It’s another beautiful Monday and it’s that day of the week where we get to celebrate our men and today is no exception as we shine the spotlight on a talented and creative Nigerian actor and film producer. Odunlade Adekola is definitely not an actor we are unaccustomed to, he is a man who is not just talented but really dynamic and it’s no wonder he is really making waves in the entertainment industry.
The handsome and intelligent Nigerian actor is adorable and he is best known for his comic roles in movies which has landed him the king of memes on social media.
EARLY YEARS AND CHILDHOOD
Odunlade was born on the 31st of December 1978 in the beautiful city of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state, the southwestern region of Nigeria. However, he is an indigene of Otun-Ekiti in 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 recently bagged a B.Sc in Business Administration at the University of Lagos.
He claimed he started acting at a very early age, it started for him when he had to play the role of a jester alongside his friend named Tunde, together they would play that role in church whenever there was an anniversary, that was how he knew he was born to act.
According to Wikipedia, 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 In April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award as best actor of the year. In December 2015, He marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry. Due to his popularity and impact in the film industry, photographs of Adekola during filming is widely used as internet meme across Nigerian web sphere.
He has been featured in over a hundred Yoruba movie and he is presently in more than 10 English movies, he is an actor who is versatile and phenomenal.
He has his own film production and academy called Odunlade Adekola Film Production, OAFP. The school graduated its 3rd set of students in April 2018.
The multitalented Actor is also a great brand ambassador for different brands like Globacom, Nigeria breweries, Western Lotto amidst others, he is also an ambassador for Ogun state and Ekiti state respectively.
- City People Entertainment AwardsBest Actor of the Year (2009)
- City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2011)
- City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2014)
- City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2015)
- African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor
- African Magic Movie Award for Best Existing Actor in the movie Pepeye Meje
Odunlade Adekola is our biggest inspiration today and that is why we are shinning the spotlight on him this week. He is a man who has come from nothing to being a celebrity, he has never stopped working hard and that explains why he has been relevant for more than 5 years in the Nigeria entertainment Industry. He keeps getting better in his profession and we celebrate his impacts.
Photo credit: @odunomoadekola