April 18, 2024

Lateef Adedimeji, A Nollywood Celebrity among Celebrities

One of the expectional talents that has graced and remained in the Nollywood limelight is Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji. Born in the special month of February in Isolo, Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria, into the family of Mr &Mrs. Adedimeji, the versatile actor, screenwriter and brand ambassador is the forth born of his family and also a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Lateef started his primary education at Ire Akari Primary School, Isolo, Lagos State, and went to Ilamoye Grammar School Okota Lagos for his Secondary School education. He graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.
He also attended a performance studio workshop at Onikan Lagos State where he had his performance training.

Though Lateef began his acting career in 2007, when he joined Orisun TV, he being acting while in secondary school and he was picked by an NGO, Community Life Project, to serve as an informer and counselor during an HIV/AIDS campaign. His role was to educate the general public on sexual-related issues and human rights by creating video content in which he acted. His writing and acting skill were also developed in this NGO.

He gained popularity with his first major role in Yewande Adekoya’s 2013 movie titled Kudi Klepto and has acted in over 100 Nigerian movies since he began acting 15 years ago. Fans know him for playing the role of an emotional character that cries often. He has starred in several Nigerian films over the years alongside major names in the movie industry. He is currently a brand ambassador for Airtel and Numatville Megacity.

In 2016, he won 2016 Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba). In 2015, he was nominated for City People Entertainment Awards for the 2015 Most Promising Actor of the year. Lateef is widely confused to be related to popular Nigerian actor, Odunlade Adekola due to their uncanny resemblance and sense of humor. He was equally opportune to work with UNICEF due to his writing prowess. He was awarded the face of Nollywood male during the ENigeria Newspaper Night of Honour on 30 October 2021.

2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards for the Best Actor in a Leading Role (nominated) 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards for the Best Supporting Actor (won) 2016 City People Entertainment Awards for the Best Supporting Actor of The Year (won) 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards for the Most Promising Actor of the Year (nominated) 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards for the Best Actor in a Lead Role (nominated) 2014 Odua Movie Awards for the Best Actor (won).

He was recently honoured with Doctor of Philosophy by Estam University, Republic of Benin for his exceptional talent and tremendous achievement in the movie industry.

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