Odunlade Adekola may be a Nigerian actor, singer, producer, and director who is considered the highest pillar is upholding the Yoruba movies in Nigeria. Recently, he starred and produced a replacement movie titled Adebayo Aremu Abere and has garnered a variety of prestigious awards for his comic and dramatic performances.
The Ogun State-based thespian has won a variety of awards within the of his career within the show business, including City People Movie Award for Best Actor of the Year (Yoruba); Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor, etc. He’s currently the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production, OAFP.
ODUNLADE ADEKOLA’S BIOGRAPHY
Odunlade Adekola was born on New Year’s Eve, 1978, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but is originally from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He acquired his primary and education at St John’s grade school and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta respectively. After he obtained the West African School Certificate Examination, Adekola gained admission into Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he earned a diploma certificate.
As a youth, Odunlade Adekola has always had the tint for entertainment. Speaking about it in an interview, the Abeokuta born actor said himself and a lover would often act as jesters whenever there was an anniversary in his local church. Such was the eagerness that propelled him into the entertainment world.
ODUNLADE ADEKOLA’S MOVIE CAREER
Adekola joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners in 1996; an equivalent year, he began his career as an actor. Over the years, he became a household name majorly in Yoruba movies, winning the hearts of many Nigerians.
While he was under the guidance lately, Isola Durojaiye, a Nollywood actor, and producer, he featured in plenty of Yoruba epic and concrete movies. He doesn’t only play roles in films; he has written scripts, directed, and produced several Nigerian movies also. With over 100 films to his credit, Adekola has received quite half a dozen awards since 2009.
His recent awards include the Africa Movie Academy Award as Best Actor of the Year, 2014. He was among Nollywood stars nominated for the 2018 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCA, alongside actress Rita Dominic, Toyin Abraham, Dakore Akande, and all. He has often been described, alongside fellow actors Femi Adebayo and Muyiwa Ademola, because of the “Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar” of the Yoruba movie scene because the trio is always at odds over awards – last being the town People Movie Awards 2017.
Adekola also ventured into the music industry in 2015 and has established his very own movie production company called Odunlade Adekola Film Production, OAFP. He’s one among the Nigerian actors who reach bent fans, not just on social media. During a family photo contest he organized on Instagram, Adekola visited the family who earned the foremost like at Ketu Lagos, together with his crew. It had been a merry event, and therefore the entire neighborhood was delighted to ascertain the famous actor, first hand.
ODUNLADE ADEKOLA’S CONTROVERSY
Shortly after the Adekola graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Business Administration, rumors were spread everywhere the media that the Yoruba film star was an absentee student and allegedly bought his certificate.
However, he didn’t let the news slide without getting the very fact straight. Speaking in an interview with the Spice, Adekola said despite his celebrity status, he attended lectures, did assignments, and didn’t buy his certificate.
He advised aspiring actors to accumulate education first before fame comes knocking, otherwise it might be difficult to travel back to high school.
DID HE MARRY A SECOND WIFE?
As customary to being famous, scandalous rumors are sure to unfold within the media. Despite being a husband to his wife, Ruth Adekola, and a father of 4 kids (all boys), the veteran actor has been linked to co-star, Eniola Ajao.
The rumor about their relationship sprang from an image of their movie together titled New Wife, which surfaced on the web in which fans started speculating on whether the actor married a second wife. It later became clear that the respectable husband and, therefore, the actress were only co-workers launching a romantic comedy movie to their fans.
The actress also debunked the rumor in an interview, saying she has nothing quite an apprentice to a master relationship together with her boss (Odunlade Adekola). For all we all know, Adekola got married to his beloved wife Ruth in 2003 after dating shortly.