Wale Ojo Basic Information
|Actor, Producer, and Businessman
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|9 September 1968 (55 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|London, United Kingdom
Wale Ojo Biography
Actor Wale Ojo is a British Nigerian. On September 9, 1968, he was born in London, England. Before moving to the United Kingdom to continue his education and eventually graduate from an international institution, Wale Ojo completed his elementary schooling and a portion of his high school in Ibadan, Nigeria. Wale Ojo entered the workforce at a young age. At age 8, he was given a chance to work with Akin Lewis.
Wale Ojo lived in a polygamous home while growing up. Mr. Ojo, his father, had six wives. His actress mother brought him up. She has not revealed her identity to the public for privacy reasons.
When Wale Ojo’s parents divorced, he was still a young man. When his father was diagnosed with cancer, Wale Ojo’s mother returned from the UK to be with him until he died. Barrister Joseph Adeleye Ojo, his father, died at 91.
Wale Ojo is from a polygamous family with many siblings; however, little information is available about them in the media. Nothing else about him is known outside his older brother Niyi’s name because he keeps his family from the press.
Despite allegations circulating once when a picture of a young man who resembled Wale Ojo had netizens pondering the similarity, Wale Ojo does not have any children that the media is aware of, or Wale Ojo has publicly come out to introduce.
Wale Ojo is currently single because his prior romances ended in despair several times. He does not have a spouse. However, he said he would love to marry an older woman in a press interview. There was once talk of a relationship between Wale Ojo and Kehinde Bankole, but it was never proven.
Wale Ojo started his professional acting career at the young age of nine. He made his theatrical debut at age 11 at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in honor of a Children’s Day celebration sponsored by UNICEF. He made his acting debut in the UK in 1986 while portraying a young OTHELLO in London’s east end. Since then, he has appeared in nearly all UK theaters. He rose to fame as a young actor while working with Africa’s first television station, WNTV IBADAN, primarily on drama programs and soap operas.
Several theatrical plays, such as Wale Ogunyemi’s “Langbodo,” Bode Osanyin’s “Beer Parlor Philosophy,” Moliere’s “A Doctor In Spite Of Himself,” and Macbeth Parts, were also arranged and directed by him. After winning the 2009 Amstel Malta Box Office “Unscripted” TV Drama contest, Wale Ojo gained notoriety in Nigeria. He was hired for the children’s program “Kidivision 101” and the popular family drama “One Big Family,” both broadcast on NTA.
For various projects in the Nigerian film business, Wale Ojo has also worked with well-known actors and actresses such as Tunde Kelani, Wale Adenuga, Michael Udoh, Sadiq Dada, Charles Novia, Joke Silva, Femi Oke, Lekan Balogun, and Kingsley Omoefe. In addition, he holds giveaways on his social media accounts every year to mark his birthday.
His comedy series MEET THE ADEBANJOS (2012–2014), for which he received a nomination for BEST COMEDY ACTOR at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2018, and his first successful film, PHONE SWAP, which was very well received in Nigeria and for which he received the BEST ACTOR honor at the Nigeria Lite Entertainment Awards, are among his best-known works.
In the recently released television series “Blood Sisters,” he played a police detective who delves into the terrible death of Deyemi Okanlawon’s character.
Additionally, he has hosted TV programs and been in the casts of numerous others, including Black Earth Rising, Tinsel (TV series), Meet the Adebanjos, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Heartburn Hotel, and Behaving Badly. In addition, he founded the Virgo Foundation. The Foundation was started to promote African heritage, values, and cultures. He has also served as an ambassador for various brands and is an occasional model.
Wale Ojo is estimated to be worth around $1 million
Wale Ojo loves high-end vehicles and possesses several of them in his garage.
Wale Ojo is believed to own residences in Lagos and the UK though their locations are kept private.
Movies & TV Shows
Over a hundred movies and television shows have starred Wale Ojo, who played the Gambler in Guy Ritchie’s debut short film, “The Hard Case” (1995). Jonathan Bankole, the ferocious mobster from “RAGE” (1999), is portrayed by James Purefoy in “THE PHILANTHROPIST” (2009), while Rowan Atkinson as President Chambal in “Johnny English Reborn” (2011). Both Dr. Oyelowo and Kebone Legodimo, a dishonest diamonds dealer in “THE GUARD” (2011) with Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle, and Doctor Oyelowo in “THE NUMBER ONE LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY” with Gill Scott. Recent roles for Wale include a refugee doctor in Hugo Blick’s “BLACK EARTH RISING” (2015) and Professor Arren Sorn in Apple TV’s upcoming science fiction series “THE FOUNDATION” (2021).
SILENT MURDER, LOUD, RENDER TO CAESAR, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, ANOTHER FATHER’S DAY, THIS LADY CALLED LIFE, THE CEO, KASANOVA, BLOODHOUND, BLOOD SISTERS, SONGS OF UBONG, and A PLACE CALLED FORWARD are just a few of the Nollywood productions that Wale Ojo has appeared in.