If you are a Yoruba movies lover, this isn’t like the first time you will be hearing about Odunlade Adekola. This article gives you full Odunlade Adekola biography including; his movies, songs, background, net worth and so much more.
The Yoruba movie industry, like many ethnic movie industries, has put to good use the emergence of social media and the internet at large. The industry, over the years, has produced many talented and dynamic performers, who are excelling in the field of acting within and outside of the industry, Odunlade Adekola is one of such amazing entertainers.
Who is Odunlade Adekola?
Adekola is a household name within the Yoruba entertainment circle, having dominated the industry with his superlative acting skills over the years.
Like many prominent stars, the veteran Yoruba actor had a penchant for acting as a child. He started out by participating in drama sessions with his childhood friend Tunde, in his home church, the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
As time progressed, he was introduced to a theatre group by Tunde, who was a part-time actor at the time. It was during his first meeting with the team that the head of the group discovered he was a good actor and he was eventually welcomed into the family.
Though Odunlade was also good at singing at the time, his passion for acting kept putting his musical effort in the shade. He finally made up his mind to pursue a career in acting sometime in 1996. It was in the same year that he eventually joined the Yoruba movie industry and would become a member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners in 1998.
The actor’s budding years in the movie industry wasn’t really easy as it came with so many challenges. One of his earliest roles in the Yoruba movie industry was in the movie Faworaja.
Produced by Bolaji Amusan in 1999, Faworaja failed to launch Adekola into the limelight overnight but he eventually had his big break with the Yoruba comedy movie Asiri Gomina, which was produced by the late Ishola Durojaiye (Alasari).
In addition to acting, the Yoruba super actor also banks as a filmmaker, producer, director, and singer. He has his own film production house known as Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP) and is said to have starred in more than 100 Yoruba movies.
Odunlade Adekola’s Age
Veteran actor Odunlade Adekola was born on December 31, 1978, in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, in southwestern Nigeria. He was born to a Christ Apostolic Church choirmaster father, who later became a pastor in the same church.
What state is Odunlade Adekola from?
Adekola was born and from Ekiti State. His parents, Pastor and Deaconess Adekola are natives of Otun Ekiti, in Ekiti State, Nigeria.
Odunlade Adekola’s Educational Background
Odunlade had his elementary school education at St John’s Primary Otun Ekiti while his secondary school education was attained at St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta where he also sat for his West African School Certificate Examination. Upon the completion of his studies at St. Peter’s College, he proceeded to the renowned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to further his education. He eventually received a diploma certificate at the end of his studies at the institution. He also holds a B.A in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.
As mentioned earlier, the actor was born to Ekiti State parents who hold prominent positions in the Christ Apostolic Church, Abeokuta. Besides this information, there’s no detailed report about Pastor and Deaconess Adekola. It is not known to the public if the actor is the only child of his parents or whether he has siblings or not.
Odunlade Adekola’s Wife
Adekola, who was dubbed the aliases – Alani Pamolekun, Sunday Dagboru, Mufu Oloosha Oko, Adebayo Aremu Abere – for his numerous humorous roles in the movie industry, is married to Ruth Adekola. The couple reportedly met in 1995 in Abeokuta at a vigil organized by Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C).
The actor later proposed to her after a few months of their meeting. The two finally sealed their love in the presence of their family members and friends in the same year by exchanging marital vows.
Odunlade Adekola’s awards/nominations
Adekola is dearly loved within Nigerian entertainment circle as well as on social media. He is so popular to the point that internet users often use his photographs as internet memes.
He also has to his name the following award;
- City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2011), City People.
- Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2009), African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor, City People
- Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2014),
- African Magic Movie Award for Best Existing Actor in the movie Pepeye Meje, and
- City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2015).
Odunlade Adekola’s songs
Apart from acting, Odunlade is fond of singing to almost the movies he take part in,especially as the lead role and the ones he produced.
Earlier 2019, he released a song titled, Omo Baba. We expect to have more from him.
Odunlade Adekola’s net worth
How much does Adekola worth?: According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb & Various Online resources, Odunlade Adekola’s worth $107 Million presently. He earned the money being a professional Movie Actor.
Adekola is an actor, Singer, Movie Producer, Glo Ambassador and lots more.
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