Meet Funsho Adeolu Adegege, also known as “Funsho,” a prominent figure in the world of Yoruba movies for the past two decades. Born on May 9, 1968, in Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria, he has made his mark as a talented Nigerian actor, filmmaker, director, and producer.
Funsho’s acting journey began in the early 80s with minor roles, gradually moving up to supporting roles. He starred in an English movie called “Cool Red” and appeared in the popular Nigerian TV series of the 1980s, “Things Fall Apart,” written by the renowned Professor Chinua Achebe.
While primarily recognized for his contributions to Yoruba cinema, Funsho occasionally showcases his talent and versatility in English-speaking Nigerian movies. His impressive range allows him to effortlessly tackle any role given to him by directors and producers.
Some of his notable works in English movies include “419 Dangerous Games,” “Playing Games 1&2,” “My Guy,” “Camouflage,” “Silenced,” and more.
Throughout his illustrious career, Funsho Adeolu has been involved in numerous Yoruba movie projects, including “Jesu Mushin,” “Asiri Owo,” “Idoti Oju,” “Iboji,” “Asiko Mi Leyi,” “Ekuro,” “Orita Ipinya,” “Okun Life Yi,” “Iyawo Asiko,” “Odaju Obinrin,” “Alhaji,” and many others.
Sharing the screen with esteemed colleagues like Nadia Buari, Olu Jacobs, Akin Lewis, Bimbo Manuel, Foluke Daramola, Funke Akindele, among others, Funsho Adeolu’s dedication and skill have solidified his position as one of the finest Yoruba movie stars of his generation.
In 2005, Funsho tied the knot with his beloved wife, Victoria Adeolu, and their marriage has been a source of joy, blessed with beautiful children. Staying close to his family has been instrumental in building strong bonds and maintaining a scandal-free reputation in the industry.
Funsho’s exceptional talent and boundless creativity have earned him the admiration of many, making him a favorite and highly sought-after actor. Hailing from Ondo, he has received numerous nominations and won several awards, particularly in the Yoruba movie category.
Below, you can find heartwarming family photos of Funsho and his loved ones.