Adunni Ade: A Bold and Unapologetic Voice in Nigerian Film Industry

Dear You

Dear You.

Adunni refused to join the others. She added salt to sores when she called the other Yoruba thespians, that supported Tinubu, cheap.

She said they sold their conscience for cheap figures. Of course, she is currently still being attacked for this.

One even said she is an ingrate, that the Yoruba Film Industry made her. And now she wants to pay them back in bad coin.

Adunni is one of the many thespians not scared to call out the Yoruba Film Industry.

The single mother is proud of what she is and will go to any length in expressing herself. She is not one to bow to intimidation.

Your Adunni spotter


PS: Before entering the entertainment industry, Adunni Ade worked in the housing and insurance sectors in the United States. However, she eventually switched to fashion modeling and was even featured in America’s Next Top Model. After returning to Nigeria, she acted in her first Nollywood film, a Yoruba language production called “You or I” in 2013.

In 2014, Ade released a short comedy skit titled “Date Gone Bad” on YouTube, which garnered over 170,000 views. Since then, she has appeared in numerous Nollywood films in both English and Yoruba, including music videos for Sound Sultan and Ice Prince. In 2021, she launched her own film production company, Lou-Ellen Clara Company Limited, and released her first film as an executive producer titled “SOÓLÈ,” which featured top actors such as Sola Sobowale, Femi Jacobs, Meg Otanwa, Shawn Faqua, and Lateef Dimeji. The film, which was directed by Kayode Kasum, grossed 10.2 million nairas in its opening weekend and 51 million naira in total box office earnings after nine weeks in theaters, making it one of the top 10 Nollywood movies of 2021.

Ade has also received recognition for her contributions to Nollywood, including the Yoruba Award for Best Yoruba Actress and the Stella Award from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. She has been featured in over 100 movies in Nigeria and served as the brand ambassador for OUD Majestic in 2017. Additionally, Ade wrote and produced two Yoruba-language films, “Emi Mi – My Soul” and “Ewa – Beauty,” in 2018, both of which were directed by Saheed Balogun and featured notable actors.

Ade is a single mother of two boys, Ayden Young, and D’marion Young.


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