Oladele was born in Ibadan, Western Nigeria at at time when his country was under British colonial rule. He attended Government College Ibadan and the University of Ibadan where he acquired his medical degree with a Distinction in Preventive and Social Medicine. He lives and works in Dallas where he enjoys the love and collaboration of his devoted wife, Kim. Oladele has three gifted and talented children, the eldest of whom, Yetunde (Yetsy) has followed him into the medical field.


He underwent postgraduate specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, and then Family Medicine in the United States. As a physician, he has worked on 4 continents, taking care of his patients in Nigeria, the United Kingdom including Scotland and Wales, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Currently , he runs a busy private Family Medicine practice in Dallas, which he combines with the teaching and preceptorship of medical students, nurses and resident physicians


National Award, given to the best 10 undergraduates entering all Nigerian universities, Oct 1970

Dr. Oluwole's Prize in Community Medicine, Graduating class, University of Ibadan, June 1976

First Fellow by Examination , West African College of Surgeons, 1983 Teaching Exhibit Award, Texas Academy of Family Physician, 1997

Listed in America's Top Physicians, 2004.


Oladele is a man of many parts - the ubiquitous 'Renaissance Man.' From an early age, he has made it his life's aim to seek knowledge on every topic under the sun, and to acquire skills in many areas of human eavor and culture, especially fine art, music, poetry and prose. He is also an avid follower of sports, especially the Olympics and American college football.


Dele is a naturally gifted artist whose talent was recognized from a very early age. Before coming to America, he had organized art shows and exhibitions including establishing the Sinsemillia Art Gallery in Benin City and Lagos Nigeria. This was one of the first privately owned commercial art galleries in Nigeria between 1986 and 1989. He is the Curator and main artist for the Yoruba Art and Heritage Museum of the Yorba Cultural Center, 7111 Marvin D. Love Fwy, Ste 209, Dallas TX 75237, the first of its kind in North America.


Over the years, Oladele has been recognized and honored as a Cultural Ambassador and promoter of Yoruba culture, language, history and heritage. In 2019, he was awarded the Yoruba Image Award and in 2022 he was the recipient of the President's Award of the Egbe Omo Yoruba organization of North America. His "Itan - legends of the golden age" trilogy has been described as the best book ever written in the popular genre about the history of the Yoruba people. He is the founding Director and first President of the Yoruba Cultural Center