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Who Is Wale Ojo? Facts About Nigerian-British actor

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

Early Life & Education

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

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


In 1986, he made his acting debut in the United Kingdom as a young Othello in London’s east end. He has since appeared in nearly 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. He also won Best Actor at the Nigeria Lite Entertainment Awards for his first feature film, PHONE SWAP.

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

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

2022Blood SistersInspector Joe
2020This Lady Called LifeDaddy
2019Another Father’s DayFemi Daniel
2019Coming from InsanityMr. Martins
2019Don’t Get Mad Get EvenDr. Badejo
2019Ordinary FellowsProfessor Jega
2019Walking with ShadowsDad
2018DisguiseTheophilus Vaughn
2018Lara and the BeatUncle Tunde
2018New Money (2018 film)Chuka
2018Voiceless ScreamDr. Joel Azubike
2017Alter Ego (2017 film)Timothy
2017Sand CastleAyade
2017Ghost of Tarkwa Bay
2016Ayamma: Music in the ForestPrince Daraima
2016The CEOKola Alabi
2016OjukokoroMad Dog Max
2016White Colour BlackMonsiour Dabo
20158 Bars and a ClefFelix Mensah
2015Fifty (film)Kunle
2014A Letter from AdamAdam
2014Render to CaesarPade
2014When Love HappensOladele Laguda
2013Half of a Yellow Sun (film)Chief Okonji
2012Phone SwapAkin
2012Big Man
2011Johnny English RebornPresident Chambal
2011The GuardDoctor Oleyuwo
1999Rage (1999 film)Pin
1995The Hard CaseThe gambler

TV Hosts

YearTV ProgramRole
2018Black Earth RisingDr. Emmanuel Musoni
2014Tinsel (TV series)Nosa
2012 – 2016Meet the AdebanjosMr. Bayo Adebanjo
2009The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (TV series)Kebone Legodimo
1998 – 2000Heartburn HotelChidi Ekechi
1989Behaving BadlyJim

Awards & Nomination

2012Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actor in a FilmPhone SwapWon
2018Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsAfrica Magic Viewers Choice AwardsMeet the AdebanjosNominated


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