Dele Odule is a renown Nigerian film actor and producer. He was nominated in the “Best Supporting Yoruba actor” category at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the film Kori Koto. He currently serves as the President of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria.
Dele Odule’s Biography
The Nollywood veteran was born in the town of Oru Ijebu, in Ijebu North local government of Ogun State in 1961, where he had his primary and secondary education. He holds a Grade II Certificate from the Teacher’s Training College, Oru before he proceeded to the University of Ibadan, Oyo State where he studied Theatre Arts.
Odule made his first appearance on TV in 1982 and has not looked back since. He bagan in a drama group called Oloko Theatre Group under the mentorship of Mukaila Adebisi. He made his debut appearance in 1986 before he shot into limelight after starring in the movie titled Ti Oluwa Ni Ile.
The actor has been involved in some controversy along the way, the most popular ones being with Yinka Quadri and Lere Paimo, Baba Eda. The genesis of the rift with Lere Paimo Baba Eda, who he said was like a father to him, started over the battle for the Presidency of the Association of Nigeria Theatre arts practitioners in 2009. Apparently, the elders wanted Odule to step down for another candidate but he refused to. In 2014, he was chosen President of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN).
Dele Odule Daughter
The actor who recently celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife, Olabisi, was pleasantly surprised as his colleagues turned out that the masse for the wedding of his daughter who is currently studying for a PhD and her husband who is an IT specialist.
Stars spotted at the wedding of Dele Odule’s daughter include; Rose Odika, Faithia Balogun, Ayo Adesanya, Bolaji Amusan, Odunlade Adekola, Olaiya Igwe, Femi Adebayo Salami, Antar Laniyan, Toyin Adegbola and many others.
The excited actor who spoke to newsmen at the wedding said, “I cant appreciate all my guests enough. I’m praying that every parent lives to witness their children’s joyful milestones and moments. I thank God for blessing me.”
Dele Odule’s Wife
Legendary Nollywood yoruba actor, Dele Odule has revealed his love love story with his wife, Olabisi and the secret of their marital success. Top Yoruba actor and national president of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers’ Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Dele Odule, who recently celebrated 20th wedding anniversary with his wife, Olabisi Odule, has shared the secret behind their marital success.
In an interview with YES MAGAZINE, the Oru, Ijebu-born actor said, ‘God sustains marriage. But the only person that actually makes it sustainable is the woman. So, she has done excellently well in that regard. She has done so much to make sure that the marriage is still intact. Because if she has to go by the way an actor would have lived, ah! (laughter). We are from different school of thoughts. I am from the acting, she is a legal practitioner. So, you can see that we are not from the same field.’
The role interpreter, who became famous on the heels of his role in ‘Ti Oluwa Ni Le’, a blockbuster produced by Kareem Adepoju aka Baba Wande and Mainframe boss, Tunde Kelani, went on to reveal how he met his 46-year-old wife.
‘I met my wife in 1988, we had our first child in 1991, though he’s late now. The boy is late now. We got married officially 20 years ago. We got our first child before we actually went to the altar. I met her when she was just a young girl. She just left secondary school then,’ he said.
Dele, who holds a degree in Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University, started acting in a drama group called Oloko Theatre Group under the mentorship of Mukaila Adebisi in 1986. He has since features in over 200 Nollywood movies.
How Old is Dele Odule?
Dele Odule was born on the 23rd of November, 1961. The veteran actor is currently 60 years old this year (2021). He is celebrated widely by Family, friends colleagues and fans nationwide.
Dele Odule’s Net Worth (2022) – 500,000 USD
Dele’s net worth is estimated to be 500,000 USD. Dele Odule is one of the few Nigerian actors that have left his foot print already in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential he has been in recent years. Having said all of these, Dele Odule’s personal life, career and so many other achievements in the past has made him so famous that he his widely known both in Nigeria and Africa.
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