Happy Birthday, Adunni Ade is an American/Nigerian actress and model.
Adunni Ade was born in Queens, New York, United States to a German-Irish mother and a Yoruba Nigerian father.
She is a Nollywood actress and fashion model. She returned to Nigeria at about the age of two with her parents to attend her grandfather’s burial. She was brought up in Lagos State, Nigeria till she was in her late teens and returned to the United States for her university education.
She attended the Chrisland primary school, Opebi, Lagos State, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She obtained her Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) at the Bells Comprehensive Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State.
Her Lagos-based father, who is also a successful businessman inspired her to study accounting. Adunni Ade earned a degree in accounting at the University of Kentucky in 2008. Before her return to Nigeria, Adunni worked with the State of Kentucky in the Housing sector providing living assistance, and also the State of Maryland in the Medical Insurance department providing medical insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) to those in need.
Adunni Ade worked in the housing and insurance sectors in the United States before switching to the entertainment industry. Adunni ventured into fashion modeling and was featured in America’s Next Top Model. After moving back to Nigeria, she landed her first Nollywood role when she acted in the Yoruba language film “You or I” in 2013.
Her short video comedy sketch “Date Gone Bad”, which was released on YouTube in 2014, has attracted so much attention that it recorded more than 170,000 hits.
She has also featured in several other Nollywood movies in both English and Yoruba languages, including some music videos for Sound Sultan and Ice Prince.
In 2021 Adunni Ade ventured into Film production with her Film production company Lou-Ellen Clara Company Limited and debuted her first film as an executive producer SOÓLÈ featuring top actors in the country. Soólè hit the cinemas on November 26, 2021, and grossed 10.2million naira in its opening weekend and 16 million naira in its opening week. After 9 weeks in the cinemas, soólè hit 51 million naira at the box office making it top 10 Nollywood movies in cinemas for 2021.
She also received her first Yoruba Award for Best Yoruba Actress for the 5th Edition of Cool Wealth awards.
She received a Stella Award from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism for her efforts in promoting the Nigerian culture.
In 2018, she wrote and produced her first Yoruba movie titled: “Emi Mi – My Soul”
Later that year, she produced another Yoruba drama movie titled: “Ewa – Beauty”
She has been featured in well over 120 movies in Nigeria (both in the English and Yoruba aspect of Nollywood)
Adunni has two sons; D’Marion and Ayden. She revealed that after she made a difficult choice to break up with their father, she would continue being a single parent.
SOÓLÈ 2021 Executive Producer
The Vendor 2018
Ole Ole 2019
Mama Drama 2020
The New Normal 2020
Iwo tabi emi (You or I) (2013)
What’s Within (2014)
2nd Honeymoon (2014)
Head Gone (2015)
So in Love (2015)
Diary of a Lagos Girl (2016)
For The Wrong Reasons (2016)
It’s Her Day (2016) Earned her the nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Africa’s biggest Movie Awards, AMVCA in 2017.
She also won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Lagos Film Festival for the movie.
The Blogger’s Wife (2017)
Guy n Man (2017)
Boss of All Bosses (2018)
The Vendor (2018)
Falz Experience (2018)
Heaven on my mind (2018)
House Of Contention (2019)
Mama Drama (2020)
The New Normal (2020)
Behind the Cloud
Jenifa’s Diary Season 2
Sons of the caliphate Season 2
May God bless her new age 🙏