Teniola Aladese is a Nigerian actor, producer and casting director. She was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. The sixth child of a family of six children, Teniola studied Mass Communication at Covenant University, Ota, and then went on to build a career in Tv and film production. From 2013 to 2015, she made her way behind the scenes as a production Coordinator on over 30 Africa Magic Original Films.
She then went on to serve as Production Coordinator on Africa Magic’s television drama series, ‘Hush’.
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In 2015, Teniola Aladese began her acting career and starred in Eneaji Chris EnenG’s ‘Perfectly Flawed’. She then starred in the TV mini-series, ‘This is it’ directed by Dolapo ‘LowlaDee’ Adeleke.
Teniola Aladese garnered major recognition while playing the character, Akweyon on the Africa Magic television drama, ‘JEMEJI’. She did this while also serving as Production Manager on the show. In 2018, Teniola was the Line Producer on the television Drama series ‘Forbidden’. To date, she also continues to serve as Line Producer for IK Osakioduwa’s ‘Comedy Nites’.
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In late 2018, she starred as the protagonist, Lola in Bunmi Ajakaiye’s short film, ‘Fade’. The film was one of the selected short films at the 2019 edition of Nollywood Week in Paris. It was also one of the official selections for the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in 2019.
In January 2019, Aladese played the character Halima in the short film, ‘Her’. The film focused on period/menstrual poverty and was directed by Michael ‘AmaPsalmist’ Akinrogunde.
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In May 2019, she starred in the film Déjà Vu alongside Ayoola Ayolola and Baaj Adebule. The film was produced by Fojo Media Production and centered around a lady, Sola (Aladese) who discovers she’s been infected with HIV from her partner, who she thought to be committed.
Teniola Aladese gained critical acclaim for her role as the villain Folashade FK Kuku, on the television drama series, Unbroken. She plays the character, Lara in the web series, ‘Lara of Lagos’. Other acting credits include Victor Sanchez Aghahowa’s webseries ‘Flat 3B’, Onboard to love, Déjà Vu, ‘Material Girl’ ‘Why am I angry?’ ‘Backseat’. Throughout her career, Teniola has also served as a casting director and consultant on a number of productions.
In her spare time, Teniola loves to draw, paint, sing, dance and try out exotic food. See more photos of Teniola Aladese below;
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