[Biography] Jumoke Odetola


Olajumoke Odetola is an award-winning Nigerian actress, filmmaker, movie producer, scriptwriter and model.
She started her acting career in the English-language cinema, but over the years, have been featured in numerous Yoruba and English movies. She is loved because of her ability and prowess in interpreting given roles, coupled with creativity.

We’d be seeing Jumoke Odetola’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, relationship status, education, entertainment career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you’d love to know about her.

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Jumoke Odetola Profile

Before we continue, here’s a quick rundown on Jumoke Odetola’s profile and a few things you’d love to know about her:

  • Full name: Jumoke Odetola
  • Date of birth: 16th October 1988
  • Age: 32 years old (2020)
  • Place of birth: Lagos State
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Education: Ajayi Crowther University
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Occupation: Actress, producer
  • Net worth: $500,000

Jumoke Odetola was born on the 16th of October, 1988 into an Apostolic Family of Lagos State. After completing her early primary education, she enrolled in the Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Actress Jumoke further gained admission to study Information and Communication Technology/Computer Science at the Ajayi Crowther University from where she obtained her bachelor’s degree. She also has a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

She revealed in an interview that she graduated from the higher institution with a CGPA of 4.3 and did her compulsory NYSC program in Abia State.

Personal Life

Jumoke Odetola is not yet married but hopes to get married someday. In a current chat with Punch Newspaper, the multiple-award-winning actress revealed that though she has many admirers and men asking her out, she prefers to be married to her career till she attains the zenith of her career. She further stated that she wasn’t in any relationship because she doesn’t want any distractions in her career.

Jumoke’s life hasn’t been free of scandals, as she recently joined the league of actresses accused of husband-snatching. According to the story which was published by Gistlovers, a UK based woman alleged that the actress was sleeping with her husband identified as Biola Majekodunmi despite knowing his marital status. You can view more on the full gist on Information Nigeria.

Entertainment Career

Jumoke Odetola began her acting career in the English-language cinema, before acting in several Yoruba-language films. In an interview with Punch, the actress revealed that her decision to venture into acting was contrary to the wishes of her parents.

According to her, one of the challenges she faced in her acting career was trying to get her parents on her side because they never really liked the entertainment industry. The dad wanted her (Jumoke ) and her other siblings to venture into professional fields like medicine and engineering. Their stand on the whole issue however changed when she started recording success in the industry.

One of the movies that shot her to limelight was ‘Binta Ofege’, a movie where she played the role of a con artist. The movie gave her the opportunity of playing several roles, including disguising as a man and playing as a pregnant woman. She starred alongside other stars like Femi Adebayo and Joseph Benjamin.

Jumoke Odetola Movies

Jumoke Odetola has been featured in more than 100 Nollywood movies. She has acted alongside big stars like Lateef Adedimeji, Jide Kosoko, Damola Olatunji and Aliweli Ademola.
Some of her movies include:
• Heroes and Zeroes
• Orun Dop
• Wetin Women Want
• Somewhere in the Dark
• Bachelor’s Eve
• Enibimo
• Iwalesin

• Ebi Tawani
• Idajo
• Binta Oege
• Glitterati
• Lagido
• Kanipe
• Alakiti
• Family Ties
• HigiHaga
• The Return Of HigiHaga

TV series

• Super Story
• Papa Ajasco
• Tinsel

Awards and Nominations

Jumoke Odetola’s talents have earned her numerous awards and recognitions from several brands in Nigeria and beyond.
Some of them include:
• Revelation of the year category at the 2015 BON Awards (won)
• Best indigenous language film at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (won)
• Best indigenous language film at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (won)
• Best actress in a lead role (Yoruba) at 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards in Ogun State (won)

• Best supporting actress (Yoruba) at the 2017 City People Movie Awards (nominated)
• Best Actress at the 2018 City People Movie Awards (won)

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