Nollywood actor and screenwriter Lateef Adedimeji is by far one of the most versatile acts among his peers. With roles across several pictures as a musician to a faithful husband to a monarch, he’s brought gusto to our screens.
Lovers of Nollywood can’t get enough of his stellar performance in the latest Nollywood movie Jagun Jagun, but this isn’t the first time he killed his movie roles. This list bears witness.
Directed by Tunde Kelani, this movie explores the life and death of late Apala musician Ayinla Omowura. From his Egba accent to his imitation of Ayinla mannerisms and bad pronunciation of English words, Lateef Adedimeji ate and left no crumbs.
Madami 1 – 3 (2022)
Released in 2022, the Seun Olaiya-directed movie tells the Nollywood-esque tale of a blind man who becomes romantically involved with his housemaid. The movie gives unique insight into the world of visually impaired and physically challenged people. Lateef played this role so convincingly, I started praying for his health during the movie. He stars alongside Idowu Philips (Iya Rainbow), Bimpe Oyebade Adedimeji and Aderemi Adedeji.
Olokiki Oru: The Midnight Sensation (2019)
Lateef Adedimeji shines as Olalere, a flirty guy in love with the princess of his town. But will the rucus two armed robbers are causing in their town let their love breathe? Go watch him star beside late Murphy Afolabi, Ibrahim Chatta and Saheed Osupa.
That One Time (2022)
Who would Lateef Adedimeji look like if he had a full beard? This movie has that answer. That One Time, directed by Biodun Jimoh, has only two cast members: Lateef Adedimeji and Bimpe Oyebade Adedimeji. He plays double roles of a newly-wed husband madly in love with his wife (Bimpe Oyebade) and a photographer who came to scatter his love life. Both cast members shine together, but Lateef showed versatility.
Yeye Oge Onitan (2016)
Lateef features in this movie alongside Mide Martins and Jaiye Kuti. Although the movie is about survival and desperation, it also touches on cultism.
Bipolar (Amodi) (2018)
In this film that explores distant relationships and advocates for people living with bipolar disorder, Lateef Adedimeji acts as John, a typical village boy— restless and intrusive.
King of Thieves (Agesinkole) (2022)
In this Femi Adebayo-produced epic, Lateef Adedimeji is full of action. Dripped in red and black attire designed with cowries as his fingers itch to fire his dane gun at any sign of enemy. This blockbuster features Odunlade Adekola, Toyin Abraham, Aisha Lawal and Mr Macaroni.
Jagun Jagun (2023)
This is one of the most anticipated Nollywood movies of 2023 and it matches right up to expectation. Lateef Adedimeji outdid himself in this epic as a powerful warrior who can speak to wood. It’s been said that he even spent a month in the gym just because of the picture.