Wale Ojo Biography: Wife, Age, Daughter, Net Worth, Movies, Children, Family, Wiki

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Wale Ojo (born September 9, 1968) is a renowned British-Nigerian actor and filmmaker who initiated his career as a budding talent in Nigeria. 

Later, he moved to the UK and successfully built a thriving career. Recognized for his outstanding roles in prominent films like Phone Swap and The Hard Case, as well as his notable contributions to the TV series Meet the AdebanjosWale Ojo has made a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Olawale Ojo
Stage Name: Wale Ojo
Born: 9 September 1968 (age 55 years old)
Place of Birth: Ojo, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Oyo State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Hull
Height: 1.83 m
Parents: Joseph Adeleye Ojo
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$1 million-US$5 million

Early Life & Education

Wale Ojo, a distinguished British-Nigerian actor, was born on September 9, 1968, in Nigeria, a vibrant country. He is an indigene of Ojo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

His father, Barrister Joseph Adeleye Ojo, passed away at the age of 91, leaving behind a legacy. Growing up in a polygamous household, Wale was raised by his mother, who, like him, was involved in acting.

Unfortunately, there is limited information about Wale’s siblings, despite coming from a polygamous family with several brothers and sisters. Nevertheless, Wale Ojo successfully navigated his educational journey, culminating in completing his studies at the esteemed University of Hull.


Wale Ojo embarked on his acting journey at the age of nine, stunning audiences with his performance at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs during a UNICEF-sponsored Children’s Day event at eleven. In 1986, he debuted his UK, portraying a young Othello in London’s east end. Since then, Wale has graced stages across the UK.

Becoming a renowned actor in his early years, Wale gained fame through drama programs and soap operas at Africa’s first television station, WNTV IBADAN. He directed notable theatrical productions, including Langbodo by Wale OgunyemiBeer Parlor Philosophy by Bode OsanyinA Doctor Despite Himself by Molière, and Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

NTA featured Wale Ojo in television programs like Kidivision 101 and One Big Family. He collaborated with industry stalwarts such as Tunde KelaniWale AdenugaMichael UdohSadiq DadaCharles NoviaJoke SilvaFemi OkeLekan Balogun, and Kingsley Omoefe in several Nigerian film projects.

His notable works include the comedy series Meet the Adebanjos (2012–2014), earning him a BEST COMEDY ACTOR nomination at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2018. Wale also gained acclaim for his role in the successful film Phone Swap, securing the BEST ACTOR award at the Nigeria Lite Entertainment Awards.

Recently, he portrayed a police detective in the new show Blood Sisters, investigating the tragic demise of Deyemi Okanlawon‘s character. Wale Ojo played Timi’s character in the 2023 movie Breath Of Life premiered on Prime Video.

Beyond acting, Wale‘s initiatives led to the establishing the Virgo Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing and preserving African heritage, values, and cultures. Additionally, he has served as a brand ambassador for various companies, occasionally showcasing his modeling skills.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2013: Nollywood Movies Awards – Nominated
  • 2012: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Won
  • 2015: Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards – Nominated
  • 2018: Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards – Nominated
  • 2018: Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards – Nominated
  • 2022: Africa Movie Academy Award – Nominated

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: wale ojo (@realwaleojo)
  • Twitter handle: wale ojo (@realwaleojo)
  • IMDb: Wale Ojo

Personal Life

At 55, Wale Ojo, a distinguished British-Nigerian actor, finds himself in a state of singleness due to unfortunate circumstances that contributed to the end of his past romantic relationships.

While enjoying a successful career, Wale navigates life without a spouse or girlfriend. His personal life remains private, with no disclosed information about children, leaving the public unaware of any details in that regard.

It’s important to clarify that Wale Ojo is not related to Tomi Ojo and she is not his daughter. Both individuals are prominent figures in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. Wale Ojo is not also related to Wole Ojo; Wole is not his son.


  • The Hard Case
  • Rage
  • Johnny English Reborn
  • The Guard
  • Phone Swap
  • Big Man
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • A Letter from Adam
  • Render to Caesar
  • When Love Happens
  • 8 Bars and a Clef
  • Fifty
  • Breath of Life
  • A Song From the Dark
  • A Place Called Forward
  • Songs of Ubong
  • Bloodhound
  • Silent Murder
  • This Lady Called Life

Net Worth

Wale Ojo, a talented actor of British-Nigerian descent, has accumulated an impressive net worth or net income ranging between $1 million and $5 million. 

This enormous fortune may be credited to his great career in the film business, where he has demonstrated his outstanding abilities and enthralled audiences worldwide. Wale Ojo has attained financial success, recognition, and affection from his fans and peers due to his devotion and passion for performing.

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