Adenrele Ojo
Adenrele Ojo
Adenrele Ojo is a native Philadelphian who was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Los Angeles. First trained as a dancer as a little girl, she went on to study as a part of Philadanco’s Training Program; later received her Bachelor of the Arts in Theater from Hunter College in NY and honed her skills at the William Esper Studio studying Meisner under the auspices of Maggie Flanigan. 
 
Nominated for a L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Martha Pentecost in the Fountain Theater’s 2006 production of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Adenrele Ojo, theatre brat (her dad, John E. Allen, Jr. was Founder & Artistic Director of Freedom Theatre, the oldest African-American theater in Pennsylvania) is no stranger to the stage.  In 2010 she performed in the Fountain Theatre’s production of The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza, directed by Shirley Jo Finney, which won the 2010 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award & the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Ensemble.  Other plays include August Wilson’s Jitney and Freedom Theatre’s own, Black Nativity (2007), where she played Mary.
 
Since relocating from New York to Los Angeles, Ms. Ojo has worn many hats: actress, voice-over artist, writer, photographer and producer.  Adenrele continues to glide from stage to screen in such feature films as: Within; Family; the upcoming One Moment Please and her very own, Bathroom Vanities, a don’t-judge-a-book-by-it’s-cover comedy about one woman’s unforgettable experience in a ladies’ bathroom, directed by Christopher Scott Cherot (Hav Plenty and G), which she starred, co-wrote and produced under the umbrella of her production company, NeW•YiLLy Entertainment.
 
Ojo's voice can also be heard on many audio books including Katie Couric’s, The Best Advice I Ever Got and some of her favorites, Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, 32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter, Weapons of Mass Seduction by Lori Bryant-Woolridge, Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 pick, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, The Healing by Jonathan Odell & Standing Tall by C. Vivian Stringer, which she received an Earphones Award for the last two.
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Author: Brit Bennett | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: October 11, 2016
One of Buzzfeed's "21 New Books You Need to Read this Fall"

One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" for the second half of 2016


"Brit Bennett is a brilliant and much-needed new voice in literature." -Angela Flournoy, author of National Book Award-finalist The Turner House

A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most.
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Author: Nadia Lopez and Rebecca Paley | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo and Nadia Lopez
Release Date: August 30, 2016
“The story of Mott Hall Bridges Academy is the story of American education. Nadia Lopez . . . must be a principal, a mentor, and sometimes a mother. I hope that you’re as impressed by her dedication to these kids as I’ve been." 
—Brandon Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Humans of New York 

The inspirational account of the creation of a pathbreaking inner-city middle school in Brooklyn, New York, by the magnetic young principal who rocketed to national fame via Humans of New York

 
When thirteen-year-old Vidal Chastanet told photographer Brandon Stanton that his principal ,“Ms.
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Author: Eric Jerome Dickey | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: April 19, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers his next delectable, erotic romance
 
They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters, and will go to the ends of the earth for one another.
$27.50
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Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: April 05, 2016
In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."
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Author: Alan Light | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: February 09, 2016

Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone., an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist.

$22.50
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Author: Una LaMarche | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: September 01, 2015
From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars". What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin with.
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Author: Eric Jerome Dickey | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: April 21, 2015
The New York Times bestselling author checks in to the hotel of readers’ dreams for an ardent romantic adventure that lasts just One Night.

For one night, a couple checks in to an upscale hotel. The pair seem unlikely companions, from opposing strata of society, but their attraction is palpable to all who observe them—or overhear their cries of passion.
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Author: MK Asante | Narrator: MK Asante and Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: August 20, 2013
A rebellious boy’s journey through the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family—this is the riveting story of a generation told through one dazzlingly poetic new voice.
 
MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents.
$17.50
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Author: Edward Kelsey Moore | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo and Pamella D'Pella
Release Date: March 12, 2013

Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean in the New York Times best-selling novel . . . 
           
Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio.

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Author: Ayana Mathis | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin and Adam Lazarre-White
Release Date: December 06, 2012
The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.
 
The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. 
 
A debut of extraordinary distinction. Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.
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Author: Jonathan Odell | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: February 21, 2012

The pre-Civil War South comes brilliantly to life in this masterfully written novel about a mysterious and charismatic healer readers won’t soon forget
 
Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a “slave disease.

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Author: Nikki Turner | Narrator: Millena Gay, Adenrele Ojo, April Parker-Jones and Susan Wilson
Release Date: September 20, 2011
The heralded Queen of Hip-Hop Lit presents an addictive collection of celebrated urban authors with their fingers on the pulse of the streets.
 
Street lit’s finest female voices—Keisha Starr, Tysha, LaKesa Cox, and Monique S.
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