Odunlade Adekola biography, background, career achievements, net worth

In this post, Platinum Times Nigeria will work you through the biography and career achievements of popular Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola.

Odunlade Jonathan Adekola is a Nollywood actor, singer, film producer and director from Ekiti State, Nigeria.

He gained popularity and was widely known for his lead role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa.

He is the founder and CEO of the Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP).

Profile summary

Name: Odunlade Jonathan Adekola

Born: 31st December, 1976

State of origin: Ekiti State,  Nigeria

Education: University of Lagos

Spouse: Ruth Adekola

Religion: Christianity

Career: Actor


Adekola was born and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State but he  originally hails from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.


Odunlade Adekola schooled at St. John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta, Ogun State where he received his West African School Certificate Examination before proceeding to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic,(MAPOLY) where he received a diploma certificate.

Odunlade furthered his education and in May 2018, he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.


In 1996, Odunlade Adekola started his acting career and became a member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners.

He has starred, scripted, produced and directed several Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba languages over the years.

In April 2014, Adekola won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the best actor of the year.

In December 2015, he marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry.

Photographs of Odunlade during filming are widely used as internet memes across the Nigerian websphere.

On 17 September 2018, Odunlade Adekola became the brand ambassador for RevolutionPlus Property Development Company.

It was indeed a remarkable day for him as he was officially pronounced as the company’s Brand ambassador at their Ikeja office in Lagos.

Odunlade Adekola is a brand ambassador to several organizations such as Goldberg beer and Globacom Telecommunications.

He has also produced and directed several successful Yoruba movies, showcasing his skills behind the camera as well.

His production company, Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP), has produced several hit movies that have resonated with audiences.

Odunlade Adekola is not only a talented actor but also a gifted singer.

He has released several music singles and albums that have received positive feedback from fans.

His music often reflects his Yoruba heritage and cultural influences.


  • President Kuti
  • Ile Afoju
  • The Vendor
  • Alani pamolekun
  • Asiri Gomina Wa
  • Mufu Olosa Oko
  • King of Thieves
  • Elesin Oba
  • Idande
  • Arinola
  • Deity
  • Malaika
  • Jagun Jagun
  • Dabira
  • Apata
  • Orisa, and many more

Private life

Odunlade Adekola was born into a devoted Christian home, his parents, Pastor and Deaconess B. A Adekola were clergies at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

At the time of Odunlade’s birth, his father held the position of a choirmaster in the church before he was promoted to the rank of a Pastor.

He  is happily  married to Ruth Adekola together, they have five children.

Actor Odunlade Adekola and his wife, Ruth

Net worth

Adekola’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million earned from his career as an actor and from his ambassadorial contracts.


Odunlade Adekola’s talent and contributions to the Nigerian film industry have been recognized with numerous awards and nominations including;

2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy.

2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards as Best Supporting Actor.

NET Honours as Most Popular Actor.

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