Odunlade Adekola has been the foremost Yoruba actor for about 3 years now and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down with several endorsements to his name and more bold steps on the pipeline.
With his growth to fame, there’s been suggestion that he aided his success using diabolical means. The Abeokuta based actor was speaking to Saturday beats this week where he addressed the matter
“I never knew I would be successful as an actor; my belief has always been that God should elevate me in my endeavours. I always prayed that God should make me a successful person,” he said
“Some people say that I used voodoo or metaphysical powers to be successful. I hear when they say such but I tell everyone that I can never do such. During the graduation of my students last year, I addressed this issue because it was during that time people were peddling rumours of my demise. When the rumour of my death hit town, some people said that I did ‘jazz’ to be successful. That was why during the graduation of my students last year, I said it in public that if I had ever thought of doing ‘jazz’ to succeed God should make me lose everything I had ever worked for.
“I hear these comments but they do not move me at all. I am a writer, director, producer and an actor. It is normal for people to talk but it has never upset me.”