Odunlade Adekola (born December 31, 1978) is a Nigerian actor, Singer, film-maker, producer and director. He recently starred, produced and directed a new movie called “Adebayo Aremu Abere”
He was born on December 31, 1978 at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. He is however an indigine of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He attended St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta where he obtained the West African School Certificate Examination before he later proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where he received a diploma certificate.
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, named “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 began for this professional actor, director and producer. Odunlade Adekola has featured in more than 100 Yoruba movies.
He began acting in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners and was under the tutelage of the late nollywood actor and producer, Isola Durojaiye also known as Alasari. He had starred, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years. On April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award, having emerged as best actor of the year alongside Fathia Balogun who emerged as best actress of the year. In December 2015, He mark his entrance into the Nigerian music industry.
His Awards includes City People Entertainment Awards for Best Actor of the Year (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015)
He has acted in several movies including ALani pamolekun (2015), Mufu Olosa Oko (2013), Sunday Dagboru (2010), Emi Nire Kan (2009) to mention a few.
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