Stephen Yao Mawunyo popularly known as Oteele, or Biggie, in the entertainment industry in Ghana is one of the sought after comic movie actors in the country who have carved a niche for himself for bringing laughter and happiness to the homes of Ghanaians.
The name Oteele he claimed was given to him by his colleague Yaw Dabo whiles on set because of his unique body type. He is widely known by Ghanaians for the comic role he plays in most of the movies he cast and that has fetched him some fame in Ghana
The endomorph actor is an Ewe who is from Ho in the Volta region of Ghana. He was born in Kumasi to an ex-military officer. His mum was a ‘Ga’ Kenkey seller who sells around the military barracks in Kumasi. He grew up at the Uaddara barracks together with his other siblings.
He comes from a family of six and the third among the six children of his parent. His dream was to be a doctor but unfortunately, he ended up being a Junior High School graduate who had no intention to further his education due to his poor academic performance after school. He later decided to seek for greener pasture in another field to secure his future
The actor has risen up the ranks of Ghanaian acting as one of the finest on scene. He has featured in several Kumawood movies and other comedy skits with top-notched Kumasi based actors and actresses such as Kojo Nkansah(Lilwin), Kwame Manu, Akrobeto, Nana Ama McBrown etc.
The actor is mostly controversial with some iota of comic relief. He plays the role of a messenger or bodyguard to the chief or a close friend or enemy to ‘Komfo colege’ in controversial instances.
The Popular Kumawood actor tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Nana Ama Gifty on May 18, 2019 in Asante Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. A marriage most Ghanaians doubted and least expected to come to light due to how plump the actor was and the cute nature of his yet to be wife. Many believed the two were not compatible to each other and the marriage could grind to a halt. Regardless all these, the two went ahead with their marriage plans. The marriage was attended by some Kumawood actors and actresses.
Oteele and wife
The couple had a baby before settling down. He currently has two kids with his lovely wife.