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Biography Of Wale Adenuga, The Founder of Wale Adenuga Productions

Biography Of Wale Adenuga


Biography Of Wale Adenuga: He is a Nigerian television series producer who is best known for his work on the shows Ikebe Super, Binta and Friends, and Super Story, among others. He used to be a cartoonist as well as a publisher.

As well as being the founder and Chairman of Wale Adenuga Productions, WAP TV, and the PEFTI Film Institute, Wale Adenuga is also the founder and Chairman of the Wale Adenuga Foundation.

Wale Adenuga’s Biographical Information

Biography Of Wale Adenuga: On the 24th of September in the year 1950, Wale Adenuga was born in Gbongan, the son of Chief J.A. Adenuga, a prominent businessman in Ile-Ife. He moved to Ile-Ife, where he grew up, when he was ten years old.

He received his primary education at St Luke’s, Gbongan, before relocating to Ile-Ife, where he continued his educational pursuits. When he and his family relocated to Ile-Ife, his parents enrolled him at the Ibadan City Academy, where he earned his O-Level qualification.


Mr Wale was a bright student who consistently received As in all of his subjects. As a result of his academic excellence, he was awarded a scholarship to King’s College, Lagos, where he earned his higher school certificate.

The University of Lagos (Unilag) granted him admission in 1971, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Business Administration from the university in the following year. In his marriage to Ehiwenma Adenuga, Wale Adenuga has been blessed with a family of their own.

Wale Adenuga’s Professional Life

Biography Of Wale Adenuga: He discovered his natural abilities for drawing, singing, and acting when he was seven years old. During his time at Ibadan City Academy, he formed a pop band known as the Social Brothers Band, which continues to this day. They used to sing songs by Ebenezer Obey and Sunny Ade to entertain the students at their school. After a time, the band disbanded due to the decision of the younger members to start their own organization.

When Wale Adenuga attended the University, his interest in music waned as a result of the fact that few people were interested in his music. As a result, he concentrated on sketching and quickly rose to the position of Chief Cartoonist for the school’s publication, Bugging Magazine.


The magazine was very successful since it was widely distributed, and he decided to start publishing his own magazine once he graduated from high school as a result.

In 1976, he began publishing the magazine Ikebe Super, which went on to sell 600,000 copies each month, enabling him to earn his first million Naira in 1977.

Wale Adenuga began publishing Super Story in 1978, and by 1982, he had purchased three Volkswagen automobiles, a Mercedes Benz, a home, and two properties in Ejigbo, all of which he used to fund the newspaper.

Because of the high rate of inflation in the nation, magazine sales have plummeted dramatically, from 600,000 to 60,000 each month in the last year. As a result, Wale Adenuga moved fast into film production in order to salvage the situation, and his first television series, Papa Ajasco and Company, premiered in 1984 on NBC.

Few Of His Filmography

  • Nnenna and Friends TV Show
  • This Life
  • Super Story
  • Papa Ajasco and Company
  • Knock Out
  • The Babington Family
  • Akpan and Oduma
  • Soul Sisters (Multi Award-Winning Talk Show)

Accolades and commendations

  • Success Digest Enterprise Award for the Most Creative Business Owner of the year – 2001
  • Best Producer at the Nigeria Film Festival – 2002
  • At the Nigeria Film Festival, he was named Best Script Writer of the Year – 2002
  • Honoured as the Best Script Writer at the Nigeria Film Festival – 2002
  • Best Director at the Nigeria Film Festival – 2002
  • 11th and 12th DAME Awards in the TV Drama Category – 2002
  • At the Nigeria Film Festival, his TV drama was named Best Television Drama of the Year – 2002
  • Honoured as the Best Socially Relevant Television Production at the Nigeria Film Festival – 2002
  • Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) – 2009
  • City People Movie Award for Best Movie Producer of the Year (English) – 2019





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