Odunlade Adekola is a Nollywood actor, singer, filmmaker, producer, and director who has worked in a variety of roles. He is quite attractive, gifted, skilled, imaginative, and talented in both acting and the interpretation of film roles. He understands how to interpret his role extremely well and can easily fit into any character that is offered to him by Nigerian film directors and producers.
Profile Summary of Odunlade Adekola
|Born||31 December 1978
Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria
|Known for||Sunday Dagboru, Alani Pamolekun, Mufu Oloosha oko, Adebayo Aremu Abere, Odaju, Oyenusi.|
Odunlade Adekola Early life
He was born on the 31st of December 1978 in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State in Nigeria’s southernmost state, in the southwestern region of the country. He is 43 years old at the time of this writing. Odunlade Adekola is well-known for his roles in Yoruba films, and he was once accused of defrauding the king of Yoruba cinema. Odunlade Adekola is originally from Otun Ekiti, a tiny town in the Ekiti State of Nigeria, in the country’s south-western region. He first received attention for his leading role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 film, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has since appeared in a slew of Nollywood films, with the number of roles continually growing.
Odunlade Adekola is also a film producer, in addition to his work as an actor. Odunlade Adekola Film Production is his company, of which he is the founder and CEO. He is currently married to Ruth Adekola, and the couple has been blessed with two beautiful children as of this writing.
Odunlade Adekola Education
St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta is where Odunlade Adekola received his primary and secondary school education. He graduated with honors from both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate from St. John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta.
Odunlade Adekola attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic after finishing his basic and secondary school education. He graduated with a diploma in Dramatic Arts from the institution. After that, he went on to the University of Lagos, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Odunlade Adekola Career
Odunlade Adekola began his acting career in 1996, the same year he became a member of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners. He has since appeared in, authored, produced, and directed numerous Nigerian films during the course of his career, which has spanned over two decades.
Odunlade is a member of the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, and it was there that he began his professional career. In his early twenties, Odun began performing in church with his companion Tunde. He received inspiration from his church audience, which encouraged him to pursue a career in professional acting.
In 1996, a friend introduced him to a local theater group that had rehearsals in the area on a weekly basis. Odun was invited, and his demo performance won him over the hearts of everyone on the crew. He began to acquire some ethics and the fundamentals of the film industry while participating in the group, and eventually, some invited veterans requested him to become a member of a theatre society. When he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners in January 1998, he was recognized as a legitimate member of the organization.
Adekola went on to become a film producer and actor after that. He appeared in the 1999 film Faworaja, which was directed by Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin). Following that, he gained notoriety as a result of his appearance as a state governor in Asiri Gomina Wa (2003). The late Ishola Durojaiye was responsible for the film’s production (Alasari).
Adekola has been in a slew of films and has maintained his status as a professional actor, earning multiple honors in the process.
Odunlade Adekola was awarded the Africa Movie Academy Award for the best actor of the year in April of this year. It was in December 2015 that he officially made his debut in the Nigerian music industry. Photographs of Odunlade Adekola taken during filming are frequently used as movie posters and thumbnails, owing to his widespread recognition as the best actor in Yoruba films.
Odunlade Adekola has appeared in more than 300 films throughout his career. A few of the films in which he has appeared are The Vendor, Taxi Driver, and Critical Evidence, among others. According to current estimates, Odunlade Adekola has a net worth of $500,000, making him one of the wealthiest and most influential actors in Nigeria. Additionally, he has a large following on social media, having nearly a million followers on his official Instagram account.
Odunlade Adekola Net Worth
According to Online Sources, Odunlade Adekola’s net worth is $1.9 million. He is a well-known Yoruba actor who has acquired a number of sponsorship contracts. In 2015, he was named as one of the new Globacom ambassadors, joining Dija, O C Ukeje, Reedado Bankz, Mama-G, Bovi, A.Y, and Wizkid as well as other notable artists.
In addition, he got an endorsement agreement with Conoil in 2016, joining other celebrities such as Flavour, Helen Paul, and Omawumi.
Odunlade serves as an ambassador to Goldberg as well. In 2018, he was appointed as an ambassador for Revolution Plus Property, a real estate development company. In addition, in 2019, he was backed by Ayoola Foods Corporation.
Odunlade Adekola Film Productions is headed by Odunlade Adekola, who is also the company’s creator (OAFP). It is a film school where aspiring actors and actresses can receive professional training in a variety of disciplines.
- 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, 2015
- Asiyan, 2015
- Oyun Esin, 2015
- Pepeye Meje, 2016
- Asiri Ikoko, 2016
- Samu Alajo, 2016
- The Grudge, 2016
- Sunday Gboku Gboku, 2016
- Sola Arikusa, 2017
- A Million Baby, 2017
- Critical Evidence, 2017
- Celebrity Marriage, 2017
- Dognapped, 2017
- Fogbonsola, 2017
- Owiwi, 2017
- Wives on Strike – The Revolution, 2017
- The Vendor, 2018
- 200 Million, 2018
- Lagos Real, Fake Life, 2018
- Yeye Alara, 2018
- Nimbe, 2019
- Night Bus To Lagos, 2019
- Ile Afoju, 2019
Adekola ventured into the music industry in December 2015 and has produced some interesting songs. Some of which include;
- Omo Baba, 2018
- Oju Olorun, 2018
- Arike, 2019
Awards And Recognition
He is an award-winning actor and a few of his awards include;
- Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2009
- Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2011
- The Best Actor in a Leading Role, Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMMA), 2012
- Best Actor of the Year, Africa Movie Academy Award, 2014
- Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2014
- The Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2015
- Best Actor (Indigenous), Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015
- Movie Personality of the Year (Male), City People Movie Awards, 2017
- Best Actor, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2018
- Best Actor in a Comedy ‘A Million Baby’, Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, 2018
- Actor of the Year, Independent Achievers Award, 2019
- Most Searched Actor, NET Honours AWard, 2019
Odunlade Adekola Quotes
“One should never get tired of seeking knowledge because the world is dynamic and ever-changing.”
“After learning for a period, it is only normal to celebrate your efforts. It is a wonderful thing to start a project and finish it; because not everyone is able to do that.”
“Knowledge gathering is a continuous process; it never stops.”
“As we grow older, we realize that challenges are only normal things that happen as one progresses in life.”
“There is always a price to pay for whatever you want to achieve in life.”
“…whatever the government does not support would have a hard time succeeding.”
“If one is not appreciated where he comes from, it would be hard for outsiders to support you.”
“People have different interests and what they look out for. That a woman makes up her face or uses jewelry doesn’t mean she’s not wife material.”
“If you think you have not made it today to your expectation, check what you are doing. If you are good with it, keep doing it.”
“Talent is incomparable.”