Biography & Career Of Nollywood Actor Odunlade Adekola


Odunlade-AdekolaOdunlade Adekola is one of the most popular Yoruba movie actors in the Nollywood Movie Industry. 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.


He was born on December 31st, 1977, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He attended the Saint John RCM primary school, and later Saint Peter’s college, both in Abeokuta. Odunlade Adekola started acting at a very early age. According to him, 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 this request was always granted.


He wrote a “script” for a comedy play involving just two characters (him and his friend). That was how it all began for this professional actor, director and producer.

After being motivated by the likes of Taiwo Hassan (ogogo), Adebayo Salami (oga bello), Lere Paimo, and other genius Yoruba actors in Nollywood, he entered the professional scene in 2005.

However, he started increasing popularity only in 2007. He received training and additional motivation from late Isola Durojaye (Alasari), who believed in his potential and assisted him in bringing out the best in him.

Odunlade Adekola’s Movies:

Odunlade Adekola has featured in almost 70 Yoruba movies. 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. According to him, he believes that this role opened up the door of many greater opportunities for him. Odunlade Adekola has written and produced about six movies:

1. Farapamo
2. Emi nire kan
3. Baba super
4. Ila owo
5. Eje fun eje
6. Fayebora.


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