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Who was Sisi Quadri

Who was Sisi Quadri

Sisi Quadri, whose full name is Tolani Quadri Oyebamiji, is a well-known comedy veteran Yoruba actor who gained notoriety for his performance in the December 4, 2004 film Seniyan Seranko.

He was a popular veteran comic actor who dominated online skit-making and the Yoruba movie industry.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oyebamiji on December 26, 1979, he was a resident of Osun State.

His father intended for him to become a Muslim preacher, so he completed his elementary and secondary schooling in Ore, Ondo State, before returning to his birthplace of Osun to study Arabic and the Quran.

Later, he enrolled and graduated from a fashion school in 1999, where he studied fashion design.

His passion for learning allowed him to graduate from Iree Polytechnic in Osun State with a diploma.

His acting career began in 2000 when he was introduced to Toyin Olaiya, a lecturer and mentor.

His portrayal of an “insulting” personality in the Yoruba epic film ‘Seniyan Seranko’ was a significant turning point in his career. He took an extended break before triumphing in the popular comic film “Ebudola” in 2020, costarring with his closest buddy Funmi Awelewa, which catapulted him into the spotlight.

Sisi Quadri enthrals his audience with his candid demeanour and unrelenting ability to ridicule his rival in films. He was a rare breed in Nollywood, practically unmatched by any opponent.

His outstanding performance in the film “Ebudola” allowed him to pursue further acting and content development roles, which helped him stay relevant in Nollywood.

Sisi Quadri was well-known for his inventive and talented acting and has acted in more than 150 films, including comedic skits. Producers and directors have always considered him for performing roles because he is a highly sought-after comedic performer.

Several of his films have received millions of views on YouTube. Big Brother Ibadan, Ololade Mrs Money, Toko Taya with his best friend Funmi Awelewa, and many more are some of his most recent and successful films.

Along with many other well-known content producers, he collaborated with Mr. Macaroni, Edem Victor, Woli Agba, Brodashaggi, Pastor Remote, and many more.

In addition to acting, he owned a large store with employees who worked for him and he was an enthusiastic fashion designer.

He also enjoyed MCing. He was a successful businessman who balanced acting and hosting work with his fashion venture.

Sisi Quadri was blessed with two boys, Hazani Olamilekan Oyebamiji and Olamide Oyebamiji, and enjoyed a happy marriage.