Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade is the father of British actor, comedian, and filmmaker Richard Ayoade. He is of Nigerian origin, and he was living in London, England, when he met Dagny Amelia, a Norwegian who later became his wife. Layide’s son was born in Hammersmith, London, but they moved to Ipswich, where they stayed.
Regarding his professional career, he is an electrical engineer and has worked in several towns in England. Little is known about his education details, but he must have studied up to college before starting to practice as an engineer.
Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade has not revealed information on his birth date and his parents, and it is hard to tell his exact age. In his romantic life, he met Dagny Amelia in the 1970s, and they married. Richard Ayoade is Layide’s only known child, it is unclear if he has any children, but Richard has not mentioned if he has siblings.
Layide’s son developed an interest in acting when he was a teen. He loved reading books and works of some directors like Federico Fellini and Woody Allen. When Layide’s son joined college, he joined the drama club, where he participated in plays. He later became the president of the drama club at Cambridge University.
While in college, Richard Ayoade was pursuing law. However, when he started participating in plays and intending to pursue acting, his parents disapproved of it, including his father. Layide Ade Ayaode said acting was not a career one could earn a living from; he wanted his son to have a white-collar job. Maybe Layide later accepted his son’s choices and supported him in his acting career.
Layide’s Son’s Professional Career
Layide’s son started his career in 2000; he and Matthew Holness co-wrote the show Fright Knight. He also appeared on the stage show portraying publisher Dean Learner. For his role in the show’s sequel as a co-writer and actor, Richard won a Perrier Comedy Award in 2001. Layide’s son went on to feature in several other Garth Marenghi shows.
In 2006, Layide’s son landed the role of Maurice Moss in the television show The IT Crowd and appeared in the show for four years. Richard won a BAFTA award for his performance on the sitcom. Layide’s son also directed some shows like Community, wrote some books, and hosted television shows.
Is Layide’s Son Married?
Richard Ayoade is married; he exchanged wedding vows with actress Lydia Foxx in 2007. His wife is part of the Fox Family of actors; her parents were actors, and her brother is an actor. Lydia Fox and Richard Ayoade have three children making Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade a grandfather of three.
Social Media and Net Worth
Layide Ade is not on social media platforms, but his son Richard is active, particularly on Instagram. He posts photos of himself and his family but has not published pictures of his father. Layide’s son has a net worth of 2 million dollars, having worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years.