"I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom, and coming to the States was really academic."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Dayo Okeniyi on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Dayo Okeniyi on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Dayo Okeniyi on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Dayo Okeniyi on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Dayo Okeniyi on Pablo Picasso
"I decided to go to school for advertising and graphic design. That was what I was gonna do but acting is that thing, it's like a splinter in your mind and you can't get rid of it. So I decided to move to L.A. a few years ago and it just snowballed into this thing called 'The Hunger Games.'"