Odunlade Adekola hits 500k instagram followers, expresses excitement

Popular Yoruba actor Odunlade Adekola has hit a milestone of over 500,000 followers on instagram ahead of other Yoruba actors in the movie industry.

His closest rival on the photo-sharing social media, Muyiwa Ademola, had 297,000 followers, followed by the Special Assistant to Kwara State governor, Femi Adebayo Salami. Femi had 271,000 followers.

Odunlade-hits-500k-instagram-followersOdunlade who couldn’t hide his excitement writes:

“Waoooo! Thank you so much. I appreciate everyone of you. Goodness and mercy will follow you in the mighty name of God.”

As if the 500k wasn’t enough less than one hour after Odunlade appreciated his fans for the follow, another 1,000 found him-hitting 501,000 followers.

He had 26, 944 followers on twitter-@OdunladeAdekola– which showed that he’s more active on instagram. His last tweet was February 7, 2016.

Odunlade Adekola is one of the most popular Yoruba movie actors in the Nollywood Movie Industry.

After surfacing in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry some years ago, Odunlade Adekola has since become a household name, as the tall, handsome actor has won the hearts of many Yoruba movie watchers both in Nigeria and abroad.


Some of the online media-naij.com, stargist, takemetonaija36ng.com-almost have the same biography about him.

Odunlade Adekola: A Biography

Odunlade was born on December 31st, 1977, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, South-West, Nigeria. He attended Saint John RCM primary school, and later Saint Peter’s college, both in Abeokuta. Odunlade Adekola’s acting can be traced to some drama roles he played during anniversaries in his church, Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.

Dynamic Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola. Photo credit: instagram@Odunomoadekola
Dynamic Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola. Photo credit: instagram@Odunomoadekola

Odunlade’s Acting Career:

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He wrote a “script” for a comedy play involving just two characters (him and his friend). That was how it all began for this professional actor, director and producer.

Dynamic Odunlade entered the movie industry fully in 2005. He was motivated by notable Yoruba actors. He drew inspiration from Taiwo Hassan (ogogo), Yinka Quadri a.k.a Kura; Adebayo Salami (oga bello), Lere Paimo, and lots of other Yoruba actors in Nollywood.

Isola Durojaye a.k.a Alasari also played a prominent role in Odunlade’s movie career.


Odunlade Adekola’s Movies:

Odunlade Adekola has featured in close to 100 Yoruba movies. He however admitted that the film Asiri gomina wa, in which he played the role of a state governor, was the most challenging assignment of his career, as criticisms and doubts flew about over his ability to play the role successfully.

According to him, he believes that this role opened up the door of many greater opportunities for him.

Some of the movies written and produced by Odunlade Adekola are:

  • Farapamo
  • Emi nire kan
  • Baba super
  • Ila owo
  • Eje fun eje
  • Fayebora.


Odunlade Adekola’s family and relationship with Aromokun Taiwo

Is Odunlade Adekola married?

He’s married to Ruth with three kids. Though, the marriage had his ups and downs.

It was once rumoured that there was amorous relationship between Adekola and a Yoruba Nollywood actress, Taiwo Aromokun.  Taiwo Aromokun didn’t debunk the rumour in a later interview.  But the relationship wasn’t working because the tall and handsome actor wasn’t ready to take a second wife.

Apart from being an actor, Kola, as he is well known by fans, was also a Glo ambassador from 2011-2015.

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Odunlade has featured in several movies like

  • Asiri Gomina Wa (Featuring – >Yomi Fash Lanso, Bolaji Amusan, Lanre Hassan, Toyin Afolayan, Soji Taiwo and Many more)
  • Tani Olorun
  • Oja Odaju (Featuring – Adebayo Salami, Femi Adebayo, Faithia Balogun, Dayo Amusa, Sadiq Adebayo)
  • Kobamajewo
  • Ila Owo
  • Farapamo
  • Oloru Owu
  • Emi nire kan
  • Iwa Eniyan (Featuring Nike Alabi, Funke Aderogba, Peter Fatomilola, Oluwole Adedeji, Ade Adenrele)
  • Eje fun Eje
  • Diekola
  • Baba Super and still counting.

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