Adekola is one of the most popular Yoruba Actor in Nigeria. After surfacing
in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry some years ago, Odunlade Adekola has
since become a household name as the tall, handsome actor has won the hearts of
many Yoruba movie watchers both in Nigeria and beyond.
Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He attended the Saint John primary school, and
later Saint Peters college, both in Abeokuta. After being into acting for some
years, Odunlade Adekola is currently an undergraduate in one of the
universities in Nigeria. He has not disclosed which university this is due what
he called “personal reasons”.
early age. According to him, he always requested to play jesters with a friend
named Tunde whenever any anniversary was to hold in his church (the Christ
Apostolic Church), Lafenwa, Abeokuta. That was how it all started for this
professional actor, director and producer.
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Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, Lere Paimo, and other Yoruba actors in Nollywood,
he entered the professional scene around 2005. However, he became increasingly
popular in 2007. He received training and additional motivation from Isola
Durojaye (Alasari) now late, who believed in his potential and assisted him in
bringing out the best in him.
years in the limelight, Odunlade Adekola has featured in almost 70 Yoruba
movies. In a recent interview, he admitted that the film ‘Asiri Gomina Wa’, in
which he played the role of a state governor, was the most challenging
assignment of his career, as criticisms and doubts flew about over his ability
to play the role successfully. However, he was able to play the role perfectly,
and according to him, he believes that his role in that film opened up the door
of many greater opportunities for him.
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Eje fun eje
two sons and recently welcomed the third.