Baba Wande Biography | All About The Nollywood Legend
His real name is Kareem Adepoju, but this name is not known by many, who only know him as Baba Wande. He is a trendy Nigerian film actor, producer, and writer.
He had been involved in acting for a long time but did not shoot into the limelight until 1993 because of his epic role in a movie titled Ti Oluwa Ni Ile, in which he played the role of Oloye Otun.
Baba Wande may not have western education, but he has proved himself to be very intelligent.
Continue reading to learn more about this seasoned Nollywood actor.
Baba Wande Biography | Background information
Baba Wande is a legendary movie actor. He is a native of Osun State, Nigeria, and was born in 1945.
He is also a rightly respected elder for handling any role he is given in a movie. As a result, he has undoubtedly become a household name in Nollywood.
Baba Wande is a devoted Muslim and has featured in so many blockbuster movies in Nollywood.
His father was a tailor, but Baba Wande decided to forge his path instead of joining his father in his tailoring profession.
Baba Wande Biography | Acting career
Baba Wande started acting in 1963. However, he had been involved for decades, and this earns him a special place in Nollywood.
He ventured into acting by joining the Duro Ladipo Theatre Group. Duro Ladipo was a trendy actor in his days.
Baba Wande only spent one year with this group. However, he later joined another group named Oyin Adejobi Theatre Group; Oyin Adejobi was another trendy actor considered a foremost dramatist and theater doyen.
He got his acting training from Chief Oyin Adejobi, and this makes his rise to stardom understandable because he learned from one of the best.
Baba Wande learned from Oyin Adejobi how to internalize any role he is given to act true to life in all instances. He became one of the most valuable of all the actors in the Oyin Adejobi Company.
He is always a darling to the viewers and becomes their favorite. Since he started acting, Baba Wande had featured in over 1000 movies. He has also produced so many films.
Some of the movies in which he has starred are:
- Ayo Ni Mo Fe
- Ti Oluwa Ni Ile
- Ika Lomo Ejo
- Obuko Dudu
- Enu Eye
As mentioned earlier, Baba Wande is a devoted Muslim. He is known to anchor an Islamic program on TV titled Iwa Lesin.
Baba Wande dreams of building a traditional film village in Osun State where actors from within and outside the state can use it.
He believes that such a facility can successfully contribute to the socio-political development of Osun State, aside from boosting film production in the state.
His effort to promote WNTV and later NTV Ibadan is also notable.
Baba Wande is happily married.
He has two wives and many children. He does not have much of an education, but he once said that he would have turned out to be a television manager or director if he had gone to school.