January 16th, 2024

Popular Nollywood actor, director, producer, writer, and singer Odunlade Adekola is famous for his many appearances in Nigerian movies, and he also sings. In the Nigerian entertainment world, he is the epitome of talent. We have chosen to provide thorough information about Odunlade Adekola Biography, his net worth, wife, children, age, and other things you might be seeking for about him because he is a well-known character in Nollywood but little is known about him.

In 1996, he made his acting debut in the film “Asiri Gomina Wa.” This part garnered him a lot of attention from both moviegoers and producers, and ever then, he has starred as the main character in Yoruba Nollywood films.

Most Nigerian moviegoers have chosen Odunlade Adekola; practically everyone enjoys watching him perform, and some even watch Nollywood films because they become dejected if he isn’t in them. Adekola has also acted in a number of Nollywood productions, however he has occasionally gone unappreciated for his contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry.

One of the most well-known performers in Nigeria, Odunlade is also a highly hilarious character and a prolific Nollywood actor. Most of his photos from movie scenes are used as memes.

It will be easier to skim through this brief summary of Odunlade Adekola’s profile if we do it quickly.

Odunlade Adekola Profile
Full Name: Odunlade Adekola
Date of Birth: 31st December, 1976
Place of Birth: Abeokuta, Ogun State
State of Origin: Ekiti State
Nationality: Nigerian
Native language: Otun Ekiti & Egba
Education: University of Lagos
Marital Status: Married (Ruth Adekola)
Children: 4 Children
Occupation: Actor, Scriptwriter, Film producer, Director and Musician
Net worth: $1.9 million

Early Life
On December 31, 1976, Odunlade Adekola was born in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State, into the household of Pastor and Deaconess Adekola. Odunlade Adekola was born and reared in Abeokuta, Ogun state, yet he is a native of Otun Ekiti. This has been the subject of several debates.

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Because both of his parents are devout Christians and clergy, he has a strong Christian background and participates heavily in church activities. His fundamental education was inspired by his family’s strong Christian background; he completed his elementary schooling at St. John’s Primary School and his secondary education at St. Peter’s College, Abeokuta, in the state of Ogun.

After graduating from secondary school and obtaining his first school leaving certificate, Odunlade had his tertiary education at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where he got his National Diploma (ND), then he also had his Bachelors Degree in Unilag where he studied Business Administration.

Relationship and Kids
Odunlade Adekola and Ruth Abosede Adekola have a happy marriage and four children together. Odunlade first saw his wife 22 years ago during a church service at a vigil in Abeokuta. Despite knowing what she truly wanted, she was reticent, as women typically act in her region of the world. They decided to become friends, and after several fasts and prayers, their friendship turned serious and she felt a deep inner knowing that he was the one for her.

We can all tell from the proof that Odunlade Adekola is, in fact, the one for her. They went on dates, went out together, and eventually began their courting in earnest. Odunlade Adekola did not take long to become her long-term partner.

They took it to the next level and got tangled, their wedding took place in the year 2003 and the couples are blessed with four children.

Read More: Full Biography Of Ruth Adekola – [Odunlade Adekola’s Wife]

Odunlade Adekola is a member of the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa in Abeokuta, Ogun State. His career began at the church, which provided him with a platform to explore and develop his confidence in acting. What do you expect from a guy like that who spent years performing in churches before turning it into a career? The best performance by an actor.

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In 1996, he was introduced to a theater company by a friend. He quickly became well-versed in the fundamentals of the industry and the workings of the Nigerian film industry. By combining his natural talent with his previously acquired acting talents, he was able to achieve success.

In 1998, Odunlade became a member of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners, marking the official beginning of his acting career. He made an appearance in Bolaji Amusan, also known as Mr. Latin’s film “Faworaja,” which piqued the curiosity of moviegoers.

Since then, he has made several film appearances, and these days, you can see him in practically every film. He has also starred in other popular films, such as Asiri Gomina Wa. He is also well-known for his roles in Sunday Dagboru, Alani Pamolekun, Mufu Oloosha oko, Adebayo Aremu Abere, Odaju, Oyenusi, and other films.

Odunlade Adekola is currently nominated for numerous accolades, has appeared in over 200 films, and has received numerous endorsement deals.

Faworaja (1999)
Asiri Gomina Wa (2003)
Emi Nire Kan (2009)
Sunday Dagboru (2010)
Monday Omo Adugbo(2010)
Mufu Olosa Oko (2013)
Kabi O Osi (2014)
Ma ko fun E (2014)
Oyenusi (2014)
Eje Tutu (2015)
Alani pamolekun (2015)
Gbolahan (2015)
Omo Colonel (2015)
Oro (2015)
Baleku (2015)
Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho(2015)
Adebayo Aremu Abere’ (2015)
Adajo Agba (2015)
Oyun Esin(2015)
axi Driver: Oko Ashewo (2015)
Oju Eni Mala (2015)
Kurukuru (2015)
Olosha (2015)
Sunday gboku gboku (2016)
Igbesemi (2016)
Lawonloju (2016)
Pepeye Meje (2016)
Asiri Ikoko (2016)
Abi eri re fo ni (2016)
The Grudge (2016)
Pate Pate (2017)
Okan Oloore (2017)
Ota (2017)
Adura (2017)
Ere Mi (2017)
Owiwi (2017)
Agbara Emi (2017)
Critical Evidence (2017)
Olowori (2017)
Iku Lokunrin (2017)
Eku Meji (2017)
Samu Alajo(2017)
Sola Arikusa (2017)
A Million Baby (2017)
Celebrity Marriage (2017)
Dognapped (2017)
Fogbonsola (2017)
Wives on Strike – The Revolution (2017)
The Vendor (2018)
Yeye Alara (2018)
Omo Germany(2018)
200 Million (2018)
Lagos Real, Fake Life (2018)
Ile Afoju (2019)
Ado Agbara(2019)
Gbemileke 1,2,3(2019)
Nimbe (2019)
Night Bus To Lagos (2019)
Sammu Alajo Comedy series (2020-Present)
Agbaje Omo Onile 1, 2, 3

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Odunlade Adekola is also into music, he has made some voice-over and also some singles, you can try listen to them:

Oju Olorun, 2018
Omo Baba, 2018
Arike, 2019
Awards & Recognition
There is no doubt, Odunlade Adekola shelves should be filled with awards, he is an A-list actor and he has won a lot of awards with many recognitions, here they are:

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


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