Hidden Facts And Biography Of Yoruba Actor Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola is a Nollywood actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his role very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.

He was born 31st December 1976 in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 43 years old. Odunlade Adekola is always known for starring in Yoruba movies and duped the king of Yoruba movies. Odunlade Adekola hails from Otun Ekiti, a small town in Ekiti State in the south western part of Nigeria. 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 and still counting.

Aside from acting, Odunlade Adekola is also a movie producer. He is the founder and CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production. He is currently married to Ruth Adekola and the marriage is currently blessed with lovely children.

Odunlade Adekola attended St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

After completing his primary and secondary school education, Odunlade Adekola proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he received a diploma certificate in Dramatic Arts. After which he proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Odunlade Adekola began his acting career in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners and since then he has starred, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years and still counting.

In April 2014, Odunlade Adekola won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the best actor of the year. In December 2015, he marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry. Due to his popularity as best actor in Yoruba movies, photographs of Odunlade Adekola during filming are widely used as movie posters and thumbnails.

Odunlade Adekola has acted in more than 300 movies. Some of the movies he has acted include The Vendor, Taxi Driver, Critical Evidence, and many more. Odunlade Adekola currently has an estimated net worth of $500,000 making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with almost a million followers on his official Instagram account.

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