Veteran Nollywood actor-cum-producer, Kareem Adepoju, popularly known as Baba Wande, who signed a multimillion naira project deal with leading housing firm a year ago, Adrons Home and Properties, to commence the shoot of his popular movie entitled: “Ti Oluwa Nile” into series of about 52 episodes.
Baba Wande has shown no signs of wanting to retire; rather, he keeps waxing strong. In this interview with TUNDE AYANDA, Alhaji Adepoju speaks on his journey into acting, why he hasn’t been featuring in movies lately and why he believes it is a lie to say he is fighting ace film maker, Tunde Kelani. Excerpts:
Things every fan should know about him.
Here we go;
1. He began his professional acting career in 1963 with the Duro Ladipo Theatre Group.
2. Hs greatest career wish is to establish a standard film village in Osun State that will be used by practitioners within and outside the state.
3. He dedicated his 2015 movie "Agbabiaka" to the former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
4. The filmmaker shot to limelight in 1993 after he starred as "Baba Wande" in the movie titled "Ti Oluwa Ni Ile."
5. In 2013, the Osun House of Assembly held a special session for the veteran, who clocked 50 years on stage.
6. He reads his Quaran to unwind.
7. The actor is happily married to two wives, and has many children.
8. In a 2016 interview, the actor revealed that if he were better educated, he would "have been a television director or manager."
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