Odunlade Adekola: Reasons Why He May Never Get A Role In An English Movie


As a lover of Yoruba movies, you can’t help but admire the skills of Odunlade Adekola. He has shown in a thousand movies that he has what it takes to stay as the number one Actor in the Yoruba movie industry even in years to come.

However, there just one obstacle that has been stopping this talented Actor from gaining his fame in English movie. This is his inability to flow in Queen’s English.. The problem has become a thing of worry in the minds of fans who love him very much.

According to one of them who complained bitterly about his deficiency,  ‘Odunlade is a fantastic actor but he needs to improve a bit on his spoken English. We were together when film-maker, Kunle Afolayan had its first airing of the movie ‘CEO’ on Air France flight 149 from Lagos to Paris. While guests were being interview by various news media outfits on board, the actor sounds incoherent in his speech. His body language, composure while the interview lasted shows the fear in his voice in expressing himself in Queen’s language.The interactive section with other guests was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Odunlade was so laid back; in fact it was an eye sore to behold’.

Further revealed that the producer of the movie CEO, Kunle Afolayan is a great fan of Odunlade Adekola. And would have prefer to star Odunlade in lieu of Wale Ojo in the movie CEO, assuming Odun is eloquent in English language. The CEO project would have been a turnaround for Odunlade’s career; because he would have been opportune to tour so many film festivals around the world alongside the award-winning Producer which would have been a platform for networking and exposure on a bigger stage.

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Aside losing out in Kunle Afolayan’s CEO project, Odunlade has also rejected countless of scripts from top producers from the English arm of Nollywood. Also, it was reported that politicians, businessmen and corporate brands do invites Odunlade to their gigs to act as Master of Ceremony (MC)  in order to use his status as a popular face for publicity gimmicks but no matter the amount involved, as long as it will require him speaking English, Odun will turn down the offer.

Further digs revealed that Odunlade’s lack of sound and proper education affect his ethical behavior, though he has eventually put in for a degree course in university of Lagos.

Although through the help of good management team, Odunlade Adekola got himself few juicy endorsement deal with Glo (Tele Communication giant) and Conoil (Multinational Oil Company)

However, the countless opportunities that he has missed in time past and recently due to his deficiency in Queen’s language seems to be a source of major concern and worries for the highly revered actor.

[Source: Playground NG, Slickson]

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  1. Favour

    September 16, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    God will help him

  2. Anonymous

    September 16, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    He Should Look For A Prevait Teacher

  3. Ada

    September 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    He Has Money He Should For A Teacher

  4. princewill akali

    September 17, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I know with time, Odunlade adekola will flow. I heard that is in school already. So no problem. Fame before money wasn’t a crime. May God help him.

  5. Ayodeji

    September 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    He Should Find A Good English Teacher

  6. Adeola

    September 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    He should look for private teacher and he start reading books like nursery pupils book.
    And always be among small small children,I mean nursery school children,God almighty will help him.

  7. Eze Francis

    September 18, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    With time he will be fluent in English language but some of u commenting see una English sef

  8. martins ojo

    September 19, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I have asked this same questions y has this highly talented artist not gone into English movie to scatter them as he did in d Yoruba movie.I have also suspected what I just read now.anyway,since he has enrolled for a degree course at unilag,good,am sure by d time he is done with that,d guy will thrill d entire world of movie industry.u are a great guy OA.naturallyi am not a fan of Yoruba movie,but I found any film he featured in irresistible.pls keep it up,God will c u through.

  9. Babajide

    September 24, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    you cant have it all!

  10. oluwasikemi

    October 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    try more God we help u our best actor

  11. oluwasikemi

    October 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    try more effort God we help u …our best actor

  12. Sanni H.O

    December 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    development is the subject matters at all level!!! thou, no one is perfect but need to keep on moving no matter the challenges. Bc our indevidual backgroung is different…so “God” bless him and all of us.

  13. Bukky ajayi

    December 2, 2016 at 5:51 am

    He should get a private and sound English teacher, he will not be d first to experience that, mrs Jonathan was in his shoes but she got an English tutor

  14. Anonymous

    December 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Take all my queen s English,and give me odunlade s talent and fame!

  15. Ifeoluwa mustapha

    December 2, 2016 at 4:29 pm


  16. Michael Victoria

    December 2, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    God WL help him

  17. Anonymous

    December 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    leave him alone he’s good wit d English he can sp

  18. Anonymous

    December 3, 2016 at 12:30 am

    If he can speak english or not he my best actor.

    • Anonymous

      January 20, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Tank you

  19. Adeola

    December 4, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Not to worry Odun, Rome is not built in a day. As far as u are putting in efforts and practices u will get there soon. Many people encountered same issues, urs is only obvious because u are in the limelight. Optimise believed in ur self as these would uplift ur self-esteem.

  20. Apase

    December 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Just have it in mind nd put ur trust in Lord

  21. Anonymous

    December 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    God will help him.

  22. Omidiji-Owaniyi Oluwaseun

    December 5, 2016 at 7:10 am

    With time he wil be fluent in english and i know dat God will help him. My best actor

  23. Yinka Ajayi

    December 5, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Odunlade Preserve It U Will Understand English God We Take Control

  24. Yinka Ajayi

    December 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Odunlade Preserve It. U Will Understand English, God We Take Control

  25. jokanola Elizabeth

    December 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    God will help u, my best actor

  26. olamide

    December 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    May God help u

  27. Olatunbosun Olamide

    December 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Find a teacher nd God will b with u

  28. Anifowose Blessing

    December 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

    God Wl Giv U A Wisdom Noleg An Understand 2 Understand In Englih In Jesus Name

  29. Tommy

    December 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I love odunlade, he should travel to England within one year, he should go and learn English only

  30. Anonymous

    December 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    God w grant u wisdom 4rm above Amen

  31. Afolabi Ebenezer

    December 22, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Odun will surly rule d word very soon bcos God ve already deposit d gift in him and when d time comes he will b at that top ok and am seeing God helping him. Shalom

  32. Anonymous

    December 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    may god help u

  33. Adegboye Haryourmide

    December 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    may god help u

  34. Adegboye Haryourmide

    December 22, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    he shall be well wiht u

  35. Darmielahrey

    December 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    he should start reading queen premiere


    December 22, 2016 at 8:45 pm


  37. Aza international

    December 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    GOD will help you odunlade

  38. Anonymous

    January 19, 2017 at 9:19 am

    buh guyz i have a question,did odun finish his high skul cuz dats d main ground of learning.if he kant spik gud english dah mins he didnt even attend secondry skul.many of his coleagues only finished sec.skul even yomi fabiyi admited dat 2 himself openly. u only go 2 higher inst. to fuda more dat is 2 get a degree nt to start learning english(concord,tense,lexis & structure)

  39. Anonymous

    January 19, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    God Will Help Him

  40. Adegift

    January 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Bros Odun. I’ve seen d glory of God in u, surly u wll arise n shine. Dnt let anytin wey u down of gud u r doin. It’s well

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