Mr Macaroni Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Mr Macaroni – Comedy

Stage Name: Mr Macaroni
Real Name: Adebowale David Ibrahim Adedayo
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Activist
Date Of Birth/Age: 3rd May, 1993 (31 years)
State of Origin: Ogudu, Lagos
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Not Married
Education: Afe Babalola University
Known for: Comedy

Adebowale David Ibrahim Adedayo, better known by his stage name Mr Macaroni, is a multifaceted Nigerian talent recognized as an actor, content creator, and citizen activist. Born on May 3, 1993, in Ogudu, Lagos, Debo has carved a niche for himself through his humorous yet socially conscious online presence. This biography delves into his early life, educational journey, career evolution, contributions to social justice, and notable achievements.

Early Life

Adedayo hails from Ogun State, Nigeria, and was born into an upper-middle-class family with both Islamic and Christian influences. Growing up in the Magodo area of Lagos, he attended Tendercare International Nursery and Primary School in Ojota and Ogudu before relocating to Magodo, Isheri. For his secondary education, he enrolled at Babcock University High School, and later, Lead University, Ibadan, studying law. However, due to accreditation issues, he left in his second year.

By 2011, Adedayo found himself studying law at Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou, but his vocal advocacy for justice led to his departure. Undeterred, he pursued Theatre Arts at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, before finally earning a degree in Theatre Arts and Film Studies from Redeemer’s University Nigeria, Osun State, in 2018.

Career Beginnings

Adedayo initially started as an actor in Nollywood, featuring in various movies and TV series such as “The Johnsons” and “Flatmates.” However, as movie roles became scarce, he transitioned to online comedy. In interviews, he mentioned his natural flair for comedy, citing instances of mimicking Pastor Chris Oyakhilome that left people in stitches.

His comedic content addresses real issues in Africa, focusing on social and political topics like bad governance, civic responsibility, and human rights. Notably, he often portrays the characters of “Daddy Wa,” a sugar daddy politician, and “Professor Hardlife,” a strict lecturer. Adedayo’s satirical skits feature industry veterans and fellow comedians like Jim Iyke, Bimbo Ademoye, Lateef Adedimeji, Falz, and others.


Debo has expanded his footprint into the film industry, showcasing his acting skills in notable movies such as “Ponzi” (2021), “Ayinla” (2021), and “Survivors” (2022). He has also ventured into TV series, playing roles in “Okirika,” “Ile Alayo,” “Flatmates,” and “The Johnsons.”

EndSARS Activism

Beyond entertainment, Adedayo is recognized for his active involvement in the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria. He vehemently opposed police brutality, using his platform to advocate for justice. During the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest on February 13, 2021, he was arrested, signaling his commitment to the cause. Adedayo continued to be a prominent face of the movement, participating in protests and even enduring police brutality.

In October 2021, on the one-year anniversary of the Lekki massacre, he, along with other #EndSARS figures, organized a successful drive-by event at the toll gate to commemorate the victims. When invited by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a peace walk in November 2021, Adedayo rejected the offer, urging the government to implement the findings of the Lekki massacre investigation panel.

Awards and Nominations

Adedayo’s contributions have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by the recognition he has received. In 2020, he won The Future Awards Africa in the Content Creation category and the City People Music Award for Comedy Act of the Year. His accolades also include the 2021 Gage Award for Online Comedian of the Year.

Wife and Kids

He is currently unmarried and has no kids.

Net Worth

As of the latest available information, Mr Macaroni, also known as Adebowale “Debo” Adedayo, has amassed a net worth exceeding $700,000. This significant financial achievement reflects the success of his career as a Nigerian actor and content creator. You can connect with him on Instagram