Adunni Ade is an award-winning Nigerian actress, writer, model and producer. The actress has made a great influence in the Nigerian film industry through the various characters she portrays. Aside from her professional life, what else is known about the mother of two?
Adunni is a very creative and talented woman. She has built a portfolio as an actress and captured the attention of many moviemakers. She was awarded a Stella Award from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism for her efforts in promoting the Nigerian culture.
- Full name: Adunni Adewale
- Date of birth: 7th June 1976
- Place of birth: Queens, NY
- Adunni Ade’s age: 45 years (as of 2021)
- Gender: Female
- Birth sign: Gemini
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: African
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye colour: Black
- Weight: 77 kg (169 lbs)
- Height: 5 ft 6 in (167 cm)
- Profession: Actress, fashion model, writer and producer
- Net worth: $1 million
Adunni Ade’s biography
Adunni Ade was born on 7th June 1976 in Queens, New York. How old is Adunni? As of 2021, the actress is 45 years.
Adunni Ade’s parents are from different ethnic backgrounds. Her father is of Yoruba Nigerian descent, while her mother is German-Irish.
Not much is not about her parents; however, the actress confessed that they are her greatest inspiration and are very supportive.
She stated that,
“Well, my father supports me 100%, and my mother is very proud of me. Actually, Americans don’t care about such things. They support their children in whatever they want to do. That is why I have no problem building a dream in the movie industry. The thing is that I have never been an ape. I am not searching for the easiest way to come into the limelight. I would rather express myself. My ambition is to be recognized all over the world. And I want to be well-known for being successful because of hard work.”
She has a younger sister named Mistura, a make-up artist and a graduate of Pentecost University, Ghana.
Adunni attended the Chrisland Primary School in Opebi, Lagos State, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She obtained her Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) at the Bells Comprehensive Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State.
She, later on, graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 2008.
Adunni worked in the housing and insurance sector in the US before switching to the entertainment industry. She also ventured into modelling and was featured in America’s Next Top Model.
After returning to Nigeria, she landed her first Nollywood role in the film You or I.
The actress also created a comedy skit that she posted on YouTube in 2014. It attracted much attention to the extent it has recorded more than 24k views as of writing.
Adunni Ade, who was very astonished at the response to her comedy skit, said that,
“I knew it would be successful enough, but I did not even imagine that it would get up to this level. I should say I’m shocked at the kind of attention the skit has gained.”
Adunni Ade’s movies and TV shows
Adunni has been featured in several other Nollywood movies and television shows. They include:
- 2013: Iwo tabi emi (You or I)
- 2014: What’s Within
- 2014: 2nd Honeymoon
- 2015: Head Gone
- 2015: So in Love
- 2016: Schemers
- 2016: Diary of a Lagos Girl
- 2016: For The Wrong Reasons
- 2016: It’s Her Day
- 2017: The Blogger’s Wife
- 2017: Guy n Man
- 2018: Boss of All Bosses
- 2018: The Vendor
- 2019: House Of Contention
- 2020: Coincidence
- 2020: Ratnik
- 2020: Mama Drama
- Behind the Cloud
- Babatunde Diaries
- Jenifa’s Diary Season 2
- Sons of the caliphate Season 2
Adunni has also produced two Yoruba films, namely, Emi Mi-My Soul and Ewa Beauty.
The actress is currently single. She has two sons, D’Marion and Ayden, from her previous marriage with Michael Boyd.
Michael Boyd and Adunni Ade dated for eight years but never got married officially. Not much is known about Adunni Ade’s husband’s details.
Since their split, the actress has remained single. During an interview, she confessed that she is a sucker for love.
“I’m a sucker for love. I love hard; that’s why I take my time before diving into any relationship with the person I will love. I will do whatever I can in a relationship to make it work because I just don’t get involved with people anyhow.”
She added that,
“I have said this; it’s not something I want to hide, it’s a part of me, and I don’t think there’s any need to lie or make myself look good or whatever, but I have never been married. I was with my ex, Michael Boyd, who is my children’s father for eight years, and things did not work out, and I just let it go, and that has been three years ago.”
The Nigerian actress weighs 77kgs (169 lbs) and is 5 ft 6 in (167 cm) tall. Adunni has black eyes and black hair. Her body measurements are 36-25-36 inches.
Adunni Ade is among the most influential actresses in Nigeria. She has left a footprint already in the industry, considering how influential she has been in recent years.