Biography of Odunlade Adekola, Net Worth And Marriage
Owning to his consistent appreance on many Nigerian Yoruba movies you should be curious to know who actor Odunlade Adekola is. Here justnaija brings all you need to know about him.
Who is Odunlade Adekola?
Odunlade Adekola is a popular Nigerian actor, musican, producer, and director seen as the major pillar holding the Yoruba movies industry in Nigeria. Of recent, he starred and produced a latest movie titled Adebayo Aremu Abere.
The actor has so far won lots of prestigious awards for his comic and dramatic performances.
The Ogun State-based movie star has won a number of awards in the entertainment industry, including City People Movie Award for Best Actor of the Year (Yoruba); Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor etc. He is also an independent movie producer and currently the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production, OAFP.
Full biography of Odunlade Adekola
Odunlade Adekola was born on December 31, 1978, in Abeokuta, Ogun State but is an indigin of Otun Ekiti, in Ekiti State. He attended his primary and secondary education at St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta.
Adekola furthered his education at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where he obtained a diploma certificate.
At a tender age, Odunlade Adekola has always had serious passion for entertainment. In a recent interview, the Abeokuta born actor said he and a friend plays the role of jesters during anniversary. This was part of the passion that propelled him into the entertainment world.
How did Odunlade Adekola movie Career start?
Taking his acting passion to the world, Adekola signed in to the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners in 1996; the same year he began his career as an actor. As time went on, he will go ahead become a household name majorly in Yoruba movies, winning over the hearts of millions of Nigerians.
While, under the supervision of late Isola Durojaiye, a Nollywood actor, and producer, he featured in hundreds of Yoruba epic and urban movies. He does not only act in films, he also writes movie scripts, directed and produced different Nigerian movies as well. With over a hundred films to his credit, Adekola has won tons of awards since 2009.
His latest awards include the Africa Movie Academy Award as Best Actor of the Year, 2014. Including a nomination for the 2018 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCA; alongside actress Rita Dominic, Toyin Abraham, Dakore Akande, and others.
His back to back awards, alongside fellow actors Femi Adebayo and Muyiwa Ademola, brought about the tagging of the trio as the “Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar” of the Yoruba movie scene. After recently being the City People Movie Awards winners in 2017.
Is Odunlade Adekola a musician?
Adekola in 2015 went into the music industry. He has established his very own movie production company called Odunlade Adekola Film Production, OAFP. He is one of the Nigerian actors who assist his fans financially, not just on social media. In a family photo contest he organised on Instagram, Adekola paid a visit to the family who earned the most like at Ketu Lagos, with his crew. It was a surprising picture as the entire neighbourhood were very happy to see the famous actor, first hand.
Few years after the Adekola graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Business Administration, rumors began circulating on media that the Yoruba movie star was an absentee student and allegedly bought his certificate.
However, in reactions to the reports, the actor during an interview with the Spice, insisted that despite his celebrity status, he attended lectures, did assignments and never bought his certificate.
He then advised those aspiring to become actors to get a certificate first before fame. Or would be difficult to go back to school afterwards.
Did Odunlade Marry a Second Wife?
On thing that comes with fame is scandal and rumours. Despite being a husband to his wife, Ruth Adekola and a father of four kids (all boys), the veteran actor has been linked to co-star, Eniola Ajao.
The rumor on their alleged relationship started from a picture of their movie together titled New Wife, which went viral on the internet. Fans starting speculating on whether the actor really married a second wife. However, it was later that family man and the actress were just co-workers on a romantic comedy movie.
The actress also debunked the rumor, saying she has nothing more than a common worker to (Odunlade Adekola). For all we know, Adekola got married to his beloved wife Ruth in 2003 after dating shortly.
What is Odunlade Adekola Net Worth?
Veteran actor, Odunlade Adekola is Nigeria’s most sought after actor with an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.