Promising Actor,Kolade Oyewande Confesses On How He Got Money To Build His New House In LAGOS (See The Business He’s Into)
Kolade Oyewande popularly known as Highlander is one of the new actors rocking the Yoruba movie industry. He is an actor, producer and the CEO, Akox hotel and Associates. For him, he had no interest in acting but he has a sister (Busayo Oyewande) who is an actress and he always followed her to rehearsal and from there, he started meeting different actors before she advised him to produce a movie. He refused and later met with his old time friend (Tope Ayeni) who works with Next Movie Star and he introduced him to the big stars of the industry before he developed an interest in 2012/13. His first appearance on set was on Taiwo Adepeko’s job, Koje Titun where he played a minor role and began to believe in himself. That is how he started acting and he has been able to carve a niche for himself with 8 movie productions, including Omoge Skelewu, Iyami Ni, Eto Obirin, Omo Colonel, Boro, Highlander Lomo, Ibu Owo and Ore Atijo. Growing up for him was really fun but rough. Because he faced a lot of challenges after his mum died. After he graduated from higher institution, Kolade learnt Security business such as CCTV, Burglary Alarm, Fire Alarm, Thunder Arrestor and many more. Last month January 2016, Highlander was in the news when he moved into his new house, located at Ojodu Berger, Lagos.
According to him, “firstly, I want to say to God be the glory for the success of the house. From a room self-contain to my own house, I started the building in 2012/2013 and I moved in early this year. I believe it is just a stepping stone. The building started the normal way; I got the land I started developing it. My then landlord influenced me because he gave me quit notice, I was unable to pay him my new house rent because I planned to use the money in getting land and build even if it is a room I could start with but the marvelous God surprised me with unexpected contracts that started coming in for me from nowhere.
On how I got the money, like I said earlier, I am into security device installation and distribution; it’s a very profitable business if you get good connections. I also made little from my film productions. A lot of people talk about my hotel; I believe it is my friends who we have been together that alerted the world about it. Yes I have a hotel but it is yet to be completed to my taste. It is located in Ogun State”, he explained.