Spotlight: Odunlade Adekola

 

Odunlade Adekola  is a Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director. Born and raised in AbeokutaOgun State, but from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.He gained popularity with his lead role in Ishola Durojaye's 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then. He is the founder and CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP). He is married to Ruth Adekola 


Odunlade Adekola was born on 31 December 1978 in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. He is, however, a native of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.He attended St John's Primary School and St. Peter's College in Abeokuta, obtaining the West African School Certificate Examination before he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he received a diploma certificate.He proceeded to further his education and in May 2018,he received a degree in Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of Lagos.


Adekola began acting in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners.He has starred in, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years.In April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the best actor of the year.In December 2015, he marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry.Photographs of Odunlade during filming are widely used as internet meme across the Nigerian webosphere.

The following are the movies produced  by him and he featured in some of them.

  • "Ile Afoju (2019)"
  • The Vendor (2018)
  • Alani pamolekun (2015)
  • Asiri Gomina Wa (2003)
  • Mufu Olosa Oko (2013)
  • Kabi O Osi (2014)
  • Oyenusi (2014)
  • Sunday Dagboru (2010)
  • Monday Omo Adugbo(2010)
  • Emi Nire Kan (2009)
  • Eje Tutu (2015)
  • Ma ko fun E (2014)
  • Gbolahan (2015)
  • Oju Eni Mala (2015)
  • Kurukuru (2015)
  • Olosha (2015)
  • Omo Colonel (2015)
  • Aroba(2015)
  • Oro (2015)
  • Baleku (2015)
  • Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho(2015)
  • Adebayo Aremu Abere' (2015)
  • Adajo Agba (2015)
  • Oyun Esin(2015)
  • Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo (2015)
  • Samu Alajo(2017)
  • Sunday gboku gboku (2016)
  • Abi eri re fo ni (2016)
  • "Igbesemi" (2016)
  • "Lawonloju" (2016)
  • "Pepeye Meje" (2016)
  • Asiri Ikoko (2016)
  • Pate Pate (2017)
  • Adura (2017)
  • Ere Mi (2017)
  • Okan Oloore (2017)
  • Ota (2017)
  • Owiwi (2017)
  • Agbara Emi (2017)
  • Critical Evidence (2017)
  • Olowori (2017)
  • Iku Lokunrin (2017)
  • Eku Meji (2017)
  • Yeye Alara (2018) as Dongari
  • Ado Agbara(2019)
  • Agbaje Omo Onile 1, 2, 3
  • Omo Germany(2018)
  • Gbemileke 1,2,3(2019)
  • Sammu Alajo Comedy series (2020-Present)


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