There are rumors that well-known Yoruba actor Odunlade Adekola used voodoo to become successful. Is it really so? Read this article and find out interesting facts about Odunlade Adekolas biography, his life in general and beliefs.
Public think that popular Nigerian actor Odunlade Adekola used voodoo to make the career. The actor disproved the story, said that he could never do it, adding that many people have mistaken viewpoint about his success.
Some people say that Adekola used voodoo or metaphysical powers to be achieve success. He heard people talking about it, but he told everyone that he could never do such thing. During the last year of his student`s life, he directed this cause, while people were peddling rumors of his demise. When the rumor of his death reached the town, some people said that he did ‘jazz’ to be successful. That was why during the graduation of his students last year, he said to people that if he had ever thought of doing ‘jazz’ to acheive success, God should take everything he had ever worked for.
Adekola had never imagined he would be outstanding as an actor. He prayed to God to help him in life and make him successful person. The actor told that he had always been a comic actor when he started his career in a church. People loved his plays and laughed a lot, but he had never had a thought of making it a career. He had a friend, Tunde, who also took part in performances, who recommended him a theatre group that located next to his house. Some time later he got to know about the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners and he joined them in 1998 after his first play in movie. After approval of Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, Lere Paimo, and other genius Yoruba actors in Nollywood, he entered the professional scene in 2005. However, he became popular only in 2007.
Now Odunlade Adekola is a well-known Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director. He has written and produced six movies and starred in almost 70 Yoruba movies. Odunlade Adekola won the Africa Movie Academy Award and named the best actor of the year in April 2014. In December 2015, he tried himself as a musician into the Nigerian music industry. He released his first album called ‘Mo Rire‘ (I have seen blessing). It is a collection of all his movie soundtracks over the years.
Odunlade Adekola has a big family: a wife Ruth Adekola and three children. Also actor has a relationship with Taiwo Aromokun, a Yoruba Nollywood actress, but he don`t want to take a second wife.
Earlier, Odunlade Adekola completed the building of his hotel that cost N40 million in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Another reason for pride, Odunlade Adekola has two cars, it’re Range Rover Jeep and a luxury car, which he painted into red color.
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