Wale Adenuga (Also Known as Papa Ajasco) was born on 24 September 1950, Ile-Ife. He is from Osun State, Nigeria. Wale is a cartoonist, publisher and Movie industry producer. His Notable works include; Super Story and Papa Ajasco.
|Full Name||Wale Adenuga|
|Also Known As||Papa Ajasco|
|Date Of Birth||24 September 1950|
|State Of Origin||Ogun State,Nigeria|
|Year Of Active||1983 – presently|
Adenuga, the son of a tobacco merchant, grew up in Ibadan and attended the Ibadan City Academy for his O-Levels before transferring to King’s College in Lagos for his higher school diploma, where he established a pop band that eventually disbanded.
In 1983, Adenuga published the celluloid film Papa Ajasco, which was modeled on the main character in Ikebe Super and was launched before the growth of the film industry. In an industry driven by Yoruba productions, Papa Ajasco made history as the first English comedy.
In 1995, a film adaptation of Binta was released, renamed Binta My Daughter. A year later, the Nigerian television sitcom Papa Ajasco (previously The Ajasco Family) premiered to acclaim. The old characters returned in this small-screen adaptation, as well as a new character named Pa James, who was created to avoid insulting Muslims. (“We didn’t want [a muslim] who did things like Pa Jimoh by himself.”)
Wale Adenuga’s awards
He was honored with five (5) awards at the Nigeria Film Festival, 2002. Which are The Best Producer, Best Script Writer, Best Director, Best Television Drama and Best Socially Relevant Television Production.
Also, he was a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), 2009.
Wale Adenuga Wife
He has been married to Ehiwenma Adenuga since 1975. The couple who were once students at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and their marriage is blessed with five children.
Wale Adenuga Net Worth
Wale Adenuga has been in existence in the Nigerian Movies Industry and also one of the Richest film producers with an estimated net worth of $4m (four million dollars) in 2022.