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Who Is Wale Ojo? Facts About Nigerian-British actor

Wale Ojo was born on September 9, 1968, in London, England. He is a Nigerian-British actor. He began his television career as a child actor. Following that, he continued to act in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. In 1995, he shot to fame as the lead in the film The Hard Case. He won Best Actor at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for his major role in Phone Swap. He also played an outstanding role in the popular Blood Sisters film series.

Early Life & Education

Wale Ojo was a professional performer as a child. He collaborated with Akin Lewis, who was eight years old when he played a barber in the NTA Ibadan television series Why Worry. Wale Ojo attended elementary and high school in Ibadan, Nigeria, before moving to the United Kingdom to further his education and eventually graduating from a university abroad.

Wale Ojo was raised in a polygamous home. Mr. Ojo, his father, had six wives. He was raised by his mother, who was also an actress. Ojo’s mother, who supported his work, influenced Chief Wale Ogunyemi, Tunji Oyelana, writer Wole Soyinka, and Zulu Sofola.

Career

He made his acting debut in the United Kingdom in 1986, playing a young Othello in London’s east end. Since then, he has appeared in almost every theater in the United Kingdom. He is best known for his comedy series Meet the Adebanjos, which he hosted from 2012 to 2014 and earned him a nomination for Best Comedy Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2018, as well as his first feature film, PHONE SWAP, for which he won Best Actor at the Nigeria Lite Entertainment Awards.

He also had a prominent role in the recently released movie series ‘Blood Sisters,’ in which he played a police officer investigating the sudden death of Deyemi Okanlawon.

This role has got people talking about the prowess and outstanding performance of Wale Ojo in the acting profession.

Influencing & Impact

Ojo established New Nigeria Cinema with the goal of raising the quality of Nigerian films. In 2010, the British Film Institute in London sponsored a film screening and lectures by New Nigeria Cinema.

Movies Series

Year Film Role
2022 Blood Sisters Inspector Joe
2020 This Lady Called Life Daddy
2019 Another Father’s Day Femi Daniel
2019 Coming from Insanity Mr. Martins
2019 Don’t Get Mad Get Even Dr. Badejo
2019 Jumbled
2019 Kasanova Femi
2019 Ordinary Fellows Professor Jega
2019 Walking with Shadows Dad
2018 Disguise Theophilus Vaughn
2018 Lara and the Beat Uncle Tunde
2018 New Money (2018 film) Chuka
2018 Voiceless Scream Dr. Joel Azubike
2017 Alter Ego (2017 film) Timothy
2017 Sand Castle Ayade
2017 Ghost of Tarkwa Bay
2016 Ayamma: Music in the Forest Prince Daraima
2016 Betrayal Funbi
2016 The CEO Kola Alabi
2016 Ojukokoro Mad Dog Max
2016 White Colour Black Monsiour Dabo
2015 8 Bars and a Clef Felix Mensah
2015 Fifty (film) Kunle
2014 A Letter from Adam Adam
2014 Render to Caesar Pade
2014 When Love Happens Oladele Laguda
2013 Half of a Yellow Sun (film) Chief Okonji
2012 Phone Swap Akin
2012 Big Man
2011 Johnny English Reborn President Chambal
2011 The Guard Doctor Oleyuwo
1999 Rage (1999 film) Pin
1995 The Hard Case The gambler

TV Hosts

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Year TV Program Role
2018 Black Earth Rising Dr. Emmanuel Musoni
2014 Tinsel (TV series) Nosa
2012 – 2016 Meet the Adebanjos Mr. Bayo Adebanjo
2009 The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (TV series) Kebone Legodimo
1998 – 2000 Heartburn Hotel Chidi Ekechi
1989 Behaving Badly Jim

Awards & Nomination

Year Event Prize Work Result
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actor in a Film Phone Swap Won
2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Meet the Adebanjos Nominated

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