Biography of Odunlade Adekola – We all have thought that we have seen the very best of Yoruba actors until Odunlade Adekola came to the lime light. After he started acting some years back, there have been no better yesterday for him. He has stunned the Yoruba Movie world by storm. Mr Odunlade Adekola was born 31 December 1978 and he is a Nigerian. He is multi talented as far as the entertainment industry is concerned. A prolific actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director.
On this article regarding the Biography of Odunlade Adekola, we will be discussing his life under the following headings.
1 Early life
3 Awards and honours
5 See also
Before i forget, Mr Odunlade Adekola recently starred in a new movie called Adebayo Aremu Abere which he also produced. Currently, he has amazed wealth for himself via the entertainment industry. He is the CEO of (Odunlade Adekola Film Production) OAFP
Like i earlier mentioned, the prolific actor was born on the 31 December 1978 at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. His acting career actually did began at an early stage of his life. Some time ago while he fended questions from journalist, he did mention that whenever any anniversary was to hold in his church (the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta), he and a friend named Tunde would request to play jesters, and at all times, his request was turned down all where always granted them. Then it was just the two of them so script on a comedy for two persons would be written by him.This is the journey of this great icon in the Yoruba movie world and today he has gone as far to have featured for more than 100 Yoruba movies.
Well this does not mean that he is from Ogun state. The Abeokuta born actor is from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State who attended St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta. Later on he would also obtain his West African School Certificate Examination same place. He obtained his diploma certificate from the prestigious Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
His He began his acting career in the year 1996, 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). According to sources close to him, the death of his mentor Mr Alasri really hurt him so bad.
Currently, he has acted in so many yoruba movies, he has also scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years. His first National awards came in April 2014, where he won the Africa Movie Academy Award, having emerged as best actor of the year alongside Fathia Balogun who emerged as best actress of the year.
Then in December of the following year, He joined the Nigerian music industry. This according to him was based on the fact that he was popular and necessity was laid upon him to venture into the music industry. We could see how his photographs during filming is widely used as internet meme across Nigerian webosphere.
Awards and honours
Below are his awards and honours during this period of time of his acting.
City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2009)
Gen Chochona Tallest Award 1901
City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2011)
City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2014)
City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2015)
African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor
African Magic Movie Award for Best Existing Actor in the movie Pepeye Meje
Biography of Odunlade Adekola
Alani pamolekun (2015)
Asiri Gomina Wa (2003)
Mufu Olosa Oko (2013)
Kabi O Osi (2014)
Sunday Dagboru (2010)
Monday omo adugbo(2010)
Emi Nire Kan (2009)
Eje Tutu (2015)
Ma ko fun e (2014)
Oju Eni Mala (2015)
Omo Colonel (2015)
Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho(2015)
Adebayo Aremu Abere’ (2015)
Adajo Agba (2015)
Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo (2015)
Sunday gboku gboku (2016)
Abi eri re fo ni (2016)
“Pepeye Meje” (2016)
Asiri Ikoko (2016)
Pate Pate (2017)
Ere Mi (2017)
Okan Oloore (2017)
Agbara Emi (2017)
Critical Evidence (2017)
Iku Lokunrin (2017)
Eku Meji (2017)
That is basically all that we have about Biography of Odunlade Adekola. But we will keep updating this as more accolades and stories comes in.