Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola (born 31 December 1978)[1] is a Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director. Born and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.[2] He gained popularity with his lead role in Ishola Durojaye's 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then.[3][4][5] He is the founder and CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP). He is married to Ruth Adekola.[6] At 6'4” tall,[7] Adekola is one of the tallest actors, not only amongst the Yoruba movie industry, but across the entire Nigerian movie industry as a whole.

Odunlade Adekola
Born (1978-12-31) 31 December 1978 (age 42)
Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigerian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
  • director
  • producer
Years active2006-present
Known forSunday Dagboru, Alani Pamolekun, Mufu Oloosha oko, Adebayo Aremu Abere, Odaju, Oyenusi.
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4.38 in)

Early lifeEdit

Odunlade Adekola was born on 31 December 1978 in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. He is, however, a native of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.[8]

EducationEdit

He attended St John's Primary School and St. Peter's College in Abeokuta, obtaining the West African School Certificate Examination before he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he received a diploma certificate.[9] He proceeded to further his education and in May 2018,he received a degree in Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of Lagos.[10][11][12]

CareerEdit

Adekola began acting in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners.[citation needed] He has starred in, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years.[13] In April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the best actor of the year.[2][14] In December 2015, he marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry.[15] Photographs of Odunlade during filming are widely used as internet meme across the Nigerian webosphere.[16][17]

FilmographyEdit

  • "Ile Afoju (2019)"
  • The Vendor (2018)
  • Alani pamolekun (2015)
  • Asiri Gomina Wa (2003)
  • Mufu Olosa Oko (2013)
  • Kabi O Osi (2014)
  • Oyenusi (2014)
  • Sunday Dagboru (2010)
  • Monday Omo Adugbo(2010)
  • Emi Nire Kan (2009)
  • Eje Tutu (2015)
  • Ma ko fun E (2014)
  • Gbolahan (2015)
  • Oju Eni Mala (2015)
  • Kurukuru (2015)
  • Olosha (2015)
  • Omo Colonel (2015)
  • Aroba(2015)
  • Oro (2015)
  • Baleku (2015)
  • Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho(2015)
  • Adebayo Aremu Abere' (2015)
  • Adajo Agba (2015)
  • Oyun Esin(2015)
  • Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo (2015)
  • Samu Alajo(2017)
  • Sunday gboku gboku (2016)
  • Abi eri re fo ni (2016)
  • "Igbesemi" (2016)
  • "Lawonloju" (2016)
  • "Pepeye Meje" (2016)[18]Hu
  • Asiri Ikoko (2016)
  • Pate Pate (2017)
  • Adura (2017)
  • Ere Mi (2017)
  • Okan Oloore (2017)
  • Ota (2017)
  • Owiwi (2017)
  • Agbara Emi (2017)
  • Critical Evidence (2017)
  • Olowori (2017)
  • Iku Lokunrin (2017)
  • Eku Meji (2017)
  • Yeye Alara (2018) as Dongari
  • Ado Agbara(2019)
  • Agbaje Omo Onile 1, 2, 3
  • Omo Germany(2018)
  • Gbemileke 1,2,3(2019)
  • Sammu Alajo Comedy series (2020-Present)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Odunlade Adekola". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  2. ^ a b "Fathia Balogun, Odunlade Adekola shine @ Yoruba Movie Academy Awards 2014". Vanguard News.
  3. ^ Deolu (2013-10-12). "Odunlade Adekola Reveals How He Became 'the Hottest Actor' in Nollywood". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ irokotv.com https://irokotv.com/actors/1127/odunlade-adekola. Retrieved 2019-07-30. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "ACTOR ODUNLADE ADEKOLA SOARING HIGHER AND HIGHER". Nigeria Films. -001-11-30T00:00:00+00:00. Retrieved 2019-07-30. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Okanlawon, Taiwo (2020-01-07). "Actor Odunlade Adekola opens up on his marriage". P.M. News. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  7. ^ sports, Oluwafemi Adeniyi ijoba. "Odunlade Adekola Gushes Over His Height". EveryEvery. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  8. ^ "I'm not a stereotype –Odunlade Adekola". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.
  9. ^ "Adekola: Glo Endorsement Happiest Moment of My Life". THISDAY Live.
  10. ^ "Actor, Odunlade Adekola Graduates From Unilag". Lagos Television. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  11. ^ ", Odunlade Adekola Graduates From Unilag(DLI)". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  12. ^ "Nigerian actor Odunlade Adekola graduates from University of Lagos". Pulse.ng. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  13. ^ "Adekola Odunlade denies dating Fathia Balogun". The Punch.
  14. ^ Joan Omionawele. "Fathia Balogun, Odunlade Adekola, Dele Odule shine in Yoruba movie awards". tribune.com.ng.
  15. ^ Slickson. "Odunlade Adekola Dumps Movie, Goes into Music". slickson.com.
  16. ^ "Face of Nigerian memes award goes to Odunlade Adekola". Pulse.ng. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  17. ^ "WHY IS ODUNLADE ADEKOLA THE VIRAL FACE OF NIGERIAN MEMES?". Accelerate TV. May 26, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  18. ^ "Actor Odunlade Adekola & Wife Wellcomes Baby Boy". kokolevel.com. Retrieved 2018-01-02.