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.
|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||Ordinary Fellows||Professor Jega|
|2019||Walking with Shadows||Dad|
|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||Ghost of Tarkwa Bay|
|2016||Ayamma: Music in the Forest||Prince Daraima|
|2016||The CEO||Kola Alabi|
|2016||Ojukokoro||Mad Dog Max|
|2016||White Colour Black||Monsiour Dabo|
|2015||8 Bars and a Clef||Felix Mensah|
|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|
|2011||Johnny English Reborn||President Chambal|
|2011||The Guard||Doctor Oleyuwo|
|1999||Rage (1999 film)||Pin|
|1995||The Hard Case||The gambler|
|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|
Awards & Nomination
|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|