Full Updated Biography of Lateef Adedimeji

Born on 1st February, 1986, Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji is a Nigerian actor and filmmaker. He gained popularity with his first major role in Yewande Odukoya's 2013 movie titled Kudi Klepto, and has acted in over 150 Nigerian movies since he began his acting career about fifteen years ago. He is currently a brand ambassador for Airtel Nigeria and Numatville Megacity.

Full Biography of Lateef Adedimeji

As a Nollywood Actor, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director, Lateef Adedimeji is popularly known as the “Crying Machine” of Bollywood. This is as a result of his exceptional ability to cry effortlessly in any given role.

Popular in Yoruba movies, Lateef Adedimeji is a devoted Muslim from Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria. He is happily married to his beautiful wife and co-actor, Adebimpe Olapade Adedimeji. They got married in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria on _____, 2021.

Due to his net worth which is currently over $800,000, Adedimeji Lateef is a Nollywood success to reckon with. A list of movies in which he featured include:

1. Sugar Rush

 You must have for once thought that Lateef Adedimeji is the younger brother of Odunlade Adekola mainly because of the resemblance and also their similar way of acting, we have to let you know they are not in any way related.

Lateef Adedimeji is a Nollywood actor, filmmaker, scriptwriter, director and producer, he is known as the “Crying Machine” due to the fact that he plays a crying role better than any other actor, he knows how to cry.

A lot is not known about Lateef Adedimeji and this gives the reason why people have a particular thought about him, his family, his relationship and so many other things.

This article has been carefully written to reveal everything you need to know about the multi-talented thespian and his contribution to the Yoruba movie space and Nollywood at large.

Before we dive into the full biography of Lateef Adedimeji let us take you through a brief profile of Lateef Adedimeji.

Lateef Adedimeji Profile

you know little about him it will interest you to know the full details about Lateef Adedimeji as this will include his movies, career, education, wife, awards and recognitions and many more.

Early Profile

Adetola Abdullateef Adedimeji was born on the 1st of February 1986 into the family of Mr & Mrs. Adedimeji, he is from Abeokuta, Ogun State though he was raised in Lagos state where he was born.

Lateef Adedimeji Biography 

Lateef is the fourth out of the 6 children of his parents, his mother Mrs. Kudirat Adedimeji is from Oyo state, she is a trader by profession. He spent most of his kid days till he becomes of age in Lagos State because he was born in the Oshodi/Isolo area of the state and he had his elementary education and also his secondary school in Lagos State.


Lateef Adedimeji had his basic education in Lagos State and also his secondary school education, he then proceeded to the tertiary institution to study and obtain his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye Ogun State.


The biography of Lateef Adedimeji and his net worth wouldn’t have been possible if not for his career in acting and this is why it is very important to talk about his career and how he was able to achieve a lot within a short period of time in the Nigerian movie industry

Lateef Adedimeji started his acting career in 2007, though he has been acting since 2007 and he became famous in 2013 after his performance in “Kudi Klepto”, a movie produced by Yewande Adekoya.

Since then he has been featuring and starring in various movies and has appeared in over 100 Nollywood movies. His talent coupled with his sense of humor has been speaking for him ever since he started his acting career.

According to Lateef Adedimeji during an interview, he made it known to us that he developed a love for acting while in secondary school.

Due to his talent and intelligent writing skill he was picked by an NGO to be a counselor for HIV/AIDS campaign, he was meant to create an educative video on human rights and sexual related issues which he did perfectly and this has served as an addition to his CV.

Lateef was inspired by Antar Laniyan a Nigerian movie actor, producer, director and successful veteran in the Nigerian movie industry.

Een though we know Lateef as an A-list actor a lot come in to play before he was able to achieve this feat, he has been embarrassed on many occasions by top actors while on a movie set which made him make the decision to quit acting but the intervention of Ibrahim Chatta stopped him from quitting.

It is a wonderful thing to know that Lateef Asdedimeji is currently one of the most successful actors in Nollywood and also one of the most celebrated Yoruba actors in Nigeria.

His fame has been attracting big brands and also the best movie producers in Nigeria and this landed him a job from UNICEF to feature on a radio drama titled “Omo Catch Up”. After this, he got a job to be a scriptwriter for the popular Orisun TV on a program titled “Sababi” which was aired for over 2 years.

Lateef Adedimeji has worked alongside top actors and actresses in Nollywood, the likes of Muyiwa Ademola, Funke Akindele, Jide Kosoko, Eniola Badmus, Bisola Badmus, Toyin Abraham, Iya Rainbow, Bolanle Ninalowo and many more.

He also has features in movies like Olokiki Oru: The Midnight Sensation, CulturE and many others, he is no doubt an actor that deserves to be rewarded for the contribution he made in Nollywood.

Awards & Recommendation

For a talented actor like Lateef and his hard works and consistency he sure deserves to be rewarded, below are some of the awards won by Lateef Adedimeji:

Best Actor – Odua Movie Awards, 2014

Best Actor – Odua Movie Awards, 2014

Best Actor – Kudi Klepto – Heritage Award – 2015

Best Supporting Actor of the Year (Yoruba) – City People Entertainment Award – 2016

Best Actor of the Year – Lagos Under-30

Best Actor in supporting role – Best of Nollywood Awards (BON)

Best Actor of the Year – City People Entertainment Award – 2018

He was also nominated for other awards and gotten endorsement deals from top brands, he got one with Airtel Nigeria where he had commercials alongside Idowu Philips a.k.a Iya Rainbow, he also had an endorsement deal with Numatville Megacity, Africa’s first and largest National Tourism and Cultural Megacity.


You must have been asking the question “Who is Lateef Adedimeji’s wife?”, the direct and authentic answer is Lateef Adedimeji is happily married to his heartthrob Adebimpe Oyebade who happens to be a Nollywood actress

We have heard a lot of rumors concerning his relationship status after the release of “Adebimpe Omoba”, a picture of him as a groom was circulated on the internet but that was shot during a movie project.

Lateef Adedimeji once confessed his love for Bimbo Oshin, he said she is the only person he is crushing on but later on got himself hooked to the pretty MO Bimpe.

Lateef Adedimeji and Adebimpe Oyebade marriage took place on the 18th of December 2021 with a glamorous celebration. 

Net Worth

Lateef Adedimeji net worth is estimated to be about $800,000, his worth is attributed to his years of working as an actor and also from endorsement deals.