Exclusive: Actor Odunlade Adekola shares his experiences while at school


Odunlade Adekola, prominent Nollywood actor, is one of the most known faces in Nigerian movie industry at present. He won the heart of many with his displaying of talent before the camera. In an exclusive chat with Sunday Scoop, Adekola spoke about his experiences while at the school.

Odunlade Adekola studied and graduated from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, but a couple of years ago, he decided to go back to school.

He was a student at the University of Lagos where he studied Business Administration until a few weeks ago when he sat for his final exams. The elated actor shared photos of himself and other students as they jubilated after the final exams.

Below are the experiences he shared while at school in an exclusive chat;

He said,
“It has been by the grace of God that I was able to conclude my education at the University of Lagos. Because of my profession, there were times that my schedule was so tight that I had to forgo one for the other.

But I always had it at the back of my mind that I must finish what I started. I also thank my fellow students and lecturers for their support throughout my stay in the school. I really had a nice time there,” he said.

Did he enjoy star treatment as a student?

Odunlade said, “I am a very simple person, and everyone around me knows that. I just like to do my thing and mind my business. As a popular person, there were times that fans gushed over me while I was in school, but I always tried my best to manage the attention so that it wouldn’t distract me or other students.

“I always encouraged my colleagues to see me as one of them and I related with all of them well. The lecturers were also nice to me and I had a cordial relationship with them all.”

Stating the reason he chose to study Business Administration,

Adekola said, “I have always had the dream of owning my company. I love to manage people to achieve set goals, and I believe that this course would help me in that regard.”

On what his next move is in academics, the actor added,

“Knowledge gathering is a continuous process; it never stops. One should never stop learning because you can never know it all. I may decide to return to school to study another course. I don’t know what the future holds. I am interested in constantly developing myself and that has been of great advantage to me.”

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