Dele Odule

Dele Odule

Nigerian film actor and producer


23 November 1961

Early Life and Education

Dele Odule, born on November 23rd, 1961 in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North local government area of Ogun state, Nigeria, is a prominent figure in the Nigerian film industry. Odule received his primary education at St. Mark Primary School and completed his secondary education at Itamerin Secondary School, both located in Oru Ijebu. After his secondary education, he pursued a career in teaching and attended the Muslim Teachers Training College in Oru Ijebu, where he obtained a Grade II Certificate. However, his passion for the arts led him to further his education at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, where he studied Theatre Arts.


12 July 1986

Career Journey

Dele Odule's journey in the entertainment industry began when he joined the Oloko Theatre Group, under the guidance of Mukaila Adebisi. In 1986, he made his debut appearance on screen, marking the beginning of his acting career. However, it was his role in the film titled "Ti Oluwa Ni Ile" that propelled him to the limelight and established him as a prominent actor in the industry.

Since then, Dele Odule has gone on to star in over 200 movies, showcasing his versatility and talent in various roles. His performances have captivated audiences and earned him critical acclaim. In 2014, his exceptional portrayal in the film "Kori Koto" garnered him a nomination in the "Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba)" category at the prestigious Best of Nollywood Awards.


10 July 2023

Leadership Role

Aside from his successful acting career, Odule is also actively involved in the administration of the Nigerian film industry. He currently serves as the President of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN). His leadership has been instrumental in shaping the direction of the association and advocating for the welfare and development of practitioners within the industry.


11 July 2023

Awards and Recognitions

Throughout his career, Dele Odule has received numerous awards and recognitions for his exceptional talent and contributions to the Nigerian film industry. In 2014, he won the Best Actor in Supporting Role at the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards, further solidifying his position as one of the industry's finest actors.


12 July 2023

Selected Filmography

Dele Odule's filmography boasts an impressive array of performances, showcasing his versatility and skill as an actor. Some of his notable films include:

  1. Ti Oluwa Ni Ile (1993)
  2. Lakunle Alagbe (1997)
  3. Oduduwa (2000)
  4. Afonja (2002)
  5. Olorire (2003)
  6. Ògédé Didùn (2003)
  7. Ogbologbo (2003)
  8. Suku Suku Bam Bam (2004)
  9. Omo Olè (2004)
  10. Iwe Akosile (2005)
  11. Idajo Mi Tide (2005)
  12. Eru Ife (2005)
  13. Ó kojá Ofin (2007)
  14. Aye Ibironke (2007)
  15. Bolode O'ku (2009)
  16. Aworo (2012)
  17. Kakanfo (2020)
  18. The New Patriots (2020)


12 July 2023

Personal Life

In his personal life, Dele Odule has been married for over 25 years, demonstrating his commitment to his family. However, there have been rumors of him having multiple children from different women. When confronted with these rumors, Odule acknowledged his imperfections and pointed out that having multiple children is not exclusive to his profession.

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