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Nigerian Celebrity Profile: Odunlade Adekola

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Nicknamed Sunday Dagboru in one of his popuplar movie of same name, The Nigerian super star actor, Odunlade Adekola, was born in Abeokuta Ogun State on 31 December 1978. Equipped with a sound sense of humour and a dramatic disposition, Adekola would thrill his mates with jokes and funny talks and moves, which often drifted them into cackling laughter. No wonder, whenever there was an event at the Christ Apostolic Church he attended, he would be called upon to not only play the role of a Jester, but also write the script for a comedy drama. This was how Odunlade Adekola began his journey into movie stardom. His acting career began in 1996 where he was a trainee under big names like Late Ishola Durojaiye, a notable actor who was known as Alasari. Today Adekola has featured in more than a hundred movies, written and produced a countless number of others. Apart from filmmaking and acting, he also sings and his songs have been adopted for several movies.


The popular Nigerian actor, Odunlade Adekola, received his basic and secondary education at St. John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College Abeokuta respectively. Later he went to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where he bagged a diploma certificate.

Popular Roles: A stupid husband, a cheating lover, a benevolent armed robber, a street tout are the roles he usually plays in movies.

Breakout Movie including year released:

  • Mufu Olosha Oko (2015)
  • Asiri Gomina Wa (2013)
  • Sunday Dagboru (2010)
  • Monday Omo Adugbo (2010)

Popular Movies: Including year released

  • Mufu Olosha Oko (2015)
  • Oyenusi (2014)
  • Asiri Gomina Wa (2013)
  • Sunday Dagboru (2010)
  • Monday Omo Adugbo (2010)

Recent Movies:

  • Obinrin Aje (2016)
  • Edajo (2016)
  • Erin Oni (2016)
  • Oyun Esin (2015)
  • Oro (2015)
  • Aroba (2015)


  • (Best Actor of the Year) 2015 City People Entertainment Awards
  • (Best Actor of the Year) 2014 City People Entertainment Awards
  • (Best Actor of the Year) 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • (Best Actor of the Year) 2011 City People Entertainment Awards
  • (Best Actor of the Year) 2009 City People Entertainment Awards


Around October 2015. the news went viral about the death of Odunlade Adekola after being attacked by a gang of armed robbers at his Abeokuta residence in Ogun State. A few days after, the Nigerian Yoruba Nollywood actor stormed his social media pages claiming the allegation as a hoax. Also in 2012, Odunlade Adekola was nearly embarrassed by a man in a hotel identified as Hisbah Hotel in Abeokuta. The incident occurred when the said man who had just checked into the hotel mistakenly identified the movie star as one of the attendants in the hotel asking him to hand him his hotel keys. Unknown to the man, Adekola also checked into the same hotel. But the man was not really to blame as the Yoruba actor himself was dressed in white shirt on a black trousers as most hotel attendants do. This incident, it was reported, led to a fight between the two. Days later, many fans of the popular actor expressed their disappointment at the way he comported himself during the incident.

Social Profiles:

  • Odunlade Adekola’s Facebook: Odunomoadekola
  • Odunlade Adekola’s Twitter: @AdekolaOdunlade
  • Odunlade Adekola’s Youtube:
  • Odunlade Adekola’s Instagram: @odunomoadekkola
  • Odunlade Adekola’s Snapchat



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