Anthony Oseyemi biography, background, age, Dead Places, Birthplace

Anthony Oseyemi (born 17 January 1977 in the UK) is a British-South African singer and actor. He is a popular name in the music and movie industry.

Landing fan-favorite roles in many popular television series and films have brought him to the limelight. The man of many talents is also into singing, producing, and writing.

Appearing in one of the most viewed television series in South Africa, Isidingo made him popular with television viewers.

Five Fingers For Marseille and The Congo Murders were also films that added to making him popular.


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NameAnthony Oluwakayode Oseyemi
Born17 January 1977 (age 44 years)
United Kingdom
NationalityBritish South African Nigerian
EducationPerforming Atys
ProfessionActor, musician, writer, producer
Active years2002 – date
Height5 feet, 9 inches


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Anthony Oseyemi using the skipping rope.

He was born Anthony Oluwakayode Oseyemi on 17 January 1977 in the United Kingdom. Later Anthony moved to South Africa. He attended the University of North London, England.

In the institution, he studied for a BA honors degree in Performing Arts.

He furthered his academic pursuit and completed his postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. After he studies, Anthony returned and settled in South Africa.


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His debut in acting dates back to stage acting (performance), he was part of Lewisham youth theatre.

He also appeared at the riverside as part of the London International Festive Theatre.

More valuable performances were recorded to his name after he appeared in several.

At the Tricycle theatre and the project with Albany with Project Phakama, Anthony left a mark with his amazing performances.

More opportunities in acting followed including playing the lead role in The Amen Corner. Anthony is co-produced the play Performance with Multimedia production.

He also appeared on several TV series during the period. He landed guest roles in The Bill (2003), and Holby City (2005), a BBC medical drama.

In 2002, he was cast in the series Is Harry On The Boat? He played the recurring role for a year and left in 2003.

Anthony landed a guest role in an episode of Coming Up, a comedy series. The episode was titled Viva Liberty and was aired on Channel 4.

Receiving his Performing arts degree came with many performing opportunities. Oseyemi has performed in many lead roles on several series on TV.

He appeared in Room 9, Jacob cross, and Isidingo. He also played a starring role in the television series Wild at heart, The Book of Negroes, and Strike back.

In 2012, he appeared in one of the episodes of Mzansi Love: Ekasi Style, an anthology series.

In Five Fingers for Marseilles, a South African Western thriller film directed by Michael Matthews, he was cast as Congo (lead role).

The UK-born actor also played the starring role in Hectors Search for Happiness, a romantic comedy.

Another starring role he played was in the action film, SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines.

Though he has made a lot of money over the years of his acting career, no doubt, he is also into other professions. Anthony is a notable writer and has written for television series.

He is the writer behind the South African TV series Tempy Pushas which aired on SABC 1 and the serial Room 9.

He was a lead cast member and also received a nomination. Nominated for a South African Film and Television Awards Nomination in 2014.

Dead Places

Anthony appeared in the serial on Netflix created by Motion Picture titled Dead Places. He was cast as Williams, a writer for a living, yet he has the unique talent of seeing ghosts.

Yes! He sees ghosts who often seek his help. He writes on every of his experience adding them to his book series “Dead Places”. When he first saw his late grandmother, she did not know she was dead, Shocking right?!

He jumps into every situation and comes out of it most times, which raises the question, did he undergo any self-defense training? Is he gifted with immunity, enhanced physical strength, a mutant, a lucky charm?

In Season One, Episode Two, he sucked out a troublesome spirit out of young Nowasi and burnt it…how is that possible if he is normal.

Not to forget that his ideas are always accurate. If he did undergo some training and/or is mutated viewers are left with nothing. 

In Season One, Episode three he single-handedly killed a witch that takes people by surprise and has some level of training with ease. He was born to a Zulu father and a Nigerian (Yoruba) mother.

Social Media

Anthony is active on Social Media, unlike Williams (his role in Dead Places). He boasts of over 2 thousand followers on Instagram and over 2 thousand on Twitter.


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