Odunlade Adekola Biography, Wife, Film, Award and Net Worth 2023

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola is a Nigerian actor, producer, director, and singer. He began his career in 1996 and rose to prominence in 2003, after playing a lead role in Asiri Gomina Wa. Since then, Odun has starred in numerous Yoruba movies and his dynamism has remained the talk of the town. 

Adekola is one of the few celebrities whose pictures are used for internet memes. He is also the CEO and founder of Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP), a platform created in order to build prospective thespians.

Odunlade Adekola Early Life

Odunlade Adekola was born on December 31, 1976 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Although he hails from Ekiti state, he was born and raised in Lafenwa, Abeokuta by Pastor and Deaconess Adekola. He grew up in a Christian family that is devoted to church activities.


For his formal education, he started at St. John’s Primary School and moved on to St. Peter’s College, Abeokuta. Subsequently, he attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and earned a National Diploma Certificate. Later on, in 2018, Odunlade bagged a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of Lagos.


He is married to Ruth Adekola, and the union is blessed with 4 children. Odunlade Adekola Early Career


Odunlade is a member of Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, and that was where his career began. Early enough, Odun started acting in church with his friend Tunde. He got motivation from his church audience and this spurred him into professional acting.


In 1996, a friend introduced him to a theatre group that meets for rehearsals in the neighborhood. Odun was invited and his demo performance got the entire crew endeared to him. In the group, he started learning some ethics and rudiment of the movie industry, until some invited veterans asked him to join a theatre association. Then, in January 1998, he became a bonafide member of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners.


In the end, Adekola started producing and featuring in movies. He starred in Faworaja (1999) produced by Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin). Thereafter, he rose to prominence after featuring as a state Governor in Asiri Gomina Wa (2003). The movie was produced by the late Ishola Durojaiye (Alasari).


Today, Adekola has featured in numerous films and has remained a professional actor with numerous awards. Movies


  1.     Faworaja, 1999
  2.     Asiri Gomina Wa, 2003
  3.     Emi Ni Ire Kan, 2009
  4.     Sunday Dagboru, 2010
  5.     Monday Omo Adugbo, 2010
  6.     Mufu Olosha Oko, 2013
  7.     Kabi O Osi, 2014
  8.     Oyenusi, 2014
  9.     Ma Ko Fun e, 2015
  10.     Alani Pamolekun, 2015
  11.     Gbolahan, 2015
  12.     Taxi Driver – Oko Ashewo, 2015
  13.     Baleku, 2015
  14.     Oro, 2015
  15.     Asiyan, 2015
  16.     Oyun Esin, 2015
  17.     Pepeye Meje, 2016
  18.     Asiri Ikoko, 2016
  19.     Samu Alajo, 2016
  20.     The Grudge, 2016
  21.     Sunday Gboku Gboku, 2016
  22.     Sola Arikusa, 2017
  23.     A Million Baby, 2017
  24.     Critical Evidence, 2017
  25.     Celebrity Marriage, 2017
  26.     Dognapped, 2017
  27.     Fogbonsola, 2017
  28.     Owiwi, 2017
  29.     Wives on Strike – The Revolution, 2017
  30.     The Vendor, 2018
  31.     200 Million, 2018
  32.     Lagos Real, Fake Life, 2018
  33.     Yeye Alara, 2018
  34.     Nimbe, 2019
  35.     Night Bus To Lagos, 2019
  36.     Ile Afoju, 2019Songs


Adekola ventured into the music industry in December 2015 and has produced some interesting songs. Some of which include;


  1.     Omo Baba, 2018
  2.     Oju Olorun, 2018
  3.     Arike, 2019Awards, And Recognition


He is an award-winning actor and a few of his awards include;


  •     Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2009
  •     Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2011
  •     The Best Actor in a Leading Role, Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMMA), 2012
  •     Best Actor of the Year, Africa Movie Academy Award, 2014
  •     Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2014
  •     The Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2015
  •     Best Actor (Indigenous), Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015
  •     Movie The personality of the Year (Male), City People Movie Awards, 2017
  •     Best Actor, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2018
  •     Best Actor in a Comedy ‘A Million Baby’, Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, 2018
  •     Actor of the Year, Independent Achievers Award, 2019
  •     Most Searched Actor, NET Honours AWard, 2019Odunlade Adekola Net Worth


Odunlade Adekola and his wife estimated his net worth to be $1.9 million. He is a popular Yoruba actor and has signed several endorsement deals. In 2015, he became one of the new Globacom ambassadors along with Dija, O C Ukeje,

    His Odunlade Adekola Marry Second Wife

As customary to being famous, scandalous rumors are bound to unfold in the media. despite being a husband to his wife, Ruth Adekola, and father a father of four kids (all boys ), the veteran actor has been linked to co-star, Eniola Ajao. the Rumohr about their relationship sprang from a picture of their movie together titled new wife, which surface on the internet. Fans and lovers started speculating on whether the actor really married a second wife. it later become understood that the respectable family man and the actress only had the intention of working together by been doing launching a romantic comedy movie for their lovers and fans.

the actorness also debunked the Rumohr in an interview, saying she has nothing more than an apprentice to amasser relationship with her boss Odunlade Adekola

.for all we know, Adekola got married to his wife beloved Ruth in 2003 after dating shortly.


shortly after Adekola graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in business administration, rumors' were spread all over the social media that the Yoruba movie star was an absent student and allegedly bought his certificate.

he advises aspiring actors to acquire an education first before fame comes knocking, otherwise, it would be difficult to go back to school. 

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