[Biograhy] Muyiwa Ademola



Muyiwa Ademola (born 26 January 1971) is a Nigerian Nollywood actor, film-maker, film producer and director.In 2005, his film ORI (Fate) won the best indigenous film at the maiden edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA). The event had Hollywood Danny Glover in attendance . In 2008, he was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Outstanding Indigenous Actor.

Early life

He was born on 26 January 1971 at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. He attended St. David’s High School at Molete in Ibadan where he obtained the West Africa Secondary School Certificate. He later proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in Adult education.


He joined the Nigerian film industry through Charles Olumo, popularly known as Agbako who based in his hometown, Abeokuta. He later met a movie director called S.I Ola who taught him acting and movie production. He began his acting career fully in 1991. In 1995, he produced his first ever written script into a movie titled Asise meaning BLUNDER in English. The production was sponsored by Dibel who deals in generating sets. Since 1995, he has produced, directed and featured in several Yoruba Nollywood movies. On January 2013, it was reported that he was involved in a fatal accident, which almost resulted in his death.

Selected filmography

  • Asise (1995)
  • Ile
  • Ori
  • Ami Ayo
  • Fimidara Ire
  • IranseAje
  • “J J
Muyiwa Ademola
Born 26, January 1971
Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Other names Mr. Authentic
Citizenship Nigerian
Occupation Actor, Film-maker and film director
Years active 1991 – present
Notable work Ori
Ile, J.J, Alapadupe, Owo Okuta
Parent(s) Rebecca Ademola (mother)
Relatives Isiah Ademola (Father)

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