Dele Odule is undoubtedly one of the many prominent Nigerians known to have come out of Ogun, a state in the southwestern part of Nigeria. The veteran actor has been in the movie industry for many decades now. He is best known for his acting roles in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood. Dele Odule is the current President of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners of Nigeria (TAMPAN). Here on Naijauto is all you need to know about Dele Odule biography, net worth, cars, houses and acting career.
Chief Dele Odule is currently the President of TAMPAN
2. Who is Dele Odule?
- Dele Odule age and educational background
Dele Odule was born on the 23rd of November, 1961 in Oru Ijebu town in Ogun State, Nigeria. He is considered one of the most prominent actors in Nigeria. He had his primary and secondary education in his hometown in Ijebu North Local Government. Afterwards, Odule proceeded to Teacher's Training College, where he obtained his Grade II Certificate in Oru. He also obtained a degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan.
Throwback picture of Dele Odule alongside other veteran actors like Taiwo Hassan and Yinka Quadri
- Dele Odule family
The veteran actor went on social media recently to celebrate his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife, Olabisi Odule. He owed much of his success to his wife, who has been his pillar of support. Dele Odule wife is a lawyer by profession and they met in 1988. The union was blessed with their first child in 1991. They had the child before they officially tied the knot. Unfortunately, they lost their first child together. Dele Odule claims he met his wife when she was just a young secondary school leaver. The veteran actor made headlines recently when his daughter got married. Dele Odule daughter is a PhD student while her husband is an IT specialist. The event was graced by prominent people in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Dele Odule is rumoured to have more than ten children with different women.
Dele Odule's younger wife
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3. Dele Odule career highlights
Dele Odule was nominated in the Best Supporting Yoruba actor category at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2014 for the way he interpreted his role in the movie Kori Koto. He made his debut TV appearance in 1982 and has gone to become one of the most respected actors in the Nigerian movie industry. He started acting with a drama group known as Oloko Theatre Group, an acting group led by Mukaila Adebisi. He has made a couple of appearances since his first in 1986 as an actor. Dele Odule actually had his big break into the limelight after his dazzling performance in the movie "Ti Oluwa Ni Ile". Dele Odule has starred in more than 200 movies. His acting journey isn't one without a few squabbles. He clashed with other top actors in the industry such as Lere Paimo, Yinka Quadri and a few others. Most of the issues have always been a fight over the top position at the association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners. The most recent issue was over his refusal to step down as the president of the association in 2009. In 2014, Dele Odule was appointed as the President of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN).
- Dele Odule films and awards
He won the Best Actor in Supporting Role at the 2014 Yoruba Movie Academy Awards. Another Dele Odule award was the City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Award he won in 2017. Some of the Dele Odule movies include Oduduwa in 2000, Afonja in 2002, Olorire in 2003, Omo Ole in 2004, Eru Ife in 2005, The Ghost and the Tout in 2018 and the New Patriots in 2020. He has appeared in the Airtel adverts alongside other actors like Lateef Oladimeji, Iya Rainbow and Ngozi Nwosu. Other movies include:
- Survival of Jelili (2019)
- Meet the In-Laws (2016)
- Abela Pupa
- The In-Laws (2017)
- Oruka (2017)
- Alangba (2017)
Watch the below video which shows the official trailer of Dele Odule's featured movie titled "The In-Laws".
The In-Laws Featuring Toyin Abraham, Chris Attoh, Dele Odule (Official Trailer)
4. Dele Odule net worth
The veteran film actor has appeared in many home movies over the course of his career. Dele Odule has made appearances for several promotional videos. The most recent one is his appearance in the Airtel adverts. His acting career has spanned over three decades. This means he has earned some decent cash over the years. His current estimated net worth is around $500,000 (₦205.6 million).
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5. Dele Odule cars and houses
The veteran Nollywood actor recently showed off his new house on social media. Dele Odule house is said to be worth several millions of naira and it's located in the city of Ibadan. According to him, the house was handled by a construction company. While there are rumours that Dele Odule has purchased some luxury cars in the past, it is hard to name the exact brand or model he is using currently. He was spotted recently in an SUV, which appears to be his own.
The veteran actor, Dele Odule posing with his SUV
Dele Odule's tastefully-built house in Ibadan made the headlines in 2021
6. Dele Odule latest news
- 2021 has been quite a busy year for Dele Odule in the acting industry. He is set to appear alongside other top Nollywood actors in a new horror series titled "The Mystic River". This movie is a seasonal drama with up to 26 episodes and was shot in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
7. Dele Odule charitable activities
Dele Odule has always shown support to the charity work of his colleagues in the acting business. He was made the chairman of the board of trustees of Mr Latin Foundation. The roles of the foundation include the following:
- Helping the needy in the society
- Sensitizing the public on harms caused by child abuse and the overdose use of drugs.
- Empowering the widow as well as the youths.
Dele Odule made his acting debut in 1986 and has never looked back since then. He is one of the most prominent actors in the Nigerian movie industry today. He started his acting career at a time when actors were being paid poorly but kept his head high. In 2021, he emerged as one of the richest Yoruba male actors in Nigeria. And that will be all for now; we have told you all that we know about Dele Odule biography, net worth, cars, houses and acting career.
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