Niyi Akinmolayan was born on 3 November, 1982. He is a Nigerian film-maker, director and media consultant. Akinmolayan is from Ondo State, South West Nigeria and he is of Yoruba descent. Niyi bagged his firsta degree in engineering from the Yaba College of Technology.
At the start of his professional career, Akinmolayan worked as a graphic designer, website designer, and as an apprentice to Nollywood filmmakers, during this time, he began to hone his skills in video editing, animations, after effects and visual effects.
His debut film titled Kajola, released in 2010, was an experiment in visual effects, but was panned by film makers and critics alike. Niyi had set up his production company, Anthill Productions in 2008, which provided the visual effects for the movie Kajola.
Akinmolayan is best known for directing the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time, The Wedding Party 2, which starred Banky Wellington, Adesua Etomi and Enyinna Nwigwe; it was a sequel to the equally successful film “The Wedding Party” which was released in 2016.
Till date he has produced and directed several movies such as; The Arbitration, Adventures of Lola and Chuchu, so the list continues.