Nollywood Stars Storm Ogun State As Odunlade Adekola Proudly Celebrates His Father’s Achievement
Nollywood actresses, Fathia Balogun, Peju Ogunmola and other celebrities were in Ogun State to support Odunlade Adekola, who is celebrating his father’s retirement.
Pastor N.A Adekola retired from the Christ Apostlic Church and a retirement service was held in his honour.
Odunlade took to Instagram on Saturday to share pictures and videos from the retirement service and after party, thanking his colleagues and friends for coming out to celebrate his family.
‘RETIREMENT SERVICE FOR
PASTOR N.A ADEKOLA. Glory be to God
GBOGBO WA LAMA DAGBA LAGBARA OLORUN,’ he captioned one post.
The 43-year-old has often credited his childhood church with nuturing his acting talent.
‘I started acting at a very early age. Whenever an anniversary was to hold in our church (the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.)I partook in it. I had a childhood friend, Tunde, who was a part-time actor and he introduced me to a theatre group that rehearsed near my house. One day, he invited me to join the group and I agreed. I went there that day and the man in charge asked me if I could act and I said I could. He then told me to act like a crazy person and when I did that, everybody there began to clap. I was also interested in singing and I composed songs for my church. But God had better plans for me. He said, “You will still become a musician, but come and join the movie industry first.”
I joined the Yoruba movie industry in 1996 and the Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners, in 1998.
I have been an actor for over 20 years. One of my earliest movie roles that I can recall is Faworaja. Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin) produced it in 1999. I believe that Asiri Gomina gave me my big break. The late Ishola Durojaiye (Alasari) produced the film,’ he said in 2017.
He also explained that his father supported his acting career from the beginning.
‘When I told my father that I wanted to become an actor, he really encouraged me and my mother was not against it at all. My father, being the head of the house, threw his weight behind me and gave me his full support. He could have told me to drop the idea but he did not. It was only one of my uncles that did not really support my choice of career but now he’s the one that tells me to bring films for him to watch,’ he explained