Odunlade Adekolawas born on December 31, 1978 at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. He is however an indigine of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.
He attended St John’s Primary School and St. Peter’s College in Abeokuta where he obtained the West African School Certificate Examination before he later proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where he received a diploma certificate .
Odunlade Adekola started acting at a very early age. According to him, whenever any anniversary was to hold in his church (the Christ Apostolic Church, Lafenwa, Abeokuta), he and a friend, named “Tunde”, would request to play jesters, and this request was always granted. He would then write a “script” for a comedy play involving just two characters (him and his friend). That was how it all began for this professional actor, director and producer. Odunlade Adekola has featured in more than 100 Yoruba movies.