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Lateef Adedimeji
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Adedimeji at AMAA 2021
Born
Abdullateef Adedimeji

(1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 36)
Lagos State, Nigeria
Other names"Crying Machine"[1]
CitizenshipNigerian
Alma materOlabisi Onabanjo University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
Years active2007–present
Known forKudi Klepto
SpouseOyebade Adebimpe
Awards
  • 2014 Odua Movie Awards Best Actor (Won )
  • 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards Nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba)
  • 2015 City People Entertainment Awards — Most Promising Actor of the Year (Yoruba) (Nominated)
  • 2016 Best Supporting Actor Of The Year (Yoruba) Won
  • 2016 Best of Nollywood Awards— Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Nominated
  • 2018 Best of Nollywood Awards—Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Won
  • 2018 City People Movie Awards— Best Actor Of The Year (Yoruba) Nominated
  • 201 9 Best of Nollywood Awards—Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Nominated
  • 2020 Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba) Won
  • 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards—Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba (Nominated)
  • 2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards— Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nominated)
  • 2022 Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA Awards)—Best Actor in Africa

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Adetola Abdullateef AdedimejiListen[2] (born 1 February 1986) is a Nigerian actor and filmmaker.[3] He gained popularity with his first major role in Yewande Adekoya's 2013 movie titled Kudi Klepto and has acted in over 100 Nigerian movies[4] since he began acting 15 years ago. He is currently a brand ambassador for Airtel and Numatville Megacity.[5]

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Nigerians

Nigerians

Nigerians or the Nigerian people are citizens of Nigeria or people with ancestry from Nigeria. Nigeria is composed of various ethnic groups and cultures and the term Nigerian refers to a citizenship-based civic nationality. Nigerians derive from over 250 ethnic groups and languages. Though there are multiple ethnic groups in Nigeria, economic factors result in significant mobility of Nigerians of multiple ethnic and religious backgrounds to reside in territories in Nigeria that are outside their ethnic or religious background, resulting in the mixing of the various ethnic and religious groups, especially in Nigeria's cities. The English language is the lingua franca of Nigerians. 50% of Nigerians are Muslims and about 49.3% are Christians. These are the two major religions, according to statista.com, more than half of the Nigerian population is said to be Muslim, others are also practiced but are not as widely known as these two.

Actor

Actor

An actor or actress is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of a role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. This can also be considered an "actor's role," which was called this due to scrolls being used in the theaters. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.

Yewande Adekoya

Yewande Adekoya

Yewande Adekoya listen, is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker.

Brand ambassador

Brand ambassador

A brand ambassador is a person engaged by an organization or company to represent its brand in a positive light, helping to increase brand awareness and sales. The brand ambassador is meant to embody the corporate identity in appearance, demeanor, values and ethics. The key element of brand ambassadors is their ability to use promotional strategies that will strengthen the customer-product-service relationship, influence a large audience to buy and consume more.

Early life

Lateef Adedimeji was born on the 1st of February 1986 in Isolo, Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. He is a native of Abeokuta Ogun State.[1]

Education

Lateef started his primary education at Ire Akari Primary School, Isolo, Lagos State, and went to Ilamoye Grammar School Okota Lagos for his secondary school education.[2] He also attended a performance studio workshop at Onikan Lagos State where he had his performance training.[2] His writing and acting skill were also developed in a Non governmental organization (NGO) (Community Life Project).[2] He graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication.[6]

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Lagos State

Lagos State

Lagos State is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Of the 36 states, it is both the most populous and smallest in area. Bounded to the south by the Bight of Benin and to the west by the international border with Benin Republic, Lagos State borders Ogun State to the east and north making it the only Nigerian state to border only one other state. Named for the city of Lagos—the most populous city in Africa—the state was formed from the Western Region and the former Federal Capital Territory on 27 May 1967.

Non-governmental organization

Non-governmental organization

A non-governmental organization (NGO) or non-governmental organisation is an organization that generally is formed independent from government. They are typically nonprofit entities, and many of them are active in humanitarianism or the social sciences; they can also include clubs and associations that provide services to their members and others. Surveys indicate that NGOs have a high degree of public trust, which can make them a useful proxy for the concerns of society and stakeholders. However, NGOs can also be lobby groups for corporations, such as the World Economic Forum.

Olabisi Onabanjo University

Olabisi Onabanjo University

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye is a state owned and operated university located in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. The university was founded on 7 July 1982 as Ogun State University (OSU) and was renamed Olabisi Onabanjo University on 29 May 2001, in honour of Chief (Dr.) Olabisi Onabanjo, whose efforts as the then civilian governor of Ogun State gave birth to the university. Meanwhile, many students still refer to the institution as OSU, an acronym for the former name.

Bachelor's degree

Bachelor's degree

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Career

Lateef Adedimeji began his acting career in 2007, started his career with dancing,[2] and was enrolled in a dancing school. Lateef Adedimeji is an Actor and Screenwriter. Lateef Adedimeji has featured in various stage roles since when he was 15 but he started acting in 2007 when he joined Orisun TV. He started acting while in secondary school and he was picked by an NGO to serve as an informer and counselor during an HIV/AIDS campaign. His role was to educate the general public on sexual-related issues and human rights by creating video content in which he acted. Fans know him for playing the role of an emotional character that cries often. He has starred in several Nigerian films over the years alongside major names in the movie industry. In 2016, he won 2016 Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba).[7] In 2015, he was nominated for City People Entertainment Awards for the 2015 Most Promising Actor of the year. Lateef is widely confused to be related to popular Nigerian actor Odunlade Adekola due to their uncanny resemblance and sense of humor. He was equally opportune to work with UNICEF due to his writing prowess.[8] He was awarded the face of Nollywood male[9] during the ENigeria Newspaper Night of Honour on 30 October 2021.


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Screenwriter

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HIV/AIDS

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Human rights

Human rights

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2016 Best of Nollywood Awards

2016 Best of Nollywood Awards

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City People Entertainment Awards

City People Entertainment Awards

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Odunlade Adekola

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UNICEF

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Nollywood

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Personal life

On 18 December 2021, Adedimeji wedded his partner, who is also an actress, Oyebade Adebimpe in colorful style.[10][11]

Filmography

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Breaded Life

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Ayinla (film)

Ayinla (film)

Ayinla is a musical eponymous film based on the life of Ayinla Yusuf popularly known as Ayinla Omowura, an Apala musician who was stabbed to death by his manager named Bayewu in a bar fight on May 6, 1980 at Abeokuta. The film premiered on June 13, 2021 in Lagos and was released to theatres on 18 June 2021. Directed by Tunde Kelani, the film was set in the 1970s and early 1980s and shot in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Lateef Adedimeji assumed the role of Ayinla, starring alongside Omowumi Dada, Bimbo Manuel, Ade Laoye, Kunle Afolayan, Bimbo Ademoye and Mr Macaroni. Ayinla is Kelani's first major film since his 2015 release of Dazzling Mirage. The budget for this feature film is officially given as N50 Million.

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Love Castle

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Awards and honors

Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref
2014 Odua Movie Awards Best Actor Won [18]
2015 Won
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards Most Promising Actor of the Year (Yoruba) Nominated
2016 Best Supporting Actor Of The Year (Yoruba) Won
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Nominated
2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Won [19]
City People Movie Awards Best Actor Of The Year (Yoruba) Nominated
2019 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role (Yoruba) Nominated [20]
Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba) Won
2020 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba Nominated [21]
2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated [22]
2022 Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA Awards) Best Actor in Africa Won [23]

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City People Entertainment Awards

City People Entertainment Awards

City People Entertainment Awards are an annual accolade presented by City People Magazine to honour Nigerian and Ghanaian entertainers. The first edition was held in Abeokuta, Ogun State on June 14, 2009. The event was hosted by Governor Gbenga Daniel in the State House. The most recent ceremony was held on June 22, 2014 at 10 Degrees Event Centre, Lagos State.

2018 Best of Nollywood Awards

2018 Best of Nollywood Awards

The 2018 Best of Nollywood Awards was the 10th edition of the ceremony and took place in Kakanfo conference centre in Ibadan, Oyo state on 9 December 2018. The Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi served as the chief host. The event was co-hosted by comedian, Helen Paul and actor, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey.

2019 Best of Nollywood Awards

2019 Best of Nollywood Awards

The 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards was the 11th edition of the ceremony and took place in the Coronation Hall of the Kano State Government in Kano State on 14 December 2019. Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was the chief host of the event and the event was co-hosted by actress, Maryam Booth and Gbenga Adeyinka.

2020 Best of Nollywood Awards

2020 Best of Nollywood Awards

The 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards was the 12th edition of the ceremony and took place in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on 5 December 2020. The event was co-hosted by Tana Adelana and Debo Macaroni while the Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi served as the chief host.

17th Africa Movie Academy Awards

17th Africa Movie Academy Awards

The 2021 African Movie Academy Award ceremony was held on Sunday 28 November 2021 at the Marriott Hotel in Lagos Nigeria.

Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

The Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role is an annual merit by the Africa Film Academy to recognize and reward portrayer by a male actor in a major role in a film.

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