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Actor Deyemi Okanlawon Says “The Wait” Movie is About His Marriage

Popular actor, Deyemi Okanlawon says Netflix’s latest Nollywood “The Wait” is a story of himself and his wife.

Netflix’s “The Wait” is a story about a group of women believing God for the fruit of the womb and forming a support group to help each other.

Interestingly, Okanlawon (Bayo) joins the group as his marriage is on the verge of collapsing after his wife turns her back on God after several miscarriages.

Photo of Deyemi Okalawon and his wife

“While reading the script and when on the set of THE WAIT I experienced the most powerful emotions I’ve ever felt as an actor and those emotions have been stirred every single time I have seen the film.

The Wait is special to me because this was my wife and I’s story and though it brings back painful memories it always reminds me of God’s grace and love and is a must-watch for anyone who is in their waiting season! Now streaming on Netflix.” Deyemi Okanlawon announced on Instagram.

Actor Deyemi Okanlawon Says "The Wait" Movie is About His Marriage
A scene from “The Wait”
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Just last year Deyemi Okanlawon penned an emotional note to his wife, Damilola in celebration of their 10th wedding anniversary.

Taking to Instagram, Deyemi appreciated his wife for loving him despite his flaws. The actor also apologized to her for making her cry and hurting her.

He stated that if he had to choose who to spend his life with again, he would still choose his wife.

 

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