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by Duchess Magazine

Wale Adenuga was born on September 24, 1950, to a tobacco dealer. He is a Nigerian former cartoonist and publisher who is now a series producer. He is best known for his work on the television adaptations of the magazines Ikebe Super, Binta and Friends, and Super Story through his production company Wale Adenuga Production (WAP).

Adenuga was raised in Ibadan and received his O-Level diploma from the Ibadan City Academy. He then transferred to King’s College in Lagos for his higher education diploma, where he formed a pop band that was later disbanded.

Adenuga worked for the Campus Magazine’s cartoon section while studying business administration at the University of Lagos in 1971. He quickly rose to the position of Chief Cartoonist.

His comic Ikebe Super was released in 1975, following graduation and youth service in Bendel.

Super Story and the children’s magazine Binta were two of Adenuga’s other magazines.

In Lagos, Nigeria, Adenuga and his wife Ehiwenma established Binta International School on September 24, 1994.

The Pencil Film and Television Institute was founded by Adenuga in 2004. (PEFTI). It offers classes in cinematography, directing, and producing.

At the Nigeria Film Festival in 2002, he received 5 honors. Specifically, the Best Television Drama, Best Producer, Best Script Writer, Best Director, and Best Socially Relevant Television Production awards.

Additionally, in 2009, he received the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) award.

WapTV was presented with the prize for the “Outstanding Indigenous TV Channel of the Year” at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Harbour Point Hall in Victoria Island, Lagos. Only a few weeks earlier, the station had been recognized twice, once for “Best Family Entertainment TV Channel” at the Kaduna International Film Festival and once for “Indigenous TV Station of the Year” at the Top Society Man of the Year Awards.

In 1975, Wale Adenuga wed his wife Ehiwenma.

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