Odunlade Adekola is a renowned Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director, born and brought up in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but his originated from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He gained popularity together with his lead role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has starred in numerous Nollywood movies since then. He’s the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP).
Odunlade Adekola’s Biography
Adekola was given birth to on 31 December 1978 in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. He is, however, a origin of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He attended St John’s grade school and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta, securing the West African School Certificate Examination(O’level) before he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he got a diploma certificate. He proceeded to further his education and in May 2018, he received a degree in Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of Lagos.
Odunlade is also a member of Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, which was where his career began. In his early days, Odun started acting in church together with his friend Tunde. He got motivation from his church audience and this inspired him to becoming a professional actor.
For his formal education, he started at St. John’s grade school and moved on to St. Peter’s College, Abeokuta. Subsequently, he attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and earned a National Diploma Certificate. Later on, in 2018, Odunlade bagged a bachelors degree in Business Administration at the University of Lagos. He is married to Ruth Adekola, and the union is blessed 4 children.
In 1996, his friend introduced him to a theatre group that meets for rehearsals within the neighborhood. Odun was invited and his demo performance got the whole crew endeared to him. within the group, he started learning some ethics and rudiment of the film industry , until some invited veterans asked him to hitch a theatre association. Then, in January 1998, he became a bonafide member of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners.
At the end, Adekola started producing and featuring in movies. He starred in Faworaja (1999) produced by Bolaji Amusan (Mr Latin). Thereafter, he rose to prominence after featuring as a state Governor in Asiri Gomina Wa (2003). The movie was produced by late Ishola Durojaiye (Alasari).
Adekola began acting in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners. He has starred in, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years. In April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the best actor of the year. In December 2015, he marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry. Photographs of Adekola during filming are widely used as internet meme across the Nigerian webosphere. Today, Adekola has featured in numerous films and has remained well known actor with numerous awards. Here are few of his films below;
Faworaja, 1999, Asiri Gomina Wa, 2003, Emi Ni Ire Kan, 2009, Sunday Dagboru, 2010, Monday Omo Adugbo, 2010, Mufu Olosha Oko, 2013, Kabi O Osi, 2014, Oyenusi, 2014, Ma Ko Fun e, 2015, Alani Pamolekun, 2015, Gbolahan, 2015, Taxi Driver – Oko Ashewo, 2015, Baleku, 2015, Oro, 201o, Asiyan, 2015, Oyun Esin, 2010, Pepeye Meje, 2016, Asiri Ikoko, 2016, Samu Alajo, 2016, The Grudge, 2016′ Sunday Gboku Gboku, 2016, Sola Arikusa, 2017, 1,000000 Baby, 2017 Critical Evidence, 2017, Celebrity Marriage, 2017, Dognapped, 2017, Fogbonsola, 2017, Owiwi, 2017, Wives on Strike – The Revolution, 2017, the vendor, 2018 and 200 Million, recently in 2018.
Odunlade Adekola’s Age, Birthday & Year
Odulade was Born on the 31st of December 1976. The renown actor who is 45 years old by December 2022 will be celebrated widely by Family, Loved ones and Friends. He is happily married with kids.
Odunlade’s Net Worth (2022) – $2.5 Million
The Nigerian Actor has an estimated Net-worth of about $2.5 Million and this as grown significantly in recent years. His versatility has made him quite unique though. That ability to attract viewers nation wide with his unique style of executing his specialties with perfection has made him widely recognized and has attracted lots endorsement deals which includes a multimillion naira deal with Revolution Plus Properties in Lagos. Aside movies, he is known to be an astute businessesman as well.
Odunlade Adekola has left an indelible mark in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential he has been over the years. For further information on your top celebrities, kindly subscribe to our website to stay updated.