Odunlade Adekola Net Worth And Biography – A Nigerian actor, film-maker and producer who has been able to boost the popularity of the Yoruba movie industry, and has amassed a lot of fame and wealth for himself in the process. Apart from acting and producing movies, Adekola also sings and he directs movies.
- Age/Date Of Birth: 31st December 1978
- Occupation: Actor, Singer, Movie Producer And Director
- Marital Status: Married
- Place Of Birth: Abeokuta, Nigeria
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State Of Origin: Ekiti state
- Name of Parents: Pastor & Deaconess. Adekola
- Odunlade Adekola Net Worth: $1.9 Million
Odunlade Adekola Net Worth And Biography
Odunlade Adekola is generally accepted as the best Yoruba actor currently, and he’s obviously talented. The tall actor is not only popular beyond the shores of Nigeria, but is also a very rich man whose talents has been appropriately utilized to scoop reasonable wealth to his bosom.
Odunlade arrived the world on the 31st of December 1978 in Abeokuta, Ogun. His parents, although not popular personnel, were able to do all that can be done to sponsor and take good care of him.
He started his acting career in Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta (which made him one of the several Nigerian celebrities who made known the impact the church had in their upbringing and talent discovery).
One of the things that seem to set him apart is the creative titles he uses for his movies. For instance, not too long ago, he made a movie called “Adebayo Aremu Abere”.
Adekola is a versatile man who enjoys new challenges, and who keeps pushing himself, indulging in various productive things. He is a movie director, and he runs a production that is known as “Odunlade Adekola Film Production” (OAFP).
Just like the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the World of Football, Odunlade Adekola has marked his name in the Yoruba Movie industry, and it is obvious that such a personality won’t be easily forgotten.
Currently, when compiling a list of richest Yoruba entertainers in Nigeria, it is a usual occurrence to find him sitting comfortably in the front roll, alongside the likes of Funke Akindele.
Odunlade Adekola Net Worth
As at last report, Adekola Odunlade Net Worth is pegged at $1.9 Million, making him the richest Yoruba entertainer in the industry.
Odunlade Adekola’s Hotel
Being a wise person, it is expendient to invest widely, and this appears to be Adekola’s steps. It was reported that he built a big hotel in Ogun State some years back, which, according to a source, is worth over N40 million.
Of course, it isn’t surprising that a person like that was able to get such amount of money, considering that he earns reasonably well from being an ambassador for popular brands in the country. However, it is necessary to add that till now, Adekola is yet to confirm or deny that he owns an hotel in Ogun State.
The movie star is one of the most educated actors in his industry. He got a degree before swimming deeply into movie acting. He started from St John’s Primary School at a tender age, before getting his secondary school education at St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta.
After settling his O Level exam, Adekola proceeded to the popular Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to further his education. He went there to sharpen his knowledge in his field, and he was able to get a diploma certificate after rounding up his program.
Acting Career And Rise To Stardom
Adekola started from the scratch – just like many others, and he was able to build himself to his current position. His professional acting career began in 1996 at his church. The tall man was linked to a theatre group that do rehearse close to his house, and he grew from there.
After some time, Odunlade became a member of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners and he joined himself to Isola Durojaiye (although he was still largely unknown as at that time).
After his first movie, he became a full member where he started fine-tuning his potentials. The rest, as they say, is history, as Adekola has been able to act in, written, produced and directed a lot of Yoruba movies over the years.
Just like many others, Adekola also has people who he looked up to (those he admired, took as mentors and teachers, and learned a handful of things from). He was sharpened by actors like Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, and so on.
So, while the actors started out professionally around the year 2005, it was in 2007 that he became a well-known star in the industry, as a result of his consistency and hard work.
In 2014, Adekola was awarded the Africa Movie Academy Award. For the first time, he was made the best actor of the year, beating various other famous faces in the industry. That same year, actress Fathia Balogun was awarded the best actress of the year. Both have since then worked to make interesting movies in the industry.
Not being complacent, and not ignoring his potentials, Odunlade decided to break into the Nigerian music industry, and his fame and success played a role in his attempt.
Unlike some personnel who only tasted fame in the industry just for a while, Odunlade is still breaking grounds and setting a new pace. He is still relevant today, making movies people loves to watch. He remains one of the funniest and hilarious actor and his good looks is an advantage to him. His pictures are widely used as an internet meme, and we aren’t expecting him to go into oblivion anytime soon.
Is Odunlade Adekola Married?
The Nigerian actor is legally married to his lovely wife known as Ruth Adekola, and their union is blessed with three children. According to reports, the duo came together in 2003 and made the decision to take things more serious. This was at a time where Adekola is still nothing, but the woman chose to love him and start a family with him. Right now, being a celebrity and all, there have been controversies about the actor dating some other woman. However, his marriage with Ruth is still strong, and he is reportedly not planning to marry another wife.
Awards and Honours Of Odunlade Adekola
- – In 2009, Adekola won the City People Entertainment Awards for the Best Actor of the Year
- – In 1901, he went home with the Gen Chochona Tallest Award
- – In 2011, again, he won the City People Entertainment Awards for the Best Actor of the Year
- – In 2014, for the third time, Adekola won the City People Entertainment Awards for the Best Actor of the Year
- – In 2015, he was still given the City People Entertainment Awards for the Best Actor of the Year
- – He has won the African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor
Odunlade Adekola’s Movies
Adekola has featured in numerous movies since he broke into the scene some years back. Here are some of his movies:
- – Eje Tutu
- – Alani Pamolekun
- iii. – Mufu Olosa Oko
- – Asiri Gomina Wa
- – Kabi O Osi
- – Ma Ko Fun E
- vii. – Oyenusi
- viii. – Gbolahan
- – Kurukuru
- – Oju Eni Mala
- – Lawonloju
- xii. – Oloshi
- xiii. – Pepeye Meje
- xiv. – Asiri Ikoko
- – Pate Pate
- xvi. – Ere Mi
- xvii. – Adura
- xviii. – Okan Oloore
- xix. – Baleku
- – Adajo Agba
- xxi. – Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho
- xxii. – Adebayo Aremu Abere
- xxiii. – Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo
- xxiv. – Omo Colonel
- xxv. – Ota
- xxvi. – Oro
- xxvii. – Aroba
- xxviii. – Sunday Gboku Gboku
- xxix. – Samu Alajo
- xxx. – Igbesemi
Here we go with Odunlade Adekola’s net worth and biography. Obviously, we expect the actor to grow his ranks and increase his fortunes in the coming years.
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