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Odunlade Adekola Biography
- Odunlade Adekola is a Nigerian actor, producer, director, singer, and film-maker. He gained popularity with his lead role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then.
Early Life & Education
- Odunlade Adekola was born on 31, December 1976 in Abeokuta, Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. Even though he hails from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti state, Born and raised in Lafenwa, Abeokuta by Pastor and Deaconess Adekola. He grew up in a Christian family that is devoted to church activities
- He started his education at St John’s Primary School and moved to St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta where he obtained the West Africa school certificate Examination (WAEC). He gained admission to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (Mapoly) Abeokuta, Ogun state where he earned a National Diploma certificate.
- In 2018, Odunlade bagged a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Lagos.
- Odunlade Adekola started acting at a very tender age. According to him, whenever any anniversary was to hold in his church, he and his friend named Tunde would request to play jesters, and this request was always granted. He would then write a “script” for a comedy play involving just two characters.
- In 1996, his friend introduced him to a theatre group that meets for rehearsals in the neighborhood. Odun was invited and his demo performance got the entire crew endeared to him. In the group, he started learning some ethics and rudiment of the movie industry, until some invited veterans asked him to join a theatre association. Then, in January 1998, he became a bonafide member of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners.
- Odunlade Adekola 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).
He has acted, scripted, produced, and directed in several Yoruba films over the years which include Omo Colonel, Aroba, Oro, Sunday Dagboru, Monday omo adugbo, Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo, Eku Meji, Kurukuru, Sunday gboku gboku, Adura, etc. In December 2015, he marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry.
- Odunlade is married to Ruth Adekola. The couple reportedly met in 2004 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 and now the Union is blessed with 4 children.
- 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
- Daddy G
- Adekola Joined the Music Industry in December 2015 and has produced some interesting songs. Some of which include;
- Omo Baba, 2018
- Oju Olorun, 2018
- Arike, 2019
- Best Actor of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards, 2009
- Best Actor of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards, 2011
- The Best Actor in a Leading Role at Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMMA), 2012
- Best Actor of the Year at Africa Movie Academy Award, 2014
- Best Actor of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards, 2014
- The Best Actor of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards, 2015
- Best Actor (Indigenous) at Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015
- Movie Personality of the Year (Male) at City People Movie Awards, 2017
- Best Actor at Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2018
- Best Actor in a Comedy ‘A Million Baby’ at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, 2018
- Actor of the Year at Independent Achievers Award, 2019
- Most Searched Actor at NET Honours AWard, 2019
- Odunlade Adekola is a popular Yoruba actor and has signed several endorsement deals.
- In 2015, he became one of the new Globacom ambassadors along with Dija, O C Ukeje, A.Y, Mama-G, Reedado Bankz, Bovi, and Wizkid.
- He signed an endorsement deal with Conoil along with Flavour, Helen Paul, and Omawumi in 2016.
- Odun Omo Adekola is also an ambassador to Goldberg.
- in 2018, he became an ambassador to a real estate firm, Revolution Plus Property.
- In 2019 he was endorsed by Ayoola Foods
- Odunlade Adekola is currently one of the Richest Nigeria Yoruba actors and he’s one of the most talented actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $800,000.
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FAQ(Frequently Asked Question) Related To Odunlade Adekola Biography
Q1). What is Odunlade adekola net worth?
Odunlade Adekola is currently one of the Richest Nigeria Yoruba actors with an estimated net worth of $800,000.
Q2). Who is Odunlade adekola married to?
Odunlade Got Married to Ruth Adekola, They met in 1995 in Abeokuta at a vigil organized by Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C).
Q3). Did Odunlade give birth triplets?
Yes in April 2019, the joy arrived a few weeks before the 15th wedding anniversary celebration of Odunlade and his wife, Ruth