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Who Is Wale Ojo? Facts About Nigerian-British actor

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

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 Jumbled
2019 Kasanova Femi
2019 Ordinary Fellows Professor Jega
2019 Walking with Shadows Dad
2018 Disguise Theophilus Vaughn
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 Sand Castle Ayade
2017 Ghost of Tarkwa Bay
2016 Ayamma: Music in the Forest Prince Daraima
2016 Betrayal Funbi
2016 The CEO Kola Alabi
2016 Ojukokoro Mad Dog Max
2016 White Colour Black Monsiour Dabo
2015 8 Bars and a Clef Felix Mensah
2015 Fifty (film) Kunle
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
2012 Phone Swap Akin
2012 Big Man
2011 Johnny English Reborn President Chambal
2011 The Guard Doctor Oleyuwo
1999 Rage (1999 film) Pin
1995 The Hard Case The gambler

TV Hosts

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
1989 Behaving Badly Jim

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


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