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Odunlade Adekola: Facts and Photos in Detail About This Nigerian Actor

aisha Published On Wed Jul 29 2020   Modified On Wed Jul 29 2020
Odunlade Adekola: Facts and Photos in Detail About This Nigerian Actor

Odunlade Adekola is an actor, singer, film-maker, producer, and director well-known for his roles in movies like 'Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo' as Taiwo, 'The Legend of Inikpi' as Prince Ayegba, 'Three Thieves' as Policeman, and 'Dognapped' as DPO.

Adekola was born on December 31, 1978, in Abeokuta, Nigeria, and has a star sign of Capricorn. 

Although Adekola is born in Abeokuta, he is a native of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. Here are some more interesting facts about Adekola:

Net Worth: $2.5 million

The 'Towo Tomo' actor has earned a whopping net worth of $2.5 million from his varied career as an actor, singer, film-maker, producer, and director. 

Education & Alma Mater 

Adekola first attended St John's Primary School and St. Peter's College in Abeokuta from where he completed his primary education and obtained West African School Certificate Examination. 

Then he joined Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where he received his diploma certificate. Later he got late enrolled at the University of Lagos and received his Bachelors of Business Administration in May 2018.

Has A Brother 

Bayo from 'Nimbe: The Movie' has a brother named Jethro Oyekanmi Adekola who is a filmmaker, an editor, and a Compere. He is currently married and is blessed with three children who was born on May 12, 2017, and is named Peter Adebayo Adekola. Jethro is also active on Instagram with the username 'adejeth'.

Odunlade Adekola with his brother Jethro Oyekanmi Adekola.
Odunlade Adekola with his brother Jethro Oyekanmi Adekola.
Image Source: Nairaland Forum

Wife: Ruth Adekola 

Adekola is married to Ruth Adekola since 2003, and are together for over seventeen years. The couple met each other in 2003 and dated for a few months while Odunlade proposed to her as he felt that he couldn't live without Ruth. Luckily, she also felt the same way and agreed to marry Adekola. 

Odunlade Adekola with his wife Ruth Adekola. 
Odunlade Adekola with his wife Ruth Adekola. 
Image Source: NaijaGists.com

There were several rumors about Adekola dating other co-actress and cheating on his wife. But those were all rumors which was immediately denied by the actor. Even after facing a lot of rumors and allegations, the pair are together and are blessed with four children from their marriage. 

Blessed With Four Children

After several years of their marriage, the pair are happy parents of four children. However, they have kept three of the children's name secret as their youngest son was born on November 23, 2015, and is named Adedor. Among the other children, his one son wants to be an actor like Adekola. 

Odunlade Adekola with his three sons.
Odunlade Adekola with his three sons. 
Image Source: Within Nigeria

Rumors About Cheating

Being a celebrity is hard as you get shipped by every co-actors with whom your chemistry is good. While the 'Abiamo tooto' actor also has faced these rumors as he was linked with Kemi Afolabi, Taiwo Aromokun, and Bukola Adeeyo even while having a beautiful wife. 

Odunlade Adekola (left) who was rumored as being father of Bukola Adeeyo child (right).
Odunlade Adekola (left) who was rumored as being father of Bukola Adeeyo child (right).
Image Source: Nairaland Forum

In 2017, Bukola Adeeyo gave birth to a daughter named Janelle which was rumored to be from the actor Adekola. However, both actors have denied the rumors citing they are just boss and employee. Adeeyo also added that she is married and doesn't want to reveal her husband's info. 

Started His Career Since 1996

The 'Onilara' actor started his career since 1996, which was the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners. Then he started to act in several movies, television series, short movies, and videos. 

Odunlade Adekola in the movie 'Jupiter'.
Odunlade Adekola in the movie 'Jupiter'.
Image Source: YouTube

Adekola has also written scripts, produced, and directed several Nigerian movies throughout his career. He is not only famous in the film industry but his photographs also have been widely used in the internet memes around the Nigerian webosphere. 

Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Adekola is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has gained a huge fan following of 4.4 million on his Insta with the username 'odunomoadekola' and 48.5k followers on Twitter with the username 'OdunladeAdekola'.

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