Odunlade Adekola: Biography and Net Worth

Popularly regarded as the best actor in the Yoruba movie industry, Odunlade Adekola is now at the summit of his acting career. The successful actor is the founder and CEO of OdunladeAdekola Film Production OAFP. The tall handsome actor is rich and he has pleased his fans with his acting and entertaining skill. He even tops our list of the richest Yoruba actors in the movie industry. As a result of this, a lot of people have tried to know more about him. So if you are one of those people, then you are in the right place.


Odunlade Adekola was born on the 31st of December 1978 in Abeokuta, Ogun state. However, he is an indigene of Ekiti state. His father and mother were pastor and deaconess . Odunlade Adekola had his primary school education at Saint John RCM primary school in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Afterward, he attended Saint Peter’s College in Abeokuta, Ogun State where he received his West African Senior School Certificate. He then went on to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to get his Diploma certificate.

Just like most actors, Odunlade Adekola began his acting career at a very tender age. He used to act at the church his father and mother attended. From there, he started improving his acting skills and self-confidence but that will not be enough. Hence, Odunlade Adekola decided to join the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners in 1996 to develop himself. He became a professional actor that same year. Odunlade was mentored by the late Ishola Durojaiye popularly known as Ahmed ALASARI who died as a result of a fatal car accident. Odunlade Adekola is currently married to Ruth Abosede Adekola and they have beautiful kids together.

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Movies and Awards

Odunlade Adekola has gone to act, produce and direct several movies, some of them includes Omo Colonel, Aroba, Oro, Sunday Dagboru, Monday omo adugbo, Taxi Driver: OkoAshewo, EkuMeji, Kurukuru, Sunday gbokugboku, Adura, etc. Also, Odunlade Adekola has won many awards in the course of his acting career. He went away with the Best Actor in Yoruba In April 2014, at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014. He also bagged the award for Best Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2009 and 2011. In addition, he won the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2015. He then won the Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2015. Odunlade Adekola is not just an actor, he is a director, singer, producer and a film-maker.

Net worth

Odunlade Adekola is currently the richest Yoruba actor. Thanks to his successful acting career and different endorsement deals, he is estimated to be worth over $800,000.

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