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Dele Odule - Biography and Facts about Veteran Yoruba Actor

Dele Odule (born November 23, 1961) is a Nigerian film actor, producer and thespian. He was nominated in the "Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba)" category at the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the film Kori Koto. He currently serves as the President of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria.

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Early life and education

Dele was born in the town of Oru Ijebu, in Ijebu North local government of Ogun State in 1961 where he had his basic and secondary school education. He holds a Grade II Certificate from the Teacher's Training College, Oru before he proceeded to the University of Ibadan, Oyo State where he studied Theatre Arts.

Career

Dele started acting in a drama group called Oloko Theatre Group under the mentorship of Mukaila Adebisi. He made his debut appearance in 1986 before he shot into limelight after starring in the movie titled Ti Oluwa Ni Ile. He has since gone on to star in over 200 movies.

Few Selected filmography

Notable Awards and nominations

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2014 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba) Nominated
2014 Yoruba Movie Academy Awards Best Actor in Supporting Role Won
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