Bandele Adetolu Adebule professionally known as Baaj Adebule is a Nigerian actor, writer, model, host and film maker. The young, charismatic, passionate and multi-talented individual is definitely one to look out for in Nollywood.
Early life and background of Baaj Adebule
Baaj Adebule was born on the 25th of October, 1988 in Jalupon Hospital in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. He’s the youngest of nine children which are spread across previous marriages. His father is a mechanical engineer while his mum is an accountant and entrepreneur. He is of Yoruba descent and a native of of Ijebu Ode local government area of Ogun State.
He spent his early years in Maryland where he attended Seat of Wisdom primary school and Caleb secondary school before moving to Surulere after his parents’ divorce in 2005. He graduated from Covenant University, Ota with a degree in Economics. Having parents that were keen on education, Baaj spent a bulk of his school years focused on academics though he was into sports and art.
The handsome actor was also a member of the choir, all thanks to his lovely singing voice. Due to his exquisite painting , drawing skills and love for arts, he joined the arts club in school. His love for movies was evident. His love for sports and art dwindled due to his parents’ divorce. This led to him retreating into his shell for some of his teenage years but his film and acting obsession did not waver, instead it increased as that occupied him. After graduation, his interest in sports and arts got rekindled.
His Rise to Fame
Prior to his acting career, Baaj worked with DSTV/GOTV for close to two years. He commenced his acting and modelling career in 2010 while still working a nine to five job. He went for auditions and dabble in little photoshoots in his free time. After featuring in television series, Tinsel, he quit his job to focus on his acting career in 2011. He rose to stardom after starring in telenovela “Hush“. His portrayal of the character Adze made him a household name. He’s been cast in Tv series like Secrets and Scandals, Happy Family alongside Zack Orji, Shola Shobowale, Victor Olaotan, etc.
He has feature in a number of shows, tv commercials and fashion modelling editorials. The films and TV series he has acted in include Four Crooks and a Rookie, A Perfect Plan (Unreleased), Deadline, Studio, Lekki Wives, A Soldier’s Story, Road to Yesterday etc. Appearing in top notch productions like 5ive, The Governor, Uncloaked, The Missing, Payday, Battleground Showdown to name a few helped cement his status as a top actor in the film industry. He launched his film making career in 2015 with his production company, House of Baaj Pictures.
His self-produced movie “Seeing Betrayal” went on to win best short film in Africa 2015 at the Zafaa Global Awards. Besides acting and film making, the fast rising actor also delve into modelling. With the support of his friends and family he contested in the prestigious Mr Nigeria pageant 2011 where he came 4th.
Baaj Adebule’s Relationship
Not much is known about his relationship as he keeps his personal life private.
Awards and Nominations
Best Short Film at Zafaa Global Awards, 2015
Nominee for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting
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