Adeoye Adewale (born January 10, 1959) is his birth name but popularly known as “Elesho“.
He is a veteran Nollywood actor and comedian known for the movie “Taxi Driver” in the year 1983.
He has become one of the most respected figures in the Nigerian entertainment industry. His contribution to the growth of Nollywood is second to none.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Adeoye Adewale|
|Born:||10 January 1959 (age 63 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ikirun, Osun, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Osun State|
|Wife • Spouse:||Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actor • Comedian|
Early Life & Education
Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale was born on the 10th of January 1959 in Ikirun, Osun State. His parents were disciplinarians, and he was brought up well by them.
He grew up in Ile Ife. According to him, he had a good life as a child and youth because his father was the Baale of his village.
Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale started his education at a Local Authority (L.A.) Primary School in Osun State. After which, he proceeded to a Modern School in Ile Ife.
While he was still a student at the Modern School, he desired to learn how to sell pharmaceutical products, and this desire made him pull out of Modern school.
Before venturing into acting, Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale has worked with many companies in different parts of Osun State and beyond. His acting career went as far back as his primary school days.
According to him, when he was interviewed, he said he started from Ilorin as an actor. He said he and his crew began by performing stage plays in schools.
He also said that the movie “Taxi Driver” actually brought him to the limelight because it was the first optical film he featured in. He met with other veteran actors in the movie industry like Baba Lere Paimo (Eda), Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Wole Olowomojuore, Ogun Majek in Ibadan, Olofa Ina, Toyosi Arigbabowo, and many others.
He came into the spotlight gradually because of his unique and legendary use of words in the Yoruba language.
Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale is a veteran Yoruba comic actor and has become a big name in the Nollywood industry. His contribution to the Yoruba movie industry is well documented. He is one of the most creative actors around yet.
He is talented and highly skillful. His roles are always delivered brilliantly, even though he didn’t attend a higher institution.
Aside from acting, Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale is also known to work as a Master of Ceremony (MC).
Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale is happily married and has been so for many years. The marriage is blessed with many children. One of his children is Yemi Elesho, who has also become a trendy comic actor and MC after his father.
Yemi Elesho was born in Kwara State and inspired his father. So, acting runs in the family.
Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale has become one of the most respected individuals in the acting industry.
- Taxi Driver (1983)
- Alaar (The carrier) (2020)
- Arike Osha (2018)
- Oga kan (2018)
- Farugbotayin (2017)
- The Funny Couple
- Caught in the act
- Laughing Gas
- Last Minute
- Owo Blow (1997)
- Big Daddies (2004)
- Ti Oluwa ni ile (1993)
- Obi Omo (2009)
- Owu Iya (2005)
- Agbeke (2004)
- Ogoji Ojo
- Akobi Gomina (2002)
- Suku Suku bam bam ( 2004)
- Okan Soso (2004)
- Eyin Ogongo (2002)
- Gbokogboko (2003)
- Kowope (2004)
- Omo Orukan by the Kerikeri group
- Ayanmo by the Ogunde group
- Ori Olori by Ade Love
- Eyin Oku
Adeoye ‘Elesho’ Adewale has an estimated net worth of US$550,000, making him one of the richest of all Nollywood actors today.