Odunlade Adekola (born 31 December 1976) is a Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director, born and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He gained popularity with his lead role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then. He is the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production.
He attended St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta, obtaining the West African School Certificate Examination before he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, where he received a diploma certificate.
He proceeded to further his education and in May 2018 he received a degree in Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of Lagos.
Adekola began acting in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners. He has starred in, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years. In April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for best actor of the year. In December 2015, he marked his entrance into the Nigerian music industry. Photographs of Adekola during filming are widely used as internet meme across the Nigerian webosphere.
Today, Adekola has not only produced but featured in numerous films and has remained a professional actor with numerous awards.