lead character in Keeping Faith, by Nigerian director Steve Gukas. FAR was also nominated for an AMMA best supporting actress award for the movie “The Figurine” directed by acclaimed Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan.
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She has featured on drama shows like Doctors Quarters, Solitaire, Palace and the popular M-net TV show Tinsel, playing Brenda. FAR has also acted on stage too, performing in plays such as Sing That Old Song For Me, The Mansion written by Rasheed Badamusi, and also The Vagina Monologues.
In 2007, FAR won in a dance reality show called Celebrity Takes 2. She also did a radio show called Touch of Spice for 14 years (started in August 1999).
Most recently, in 2014, FAR co-stars with international British-Nigerian actor Wale Ojo. She also starred in the movies; Grey Dawn (2015) and Entreat (2016).
Aside from acting, FAR also runs an entertainment blog www.iamfar.com,where she airs her thoughts and opinions on issues about the entertainments industry.