Alhaji Kareem Adepoju (born January 6, 1945), better known by his stage name “Baba Wande, is a well-known Nigerian actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He first gained notoriety in 1993 when he played the role of “Oloye Otun” in the film Ti Oluwa Ni Ile. However, he has been working in the theater since 1962, a time when theatrical plays were more common.
Early Life and Education
In Nigeria’s Osun State, Kareem Adepoju was born on January 6, 1945. He was a member of Mr. and Mrs. Adepoju’s family at birth. His education is not mentioned in the media at all. In one of his interviews, he said that if he had been educated, he would have worked as a director or manager for a corporation.
Kareem Adepoju began his professional acting career in 1963 with the Duro Ladipo Theatre Group. Before joining the Oyin Adejobi Theatre Group, he had training from Nigerian formal theatrical artist Chief Oyin Adejobi for a year. Over the course of more than four decades, Baba Wande has performed in a number of notable roles both on stage and in movies.
He finally becomes well-known as one of the most coveted actors for the Oyin Adejobi Company. He also became well-known by frequently acting as the center of attention in the group’s epic songs, including “Ekuro Olaoja,” “Oba Igbalode,” and “Kuye.” In reality, he received plaudits for his accomplishments both then and now. He is still thought of by many as a talented performer. He is recognized for making audiences laugh out loud during humorous scenes and for being a joy to see when the part calls for some gravity.
The well-known artist Baba Wande enjoys reading the Holy Quran in addition to his vast list of accomplishments. He has produced many films in addition to appearing in more than a thousand of them as an actor. He has moreover frequently hosted the Islamic television show “Iwa Lesin.”
Actor Baba Wande, who has been in the business for more than 40 years, says his ultimate professional goal is to create a credible film town in Osun State that can be used by professionals both inside and outside of the state. A institution of this nature, the African Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will, in Baba Wande’s opinion, help both the growth of the nation’s social and political system and the production of motion pictures.
In the days of WNTV Ibadan, he made an appearance as Ky in a long-running TV program. Ky, who plays the mute lead youngster in the television adaptation of the same-named classic book by Baba Adebayo Faleti. Prior to it, he was known only as Lasebikan in the weekday drama “Kótù Ashipa.” Then he played Ayelaagbe, also known as Laagbe, in the made-for-TV film “kùr lja.” In it, he played a usurping villain. “Ile T A Fi It M,” followed. He played the part of Mr. Kiti.
He has collaborated with a number of musicians in the film business, including Funke Akindele, Kunle Afolayan, and Moyo Lawal.
Kareem Adepoju, who is known to be a devoted Muslim, is married to two wives and has several children.
- Oluweri Magboojo
- Ti Oluwa Ni Ile
- Ayọ Ni Mọ Fẹ
- Òbúko Dúdú
- Ika lomo ejo
- Enu Eye
- Ogójì ojó
- Forever Mine
- Oba Bi Olorun
- Fate of Alakada
- Baba Wole
- Eti Keta
- Quintessence Owner
- Okunkun Biribiri
- Obinrin Ale
- Baba Jide
- Asoko peye
Awards and Nominations
- He received an award for the promotion of the Yoruba language.
He has an estimated net worth of $50,000.