Lateef Adedimeji is a young Nigerian actor, film-maker, director and producer born and raised in Lagos State. The actor was born on 1 February 1986 in Isolo, Lagos State and he hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State, in the South-western part of Nigeria.
Before he started his acting career, he worked for an NGO a counselor and an informer during the HIV and AIDS campaigns. Lateef Adedimeji had the role of educating the general public on human rights and sexual related issues by creating video content in which he acted out some of the things he wanted to teach, as well as the lessons he intends for his viewers to learn. Subsequently, he got a job as a scriptwriter at Orisun TV for a program titled Sababi, which was televised for more than two years. Due to his hard working nature, he worked for the same TV show as the host of a talk show named Miliki Express.
Little is known about Lateef Adedimeji’s early life in school, but we know he graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication.
Lateef’s career in acting started in 2007 and since then, he has featured in over 100 movies till date. He is known to feature in mostly Yoruba movies and some of these movies are;
2015: Kudi Klepto (This was the movie that shot him into limelight)
2016: Yeye Oge
2017: Once Opon a Time
2018: Ilu Ominira
2018: Eje (Pledge)
2018: Rinsola Oloko Meta
2018: Bipolar (Amodi)
2018: Doctor Gaji
2019: Koto Read
2019: Igi Aladi
2019: Adebimpe Omooba
2019: Bina Baku
2020: The New Patriots
2021: Breaded Life and others.
Apart from being an actor, a producer and a director, the talented hard working actor is also a musician. He follows in the footstep of a number of actors who are into music and have their own albums. Listed below are some of his songs;
- Ya Allah
- Prayer for the World
- Ti Nba Dele
Awards Won and Nominations:
Part of the highlights of the career of celebrities, actors and musicians is when they stand out as the best in one category or the other. Lateef Adedimeji has some of those highlights in his 15 years of acting and they are;
2014: Odua Movie Awards for Best Actor Award
2015: Odua Movie Awards for Best Actor Award
2015: Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actor in a lead role (Yoruba film)
2015: City People Entertainment Awards for the Most Promising Actor of the Year (Yoruba film) Nominated.
Heritage Award in Atlanta for Best Actor Award USA, for his role in Kudi Klepto
2016: Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba film)
2016: City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba film) (won).
2018: City People Movie Awards for Best Actor of the Year (Yoruba film).
A lot of questions have been asked over the personal life of Lateef, with so many people speculating that he is married. So the question goes, is Lateef married? No, he is not. Does he have a son? As far as we know, he doesn’t. This rumors and speculations were born out of the time Lateef Adedimeji and Adebimpe Oyebade shared wedding pictures online. Lateef was rumored to be dating Adebimpe Oyebade, a Nollywood actress, model, writer and entrepreneur. The wedding pictures were the talk of the town, but later on, the two actors affirmed that they were only advertising for a company and they were both in different relationships.
However, she was not the only one he was rumored to be married to, or dating at one time or another. He was also rumored to be dating two other women, Bukunmi Oluwasina and Bennita Essien.
Bukunmi Oluwasina on one hand is beautiful, fast rising Yoruba actress, singer, model and movie producer who happened to have featured in a couple of movies with our talented actor, some of which are; Ranti mi, Girlfriend and Hey. The closeness of both actors lead to the speculation that they are probably in a relationship, of which he denied. Then Bennita Essien popularly known as Benny Essien is the beautiful actress that plays the wife of Lateef on the Airtel show. Their closeness on the show also lead to speculation about a secret relationship and fans urging them to get married. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that a handsome, unmarried star actor like Lateef Adedimeji is being rumored to be in a relationship with any beautiful actress in the industry that he becomes friends with.
Lateef Adedimeji Instagram Handle:
You can find him on Instagram with (@adedimejilateef)
Lateef Adedimeji Net Worth ($100k USD)
Apart from being a movie actor, a producer and a musician, Lateef is also a brand ambassador for Airtel which is another major source of income for him. The 35 year old actor is said to be worth $100k, as of the time this article was written.