He was born on the 1st of May, 1975. He is from Oyo State in south western Nigeria, born into a polygamous family. At an early age of 3, Adekola and his mother relocated to Agege area of Lagos State where he commenced his elementary education.
Adekola had his primary education at Oyewole primary school in 1983 and finally completed his primary education on his relocation back to Oyo State. He later went to Anser-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Opapa in Oyo State.
His Acting Career
Adekola Tijani kick-started his acting career when he joined Seyi Adeoye Theatre Group. There he met his friend, Olaniyi Afonja, popularly known as Sanyeri and both started as stage performers.
In 1996, they relocated back to Lagos and began acting professionally, starring in several Yoruba movies. Some of his movies include:
• Kootu Olohun
• Ibe Imole
• Waheed Kolero
• Afoju Meta among others.
Akekola Tijani is creative, skillful and exceptionally talented actor gifted in good interpretation of roles in movies. His disposition in acting is loved by his numerous fans who prefer to watch most of his movies. He can as well fit into any character given to him in most of his Yoruba movies.
Adekola Tijani is also a movie producer and has successfully produced a hit Yoruba Comedy movie, ‘Kamilu Kompo’, a movie that earned him a nickname and shot him to fame and recognition in the Yoruba movie industry.
The movie had the cast of top Yoruba stars like Adebayo Salami, Shola Kosoko, Saidi Balogun, Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri), Peju Ogunmola and others.
He is the owner of Dek Films Chamber, a division of Adekola Tijani Films.
Adekola Tijani is happily married with children.
His Net Worth
Adekola Tijani is indeed a regular face in the Yoruba movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.