Right from his youthful days, Wale Adenuga has exhibited signs that he would go places with his artistic endowment. From his days in the primary school, through his secondary education, he was at his best sending rib-cracking jokes to his colleagues. Although he was enrolled in Business Administration at the University of Lagos, he published a social satire cartoon journal, called VIPER, which was the toast of students on campus from 1971 and 1975.
Armed with his training as a business administrator, he took a bold step into the business of humour. In 1976, he published Ikebe Super, which had popular comic characters like Papa Ajasco, Mama Ajasco, Pa James, and Miss Pepeye. He later added Super Story and Binta.
He switched to television producing in 1996.
His work, “One Bad Apple”, the winning work in the TV Drama of the Year, is about a desperate mother, who schemes to have a handsome city teacher marry her daughter. Funny and didactive, it is a lesson in human frailties. With this award, Adenuga is winning his third DAME.