Who Is The Richest Yoruba Actor in Nigeria? Meet the Top 10

The Yoruba movie industry has produced several highly talented and skillful actors who have succeeded in their chosen careers over the years. They have achieved great feats in terms of wealth, and fame, just like their counterparts in other film industries like Nollywood, Bollywood, Ghollywood, etc. There is the rich and no so rich among the lot, and even among the rich, one person comes top as the richest Yoruba actor in Nigeria.

However, many of these actors have other sources of income, such as business ventures, juicy and rewarding endorsement deals running into millions, portfolios of robust investments that have promising future returns, political appointments, and marketing income from their social media handles. Here we will reveal the richest among them and the remaining that make the top 10 list.

The Richest Yoruba Actor in Nigeria

Odunlade Adekola is, by all standards, the richest Yoruba actor in Nigeria. More so, he commands a respectable mention even in the list of the richest Nollywood stars in general. On this list, it would take more than two of the second richest Yoruba actor for anyone to take the number one spot from the highly revered and sought-after screen-god Odunlade.

1. Odunlade Adekola

  • Net Worth: $2 million (N823 million)
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Active Years: 1996 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Investments, Businesses
  • Best Known For: Oyenusi, Sunday Dagboru, Alani Pamolekun, and Mufu Oloosha Oko

Coming first on our list of the richest Yoruba actors is no one else but the movie sage, whose emergence has revolutionized the Yoruba movie industry, in the person of Odunlade Adekola. Odunlade was born in Abeokuta, Ogun state, but hails from Otun Ekiti in Ekiti State. He got his primary and secondary school education in Abeokuta, Ogun State, and later went to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic for his Diploma. He got his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Lagos State University in 2018.

Today, he is an actor, singer, filmmaker, director, and producer who has acted in over one hundred movies since he came into the industry in 1996. Odunlade is known for his extraordinary energy, impeccable talent display, sense of humor, and passion in movies. No wonder many believe that if he is not featured in a Yoruba movie, the movie will not attract good sales and viewership. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons why he is always in hot demand.

Odunlade Adekola didn’t become the richest Yoruba actor overnight; he launched into his acting career in 1996 and has since then acted, directed, and produced numerous movies. Some of them include Yeye Alara (2018), The vendor (2018), Ado Agbara (2019), Ile afoju (2019), Saamu Alajo (2020), and many others. After his lead role in the movie titled Asiri Gomina Wa, he became popular and has grown in popularity ever since then. Due to his resilience and hard work, he has been honored with a series of awards such as Nigeria Entertainment for Best Actor of the Year, City People Entertainment Award for Best Actor of the Year (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015), and lots more.

How much does Odunlande Make in a Single Movie?

Over these years, Odunlade Adekola made a living and built wealth with what he knows how to do best – acting. Even though no actor earns up to half a million naira as acting fee in Yoruba Nollywood, Odunlade remains the highest paid actor, earning around N400,000, according to an insider report. Close to his range are Funke Akindele, Femi Adebayo, and some others.

Odunlande’s Other Sources of Income

Though it is given that acting is Odunlande’s claim to wealth, the talented actor has not kept all his eggs in one basket as he has diversified his sources of income.

  • He Makes Money via Brand Endorsement Deals

Many actors and actresses have other sources making money for them aside from acting, of which Odunlade is not an exception. He has several juicy endorsement deals he signed with big companies like Goldberg and Globacom, among others. The actor also has lots of advertising deals with some big companies.

  • He Equally gets Paid from Sponsored Posts on Social Media

With the title of the richest Yoruba actor, which has made Odunlade popular, he is also taking advantage of his social media accounts, which have huge followers, knowing fully well that these platforms now offer many marketing opportunities to make money. Odunlade makes hundreds of thousands of naira from these platforms as people visit his pages, click and view adverts that show up, or even get paid to advertise some brands on his social media handles.

  • His Movie Production Company is a Money Earner

He also owns a movie production company – Odunlade Adekola Film Productions (OAFP), producing and distributing films. Their works include Daddy G (2020), IDILE MI (2020), Darkness (2020), and many others. The company also has a film school, where they train students to become actors and actresses.

  • He has Investments in Landed Properties and Real Estate

Apart from these, he has highly valued landed properties in Abeokuta and other major cities in choice locations. He also has a luxury hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun State, which reportedly cost him about N40 million to erect, furnish, and begin operating.

How does Odunlade Spend His Money?

Odunlade, like most of his colleagues in the entertainment industry, is known for his taste for luxury, albeit moderate though being the undisputed richest Yoruba actor. He lives in a house estimated to cost about N20 million, but his wealth is seen more in his acquisition of cars.

Below are some of his cars, and they are worth:

  • Range Rover Sport – N62.7 million
  • Honda Civic Sedan – N8.9 million
  • Hyundai Sonata – N9.6 million
  • Mazda Premacy – N2.1 million
  • Toyota Rav4 (2010) – N9.6 million
  • Toyota Landcruiser – N30.6 million

Other Wealthy Top Yoruba Actors in Nigeria

Indeed there are lots of rich Yoruba actors aside from Odunlande Adekola, and also like him, a significant portion of their wealth comes from none acting sources. Therefore, we have selected the other 9 richest Yoruba actors based on their aggregated net worth. Their net worth was valued using certain criteria such as their assets, businesses, investments, properties, endorsement deals, and more.

2. Kunle Afolayan 

  • Net Worth: $750,000 (N307.8 million)
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Active Years: 2005 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Businesses
  • Best Known For: The Figurine, Phone Swap

This movie icon was born in Ebute Metta Lagos but is from Kwara State. Kunle Afolanya had his secondary school education in Lagos before acquiring a degree in economics in one of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria. To sharpen his skills, Kunle enrolled at the New York Film Academy to acquire a Diploma in Digital Film Making.

He started his full-time acting career in 2005 when he quit his banking job. He also launched his film production company in the same year – Golden Effects Pictures. Through the production company, Kunle has produced several movies, some of which include Figurine (which won five awards), Irapada, Phone Swap, Omugwo, The tribunal, and The C.E.O. Through his movies, which are mostly A-List productions, he has won several awards for himself over the years and is still working hard to win more awards in the future. No doubt, in every caucus of rich Yoruba actors, Kunle Afolayan will hardly ever be missed.

Kunle’s Other Sources of Income

As the second richest Yoruba actor on this list, Kunle has made a large portion of his $750,000 (N307.8 million) wealth from filmmaking and film directing.

  • Kunle Afolayan Earns Brand Endorsement Deals

Kunle also makes lots of money from many of his endorsement deals with business giants like Globacom Nigeria, Pavilion Afriques, Pan Nigeria, and Air France, among others.

  • TV and Film Production Company

He is also making fortunes from his two companies – Kunle Afolayan Productions Television (KAPTv) and Golden Effects Pictures. The latter company comprises two branches. One is the film content development unit, and the other is the post-production and equipment rental unit.

Kunle Spends His Money on Vintage Collections

When it comes to the luxury lifestyle Nigerian celebrities are synonymous with, Kunle can not be brushed aside, as it is evident in his taste for luxury and classic vintage collections. Aside from automobiles, he lives in a Beverly Hills styled home.

Within the premises of the luxurious home, you will find at least three vintage cars, which are:

  • Jaguar xj6 1982
  • Benz 1969
  • Thunderbird Ford 1965

3. Jide Kosoko

  • Net Worth: $700,000 (N287.3 million)
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Active Years: 1964 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Investments, Businesses
  • Best Known For: Asiri nla

Prince Jide Kosoko is another household name in the Yoruba and the bigger Nollywood movie industry with several appearances in Yoruba and English movies. He is an experienced movie actor, director, and producer who has been on screen for many years and has a $700,000 (N287.3 million) net worth to show how good he is at what he does. In fact, many of the young actors we adore today drew inspiration from this acting veteran, and rightly so; he has mentored several thespians.

The star actor was born into the Kosoko royal family of Lagos Island. He had his primary and secondary education in Lagos, and thereafter, he went to Yaba College of Technology, where he had his Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration. It was also gathered that at his later age, he studied Performing Art at Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.

Jide Kosoko started his acting career right from age 10 in Lagos, precisely in 1964. He was featured in a stage play titled Makanjuola, a drama he played a lead role in. About 8 years later, Jide had gained enough experience as an actor and drama group coordinator who led him to form his own theatre group in 1972 called Jide Kosoko Theatre Company. Due to his relentless effort, he became known in the theatre scene and even gained a large audience when he produced his movie Asiri Nla in 1992.

Since then, the Nollywood thespian has acted in over 100 movies, including Nkan nla, Jenifa, Out of luck, King of boys, Bling Lagosians, Sugar Rush, Love is War and so many others. Some of his self-produced movies include Olorire (2003), Eje Adegbenro 1&2 (2017), etc. From acting in these movies, Jide has been able to work with big and rich movie artists in Nollywood such as Jim Iyke, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Majid Michel, and many more. He equally has two of his daughters (Bidemi and Sola Kosoko) coming up as actresses, and they are doing very well in the industry.

A Large Chunk of Jide’s Net Worth came from Acting 

In return for his hard work and long years in acting, Jide Kosoko has been rewarded big time financially. He is unarguably one of the richest Yoruba actors who have made a large chunk of their fortune from acting, directing, and producing movies.

Jide Kosoko’s Other Income Sources

In addition to that, he equally makes money from several endorsement deals with the likes of Chivita, Western Lotto, MeritAbode Limited, owners of Emerald Estates, and others. Though the monetary values of these deals are not known, seeing the caliber of actor Jide is, there’s no doubt that these companies doled out a lot of money to get him to identify with them.

Jide Kosoko isn’t known for Flaunting His Wealth Around

Though the veteran actor is not the richest Yoruba actor, Jide Kosoko has been comfortably in luxury for a very long time. He lives in his own mansion, which he built somewhere in Ajasa Ikola, Alimosho local government area of Lagos. The veteran actor also has several cars, one of which (Jeep) he was gifted some time ago by the Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla, on the clergyman’s birthday May 22, 2016.

4. Femi Adebayo

  • Net Worth: $680,000 (N279.1 million)
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Active Years: 1985 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Investments, Businesses, social media
  • Best Known For: Owo Blow, Jelili

Femi Adebayo, also called Jelili, a name carved from one of his most popular comedy movies, is well-known in the Yoruba movie industry. It appears acting runs in the family blood, as his father and some of his siblings are also Yoruba movie actors and actresses. In his own right,  Femi is a talented actor who has proven his ability in acting, directing, and producing epic movies.

Born in Ebute Metta Lagos, Femi is a native of Kwara State. He completed his primary and secondary schools in Lagos before attending the University of Ilorin, where he studied Law and later acquired his master’s in Law at the University of Ibadan. Femi Adebayo started his acting career at an early age, featuring in one of his father’s movies (Ogun Ajaye) in 1985; since then, he has been acting.

He became known in 1996 after his role in the movie titled Owo Blow. And over the years, the UI-trained lawyer has appeared in hundreds of movies and still counting. Some of his best works are seen in movies like Apaadi (2009), Ayitale (2013), October 1 (2014), Shola Arikusa (2017), Heaven on My Mind (2018), Mokalik (2019), and lots more.

He Earns About N400,000 Per Movie Role

Femi Adebayo is undoubtedly one of the highest-paid Yoruba actors, and he has put his film earnings to good use to have amassed a net worth of $680,000 (N279.1 million). As revealed in one of our previous fact-finding publications about him, Femi is rated among Odunlade Adekola and Funke Akindele with a high pay of about N400,000 per movie role. He is undoubtedly one of those rare actors every producer will want to have on their production set.

His Other Income Sources

The talented actor has not deviated from what is typical of most successful Yoruba actors and actresses. Apart from movies, he now earns income from several sources, including salaries he earns as a special adviser to his state governor. His other income streams include being a social media influencer and endorsement deals.

  • Femi Adebayo also makes Money from Social Media

Outside of acting, Femi is also making money with his social media accounts, as he has large followership on these platforms. As a well-known celebrity and influencer, a sponsored advert or promotion of a product on his page can fetch him between $700 to $1,000, depending on the duration of the promotion.

  • Endorsement Deals Contributes to His Bank Balance

He is also making money from his many endorsement deals with big companies like Trophy Lager Beer, Unique Motors, Kayode Obembe & Co, Goldmender Global Investment Ltd, and much more.

  • Real Estate and Media Company

He has made investments in several properties and owns J – 15 Media Network Nigeria.

  • He earns money from the Government

Not forgetting that Kwara State Governor also appointed him as his special adviser on Art, Culture, and Tourism, an appointment that definitely comes with its own robust pay package as it is common with government appointments in Nigeria.

Just like every other young successful actor, Femi Adebayo has not relented in getting for himself some of the best things money can buy. He lives in a twin duplex in Ibadan and has a fleet of exotic cars, including Volks, Toyota, and Kia automobiles.

His cars and their cost are presented below:

  • Toyota Hilux TRD (N35 million)
  • Volkswagen Passat (N4 million)
  • Toyota highlander (N18 million)
  • Kia Sorrento (N5.5 million)
  • Toyota Camry (N10 million)
  • Toyota venza (N10 million)

5. Afeez Abiodun

  • Net Worth: $500,000 (N205.2 million)
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Active Years: 2000 till date
  • Other Sources of Income: Property Investments, Businesses
  • Best Known For: Abusi Edumare

Afeez Abiodun, popularly called Afeez Owo, has been in the Yoruba movie industry for no less than two decades. He has been doing very well for himself and his fans worldwide. He hails from Iseyin town in Oyo State, and he had his secondary school education in Ogun and Oyo State but couldn’t further beyond this level. Though he had been acting right from his secondary school days, he wasn’t working as a full-time actor until 2000. The Iseyin-born actor is married to Mide Martins, who is also an actress, and they are blessed with two daughters.

In the last two decades of his career, Afeez has starred in many movies, including Egan, Omoge Lekki, Iwa Ose Meji, and many others. Aside from acting, he has also produced movies like Ife owo, Eje tutu, Eekan so-so, Yonu simi, Abusi Edumare, etc.

He has Earned Over N205.2 Million Majorly From Acting

Needless to say, Afeez Owo is one of the big boys in the game, who have built a huge fortune for himself through acting, directing, and movie production. Apparently, if his $500,000 (N205.2 million) net worth can’t attest to that, nothing else would. Though he might not be the richest Yoruba actor, Afeez is in no hurry to climb up the ladder as he is still growing his career.

His Other Income Sources

He also makes money from his long-time investments in properties and other businesses he’s running. He is reported to be investing in properties within Lagos, Ibadan, and his hometown, Iseyin.

6. Muyiwa Ademola

  • Net Worth: $450,000 (N184.7 million)
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Active Years: 1991 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Investments, Businesses
  • Best Known For: Ogo Osupa, Ori

Another talented thespian, though not in contention as the richest Yoruba actor, is Muyiwa Ademola, popularly known as Authentic. He is a household name in the Yoruba movie industry. He got his nickname Authentic from the quality of his work, which his audience appreciates so much each time he releases a new movie. Thanks to his talent and acting skills, which he has proven how good he is over the years, he is truly what people call him – Authentic.

The actor was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He completed his primary and secondary education in Ibadan. He furthered his education and obtained a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Ibadan. Muyiwa Ademola started acting in the Nigerian film industry in 1991, and he has been very active ever since. He has featured in countless movies, directed some, and even produced his own movies.

Like many on this list, he is the quintessential Nigerian actor with a stake in all spheres of Nollywood. Little wonder he has produced some of the most talked-about blockbusters and epic movies. His first movie was released in 1995, and it was titled Asise (Mistake). In 1997, he produced Ogo Osupa, a movie that brought him into the limelight. Being impressed by his creativity and captivating storyline, a fan in Texas gifted Muyiwa a Brand New Toyota Corolla Whip to appreciate his good work after watching one of his old movies (Ori).

Apart from the car gift, the actor also has numerous awards to attest to how good he is at what he does. Some of his awards include Best Actor of the year at the Oodua Image Awards – 2015, Best versatile Actor at the Greenview Award – 2018, and Award of Excellence at the Nigerian Canadian Celebrities Entertainment Award – 2018.

Muyiwa Ademola is one of the movie producers and actors who earn the most from their work in the entertainment industry. The reason he earns this much is evident in the quality of work we have seen him do over the years. Hence, his $450,000 (N184.7 million) net worth comes majorly from acting, directing, and producing movies. Though he is far from being the richest Yoruba actor, he secures the number 6 spot on this list.

His Other Sources of Income

Like his other colleagues in the acting business, some of which we have discussed above and would still discuss below, Muyiwa has other ventures or income sources that earn him money, including brand sponsorship deals and his film production academy.

  • Film Production Academy 

He owns a film production academy (Authentic School of Drama and Film Production), where aspiring actors and actresses are trained.

  • Brand Sponsorship Deals

He is also a brand ambassador to some notable companies with fat endorsement deals running in millions of naira. Some of his brand sponsorship deals are with the likes of Agric-tech firm Titan Farm, Images Fashion, wave-making real estate company Schemelink Properties Ltd., with many more to come.

How does He Spend his Money?

Muyiwa Ademola joins the league of affluent Nigerians that have acquired properties at the Oluyole Estate in Ibadan, where he lives in a mansion worth about N20 million. He also has some luxury cars in his garage and lives large like a king.

7. Wale Akorede (Okunnu)

  • Net Worth: $450,000  (N184.7 million)
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Active Years: 1982 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Investments, Businesses
  • Best Known For:

Adewale Akorede, popularly known as Okunnu, was born and raised in the ancient city of Ibadan but is a native of Ogbomoso in Oyo State. He had his secondary school education in Ibadan, and thereafter, he proceeded to The Polytechnic Ibadan to study fine art. He is a multi-talented actor, producer, movie director, and scriptwriter but is majorly known for his comic role in most of the movies he has featured in.

Adewale Akorede has been in the acting industry for over two decades. According to him in an interview he granted some time in 2020, he started acting partially in 1982, immediately after his father’s demise. Ever since he has come to the limelight in the industry, he has been waxing stronger, hopping from one movie set to another. 

His dream is to one day become an independent movie producer that will no longer feature in other people’s movies again except his own movies. This is because he has countless movies he has not produced due to his busy schedule with other people’s works.

Acting and Film Directing is Wale’s Main Income Source

He made a large portion of his fortune from acting and directing fees. According to him, he charges high in featured movies. Also, he makes money from films he produced himself. Aside from the money he earns from movies, he has other personal businesses he is doing that bring in more money, which is yet to be disclosed. According to him, he has been in business before coming into acting, so business has been part of him from the outset. He also makes money from endorsement deals.

Wale Spends the Bulk of His Earnings on His Family

Adewale Akorede is in no race to become the richest Yoruba actor as he has other priorities as a perfect gentleman who loves his family more than anything and always wants the best for them. He is blessed with three children and a wife, whom he has been married to for a very long time. It can be deduced from his lifestyle that he is a lover of serenity and a good living standard. He has once relocated to Saudi Arabia before returning home. A few years back, he permanently moved his wife and children to Toronto in Canada. 

8. Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri) 

  • Net Worth: $400,000  (N164.1 million)
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Active Years: 1992 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Endorsements, Advertisement deals
  • Best Known For: Opa kan, muniru ati ambali

Olaniyi Mikhail Afonja, popularly known as Sanyeri, is a veteran Yoruba comic actor and movie producer that has produced countless comic Yoruba movies. He is one of the highest-paid Yoruba actors and one of the very few actors naturally gifted with the art of comedy.

Born in Oyo State, he had his primary school education at St Michael Primary School Oke Iho in Oyo state and attended his secondary school education in Oyo. Afonja was unable to go beyond secondary school education before he began acting. According to him, this has really been a big setback, and he still has plans to go back to school. He started acting in 1992 when he joined a theatre group in his hometown, where he featured in stage plays. He began to travel with his group from town to town, performing in stage plays.

Afonja did this for three years before relocating to Lagos in 1996 for a greener pasture. Though things were rough initially, he was able to pull through with determination, hard work, and a positive mindset. Over the years, he has been able to feature in several movies and is still very active to date. Some of his notable movies include Edun Ara, Jenifa, Omo Car Wash, Opa Kan, Olu Omo, Apaadi, and lots more. He produced his first movie (Okan Eni) in 2004; some of the other movies he subsequently produced include Orosun, Opa Kan, Adaba, Asiwaju, Aruba, Oro Olorun, and lots more.

Afonja Earns from more than Acting

Olaniyi Afonja made his fortunes from acting, directing, and producing movies. There’s no doubt that he is making so much money because he is one of the actors that enjoy big acting fees and a high appearance rate. Aside from featuring in movies and TV shows, the actor also earns money from his other business endeavors, including endorsement deals with notable brands. 

  • Brand Endorsement Deals

Though Sanyeri is far from being the richest Yoruba actor, he earns well from many endorsements, sponsorship, and advertisement deals that run in millions, which contributed to his fortune. Earlier in 2021, he signed an endorsement deal with Oxford International limited, during which the company also gave him an official car. An excited Olaniyi quickly took to his Instagram page to share the good news with his fans.

How Does He Spend His Money?

Sanyeri is happily married with two kids. To secure a better future for his family, he decided to relocate them to Canada; when asked why in an interview, he took the decision, he reiterated that he does not want his children to experience the rough start he had in life.

9. Yinka Quadri

  • Net Worth: $250,000  (N102.6 million)
  • Age: 64 years old
  • Active Years: 1976 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Businesses
  • Known For: Kura matete

Yinka Quadri, as popularly called in Yoruba Nollywood, is an elder statesman and a veteran actor when it comes to Yoruba movies. He hails from Igbominasi in Kwara State but was born in Lagos into a middle-class family. He had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos. 

His good acting skills have distinguished and singled him out among his contemporaries in the game, as he often plays active roles in movies depicting both modern-day and rural settings (village-bound movies). Yinka Quadri is also a movie director and producer who has achieved great success in his movie directing and film producing career and has undoubtedly contributed immensely to the development of the Yoruba movie industry in Nigeria.

Yinka Made the Bulk of His Money from Acting and Sponsorship Deals

As one of the richest Yoruba actors, he made a large chunk of his $250,000  (N102.6 million) fortune from acting, directing, and producing movies. He has other businesses he runs as well, though not much is known about them.

In April 2016, he was unveiled as an ambassador for Al-Amanat Islamic Estate, located at Apeje Road, Imota Ikorodu, Lagos, which made him join the league of Yoruba actors and actresses earning from endorsement deals. Of recent, it is not known if the actor has signed any other endorsement deal, but from what we gathered, he commands a good price.

What does Yinka Quadri Spend His Money On?

He is happily married with five children and lives in his own house with fine cars. The actor is not one who readily flaunts his wealth on the gram, even though it is believed that he lives a comfortable life with his wife and children.

He had once been reported saying that he has been driving cars since 1982 and has never been without a car, whether big or small. If this is something to conclude from, it won’t be out of place to claim that Yinka, though not the richest Yoruba actor, has been very successful in the industry, seeing that he joined the acting profession earlier in 1976. According to him, he didn’t become an actor for the money or fame but purely out of passion.

10. Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello)

  • Net Worth: $200,000  (N82 million)
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Active Years: 1964 to date
  • Other Sources of Income: Business
  • Best Known For: Comedy half-hour 

Adebayo Salami, popularly known by his stage name Oga Bello, a name he got in the TV series that brought him to the limelight Comedy half-hour, is an outstanding and talented actor, movie director, and producer who has produced lots of movies in his acting career. He is currently one of the oldest in Yoruba Nollywood and has up to five of his children in the industry, one of whom is Femi Adebayo. 

Adebayo was born and grew up in Lagos State, where he had his primary and secondary education. He has been active in acting since he began his career and has played active roles in over 80 movies. His first movie, titled Ogun Ajaye, was produced in 1985.

Oga Bello makes the Most Money from Acting

Being one of the richest Yoruba actors who has made the top ten list, Oga Bello made most of his money from acting, film producing, and directing movies. Besides that, he is also believed to probably have one or two other businesses that pay him extra cash, but not much is known about this.

He Spends His Money Modestly

Adebayo, who is not the richest Yoruba actor, is not one to lavish his wealth on frivolities as expected. He is rumored to have a twin duplex situated near Iwo Road in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. When it comes to cars, the talented actor is an owner of a Volkswagen Passat said to cost N4 million, and a Kia Sorento SUV said to cost about N5.5 million.

Oga Bello has two wives and eighteen children, out of which nine are males, and nine are females. It is also pertinent to know that he is a devoted Muslim who practices the tenets of Islam to the core and lives a moderate lifestyle. As an individual that values education, Oga Bello gave all of his children sound education by ensuring they all attended the university and earned degrees.

Recap of the 10 Richest Yoruba Actors and Their Net Worth
  1. Odunlade Adekola – $2 million (N823 million)
  2. Kunle Afolayan – $750,000 (N307.8 million)
  3. Jide Kosoko – $700,000 (N287.3 million)
  4. Femi Adebayo – $680,000 (N279.1 million)
  5. Afeez Abiodun – $500,000 (N205.2 million)
  6. Muyiwa Ademola – $450,000 (N184.7 million)
  7. Wale Akorede Okunnu – $450,000 (N184.7 million)
  8. Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri) – $400,000 (N164.1 million)
  9. Yinka Quadri – $250,000 (N102.6 million)
  10. Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello) – $200,000 (N82 million)


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