Lateef Adedimeji was born on February 1, 1985 in Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos State, Nigeria. Lateef studied Mass Communication in Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU).
|Birth Name||Adetola Adedimeji Lateef|
|Birth Date / Age||February 1, 1985 (age 34)|
|Birth Place||Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Years Active||2007 – present|
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|Skin Complexion||Dark Skin|
|Hair Color||Black hair|
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Lateef was born on February 1, he is the fourth born in a family of six. Lateef studied Mass Communication in Olabisi Onabanjo University. He was born in Oshodi but grew up in Jakande estate in Isolo where he attended primary and secondary school. Later on, he joined an NGO Organisation, Community life project where he acquired the skills to act and write.
He has been on stage since age 15 but started acting professionally in 2007. He landed his first major role in “Kudi Klepto”, produced by Yewande Adekoya. It was this movie that shot him to limelight and his career has grown rapidly since then.
The actor revealed that he locked himself up for 3 days and kept rehearsing. As a result of his preparation, he was able to receive a positive feedback from the crew due to his excellent acting. This was also the movie that gave him his first award as an actor. Lateef has featured in over 100 movies since he began acting.
In 2010, Lateef produced a film titled Oseregi.
In an interview, Lateef revealed that he plans to own his movie production outfit one day. Also, He disclosed in another interview that he would love to work with Denzel Washington sometime in the future because he loves his way of speaking which always gets him thinking and often makes a lot of sense.
Lateef also presents a talk show with orisun tv, Miliki express.
Lateef has bagged an endorsement deal with Numatville Megacity which is expected to be Africa’s first and largest National Tourism and Cultural Megacity with location in Nigeria. He has also featured in an Airtel advert alongside Idowu Philips popularly called Iya Rainbow.
Lateef released the picture of his girlfriend on social media. Although he didn’t outrightly spell it out, there were insinuations by fans that the lady in question was his love interest as he called her his woman crush.
Lateef revealed that he has a crush on popular actress, Bimbo Oshin and he has told her about his attraction to her.
Most Challenging Movie
The actor revealed that his most challenging movie was Ireje because he had to be switching between emotions. At some point he needed to cry while at another juncture he was smiling. He also revealed that Kudi Klepto was quite challenging but he was able to deliver as expected.
Lateef revealed that Antar Laniyan is his role model. According to him, Antar Laniyan has an admirable carriage and knows how to plays with his voice. In fact, Lateef revealed that he received a slap from the veteran actor the first time he met him on set. He said that Antar Laniyan taught him that very moment on how he should always make his first line catchy and how he should learn to play with his voice. The actor also revealed that Antar Laniyan attested to the fact that he has the acting talent and ability.
Lateef is a devout Muslim and loves to pray or read during his quiet time.
Lateef has been labelled a crying machine because he seems to be able to cry easily in movies.
It is believed that Lateef will be the successor to Odunlade Adekola and the actor has disclosed that he sees Odunlade as a very good actor so he usually sits back to learn from him and he adds what he has learnt to himself to improve his acting ability. But the actor doesn’t think he acts like Odunlade Adekola. In fact, each time he meets Odunlade he often tell him of how his acting his different from his. Lateef believes acting comes naturally to him and it isn’t based on any imitation of the popular actor.
Awards and Nominations
Lateef has won City People Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba) in 2016, he was also nominated for City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Actor of the Year (Yoruba) in 2015. Lateef received the Best Actor Award for his role in the movie, Kudi Klepto at the Heritage Award in Atlanta, United States and the Odua Movie Awards in 2014 and 2015 as Best Actor. The same movie also gave him the Best Actor in supporting role at BON Awards as well as the City People Awards and Lagos Under-30 Best Actor of the Year Awards.
- City People Movie Award for Best Actor of the Year (Yoruba)
- City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba)
He has been rumoured to have a UK based sugar mummy. The actor has denied this severally.