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Facts About Babs Olusanmokun – Nigerian-American Actor

Published Thu Sep 19 2019 By Akki
Facts About Babs Olusanmokun – Nigerian-American Actor

Babs Olusanmokun is a Nigerian-American martial artist and actor, who is very famous for his role in; Roots (2016), The Widow, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent

He is an African BJJ with a black belt, who has won numbers of American competition including US Grappling champion and Pan-American champion for twice. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and belong to black ethnicity/races.

Here are 10 facts about Babs Olusanmokin life;

What's his Net Worth? 

Babs Olusanmokun has accumulated a whopping net worth of $1 million through his professional career as an actor and martial artist. He charged a good amount of money for his role in upcoming project adventure, sci-fi movie Dune (2020) starring; Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jason Momoa. 

The average Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor in the USA earns $43,695 annually, as stated in the ZipRecruiter, whereas it reports the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor can earn from $11k to $60k according to their experience and popularity.

Anika Noni Rose and Babs Olusanmokun taking a picture together.
Babs Olusanmokun and Anika Noni Rose pose for a photo.
Image Source: Zimbo

Lavish Life 

Olusanmokun lavish life revolves in business class air ticket flying aboard for shooting. He attends and meets high-profile people in BJJ championship matches, movie premieres, and award functions. 

House in New York

Olusanmokun lives in a lavish house located in New York City, United States. The house in New York City cost nor less than $100,000 as stated in the RedFin.

First African to Win Black Belt in BJJ 

Babs Olusanmokun is the first-ever African martial artist who has won a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has been trained for more than 20 years and won the number of championships. He received his black belt from Fabio Clemente under the legendary Alliance Jiu-Jitsu banner in 2005.

Babs Olusanmokun training session.
Babs Olusanmokun coached his pupil.
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Babs BJJ 

Babs Bjj is one of the famous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school founded by Babs Olusanmokun. The school is run by Babs himself as a head instructor and Chris Manuel as a side instructor. He has trained and coached numbers of player including;  world champion Lucas Lepri.

Multilingual - French, English and Portuguese

Growing up in different cities of the world, Babs learned to speak more than three languages including Portuguese, French, and English.

On-Screen Debut

Babs Olusamokun started his acting career in 2004 through drama movie "Indocumentados" as Mubenga. After that, he got another shot through TV series "The Unit" as Painted Man in 2007. The same year, he also appeared in crime based TV series "Veronica Mars".

Olusamokun has done over 31 movies and TV series till present including; "Black Mirror", "Too Old to Die Young", and "The Night Of".

Stunt Coordinator 

Being a prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player, Olusamokun worked as a stunt coordinator in drama music movie; Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014). After the huge success of the film, we can see him more in action in the coming days.

Awards and Nominations 

Olusamokun has proved himself as a capable and worthy actor through his acting. He has earned numbers of the fan base and good criticism for his role. He got nominated in 2018 Black Reel Awards for Television in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actor" for Black Mirror (2011).

Social Media Presence 

Babs Olusamokun is active in social media, where he has 1,516 followers on her Instagram account @wayofbabs. He has posted over 75 pictures and videos of himself including his work on Instagram. His fan and well-wishers can know more about him through his social sites. 

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