Biography, Family and Net Worth of Odunlade Adekola – Adekola is a household name in Yoruba entertainment circles, conquering the business with his excellent acting abilities over the years. You’ll comply with the Nigerians if you name him the “Meme King of Nigeria.” Like several other famous actors, the veteran Yoruba actor had a natural talent for acting like a boy. He began by participating in drama sessions with his childhood friend Tunde at his home church, Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
Tunde, a part-time performer at the time, welcomed him to a theatre group as time went by. At his first encounter with the company, the group’s chief realized he was a good performer, and he was eventually welcomed into the family. Odunlade was also a successful musician, but his talent for acting overwhelmed his musical ability. Finally, in 1996, he decided to seek a future as an actress. In the same year, he began working in the Yoruba film industry and joined the Nigerian Theatre Practitioners’ Association in 1998.
The actor’s early years in the entertainment business were not pleasant because he encountered too many difficulties. One of his first appearances in the Yoruba film industry was in the film Faworaja. Faworaja failed to bring Bolaji Amusan’s film Adekola into the spotlight overnight in 1999. Still, he eventually got his major break with the Yoruba comedy film Asiri Gomina, created by the late Ishola Durojaiye (Alasari). The Yoruba super actor is a filmmaker, producer, director, and artist in addition to performing. He has his own film production house, Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP), and has starred in over 100 Yoruba films.
Adekola is well-liked in Nigerian film circles and on social media. He is so well-known that his photographs are used as Internet memes. City People Entertainment Awards for Best Actor of the Year (2011), City People Entertainment Awards for Best Actor of the Year (2009), African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor, City People Entertainment Awards for Best Actor of the Year (2014), African Magic Movie Award for Best Known Actor in Pepeye Meje, and City People Entertainment Awards for Best Actor of the Year (2014), African Magic Movie Award for Best Established Actor in Pepeye Meje, and City People Entertainment Awards for Best Actor of the Year in Pepeye Meje (2015).
Biography of Odunlade Adekola
Odunlade Adekola was born on December 31, 1976, in Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun in southwestern Nigeria. He was taken to Christ Apostolic Church’s choirmaster’s father, who later became the church’s priest. Pastor Adekola and Deaconess Adekola, his kin, were Otun Ekiti, Ekiti County, Nigeria. He attended St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta, where he received the West African School Certificate Examination before moving to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he earned a diploma certificate. He pursued his studies and graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in May 2018.
Odunlade finished his elementary school education at St John’s Primary School in Otun Ekiti and his high school education at St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta, where he also sat for his West African School Certificate Examination. After completing his studies at St. Peter’s College, he moved on to the renowned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to pursue his schooling. He eventually got a graduation certificate after his studies at the university. He also has a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Lagos.
Adekola is married to Ruth Adekola, who has been identified by numerous aliases in the film industry, including Alani Pamolekun, Sunday Dagboru, Mufu Oloosha Oko, and Adebayo Aremu Abere. In 1995, the pair met at a Christ Apostolic Church’s vigil (C.A.C) in Abeokuta. After a couple of months of getting to know each other, the actor proposed to her. The two finally exchanged their relationship in the same year by exchanging wedding vows in front of their families and friends.
Ruth was conceived on November 2 as a gatherer. She is from Ekiti State and has attended the same polytechnic as her uncle, Abeokuta Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. The lovely couple’s union culminated in the birth of four beautiful babies.
With a net worth of $2.5 million, Odunlade Adekola, a veteran performer, is the most sought-after actor in Nigeria. He is also a brand ambassador for various Nigerian brands and products, including Globacom, the country’s indigenous telecommunications business.