Odunlade Adekola is a popular Nigerian actor, director, singer, producer and a film-maker. He acts mostly in Yoruba movies. He was born on 31st December 1978 in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the western part of Nigeria to Pastor and Deaconess Adekola. He is currently 39 years old. He started acting at a very tender age.
Odunlade Adekola is originally from Otun Ekiti, a small town in Ekiti State but grew up in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State both in the western part of Nigeria. Odunlade Adekola attended Saint John RCM primary school in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the western part of Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
After completing his primary school education, Odunlade Adekola proceeded to Saint Peter’s College in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the western part of Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Odunlade Adekola proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria and obtained a national diploma certificate.
Odunlade Adekola is currently married to Ruth Abosede Adekola and the marriage is blessed with beautiful kids. Odunlade Adekola is a prolific movie producer and produces mostly Yoruba films. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Odunlade Adekola Film Production. Through his production company, he has been able to produce several movies in Nigeria. The most notable movie he has produced is “Adebayo Aremu” which he also acted in as a lead character.
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.
Odunlade Adekola began his acting career professionally in 1996, that same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners and was under the tutelage of the late Nollywood actor and producer Isola Durojaiye also known as Alasari.
Odunlade Adekola 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 Adekola in the cause of his acting career has won several awards in Nigeria. In April 2014, he won the Best Actor in Yoruba at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
In 2009, he won the award for Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards. In 2011, he won the Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
In 2014, he won the Best Actor (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards. In 2015, he won the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the City People Entertainment Awards. In 2015, he won the Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Odunlade Adekola is currently one of the most talented actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $250,000.
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