Biography of Wale Akorede

Meet Wale Akorede

Nollywood has great talented actors, and Wale Akorede populary known as Okunnu is one of them. Wale Akorede is an actor, a script writer, a director and a producer. He is popularly know for his comic and funny roles most especially in Yoruba movies. He has acted and produced a large number of movies.


Wale Akorede hails from Ogbomosho in Oyo state but he was born and raised in Ibadan. He usually celebrates his birthday every November 5.

Biography of Wale Akorede
Wale Akorede


After his Primary and Secondary Education, Wale Akorede proceeded to Ibadan State Polytechnic where he studied fine Arts.

Wale Akorede is married to the love of his life, and the marriage is blessed with three children, a boy a two girls. He is a proud father who enjoys staying with his family.

Wale Akorede and his wife
Wale Akorede and his wife

Although Wale Akorede discovered his acting potentials while he was in Primary school and also in his secondary, but his parents were not in support him at that time, after his University education, he enrolled into business while still nursing his desire to be an actor, until later the opportunity presented itself, he later entered into full acting years after after his business and graduation.

Wale Akorede is versatile actor who can handle any role perfectly, but he prefers the comedy role because he knows it all over him, and he can just perform it with ease.

He is now not only a renowned actor, but also a producer who has produced many movies to his credit.


Wale Akorede has acted in several movies, his most popular movies are  Ise imole and Last days.

List of some of his movies are;

  • Oba Korope
  • Omo olusho
  • Kariile
  • Gbarada
  • Iyebiye
  • Omoanibiire
  • Iya paiko
  • Igbeyawo Rebecca
  • Layepe
  • Ebun Oluwa
  • Abara meji
  • Mallam Musa
  • Afolayan
  • Eyitayo
  • Kofun
  • Iyawo Baba
  • Ayederu
  • Okirika
  • Gbajumo etc.
Net worth

Wale Akorede is among the richest Yoruba actors, he has an estimated net worth of $500,000.

See his full family photos;

Wale Akorede's family
Wale Akorede and his family

Wale Akorede and his family
Wale Akorede and his family
Also read: Biography of Patience Ozokwor (Mama G)
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