NOLLYWOOD ACTOR DELE ODULE BIOGRAPHY
Dele Odule was born in Ile-Ife, Osun State, but grew up in Oru Ijebu, Ogun State’s Ijebu North local government, where he received his primary and secondary education. On November 23, 1961, he was born. He graduated from the Teacher’s Training College in Oru with a Grade II certificate before attending the University of Ibadan in Oyo State to study Theatre Arts. Safurat Anike Odule is Dele Odule’s mother. Safurat is late; she died when Dele and his siblings were still children, more than 50 years ago.
After finishing his bachelor’s degree, Dele Odule joined Mukaila Adebisi’s Oloko Theatre Group, where he honed his acting skills. Dele Odule made his acting debut in the Yoruba film ‘Ti Oluwa Ni Ile’ in 1986, which catapulted him into the spotlight. Since then, he has appeared in over 200 films in various roles. He has worked with a wide range of performers, both young and old, in the industry, including Odunlade Adekola, Adebayo Salami, Fathia Balogun, Yinka Quadri, Lere Paimo, and others.
Olabisi Odule and Dele Odule are married. Olabisi is a lawyer, and they first met in 1988. In 1991, the couple welcomed their first child. They had the child before they were legally married. They tragically lost their first child together. Dele Odule claims to have met his wife when she was still in high school. When his daughter married recently, the veteran actor made headlines. Dele Odule’s daughter is a PhD student, and her husband works in information technology. The event was attended by celebrities from Nigeria’s entertainment sector. Dele Odule is said to have a total of ten children from various mothers.
He’s also been nominated for awards and has won a few:
• Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards (Yoruba).
• He was named Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 2014 Yoruba Movie Academy Awards.
• He was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actor –Yoruba category at the 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards.
His net worth is $1 million.
Dele Odule has featured in several films such as;
Ti Oluwa Ni Ile
Suku Suku Bam Bam
Idajo Mi Tide
Ó kojá Ofin
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