He was born on the 27th of March 1946 in Oba Ile, a town in Osun State, in south western Nigeria.
He attended Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained a certificate in Dramatic Arts, a Certificate in Yoruba Oral literature, before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Theatre Arts from the same University in 1995.
He later went to the University of Ibadan where he bagged a Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Drama respectively.
Kola began acting professionally in 1964 after he joined the “Oyin Adejobi Theatre Group” and the first role he played was Adejare in Orogun Adedigba, which was Oyin Adejobi’s autobiography.
After his nine years with Oyin Adejobi, he joined the Obafemi Awolowo University theatre, where he worked with the late veteran dramatist and scholar, Chief Ola Rotimi.
The wealth of skills and experience he acquired from the scholar, coupled with his strong passion for acting shot Kola Oyewo to fame and recognition in the movie industry. He aptly demonstrated this for the role he played as “Odewale” in The Gods Are Not To Blame, a drama by Ola Rotimi.
In 1996, Oyewo joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University, where he rose to the rank of senior Lecturer before retiring in September 2011. After his retirement from Obafemi Awolowo University, he joined the services of Redeemer’s University, where he currently serves as head of the Department of Dramatic Arts.
He is currently working at Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State as a Performing Arts Lecturer.
Oyewo has starred in a number of movies, some of which include:
• Koseegbe (1995)
• Sango (1997)
• Super Story (episode 1)
• The Gods Are Not To Blame
• Saworo Ide
His Personal Life
Oyewo is happily married and the marriage is blessed with four children, all boys after the initial setback. He revealed that his father, Mr. Bamgbola Oyewo, was an Egungun Dancer (masquerader) from whom he learnt to be patient.
He loves the songs of Fela, KSA, Orlando Owoh and Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, he confessed.
Kola Oyewo is a recipient of the Special Recognition Award at the City People Movie Awards.
His Net Worth
His net worth is not available. It is believed that his estimated net worth is at $700,000 dollars.