Dele Odule Biography | All There Is To Know About The Yoruba Actor
Dele Odule is one of the most popular Nollywood actors today. Since he entered the acting industry, he has starred in several movies, and he is still much relevant in Nollywood today.
Aside from being a film actor, he is also a producer. Furthermore, Dele Odule is a movie director. He also has several awards for his name.
Dele Odule was born in Oru Ijebu, a town in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, in 1961. He had both his primary and secondary education in the local government.
The name of his secondary school is Itamerin Secondary School, Ijebu Igbo. His mother died when he was just eight years old.
After his secondary education, he proceeded to the Teacher’s Training College, Oru, where he obtained a Grade II Certificate. Afterward, he got admitted to study Theater Arts at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Rumors have it that Dele Odule has ten children from different women. He even declared during an interview that he loves to hang out with women.
Dele Odule Biography – Acting career
Dele Odule started acting as far back as 1986, making him one of the oldest actors in Nollywood today. At the start of his acting career, he joined a drama group named Oloko Theatre Group. One Mukaila Adebisi owns the theater group.
Afterward, he was given a role in the popular Yoruba movie titled Ti Oluwa Ni Ile, and this was the beginning of his rise to stardom. Since its inception to date, Dele Odule had starred in over 200 Nollywood movies.
- Some of the movies he starred in are:
- Ti Oluwa Ni Ile, released in 1993
- Lakunle Alagbe, released in 1997
- Oduduwa, released in 2000
- Afonja, released in 2002
- Olorire, released in 2003
- Ogede Didun, released in 2003
- Ogbologbo, released in 2003
- Suku Suku Bam Bam, released in 2004
- Omo Ole, released in 2004
- Idajo MI De, released in 2005
- Iwe Akosile, released in 2005
- Eru Ife, released in 2005
- O Koja Ofin, released in 2007
- Aye Ibironke, released in 2007
- Bolode O’Ku, released in 2009
- Aworo, released in 2012
- Survival of Jelili released 2019
- Kakanfo, released in 2020
- The New Patriots, released in 2020.
Dele Odule has several nominations and awards to his name, but we will only mention a few of them for want of space. He was nominated in 2014 for the Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba) at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards.
He won the award for the Best Actor in Supporting Role at the 2014 edition of the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards. He won this award for his role in the movie titled Kori Koto.
Dele Odule is the current president of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria when writing this piece.
He contested heatedly with several other actors before winning the seat.
As of writing this piece, Dele Odule has a net worth of $1 million.