It is no more news that the celebrated talented actor, Odunlade Adekola, has become a Master at what he does. He has become a successful actor, and a household name. Even a 2-year-old child can easily recognise his face. His delivery and his ability to interpret scripts have made him the most sought after actor for many producers, and marketers. He has, no doubt, contributed to the growth of the movie industry with his tenacity. His work and skills have been well accepted, appreciated by all and sundry, locally and internationally. Odunlade Adekola is arguably the most active Yoruba actor in the industry today as he has featured and produced 70% of Yoruba home videos.
Having started acting at a very early age, according to him, whenever any anniversary was to hold in his church “Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta,” he and a friend named Tunde would request to play jesters, and the request was always granted. He would then write a “script” for a comedy play, involving just two characters (him and his friend). That was how it all began for this fantastic actor, director and producer.
Adekola has featured in many Nollywood movies in both English and Yoruba. He professionally 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.
Let me remind you that in April, 2014, Odunlade won the Africa Movie Academy Award, having emerged the best actor of the year alongside Fathia Balogun who emerged the best actress of the year in December 2015. He also won City People Entertainment Awards Best 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, let us also remind you that he recently won AMVCA 2018 Award as the best comic actor of the year in a movie. A million baby, a movie which has got over 10 nominations within and outside Nigeria just because of the award winning actor, Odunlade’s delivery in that movie.
Odunlade recently bagged a degree from the University of Lagos where he studied Business Administration, the very excited actor posted a photo of himself, looking nice in his convocation gown and he captioned it with a quote: “Glory be to God” on May 9, 2018.
Talking about the success of the superstar, right now, Odunlade is the President and CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Productions where he teaches, trains and builds aspiring stars, upcoming actors and actresses. He has protégés in the industry. Odunlade Adekola owes his success to himself and great teachers who contributed to his success in his acting career. Not only does he have an amazing job, he also has an amazing family. Odunlade Adekola Film Productions started a few years ago, and has produced many actors, who are today making waves in the industry. They are superb, gifted, disciplined, and talented. They are exceptionally good in delivering their individual roles and this has won them several award and recognition.
Below are the over 30 actors, produced by the superstar and awards winning talented actor, Odunlade Adekola.
Tunde Owokoniran, who is often called Tunde Tilapia, is one of the talented Yoruba actors and movie producers in the industry. He came from a polygamous family and lost his mother at the very early years in his life. He had to struggle on his own to meet his needs as he started working as a transport worker and later sold plantain at Ojuwoye market, but his story changed for good when he met with Odunlade Adekola and became his protege. It will also interest you to know that Tunde Owokoniran is a graduate of Lagos State University where he studied Industrial Relation and Personnel Management. He has starred in numerous movies including Sunday Dagboru, Penkele Mess, Sokofun. Tunde got married to his American-based beautiful wife, Tunmise Akinwansola, on May 8, 2016 and their union is blessed with a daughter.
Bukola Adeeyo is an actress and movie producer born in Oyo State. She is the first child in a family of four, where she had grown up in Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State. After her secondary education, she attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. She was introduced to acting in 2008 after joining Odunlade Adekola Films Production (O.A.F.P). She got her first movie role in the movie, Ile-Owo, but rose to prominence after starring in a movie “Sunday Dagboru”. She produced her own movie, Ajenigbe, and had since featured in several movies including Omo Adugbo, Abike standing, Feresise Mi and so on.