Odunlade Adekola (born December 31st, 1977) is a multi-award wining Nigerian actor, singer and movie producer.
Odunlade Adekola was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, He attended the Saint John RCM primary school, and later Saint Peter’s college, both in Abeokuta.
He started acting at an early age with his friend Tunde in his hometown, Abeokuta.
Odunlade Adekola started acting at a young age at his church (the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta). His friend Tunde who was a part-time actor introduced him to a theatre group that rehearsed near his house. Later on, He got to know about the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (now Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria) and he joined fully in 1998 after showing in his first movie.
After being motivated by the likes of Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, Lere Paimo, and other genius Yoruba actors in Nollywood, he entered the professional scene around 2005. However, he only became popular until 2007.
He received training and additional motivation from Isola Durojaye (Alasari), now late, who believed in his potential and assisted him in bringing out the best in him.
Odunlade has spent close to 10 years in the limelight now, And has featured in almost 100 Yoruba movies.
Odunlade is legally married to Ruth Adekola with three kids. Although, the marriage was in murky waters when Odunlade was allegedly in a relationship with Taiwo Aromokun, a Yoruba Nollywood actress and Odunlade Adekola’s trainee.
The duo however, had to part ways as he was not willing to take a second wife.