Just lately, Star Actor Odunlade Adekola was referred to as out by a blogger who alleged that Adekola is among the actors, producers and filmmakers who at all times ask for Intercourse from their protégées earlier than that includes them of their films. The apply is known as “Intercourse for position” within the business.
The allegation didn’t go down properly with lots of Odunlade’s followers and colleagues. It is because he’s one man, who is extremely cherished and revered within the business. Lots of his followers even attacked the blogger on-line, whereas many mentioned it doesn’t matter what the blogger says about him, it might not cease them from loving him, some have mentioned the Odunlade Adekola, they know doesn’t combine enterprise with pleasure. Many Nollywood stars additionally threw their weight behind what they name Odunlade Adekola’s impeccable character.
The allegation didn’t go down properly with the star actor who did a video clip to debunk the hearsay and challenged each feminine talked about by the blogger together with those that have graduated from his college of performing, OAFP or those that are nonetheless underneath him to remark underneath his put up for the entire world to learn if he had ever requested any considered one of them for Intercourse earlier than giving them roles.
A few them who graduated from Odunlade Adekola Movie Productions Faculty and some who’re nonetheless with him spoke to Metropolis Folks. Under is what they should say about their boss and the way he has impacted them each of their careers and lives.
Nike Hamzat is a longtime Nollywood actress and model ambassador. She began performing in 2012 and was shot to the limelight in 2016 when she performed the position of “Dara Olarebikan” within the Yoruba Film Drama entitled: “Pepeye Meje”. She is a product of the Odunlade Adekola Flim Manufacturing (OAFP) Academy. She has an Unusual Nationwide Diploma in Accounting from the Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos State. Nike Hamzat is at the moment an undergraduate pupil of the Nationwide Open College of Nigeria (NOUN) She was launched to the performing business by Tunde Owokoniran (Tilapia)
She informed Metropolis Folks that Odunlade Adekola is among the kindest males I’ve ever identified. He has at all times protected me and different merchandise of his Academy.
He truly gave me leverage within the business. My expertise at his performing college helped me a lot as a result of it remodeled me from a novice to a celebrated skilled. Now, that I’m within the mainstream, I’m decided to keep up my dignity within the business.
I can confidently say that he offers us (college students of his movie college) the leverage to discover our skills. He protects and guides us by means of the hurdles within the business. I can boldly say that each one the scholars, particularly the females, are doing properly within the business due to his skill to inculcate information whereas adhering to skilled ethics.
He by no means offers room for any of his college students to be harassed or sexually embarrassed by colleagues.
Omotola Odunsi is among the fastest-rising actresses within the business. Despite the fact that she has graduated from Odunlade Adekola Movie Manufacturing Academy, but she’s nonetheless with him, studying extra. She is among the widespread faces you see in his award-winning sequence Saamu Alajo.
We requested her how her boss, Odunlade Adekola has made an affect on her profession…
After I was in 200 stage or thereabout within the college, I met with Lateef Adedimeji on campus. Again then, he had an performing troupe, so I joined it. We normally engaged in stage dramas and different leisure actions. I recall that we used to go to different universities for drama displays. Nonetheless, after a while, I needed to cease. Quick ahead to 2018, I joined Odunlade Adekola Movies Manufacturing. I attended an audition organized by the platform and I used to be among the many fortunate ones who had been chosen. My boss, Ambassador Odunlade Adekola, is a pleasant man, a God-fearing man value being emulated. He’s a instructor. Becoming a member of Odunlade Adekola Manufacturing was a prayer answered for me as a result of I prayed and fasted about it earlier than I joined. It’s extremely religious for me to get in contact with my boss. I do name him daddy not simply because he’s my boss, however the grace of God upon his life, which I at all times I establish with and respect.
Odunlade Adekola is a person who accommodates folks. He accommodates skills. He’s a person who will encourage you to carry out the most effective in you. I’ve by no means met him doing garbage as a result of he’s a disciplinarian. The orientation many people have on this business at the moment got here from what he inculcated in us. My boss is so superior and I’m proud to say that I’m considered one of his mentees. There was a day I mentioned to myself that I needed to depart the business due to the numerous advances I used to be getting from males. He mentioned to me “Omotola, as your boss, have I ever requested you out or requested you for intercourse? I mentioned ‘No’ sir, then he mentioned I ought to by no means thoughts all these males making such advances and face my profession. So, Ambassador Odunlade is a real chief, he’s a great man. And I at all times pray to make him proud sooner or later and inform the entire world about him.
Bukola Adeeyo is an actress and film producer, born in Oyo State. She is the primary youngster in a household of 4, and he or she grew up in Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State. After her secondary schooling, she attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. She was launched to performing in 2008 after becoming a member of Odunlade Adekola Movies Manufacturing (O.A.F.P). She acquired her first film position in a film, Ile-Owo, however rose to prominence after starring in a film “Sunday Dagboru”. She produced her personal film, Ajenigbe, and has since featured in a number of different films together with Omo Adugbo, Abike standing, Feresise Mi and so forth.
She informed Metropolis Folks that Odunlade has been nice, being a great boss and mentor. I joined Odunlade Adekola Movies Productions in 2008 when my brother took me to his place and I thank God he has at all times been there for me. Kudos to him for all his efforts. Odunlade Adekola is my mentor and my godfather. He’s somebody that it is just when you find yourself near him that you’ll perceive his persona. He’s a mentor, certainly. I draw inspiration from him.
Eniola Ajao is a flexible actress with a lot of expertise as she delivers her script excellently properly. She is from Epe in Lagos State. Eniola studied accounting on the College of Lagos. She joined the film business in 2004 and he or she has starred in over 75 Nollywood films. She acquired her first film position in a movie: “Igba Aimo”, which was written and produced by Adesanya Adeshina. She joined Odunlade Adekola in 2012 and has been with him until date
We requested her to inform us about her boss, and the way he has made an affect on her life and profession?
“In 2004, I used to be working as an Account Clerk in a agency the place I got here throughout Mr Adesanya Adeshina a.ok.a Nice Worth. He’s a widely known Producer within the business. He heard about my ardour for performing and took me underneath his supervision for 2 years. Additional on, I finished performing for some time as a result of I wanted to complete up with my diploma programme. Then in 2010 once I was already carried out with college, I made that call to come back again to the business, and I used to be lucky to get coaching underneath the supervision of Mr. Odunlade Adekola and since then he has been the highest of my checklist. He’s my father, who laid the inspiration for what I’ve turn out to be at the moment. Odunlade Adekola additionally serves as a job mannequin as a result of he conjures up me lots and I’ve learnt tremendously from him. I aspire to be like him sooner or later.” She concluded.
Many will agree that the celebrated, gifted actor, Odunlade Adekola has turn out to be a Grasp at what he does. He’s a profitable actor and a family identify. Even a 2-year-old youngster can simply acknowledge his face. His supply and his skill to interpret scripts have made him probably the most sought-after actor for a lot of producers, and entrepreneurs. He has, little question, contributed to the expansion of the film business along with his tenacity. His work and expertise have been properly accepted, appreciated by one and all, regionally and internationally. Odunlade Adekola is arguably probably the most energetic Yoruba actor within the business at the moment as he has featured and produced 80% of Yoruba dwelling movies.
Having began performing at a really early age, in keeping with him, every time any anniversary was to carry in his church “Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta,” he and a good friend named Tunde, would request to play jesters, and the request was at all times granted. He would then write a “script” for a comedy play, involving simply two characters (him and his good friend). That was the way it all started for this incredible actor, director and producer.
Adekola has featured in lots of Nollywood films in each English and Yoruba. He professionally started performing in 1996, the identical yr he joined the Affiliation of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners and was underneath the tutelage of the late Nollywood actor and producer, Isola Durojaiye. (also called Alasari). He had starred, scripted, produced and directed a number of movies through the years.
Allow us to remind you that in April 2014, Odunlade gained the Africa Film Academy Award, having emerged the most effective actor of the yr alongside Fathia Balogun, who emerged as the most effective actress of the yr in December 2015. He additionally gained Metropolis PeopleEntertainment Awards Finest Actor of the 12 months (2009), Metropolis Folks Leisure Awards Finest Actor of the 12 months (2011), Metropolis Folks Leisure Awards Finest Actor of the 12 months (2014), Metropolis Folks Leisure Awards Finest Actor of theYear (2015), African Magic Film Award for Finest Actor, African Magic MovieAward for Finest Present Actor within the film, Pepeye Meje. Allow us to additionally remind you that he just lately gained AMVCA 2018 Award as the most effective comedian actor of the yr in a film, one million child, a film which has acquired over 10 nominations inside and outdoors Nigeria simply due to the award-winning actor, Odunlade’s supply in that film.
Odunlade just lately bagged a level from the College of Lagos the place he studied Enterprise Administration. The very excited actor posted a photograph of himself, wanting good in his convocation robe and he captioned it with a quote: “Glory be to God” on Could 9, 2018.
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