This post is about Odunlade Adekola net worth and biography. Odunlade is not just one of the richest Yoruba actors in Nigeria today he is the richest of them all. He is most popular and richest Yoruba movie star in recent time.

Odunlade Adekola is a Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director who started acting at a young age at his church (the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta).

The wealthy Yoruba movie star recently starred in and produced a new movie called “Adebayo Aremu Abere”.

Aside movie acting, odunlade Adekola is also gifted in movie directing. He owns a production called “Odunlade Adekola Film Production”OAFP.

Odunlade Adekola is a big name in the history of Yoruba Movie Industry who is also a one of the thick pillars that hold the Industry.

When it comes to the richest Yoruba entertainers in the country, Odunlade Adekola is comfortably sitting in the front seat along side Jenifa’s Diary actress, Funke Akindele.

Odunlade Adekola Profile and Biography

  • Full name: Odunlade Adekola
  • Date of Birth: 31st December, 1978
  • Occupation: Actor and Movie Producer
  • Marital status: Married to Ruth Adekola
  • Place of birth: Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • State of Origin: Ekiti state
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Active years: 2006 TO present
  • Parents: Pastor & Deaconess. Adekola
  • Net worth in 2021: 2.5 Million dollars


Odunlade Adekola is had obtained diploma certificate before venturing into movie acting. He had his primary school education at St John’s Primary School and his secondary education at St. Peter’s College, Abeokuta.

Thereafter, he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he successfully obtained his diploma certificate before he dived into his movie acting fully.

Contrary to the idea of many Nigerians who want’s to become movie star without attending higher institution, Adekola against all odds completed his basic and tertiary education before entering into the Yoruba Movies Industry fully and became the most notable actor in the Industry.

Early Life And Background Of Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola was born on the 31st December 1978 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. His parents who were from poor background took full responsibility of him from his childhood to when he was matured enough to take care of himself.

He started acting at a very young age where he and a friend Tunde would request to play jesters at the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta during anniversaries.

He and his Tunde were also very popular in the church as they normally write script for a comedy play involving just two of them.

His professional acting career kicked off from there before he later became a professional actor, director and producer who will feature in more than 100 Yoruba movies according to his biography.

How he started his acting career

Odunlade Adekola professional acting career kicked started in the year 1996 at his then church, the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta. A close friend later introduced him to a theatre group which he joined and here is the result of that one action.

That same year, he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners under the guardianship / protection of the late Nollywood actor and producer Isola Durojaiye (also known as Alasari) .

Adekola joined the Association fully in 1998 after he was featured in his debut movie. Joining this Association, he was given the opportunity to fine tune his talent as he starred, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years.

His acting career was heavily motivated by the likes of Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, Lere Paimo, and other genius Yoruba actors in Nollywood.

He ventured into the professional aspect of his career around 2005 but gained prominence in 2007.

In April 2014, Odunlade Adekola 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 marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry. He is one of the most funny and hilarious actor in the Industry today and his photographs is widely used as internet meme across Nigerian webosphere.

Marriage with Ruth Adekola

Odunlade adekola and his wife Ruth

Odunlade Adekola is legally married to Ruth Adekola and their union is blessed with kids. They first met in early 2003 and tied the knot the same year after falling in love with each other and decided to start a family together.

Although, the marriage was almost heading for the rocks when Odunlade was allegedly in a relationship with Taiwo Aromokun.

The woman in question is a Yoruba Nollywood actress and Adekola’s trainee but they had to stay far from each other in order to prevent any family drama.

Net worth in 2021 in Naira and dollars

As at 2021, Odunlade Adekola net worth is 2.5 million dollars approximately 1.02 billion in naira. He has a multi-million naira hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun State which he completed in 2014. The hotel is allegedly worth over N40 million and situated around Adigbe axis at Abeokuta in Ogun State .

Meanwhile, insiders claim that funds he used in constructing the hotel was raised from some of the endorsement deals he garnered while he was an Ambassador of Globacom and currently with Ogun State government.

When Odunlade was contacted about his hotel he refused to confirm or deny the report, but it is true that he has a hotel perhaps the reason behind his denial was because he doesn’t want to be in the news .

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Awards and Honours

  1. City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2009)
  2. Gen Chochona Tallest Award 1901
    City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2011)
  3. City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2014)
  4. City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2015)
  5. African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor
  6. African Magic Movie Award for Best Existing Actor in the movie Pepeye Meje
  7. Filmography (Odunlade Adekola’s Movies)

Odunlade Adekola Movies

Some movies he has featured is clearly enumerated below.

  • Alani pamolekun
  • Asiri Gomina Wa
  • Mufu Olosa Oko
  • Kabi O Osi
  • Oyenusi
  • Eje Tutu
  • Ma ko fun e
  • Gbolahan
  • Oju Eni Mala
  • Kurukuru
  • Oloshi
  • Lawonloju
  • Pepeye Meje
  • Asiri Ikoko
  • Pate Pate
  • Adura
  • Ere Mi
  • Okan Oloore
  • Baleku
  • Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho
  • Adebayo Aremu Abere
  • Adajo Agba
  • Oyun Esin
  • Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo
  • Ota
  • Omo Colonel
  • Aroba
  • Oro
  • Saamu Alajo
  • Sunday gboku gboku
  • Abi eri re fo ni
  • Igbesemi
  • Owiwi
  • Agbara Emi
  • Critical Evidence
  • Olowori
  • Iku Lokunrin
  • Eku Meji
  • Sunday Dagboru
  • Monday omo adugbo
  • Emi Nire Kan

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