Odunlade Adekola movies are mostly Yoruba movies, but he has equally starred in several other English movies. He was introduced at a very tender age to acting and has grown in leaps and bounds over the years.
Odunalde Adekola is one of the most popular Nigerian actors. He is also a director, film-maker, producer and singer. He is mostly involved in Yoruba movies mostly and was born on the 31st of December, 1978 in Ogun State, Abeokuta to be precise. The name of his father is pastor Adekola, while his mother is Deaconess Adekola.
Odunalde Adekola Biography
Odunlade Adekoola originated from Otun Ekiti, which is a relatively big town in Ekiti State. However, he resides in Abeokuta where he had spent most of his years. He equally began his education in Abeokuta Ogun State at John RCM Primary School, Abeokuta, Ogun State where he got his First School Leaving Certificate.
After his primary education, he proceeded to Saint Peter’s College, Abeokuta, Ogun State from where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. He later got admission into Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State and graduated with a National Diploma Certificate.
Odunalde Adekola marriage and movies
The name of his wife is Ruth Abosede Adekola and their marriage is blessed with kids. Odunlade Adekola movies are adjudged to be some of the best in Nigeria today. He is prolific and known for his proficiency in acting. He now has his own music company named Odunalde Adekola Film Production and he is expectedly the Chief Executive Officer. He has produced several movies via this music industry; one of the most notable among his movies is Adebayo Aremu; he acted the lead character in this movie.
As hinted earlier, his acting career began when he was very young. He started off as an actor in his church during church anniversaries. He preferred the role of a jester in those days, which he played along with his friend named Tunde. He equally started writing script for movies from his tender age, with many of them involving only two characters, Tunde and him.
However, he ventured into professional acting in 1996, which was the same year he registered with the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners. He started under the tutelage of Isola Durojaiye also called Alasari; Alasari was a very popular Yoruba actor and producer; though he is now late.
Odunalde Adekola Movies
Odunlade Adekola movies are mainly in Yoruba, as stated earlier. He is not just an actor, but also a director, producer and scriptwriter. He has featured in several movies up to date, both as the lead character and otherwise. He was also the scriptwriter, producer and director of many of the movies. Few of his movies are highlighted below:
- Sunday Gboku Gboku
- Eku Meji
- Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo
- Monday Omo Adugbo
- Sunday Dagboru
- Omo Colonel
His entrance into the Nigerian acting world was marked uniquely in December 2015. Odunlade Adekola movies have won several awards since he started his professional career. He won the award for the Best Actor in Yoruba at the African Movie Academy in April 2014. He also won the award for the Best Actor of the Year in 2009 by City People Entertainment. He equally won the best Actor of the Year at the 2015 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Furthermore, he won the award for the best Yoruba Actor at the 2018 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Odunalde Adekola Net Worth
As at today, Odunlade Adekola net worth is considered as one of the most talented among Nigerian actors. His net worth is pegged at $250,000.
Odunalde Adekola Second Wife—Does he really have a second wife?
I’m certain this is one of the most frequent questions you have about this actor aside from Odunlade Adekola movies and net worth. You might have heard that he got a second wife, but I will open your eyes to the available facts.
Odunlade Adekola has a beautiful and happy family and children. Some are of the opinion that he has dumped his first wife and married to a second one. The name of his wife is Ruth Adekola and they got married in 2003, which was the same year he met his wife.
The marriage is blessed with four boys with the youngest being born on the 23rd of November 2015. The name of the youngest is Adedore Adekola. Odunlade revealed that his boys also love to become actors like their dad.
Many reports have however connected this popular actor to several actresses in the Yoruba genre; some of them are Taiwo Aromokun and Kemi Afolabi. One other actress to which he has been linked for romance is Bukola Adeeyo. The two met in 2008 when the actress joined Odunlade Adekola Movies Company, where she registered as a protégée under the ace actor. Many are of the opinion that the two of them are secret lovers, but the two of them have come out to deny any romantic involvement between them. Their denial, however, didn’t end the rumors.
Things even got worse when Bukola gave birth to a beautiful girl in 2017 with many suggesting that Odunlade Adekola was the father. The fact that Bukola does not seem to have an official husband or boyfriend further aided the rumor. However, Bukola denied the rumor that Odunlade was the father, but also refused to reveal the identity of the father of her daughter.
Another person rumored to be Odunlade’s secret lover is Eniola Taiwo Ajao and this is for good reasons. For instance, the two are in the habit of playing lovers in movies. The two actually acted as husband and wife in a movie titled “New Wife” and this further set rumors afire.
Despite all the rumors given above about Odunlade Adekola movies, the ace actor still remains faithful to his wife. He is also a good father to his four boys. He put off the rumours about him with a wave of the hand, tagging them as the handwork of bloggers who are seeking for relevance. He said the bloggers and journalists wouldn’t have published such lies about him if they had carried out their findings properly.