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Lateef Adedimeji: I’m Getting Married Soon, My Fiancee Is Not A Movie Fan

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Feb 12, 2017 – Lateef Adedimeji: I’m Getting Married Soon, My Fiancee Is Not A Movie Fan

Odunlade Adekola’s protege, Lateef Adedimeji recently talked at length about his family, his love life and the bond of love between him and his mother.

See excerpts:

Your fame in the movie industry was so meteoric. What’s the secret?

Honestly, many people believe I just got in and pronto, I became popular, but I have been here for long too.

But you are young?

Yes, I am young. People say that, I am young too, maybe because I started a bit young. All my life, I have always been on stage. So, coming into the Yoruba genre with all the things I have learnt goes beyond mere luck. I think what really gave me the niche was because I didn’t take my talent for granted; I also went for training too.

What’s your mum’s name?

Her name is Kudirat.

lateef adedimeji mother

What is her favorite food?

She loves amala.

Is your mum from Ibadan?

No, she is not, my mum is from Oyo and I am from Abeokuta.

What does she do?

She is a trader, she buys and sells.

What’s the most important thing she told you that you still cherish?

Iya Lati will always say to me “Lati only God will always help you.” She asks me questions like, “Lati do you pray?” Whenever, she calls me in the morning that is what she normally talks about. She has taught me the importance of prayers.

What was your childhood like?

I come from a very deep Muslim background and there is no actor in my family. You know when I started acting, I was always telling my dad lies, because he believed in education and wanted every one of us to be well educated.

One day I was doing rehearsals on my own and I had earlier told him, I had a paper presentation. He called me and told me he would like to watch me do the presentation. I was surprised and he asked of the time and address, which, I reluctantly gave him.

I quickly went to my director to inform him ahead about what had happened. I told my director to get prepared to house me, in case my dad comes to the place and he became furious with me.

I was really scared because, I didn’t know what could happen when he came around. Fortunately, for me everyone encouraged me. He came and when we were done, he asked me, “Is that what you have been doing? Papa Ajasco? He just told me he was going home and that was it.

So, what’s behind the bond between you and your mum?

I don’t know really. Naturally, I love snuggling around her ever since I was a child. I call myself omo ologbo , because I love to snuggle and cuddle my mum a lot. Even as old as I am now, I still do it. I think it could be because at a time, my dad went back to school when we were much younger and we were all left with her. So, we are so used to seeing her all the time then. Let me say, we started building that bond when my dad went back to school.

This one that you are close to your mum, are you in a serious relationship?


What is your take about marriage?

I am always scared of it o! But I think I am very close. If I say next month, people will be on the lookout but I am that close.

Have you been friends before you became popular?

No, not before I became popular. She is not a fan of movies though. She wasn’t into Yoruba movies and so I would say our meeting was miraculous. After we met and became friends, she started getting to know that I act in Yoruba movies. Funny enough, I have been a friend with my fiancé for a very long time.

Are your mum and fiancé best of friends?

Yes. They are very good friends. They gist and they have also called family meetings on me. Before she came into the scene, my mum would always tell me to introduce my fiancé to her, someone I was serious with. But, they get along very well.

[Credit: Sunday Sun]

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  1. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi 'KINI IWO NFE'

    February 12, 2017 at 7:24 AM

    May the Lord bless their union and make their dreams come true in this mighty name of Jesus Christ (AMEN)

  2. fifelomo

    February 12, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    Young, charming and a good role interpreter, ride on boy.

  3. anifowose suliat

    April 10, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    that is love.
    but I think I love u than anything especially when u are reciting quarantine cus I love who know allah.

  4. Fatimah

    June 8, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    I love the way you act, I like your movie, I do go for any movie you take part in, but sincerely I love to be a dynamic actress too and I will be glad if you can be of help too
    Whenever you do your mullah, May Allah put barakah,sekinah and mutmainah in sha Allah

  5. Aminat Aralola

    September 15, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    U are my only crush apart from my guy, i always like u when u act, enjoy looking at ur picture, especially when u smile, i like ur structure, everything about u without a doubt say u are a romantic guy…….smile we have somethings in common…well i pray u make a right choice because i woundnt like ur case as well to start roaring like some of ur colleaqe, i most say ur lady is indeed a lucky one thou…and continue to b a good guy ohk. my candy crush

    • wunmi

      January 22, 2018 at 1:52 PM


  6. Hussain adedeji.

    December 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Infac i love the way you act you are such romantic guy,especially when you give your jaunty smile,to be sincere i love you so much,may Almighty Allah put barkah to all your endeavors.

  7. Ademola

    April 12, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    You are trYing

  8. Akeju tomylola simbiat

    June 4, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    I really like you and I like how you act I wish to see you one day amen

  9. Abdulkareem Mariam

    September 22, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    I love everything about you lateef.really wish to see u one on one

  10. Hannah

    September 23, 2018 at 1:10 AM

    I love u to see you when u act, u have always being my crush. Keep doing good, wish to see u someday.

  11. Isiaka T Fatima

    October 28, 2018 at 8:20 AM

    Abud I love u very much I like the way u act I love everything in ur body are what to be like u pls can see u these is my contact 081***44705 pls remember me

  12. Olayimika

    November 13, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    I love your movies…..the crying guy just for love… this how you made it real
    with your fiance?..Your recent movies Ranti mi,is owo,girlfriend,are so touching.

  13. horlaronke

    January 6, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    I love the way you act,keep it up may Allah continue to empower you,more grease to your elbow

  14. Ogunbowale marvellous

    January 11, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    You are my best Yoruba movies actor… Can I know the name of your fiancé?

    • Jolaade dare

      August 27, 2019 at 10:44 PM

      I’m his fiance ooo

      • Sirpbobo

        October 10, 2019 at 8:52 AM

        Are u for real???

  15. OGanla

    February 1, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Discuss guy can cry ?

  16. oyinkansola

    February 11, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    is tawa ajisefini your fiance

  17. Olanipekun Oluwasola Abiodun

    February 26, 2019 at 7:09 AM

    I Love seeing you in any movie I watch may you achieve success in all your endeavors

  18. zainab

    February 27, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    seriously i dont like watching yoruba movie, but ever since i watch your movie (ranti mi) I became addicted to yoruba movie you are truly a genius

  19. robiat

    May 10, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    wish u a long happy marriage life

    may Allah bless u with love and good and loveable children

  20. Adeosun adekunmi

    June 10, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    I really love the way u act sincerely i kant just stop reading abt u nd bukunmi coz i hope to be like u guys someday

  21. Salaudeen kehinde

    June 29, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Favourite actor. Much love for you

  22. Jolaade Dare

    August 27, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Lateef just know that whenever u get married you will break someone’s heart…you really my MAN CRUSH EVERYDAY…I’ve been looking for u…but didn’t see u…I hope one day my dream of seeing u will come true😭😭…I love you so much😍😍😍i fell in love with u when I watched kudi klepto 2014…nd since then I never stopped loving you….I hope you see this…I really do love you..😍😍😍

    • Rofiat Adebayo

      November 7, 2019 at 1:43 PM

      you really love him that much pray you see him one day to feel how you feel for him dear

  23. Simi

    August 30, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    I hate watching Yoruba movies but someone introduced this movie called ‘REMEMBER ME’ since then have never download any movie from your movie and bukunmi oluwashina movie till now, i always download you guys movie. You guys are my favorites, I love you guys

  24. Saheedat Adeagbo

    September 29, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    I love your acting so much
    U are too much sir
    May Allah increase ur eeman

    • Stella Abella

      October 18, 2019 at 10:21 AM

      My candy crush……I love your acting so much…..I just hope one day my dream of seeing you come true……you are my favourite Yoruba actor…..wish you success in all your endeavors

      • Rofiat Adebayo

        November 7, 2019 at 1:51 PM

        lateef is my candy crush any time I see him in a movie am always happy I hope I see him one day I want to see him to especially my mum she will just be saying my son because he resemble her first born funny enough every body will be calling me iyawo lateef at home cause he is my crush I must confess your fiance is really lucky to have you love everything about you

  25. zainab

    October 17, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    what is the relationship between you and bukunmi

  26. Rofiat Adebayo

    November 7, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    lateef is my candy crush any time I see him in a movie am always happy I hope I see him one day I want to see him to especially my mum she will just be saying my son because he resemble her first born funny enough every body will be calling me iyawo lateef at home cause he is my crush I must confess your fiance is really lucky to have you love everything about you

  27. Damilola Ibrahim Zainab

    February 28, 2020 at 5:21 AM

    I always Watch ur movie o think u are good at acting
    May Allah Almighty bless ur union

  28. Aderemi bunmi temitayo

    May 24, 2020 at 11:02 PM

    It is well my brother God will have your way , but remember someone is here praying for you day and night.

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