When we list some of Nigeria’s most decorated actors, Lateef Adedimeji will sure be mentioned. His face can hardly go unnoticed in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Lateef is a multi-talented personality, an actor, filmmaker, TV Personality, Screen Writer, and director most famously known for his role in the film Kudi Klepto.
He was born in isolo, Lagos, on the 1st of February 1986. Lateef is a native of Abeokuta in Ogun State and he is the 4th child in a family of six children. His mum, who is a trader at the time of writing, is from Oyo State.
- Full name: Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji
- Date of birth: February 1st, 1986
- Place of birth: Lagos
- Age: 35 years old (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Dark brown
- Profession: Actor
- Net worth: $200K
- Instagram: @adedimejilateef
Biography of Lateef Adedimeji
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Lateef spent the majority of his childhood days in Isolo. There he attended and completed his primary and secondary school education. He afterward, went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication in 2007 from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State.
Lateef didn’t appear professionally in the entertainment industry until he was 21 years old and since then, he has enjoyed 13 years acting career featuring in over 100 Nigerian movies to date. He also did not take up many lead roles in the early stage of his career but when he did, he executed them with perfection. Like his first major role in ewande Adekoya’s 2013 movie titled “Kudi Klepto” where he gained his popularity.
He revealed that he locked himself up for three days just so he could learn the lines perfectly and this shows how serious and determined he can get. His unique acting style gained him several deals and currently, he is the brand ambassador of Airtel and Numatville Megacity.
Lateef produced a film title Oseregi in 2010. And in one of his interviews, he mentioned his biggest career achievement would be to work with Hollywood star Denzel Washington in the future. He also talked about his plans to own his own movie production outfit someday.
In the Early-stage of his career, he started as a scriptwriter and TV presenter on Orisun TV. There he worked as a scriptwriter for Community Life Project an NGO firm. The NGO Firm was known for tackling sexuality issues, Creating HIV/AIDS awareness and they were also involved in the Fight for Human Rights.
His job there was to help create contents that would be the message passed across to the general public. He also worked with UNICEF on a radio drama which was titled ‘Omo Catch Up’
He didn’t slow down at any point in his career as he soon after got an offer from the CEO of Orisun TV to spearhead a television program title SABABI which was aired for more than two years. His job for the TV station also extended to a talk show program titled Milliki Express of which he walked as the presenter.
Awards and Recognition
- He received the Heritage Awards in Atlanta, in the USA for his role in Kudi Klepto.
- Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) in 2016 Best of Nollywood Awards
- Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) in 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards
- 2015 Most Promising Actor of the Year (Yoruba) Nominated at City People Entertainment Awards
- 2016 Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba) (Won) at City People Entertainment Awards
- City People Movie Awards For Best Actor of the Year (Yoruba) 2018
- He also won Odua Movie Awards for Best Actor Award in 2014 and 2015 consecutively
Lateef Adedimeji Movies
The talented Nollywood who endured a slow start in the entertainment industry, notwithstanding he has been featured in so many movies so far. Below are some of his notable ones:
2020: The New Patriots
2020: Veil, Bina Baku, Depth, Koto, Igi Aladi
2018: Bipolar (Amodi), Eje (Pledge), Doctor Gaji, Ilu Ominira, Dolabomi, Rinsola Oloko Meta
2017: Once Upon a Time
2016: Yeye Oge
2015: Kudi Klepto
Lateef Adedimeji Net Worth
Lateef enjoyed a glamorous career bagging so many records and awards in the industry. His Net Worth at the time of writing is estimated at $200,000, making him one of the richest and most successful Nollywood actors.