Adunni Ade

Adunni Ade Early Life, Career, Movies, Relationship and Net Worth

You probably must have seen or heard of Adunni Ade’s act in the movies before now.  She’s one of the most talented personalities in the Nollywood industry, with so many accolades to her name.

And in case you still don’t know her, you’re lucky to be in the right place as here we’ll explore the biography,  personal life,  and filmography of one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses, Adunni Ade and every other thing in between you need to know about her in this blog post.

So, without much further ado, let’s get started, shall we?

Profile Summary

  • Name: Adunni Ade
  • Profession: Actress
  • Date of Birth: 7/June/1976 (now 47 years old)
  • Place of Birth: Queens, NY, U.S.
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Nationality: American/Nigerian
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $1 million
Photo Credit: @iamadunniade: Instagram

Early Life and Education

Adunni Ade is an American Nigerian actress and model born to her parents,  a German-American mother, and a Nigerian father from Lagos State,  Nigeria.

She was born on June 7, 1976, in Queens,  New York, so it wouldn’t be wrong to call her an American citizen by birth.

Aside from acting in Nollywood movies,  Adunni Ade also has a thing for modeling, which she also does alongside her major career as an actress.

Adunni was barely two years old when she and her parents returned to Nigeria to attend her grandfather’s funeral ceremony, and that was how she got raised in Lagos State,  Nigeria, with her younger sister, Mistura, who’s a makeup artist and a Pentecost University graduate from Ghana.

However, in her teens, she moved back to the States to complete her undergraduate studies.

But before that time, she had finished her primary and secondary school education in Opebi, Lagos State, and then in Bells Comprehensive Secondary School in Ota,  Ogun State, respectively.

In the United States, she enrolled at the University of Kentucky to study Accounting, where she earned a degree in the course.

Also, before returning to Nigeria,  Adunni provided living support for the State of Kentucky in the Housing sector and for the State of Maryland in the Medical Insurance department.

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Let’s talk about Adunni Ade’s modeling career.  So many may not have known that the Nigerian actress also ventured into modeling even before she returned to Nigeria. As a model in the United States, Adunni was featured in America’s Next Top Model.

After she had completed her undergraduate education, she moved back to Nigeria and landed her first Nollywood role in the 2013 movie titled “You or I,” and from there, her acting career skyrocketed to what it is today.

In total, Adunni has featured in roughly more than 250 Nollywood movies both in English and Yoruba languages.

In 2021, Adunni Ade’s film production company, Lou-Ellen Clara Company Limited, entered the industry with their debut film “SOÓLÈ.”

This movie featured renowned actors like Sola Sobowale, Femi Jacobs, Meg Otanwa, Shawn Faqua, and Lateef Dimeji and was directed by Kayode Kasum.

“SOÓLÈ” had a successful release, earning 10.2 million naira during its opening weekend, 16 million naira in its first week, and eventually surpassing 51 million naira at the box office after 9 weeks, securing its spot among the top 10 Nollywood films of 2021.

Additionally, Shawn Faqua received an AMVCA nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy in 2022.


Adunni Ade has been featured in a lot of movies, around 250 Nollywood movies both in English and Yoruba language, including TV shows.

Here is an extensive list of Adunni Add’s filmography.

  • Soole 2021 – Executive Producer
  • What’s not to know – (2023)
  • Walking in the Shadow – (2023)
  • The one for Sarah – (2022)
  • AlAga -(2022)
  • Silent Baron – (2022)
  • The Perfect Arrangement – (2022)
  • Witches – web series – (2020)
  • Ratnik – (2020)
  • The New Normal – (2020)
  • Soul Behavior – (2020)
  • Lagos Landing – (2020)
  • Ole Ole – (2019)
  • The Vendor – (2018)
  • Orunsewa – (2018)
  • Gunman 2017
  • The Island – TV series – (TV series)
  • It’s Her Day – (2016)
  • For the Wrong Reasons – (2016)
  • Diary of a Lagos Girl – (2016)
  • Iwo tabi emi – (2011)
  • What’s Within – (2014)
  • 2nd Honeymoon – (2014)
  • Head Gone – (2015)
  • Falz Experience – (2018)
  • Guyman – (2018)
  • Heaven on My Mind – (2018)
  • House Of Contention – (2019)
  • Coincidence – (2020)
  • Mama Drama – (2020)
  • The New Normal – (2020)
  • The Silent Baron
Photo Credit: @iamadunniade: Instagram


  • Behind the Cloud
  • Babatunde Diaries
  • Jenifa’s Diary Season 2
  • Sons of the caliphate Season 2


Adunni Ade is a wife and mom. The Nigerian multi-talented actress is married to Mr. Michael Boyd, and together, both couples have two children.

The first child, named “D’Marion,” was born on September 26, 2007, and the second child, named “Ayden,” was born on May 2, 2011.

It is assumed that Adunni Ade and Michael Boyd first met at the University of Kentucky, where their love and bond for each other grew, but where exactly they met is yet to be known by the general public.

Michael Boyd is not related anyway to the Nigerian entertainment industry, neither is he an ardent user of social media,  but we can tell he is a wonderful husband and father as both couples are still together even to date.

Source of Income

Adunni Ade’s major source of income is her acting career, where she makes an undisclosed amount of money, which should run in millions of Naira. Aside from acting,  remember we earlier stated that she’s also a model.

She probably makes money off some modeling gigs, both local and international.  With a large follower base on social media, it shouldn’t be a surprise to know that Adunni is an influencer and works with some of the big brands in the industry.

The Nigerian actress earns cool money through her social media handles, working as a brand ambassador for multiple brands like OUD Majestic, etc.

Awards and Recognitions

Adunni Ade, during her career as an actress, has bagged several awards,  recognitions, and accolades for her hard work and immense contribution to the growth of the Nigerian industry.

The 2016 movie titled “It’s Her Day,” in which she played one of the key roles, earned her the nomination for Best Supporting Actress in AMVCA in 2016, one of the most prestigious African movie awards.

She is also the winner of the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Lagos Film Festival for the movie.

She has also received a Stellar Award from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism for her efforts in promoting Nigerian culture and a Yoruba Award for Best Yoruba Actress for the 5th Edition of Cool Wealth awards.

Adunni Ade Net Worth

According to thorough research, Adunni Ade has an estimated net worth of a whopping $1 million. Her fortune is built from her acting and modeling career.

Social Media

Adunni Ade is an active user of social media, where she engages with her fans and followers from all around Nigeria and beyond. On Instagram, she goes by the handle @iamadunniade.

Adunni Ade can easily be considered one of the most influential Nollywood actresses on the platform, with over 3.2 million followers.

On Facebook, @AdunniAde has over 1.1 million followers and 76.8k followers on Twitter as of the time of writing this post.

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