Odunlade Adekola is a well-known Nollywood Actor, screenwriter, film producer, director, and musician. In the Nigerian entertainment industry, he embodies talent.
Adekunle is a household name in the Yoruba community due to his popularity in the films telecast on Africa Magic Yoruba and as one of the most sought-after actors in Yoruba films.
Odunlade Adekola started his career in 1996 and rose to stardom in Nollywood in 2003 after starring in Asiri Gomina Wa. Odunlade has acted in countless Yoruba films since then, and his dynamism has been the buzz of the town
Odunlade Adekola was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on December 31, 1976. Despite his Ekiti origins, he was born and raised in Lafenwa, Abeokuta by Pastor and Deaconess Adekola. Because his parents were so involved in church activities, he grew up in a Christian home that is devoted to church activities.
His official schooling began at St. John’s Primary School and continued at St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta. He then attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he got a National Diploma Certificate.
Later on, in 2018, Odunlade bagged a bachelors degree in Business Administration at the University of Lagos. Odunlade Adekola’s career started in the church, the church gave him a platform to explore and build his confidence in acting, he is a member of Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa in Abeokuta Ogun State.
Odunlade Adekola’s acting career began in the church with short-minute dramas and plays.
The church provided him with a platform to explore acting while also building his confidence and conquering stage frights. He did this for years while performing in the church, Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa in Abeokuta, Ogun State, which fueled his desire to pursue it as a profession.
Odunlade began performing in church with his companion Tunde at a young age. He was inspired by his church audience, which propelled him into professional acting.
In 1996, a buddy introduced him to a neighborhood theater club that meets for rehearsals. Odun was invited, and his sample performance won over the entire crew.
Based on his in-built talent, confidence and little acting exposure he had while acting in church in previous years, he was able to adapt to the group, and he started learning some ethics and rudiment of the movie industry.
Odunlade joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners in 1998, and his acting career began in earnest. In 1999, he appeared in “Faworaja,” a film directed by Bolaji Amusan a.k.a. Mr. Latin, and his involvement and performance in the film earned him numerous accolades.
His role in Faworaja set the way for him to appear in a blockbuster film in 2003, which catapulted him to fame. In Asiri Gomina Wa, he played a state governor (2003). Late Ishola Durojaiye produced the film (Alasari).
THE MOVIES HE HAS FEATURED INCLUDE:
. Asiri Gomina Wa, 2003 . Emi Ni Ire Kan, 2009 . Sunday Dagboru, 2010 . Monday Omo Adugbo, 2010 . Mufu Olosha Oko, 2013 . Kabi O Osi, 2014 . Oyenusi, 2014 . Ma Ko Fun e, 2015 . Alani Pamolekun, 2015 . Gbolahan, 2015 . Taxi Driver – Oko Ashewo, 2015 . Baleku, 2015 . Oro, 2015 . Asiyan, 2015 . Oyun Esin, 2015 . Pepeye Meje, 2016 . Asiri Ikoko, 2016 . Samu Alajo, 2016 . The Grudge, 2016 . Sunday Gboku Gboku, 2016 . Sola Arikusa, 2017 . A Million Baby, 2017 . Critical Evidence, 2017 . Celebrity Marriage, 2017 . Dognapped, 2017 . Fogbonsola, 2017 . Owiwi, 2017 . Wives on Strike -The Revolution, 2017 . The Vendor, 2018 . 200 Million, 2018 . Lagos Real, Fake Life, 2018 . Yeye Alara, 2018 . Nimbe, 2019 . Night Bus To Lagos, 2019 . Ile Afoju, 2019 . Gbemileke 1,2,3 (2019) . Sammu Alajo Comedy series (2020–Present)
.The Miracle Centre (2020) Ajibade (In Cinemas, December 2021)
ADEKOLA DELVED INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN DECEMBER 2015 AND HE HAS RELEASED SOME INTERESTING SONGS WHICH INCLUDE;
. Omo Baba, 2018 . Oju Olorun, 2018 . Arike, 2019
ODUNLADE ADEKOLA HAS COLLECTED DIFFERENT AWARDS AND NOMINATION WHICH INCLUDES:
. 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 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 2017 Best of Nollywood . Awards-Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba . 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards-Best Supporting Actor –Yoruba . 2021 City People Entertainment Awards-Best Television Series of the Year (Yoruba)