Biography of Wale Ojo, background, career achievements, net worth

In this post, Platinum Times Nigeria chronicles the life story and career achievements of Nollywood actor, Wale Ojo.

Wale Ojo is talented British-born Nigerian actor and model who was awarded the Best Lead Actor at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

His outstanding performance in the 1995 film,”The Hard Case”, propelled  him to limelight.

Profile summary

Name: Wale Ojo

Date of birth: September 9th 1968

Nationality: British-Nigerian

State of origin: Oyo State, Nigeria

Tribe: Yoruba

Education: University of Hull

Career: Actor, producer, director

Relationship status: Single


Wale Ojo was born in London, England on the 9th September 1968, he originally hails from Oyo State in the Southwestern part of Nigeria.

He studied at the University of Hull, England where he bagged his academic qualification.


He rose to fame as a child star, mostly in drama series and soap operas on WNTV IBADAN, Africa’s first television network.

At age 8, he began working with Akin Lewis when he portrayed a barber in the NTA Ibadan television series “Why Worry”  in the 1980s.

At age 12, he moved with his family to England, where he also attended university.

He played a very young OTHELLO in the east end of London in 1986, marking the start of his acting career in the United Kingdom.

He is popularly known for his comedy series MEET THE ADEBANJOS (2012-2014) which earned him a nomination for BEST COMEDY ACTOR at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2018 and and his debut movie which gained him huge popularity in Nigeria is the film PHONE SWAP for which he won the award for BEST ACTOR at the Nigeria Lite Entertainment Awards

Ojo attributes his success to playwright Wole Soyinka, Zulu Sofola, Chief Wale Ogunyemi, Tunji Oyelana, and his mother, an actress who encouraged him in his career.

Ojo founded New Nigeria Cinema in an effort to improve the caliber of Nigerian films.

In London’s British Film Institute in 2010, New Nigeria Cinema presented a film and held several talk shows.


The films he has so far acted includes:

  • Blood Sisters
  • Phone swap
  • Breath of Life
  • Miami
  • Fifty
  • The Mirror boy
  • Bloodhu
  • Altar Ego
  • The CEO
  • Love, Lust & Other Things
  • A Place Called Forward, and more.

TV series:

  • Behaving Badly
  • Meet the Adebanjos

Personal life

Woke Ojo is motivated to keep honing his acting abilities and maintains a humble state in spite of his success.

He is still single and yet to be married, his private relationships are not made known to the media as at the time of this post.


Wale’s performances in films have garnered him several awards and nominations, both locally and internationally including;

Best Lead Actor at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) for his leading role in “Breath of Life”.

Best Actor at the Entertainment Awards in 2012 for this leading role in “Phone Swap”

Nomination for BEST COMEDY ACTOR at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2018.

Net worth

The  British-born Nigerian actor has a net worth estimate of over $2 million.

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