Bolaji Amusan is a renowned Nigerian comic actor, filmmaker, director and producer. He is best known for his comic persona Mr Latin. Amusan has produced over 40 movies and is the CEO of Mr Latin TV and Mr Latin Foundation. He has been the president of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria since 2018.
i>Bolaji Amusan (born October 15, 1966) known as Mr Latin, is a Nigerian comic actor, filmmaker, director and producer who hails from Gbongan, Osun State, Nigeria.
He was born in Gbongan, the headquarters of Aiyedaade Local Government Area in Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.
Bolaji Amusan’s educational background is not extensively documented, but he is known for his passion for the arts and entertainment.
Amusan began acting in 1988 and became a comedian in 1991.
He acquired the name Mr Latin after he spoke French while acting in the 1992 film 50-50 produced by Akin Ogungbe, who mistook it for Latin.
He has produced over 40 movies, mostly comedies.
He is the CEO of Mr. Latin TV and the Mr. Latin Foundation.
Amusan joined the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, now the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, in 1989.
After serving in local posts, he was governor for Ogun State in 2006–2010.
Later he became director for organization and business.
In 2018, he was elected as the president of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria.
Awards and Nominations
Bolaji Amusan, also known as Mr. Latin, has received numerous awards and nominations for his outstanding performances and contributions to the Nigerian film industry. These awards include Best Actor and recognition for his role in the advancement of the Yoruba film sector.