top 10 best Yoruba actors of all time without mentioning Dele Odule.
The ace thespian has proved his talent time and again in over 100 movies
and he doesn’t show any sign of tiring.
about his most embarrassing moment. He said, “One experience I can
recall is when I came across a female fan and she was carrying sachet
water. Immediately she saw me, she poured the water on my face in
excitement. It was really embarrassing because if it was pepper or hot
water that she was carrying, she would have poured it on me too.
However, I take it all in my stride because the beauty of life is for
one to be relevant to his generation.”
has picked up in the industry thus far, Odule said, “I have learnt to be
disciplined because if you are not, you may not make headway in the
acting profession. It has made me more intelligent because creativity
requires intelligence. It has also opened a lot of doors for me. I never
thought that I would travel out of the country but this profession has
given me the opportunity to visit a lot of places. However, acting takes
away your privacy and there are so many things that you wouldn’t be
able to do.”
saddest moments in the industry. He said, “One of my saddest moments
was when I lost my first son, which was at the period when we were
clamouring to lead the theatre practitioners association. I’m not
insinuating that his death had anything to do with my aspiration but it
just happened at that time. The other sad day for me was when we left
ANTP to form Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of
that TAMPAN has been largely silent. “Majority of the people in the
mainstream of the acting profession today are members of TAMPAN and if
you hear about those people, then you are indirectly hearing about the
association. Our members include Jide Kosoko, Yinka Quadri, Odunlade
Adekola, Antar Laniyan, Femi Adebayo, Sanyeri, among others. We have
also organised a lot of capacity building for our members and encourage
them to go to school,” he said.
passionate about reviving the culture of stage plays, which he plans to
take around the nation.