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Jumoke Odetola

Jumoke Odetola

Jumoke Odetola biography

Jumoke Odetola is a Nigerian actress. She started off her Nollywood career in the English-language cinema, before acting in several Yoruba-language films.

Background information

Full Name: Olajumoke Odetola

Born: October 16 1988

Birth place: Lagos Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Education: Abeokuta Grammar School, Ajayi Crowther University

Famous as: Actress

Years active: 2014 – present

Nominations: City People Movie Award for Best Movie of the Year (Yoruba),

Awards: City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba)

Religion: Christian

Jumoke Odetola

Biographical and educational career

Odetola was born October 16 1988 in the city of Lagos. She had her secondary education at Abeokuta Grammar School.

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She obtained her first degree from Ajayi Crowther University, getting a bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology/Computer Science, she then proceeded to Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, graduating with a master’s degree in Computer Science.

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Acting career

According to a Punch interview, Odetola disclosed that her decision to venture into acting was contrary to the wishes of her parents.

But her fulfillment in the entertainment industry led them to accept her chosen career. She also described her character in Somewhere in the Dark, a film that featured Gabriel Afolayan as her most challenging film role.

She has cited Majid Michel and Omotola Jalade Ekehinde were great inspirations in her budding days as actress while Abiodun Jimoh is her main mentor in the film business.

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Awards and recognitions

In 2015, she was won revelation of the year category at BON Awards. Also, at the 2016 and 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Odetola won the award for best indigenous language film for her role in Binta Ofege and somewhere in the dark.

She retained the award in the 5th edition of the ceremony through Somewhere in the Dark.

She also won the best actress in a lead role (Yoruba) at 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards in Ogun State.

The 2017 City People Movie Awards saw Odetola get a nomination for best supporting actress (Yoruba).

Jumoke Odetola became the Best Actress at the City People Movie Awards, 2018.

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Film by Jumoke Odetola

Somewhere in the Dark


Binta Ofege

Heroes and Zeros


Bachelor’s Eve




The Return Of HigiHaga

Family Ties

Kanipe (2017)

Wetin Women Want (2018)


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