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Odunlade Adekola Biography, Life History, Profile & Movies

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Biography updated Jan 13, 2013 – Odunlade Adekola Biography, Life History, Profile & Movies

Odunlade Adekola is the one of the most popular Yoruba Actor in Nigeria.

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After surfacing in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry some years ago, Odunlade Adekola has since become a household name, as the tall, handsome actor has won the hearts of many Yoruba movie watchers both in Nigeria and beyond.

How much do you know about this lovely guy? Sit back and read on, as you’ll get to read many details about him in this article.

Odunlade Adekola Biography

Odunlade Adekola Date Of Birth: He was born on December 31st, 1976 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He attended the Saint John RCM primary school, and later Saint Peter’s college, both in Abeokuta. After being into acting for some years, Odunlade Adekola is currently running an undergraduate in one of the universities in Nigeria. He has not disclosed which university this is due what he called “personal reasons”.
Odunlade Adekola started acting at a very early age. According to him, whenever any anniversary was to hold in his church (the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta), he and a friend, whose name he gave as “Tunde”, would request to play jesters, and this request was always granted. He would then write a “script” for a comedy play involving just two characters (him and his friend). That was how it all started for this professional actor, director and producer.
After being motivated by the likes of Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, Lere Paimo, and other genius Yoruba actors in Nollywood, he entered the professional scene around 2005. However, he never started becoming increasing popular until 2007. He received training and additional motivation from Isola Durojaye (Alasari), now late, who believed in his potential and assisted him in bringing out the best in him.

Odunlade Adekola Movies

Despite having not spent up to 10 years in the limelight, Odunlade Adekola has featured in almost 70 Yoruba movies. In a recent interview, he admitted that the film Asiri gomina wa, in which he played the role of a state governor, was the most challenging assignment of his career, as criticisms and doubts flew about over his ability to play the role successfully. However, he was able to play the role perfectly, and according to him, he believes that his role in that film opened up the door of many greater opportunities for him.

Odunlade Adekola has written and produced about six movies. These are

  1. Farapamo
  2. Emi nire kan
  3. Baba super
  4. Ila owo
  5. Eje fun eje
  6. Fayebora.

He’s presently working on another movie, the title of which he’s not disclosed.

Odunlade Adekola’s Family and private life

One of the most asked questions about Odunlade Adekola is “Is Odunlade Adekola married?” Well, for your information, the tall, handsome actor is legally married to Ruth with two sons.

Recently, in an interview granted by Taiwo Aromokun, a Yoruba Nollywood actress and Odunlade Adekola’s trainee, she admitted that there existed a relationship between her and the actor. However, the duo had to part ways as he was not willing to take a second wife, and of course, she had to carry on with her life. The breakup notwithstanding, the duo is still on very good terms. For latest news on Odunlade Adekola and other Nigerian movie stars, visit

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  1. adeshewa

    January 15, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    I really lyk all ur movies

  2. oresanw opeyemi

    February 7, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Tall man wit full of passion of action all times,I give kudos to ur personality.

  3. olakiitan Adeyeye

    February 21, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    i love your work,please keep it up and always pray,Almighty God will see you through.amen

  4. olakiitan Adeyeye

    February 21, 2017 at 11:42 AM

    God bless your work,he will continue to uphold you and see you through in life amen,i love ur work.keep it up

  5. Abraham B

    March 3, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    yes, odunlade Adekola have been trying in all his movies, infact I respected him more than any other movies actors, but my advise to him is that he should try and diversify to English movies, this will improve his career more in movies industry, and more award will be granted.

    boss you are the best, keep it up

  6. ogunlaja Adesola

    March 14, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    I heal you Mr Odunlade Adekola, your swagar are the best, you are to much sincerely, just keep it up

  7. Akinuliade Ezekiel

    March 18, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    odunlade is a man that God love and give talent dat is why i want to be like him if i have the opportunity

  8. lanre Chibuzor

    June 18, 2017 at 9:14 PM

    I want to act…do you run am academic? Pls how do I be a part I like your movies and do better. Gud evening sir this is Lanre from surulere Lagos.

  9. Kafayat Arike

    August 25, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    May Allah continue to bless u and ur family

  10. Abiodun david

    September 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    U are the best actor odunlade adekola

  11. moses olubunmi james

    October 11, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    l love u brother ! U are the best, am frm kogi state

  12. Afolabi Titilayo

    November 2, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Kudos to you Tallest, May Allah Continue bless you abundantly……

  13. agbeni igbekele

    November 5, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    Mr odunlade adekola ,something do amaze me, is he not the God that give you talent that give other because I am always satisfied with all ur films that I watch compare to other, sir I give you 100%perfect and I advise you keep doing more and pray the lord bless bless and boost so that u will not backslide and keep doing more

  14. olokodana sherif oladimeji

    January 12, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Mr odunlade adekola is my choice I don’t buy movie that he does not percitipate in because it won’t be as if am watching movie.odunlade was a great man talanted from almighty Allah and no one can close is c
    glory baba mi u re the u di e

  15. Delex

    March 13, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    Love your way, Mr Adekola odulade God is with you

  16. Atewogbola samson

    September 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    You are the best

  17. Queenkem adegbola adedeji

    March 15, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Mr odunlade adekola sincerely Speaking you are best jokes apart

  18. Ayodele damilola

    October 9, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    U a great odunlade adekola

  19. Ade Of NTM

    March 30, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Odunlade Deserves Many Awards…Swears

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