Biography of Odunlade Adekola
Odunlade Adekola is a popular Nollywood actor, scriptwriter, film producer, director and he also sings. He is an embodiment of talent in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Odunlade is a public figure in Nollywood of which little is known about him that is why we have decided to give comprehensive information about Odunlade Adekola Biography, his net worth, wife, children, age and other details you might be looking for about him.
His acting career actually started in the year 1996 when he played a significant role in the movie “Asiri Gomina Wa”, this draws a lot of attention to him from movie lovers and also movie producers and since then he has been the lead actor in the Yoruba Nollywood.
Odunlade Adekola has been the choice of most movie lovers in Nigeria, almost everyone loves to see him act and he is the reason why some even watch Nollywood movies, if he isn’t in a movie they get discouraged. Adekola has also acted in numerous Nollywood movies and has been times without numbers been rewarded for his contribution to the Nigerian entertainment space.
Odunlade is one of the most celebrated actors in Nigeria and most of his pictures from movie scenes are used as memes, he is also a very funny character and a prolific Nollywood actor.
Let us quickly list brief profile information about Odunlade Adekola which will be easier to glance through.
Odunlade Adekola Profile
|Full Name:||Odunlade Adekola|
|Date of Birth:||31st December, 1976|
|Place of Birth:||Abeokuta, Ogun State|
|State of Origin:||Ekiti State|
|Native language:||Otun Ekiti & Egba|
|Education:||University of Lagos|
|Marital Status:||Married (Ruth Adekola)|
|Occupation:||Actor, Scriptwriter, Film producer, Director and Musician|
|Net worth:||$1.9 million|
Odunlade Adekola was born on the 31st of December 1976, into the family of Pastor and Deaconess Adekola in Abeokuta the capital city of Ogun State. There have been various controversies about where Odunlade Adekola comes from, he is a native of Otun Ekiti though born and raised in Abeokuta Ogun state.
His parents are devoted Christian and also clergy, this actually made him vast in Christianity and also very active in church activities. The foundation his family has in Christianity actually influenced his basic education, he attended St. John’s Primary School for his elementary education, he had his secondary school education in St. Peter’s College, Abeokuta in Ogun state.
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 is happily married to Ruth Abosede Adekola, and the union is blessed with 4 children. Odunlade met his wife during a church service at a vigil in Abeokuta 22 years back, and as ladies normally act in this part of the world she was reluctant even though she knew what she actually wanted.
They agreed to be friends and from friendship, it got serious after various fasting and prayers and she had a confirmation from within her that he is the one for her.
To the confirmation, we all can see that Odunlade Adekola is truly the one for her. They started their love journey by going on dates, going out together then started their courtship fully, not for long Odunlade Adekola took a bold step to propose and she accepted the proposal.
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.
Odunlade Adekola’s career started in the church, the church gave him a platform to explore and build his confidence in acting, he is a member of Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa in Abeokuta Ogun State.
He started acting in the church and this goes on for years before he took it as a profession, what do you expect from such a person? The best acting performance.
He was introduced to a theatre group by one of his friends in 1996, he meticulously learned the rudiment of the profession and everything about the Nigerian movie industry, coupled with his previously acquired skills in acting together with his inborn talent he was able to excel.
Odunlade joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners in 1998 and then his acting profession started officially. He featured in “Faworaja” a movie by Bolaji Amusan a.k.a Mr. Latin, his contribution to this movie made movie lovers develop a strong interest in him.
Since then he has been appearing in some movies and now you see him in almost all movies, he also featured in other blockbuster movies like Asiri Gomina Wa and also well known for Sunday Dagboru, Alani Pamolekun, Mufu Oloosha oko, Adebayo Aremu Abere, Odaju, Oyenusi and so on.
Currently, Odunlade Adekola has featured in over 200 movies, gotten a lot of endorsement deals, awards and also many nominations.
- 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
- 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
The biography of Odunlade Adekola will not be meaningful without telling you about Odunlade Adekola’s net worth, let us quickly check out Odunlade Adekola net worth before we wrap it up.
Odunlade Adekola Net Worth
Odunlade Adekola’s net worth is estimated to be about $1.9 million, this earnings is attributed to years of hard works, sleepless nights and struggles. He also won a lot of endorsement deals from top brands eg the Globacom ambassadors which he got in 2015 alongside Dija, Wizkid, Reekado Banks, and many other celebrities.
He also had a multi-million naira endorsement deal with Conoil in 2018, Revolution Plus Property (Real Estate Company) ambassador in 2018, Ayoola Foods (maker of Ayoola poundo yam) in 2019 and many others.
Adekola also owns a movie production school named Odunlade Adekola Film Productions (OAFP) which goal is to raise talented thespians that are professionally trained.