Biography of Lateef Adedimeji

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Famous Yoruba actor and producer Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji is also known by his stage name, Lateef Adedimeji. When he was chosen to portray one of the lead characters in Yewande Adekoya’s 2013 film Kudi Klepto, he shot to fame.

Since then, he has appeared in more than 100 films in Nigeria. In addition to his acting career, Lateef’s success has led to brand endorsement partnerships with numerous well-known Nigerian corporations.

Full name Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji
Nickname Crying Machine
Gender Male
Date of birth February 1, 1986
Age 37 years (as of 2023)
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Place of birth Isolo, Lagos State, Nigeria
Current residence Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Ethnicity Yoruba
Sexuality Straight
Height in feet and inches 5’8″
Height in centimetres 173
Weight in pounds 154
Weight in kilograms 70
Eye colour Dark brown hair
Hair colour Black
Marital status Married
Wife Oyebade Adebimpe
Profession Actor and producer
Net worth $800,000

Lateef Adedimeji was born on 1st of February, 1986. He is the fourth child of five children and was born in Isolo, Lagos State, in southwest Nigeria.

Kudirat Adedimeji, the actor’s mother, is a successful trader from Oyo State. Alhaji Adedimeji, his father, was born in Ogun State.


Isolo, Lagos State’s Ire Akari Primary School is where Lateef began his primary schooling. The Ilamoye Grammar School in Okota, Lagos, served as his secondary school till that point. Then he spent a short time honing his acting talents at an undisclosed performing studio workshop in Onikan.

The actor next studied at Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he earned a mass communication bachelor’s degree and graduated in 2007.


When he started appearing in high school plays at 15, the actor started pursuing his passion for acting. When he joined Orisun TV in 2007, his career subsequently took off.

When he was selected to portray one of the lead roles in the movie Kudi Klepto, he had his big break in the acting world. He perfectly captured his role, making a deep imprint on the hearts of the audience. His ascent to prominence started with this.

Since then, the actor has been in a variety of films and television programs in a variety of roles


Here are the films and TV series in which the renowned Yoruba actor has appeared.

Film/TV show Year
Kudi Klepto 2015
Yeye Oge 2016
Adebimpe Omooba 2019
Ilu Ominira 2018
Bipolar (Àmódí) 2018
Bina Baku 2019
Depth 2019
Koto 2019
Igi Aladi 2019


Lateef has been nominated and awarded numerous times throughout his career. Here are some of the prominent awards he has been involved in.

  • 2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (nominated)
  • 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards for the Best Supporting Actor (won)
  • 2016 City People Entertainment Awards for the Best Supporting Actor of The Year (won)
  • 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards for the Most Promising Actor of the Year (nominated)
  • 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards for the Best Actor in a Lead Role (nominated)
  • 2014 Odua Movie Awards for Best Actor (won)

Is Lateef Adedimeji married?

The well-known Yoruba actor is wed. Who is the wife of Lateef Adedimeji? Oyebade Adebimpe is the stage name of the actor’s wife. They exchanged vows on December 18, 2021. Oyebade is a well-known Yoruba model and actress.

Lateef’s wife had worked as a model for House of Tara and Glam cosmetics before becoming an actress. The two supposedly got together and started dating while working on the set of the Yoruba film Adebimpe Omooba.

Ikole Ekiti, in the state of Ekiti, hosted the couple’s traditional wedding; their white wedding ceremony took place in Lagos a few weeks later.

Has Adedimeji Lateef been married before?

There were rumors that Lateef Adedimeji’s first wife was Oyinkansola Elebuibon, a different Yoruba actress. This happened after images that appeared to be of Lateef Adedimejis wife and child circulated. These, however, were later proven to be untrue when Oyinkansola said she had never dated Lateef.

After his wedding, Lateef Adedimeji’s genuine wife’s photo appeared online, stopping these rumors.

Net worth

BuzzNigeria claims that the well-known actor is worth $800,000. His earnings from his various film and television roles and endowment and brand ambassador contracts make up the majority of this sum.

Without a doubt, one of the most acclaimed Yoruba actors working today is Lateef Adedimeji. His talent as an actor has helped him gain popularity over time, and he now has a long list of acting credits to his name.