Raised in Lagos Nigeria, Dayo Okeniyi (Pronounced: Die-o Okay-ni-yii) began acting in theatre at his elementary school. In 2003, Okeniyi, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the United States. His father, now a retired customs officer and mother, a British literature teacher, were adamant that their children receive an education in the United States. Dayo Okeniyi received a Bachelor's degree of visual communications design in 2009. After College he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting, his true passion.