Odunlade Adekola is one of the most popular Yoruba movie actors in the Nollywood Movie Industry.
After surfacing in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry some years ago, Odunlade Adekola has since become a household name, as the tall, handsome actor has won the hearts of many Yoruba movie watchers both in Nigeria and beyond.
He was born on December 31st, 1977, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He attended the Saint John RCM primary school, and later Saint Peter’s college, both in Abeokuta. 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 wrote 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.
After being motivated by the likes of Taiwo Hassan (ogogo), Adebayo Salami (oga bello), Lere Paimo, and other genius Yoruba actors in Nollywood, he entered the professional scene in 2005.
However, he started increasing popularity only in 2007. He received training and additional motivation from late Isola Durojaye (Alasari), who believed in his potential and assisted him in bringing out the best in him.
Odunlade Adekola's Movies:
Odunlade Adekola has featured in almost 70 Yoruba movies. He admitted that the film Asiri gomina wa, in which he played the role of a state governor, was the most challenging assignment of his career, as criticisms and doubts flew about over his ability to play the role successfully. According to him, he believes that this role opened up the door of many greater opportunities for him. Odunlade Adekola has written and produced about six movies:
Odunlade Adekola’s family and private life:
One of the most asked questions about Odunlade Adekola is “Is Odunlade Adekola married?” Well, for your information, the tall, handsome actor is legally married to Ruth with three kids.
The wife of Nigerian actor Odunlade Adekola, Mrs Ruth Adekola, gave birth to her 3rd born on Saturday April 13th, 2013 in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
In an interview granted by Taiwo Aromokun, a Yoruba Nollywood actress and Odunlade Adekola’s trainee, admitted that there existed a relationship between her and the actor. However, the duo had to part ways as he was not willing to take a second wife, and of course, she had to carry on with her life. The breakup notwithstanding, the duo is still on very good terms.
Apart from being an actor, Kola, as he is well known by fans, is also a Glo ambassador.