Odunlade Adekola Biography, Age, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth and More

Odunlade Jonathan Adekola is a popular Nigerian Nollywood actor aside from acting he is also into film producer and film director.


He came into the limelight after his lead role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in over 200 Nollywood movies.


In this article, you will know all the necessary information about the popular Nigerian Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola including his biography, age, career, wife, children, net worth, songs, and more. 




Full Name: Odunlade Jonathan Adekola

Date of Birth: 31st December, 1976

Place of Birth: Abeokuta, Ogun State

State of Origin: Ekiti State

Nationality: Nigerian

Native language: Otun Ekiti & Egba

Education: University of Lagos

Marital Status: Married (Ruth Adekola)

Children: 5 Children

Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack Singer, Scriptwriter, Film producer, Director and Musician

Net worth: $3 million




Odunlade Adekola was born on the 31st of December 1976, he was born into the family of Pastor and Deaconess Adekola in Abeokuta, Ogun State.


Although, he is a native of Otun Ekiti born and raised in Abeokuta Ogun state.


Odunlade Adekola was born into a Christian family and his father is a pastor. Growing up, he was very active in church activities. The foundation his family has in Christianity.



According to the available information, Odunlade Adekola attended St. John’s Primary School for his primary education, immediately he proceeded to St. Peter’s College, Abeokuta in Ogun state for his secondary school education. 


After secondary school and obtaining his first school leaving certificate, he attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where he got his National Diploma (ND). Likewise, Odunlade Adekola earned his Bachelor’s Degree in the University of Lagos where he studied Business Administration.


Odunlade Adekola started his career in church before he started provisionally in the Nigerian entertainment industry. 


He was a member of Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa in Abeokuta Ogun State where started acting in the church.


Odunlade Adekola joined a theater group that was introduced to him by one of his friends in 1996, he learned the rudiment of the profession and Nigerian movie industry, and with his previous skills in acting, he was able to excel.


Odunlade Adekola officially joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners in 1998 and started his career professionally.


His first movie appearance is “Faworaja” a movie by Bolaji Amusan a.k.a Mr. Latin, his talent and his contribution to this movie helped him to build a little fan base among movie lovers.


Over the years, he has been appearing in several movies and now you see him in almost all movies, Odunlade Adekola appeared in several blockbuster movies such as Asiri Gomina Wa, Sunday Dagboru, Alani Pamolekun, Mufu Oloosha oko, Adebayo Aremu Abere, Odaju, Oyenusi and more.


According to him, he has appeared in over 200 movies, and gotten a lot of endorsement deals, and awards.



  • Babatunde Ishola Folorunsho(2015)
  • Adebayo Aremu Abere (2015)
  • Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo (2015)
  • Sunday gboku gboku (2016)
  • Yeye Alara (2018) as Dongari
  • Sammu Alajo Comedy series (2020–Present)
  • The Miracle Centre (2020)
  • Ajibade (In Cinemas, December 2021)
  • King of Thieves (In Cinemas, April 2022)
  • Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman (September 2022)



Odunlade Adekola is a music artist, movie soundtrack singer, and also a professional when it comes to voice-over. 


You need to check out some of his notable songs over the years.



Odunlade Adekola is one of the living legends in the Nigerian entertainment industry at the moment. He has been a professional Nollywood actor for over 20 years and he has appeared in over 200 Nollywood movies. 

Odunlade Adekola has been one of the most talented actors in Nigeria over the years and currently. He has received several recognition for his hard work in the Nigerian entertainment industry.


These are some of the notable Awards presented to Odunlade Adekola.


  • Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2009
  • Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2011
  • The Best Actor in a Leading Role, Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMMA), 2012
  • Best Actor of the Year, Africa Movie Academy Award, 2014
  • Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • The Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2015
  • Best Actor (Indigenous), Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015
  • Movie Personality of the Year (Male), City People Movie Awards, 2017
  • Best Actor, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2018
  • Best Actor in a Comedy ‘A Million Baby’, Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, 2018
  • Actor of the Year, Independent Achievers Award, 2019
  • Most Searched Actor, NET Honours Award, 2019


Personal Life 


Odunlade Adekola married Ruth Adekola in 2003, and currently, they are blessed with five children.

According to the available information, he was born into the family of Deaconess Adekola and Pastor B.A Adekola. His father is a pastor at a congregation of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) in Abeokuta, Ogun state.


Odunlade Adekola’s Net Worth

Odunlade Adekola has been in the Nigerian entertainment industry for a long and he has appeared in several Nollywood movies.


Aside from his earnings through his movies, he has also made millions of Naira through endorsement deals and others.


Odunlade Adekola has signed several endorsement deals with top brands in Nigeria like Globacom. He was an ambassador of the popular telecommunication company. He got in 2015 together with Dija, Wizkid, Reekado Banks, and other celebrities.


Likewise, he signed an endorsement deal with Conoil in 2018, Revolution Plus Property in 2018, Ayoola Foods (maker of Ayoola poundo yam) in 2019, and others.


Odunlade Adekola is one of the few Nigerian actors that owns a movie production school named Odunlade Adekola Film Productions (OAFP) an institution that is created to raise and develop talented actors and actresses.


At the moment of writing this article, Odunlade Adekola’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

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