Muyiwa Ademola is a popular Nigerian Nollywood actor, filmmaker, producer, and director.
In 2005, Muyiwa Ademola’s film ORI (Fate) won the best indigenous film at the 1st Africa Movie Academy Awards. Due to the level of originality of his movies, he was given the nickname, Mr. Authentic.
In 2008, he was also nominated for the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards for Most Outstanding Indigenous Actor. That said, let us discuss the biography and career of Muyiwa Ademola.
Muyiwa Ademola’s Biography
Muyiwa Ademola was born on the 26th of January 1971 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is 51 years old. Muyiwa was born to Rebecca Ademola (Mother) and Isiah Ademola (Father).
He attended St. David’s High School at Molete in Ibadan where he acquired his West Africa Secondary School Certificate.
Muyiwa Ademola had his Tertiary education at the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in Adult Education.
Muyiwa Ademola’s Career
He joined the Nigerian film industry through Charles Olumo, popularly called Agbako. Charles Olumo is also a Nigerian actor and he resides in his hometown, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He later met S.I Ola, a movie director who taught him acting and movie production.
He began his acting career fully in 1991. And in 1995, he produced his first written script for a movie titled Asise (Blunder). The production was sponsored by Dibel, who deals in generating sets.
Since 1995, he has produced, directed, and featured in several Yoruba Nollywood movies, of which a few are:
- Asise (1995)
- Ogo Osupa
- Ori (2004)
- Ami Ayo
- Fimidara Ire
- Gbarada (2019)
- Iranse Aje
- Omo Elemosho
- Oba bi Olorun
- Eyinju Eledumare
- Igi Owo
He was involved in a motor accident in January 2013. A very serious accident that almost resulted in the death of the actor, but according to him, “God spared his life.”
Muyiwa Ademola’s Family
The renowned actor is happily married to Omolara Ademola, a successful businesswoman from Ondo State and an ardent supporter of her husband.
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Ademola met his wife 17 years ago and got married on the 23rd of June 2006. The couple has been married for 16 years.
Muyiwa Ademola and his wife are blessed with three children, two boys (names unknown), and a girl, Fikayomi Atoke Ademola.
He also has a set of twins outside of wedlock, two boys namely Taiwo and Kehinde. muyiwa ademola’s wife and all his children live in Toronto, Canada.
Muyiwa Ademola’s Net Worth
Muyiwa Ademola is one of the highest-paid actors in Nigeria, with an estimated Net Worth of $500,000.
His Major Awards
The very successful Nollywood actor, producer, filmmaker, and director won the best indigenous film at the 1st Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005. They also nominated him for the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards for Most Outstanding Indigenous Actor in 2008.
His acting career which began in 1991 has been a success as he has featured, produced, and directed over 100 Yoruba Nollywood movies.
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