Chief Adedeji Aderemi was born on May 15, 1950, into the family of Late Chief AbdulSalam Aderemi and Late Madam Aisha Aderemi in the Jagun-Olukosi compound in Ede, Osun state. Aderemi, who held the title of Sobaloju of Edeland, lived a life dedicated to the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people.
His educational journey commenced at St. Peters Anglican Primary School. where he received his primary education from 1957 to 1962. He furthered his studies at Baptist Secondary Modern School in Ode-Omu, attending fror 1963 to 1965. Complementing his formal education, Aderemi pursued vocational training in carpentry and joinery at Olukorede Furniture lndustry between 1965 and 1970 which equipped him with a blend of academic knowledge and practical skills.
Chief Aderemi in 1972 founded the Olofa lna Theatre Group, which went on to become a significant milestone in Yoruba theatre history. Collaborating with accomplished artists such as Erinfolamin, Dasofunjo, Gbolagade Akinpelu, and the late Oyetunji of Esinnla compound, Ede, he crafted a platform that became a beacon for the staging of epical histories.
Under his leadership, the Olofa Ina Theatre Group ventured into pioneering productions that delved into the narratives of Yoruba warlords from the 18th and 19t1 centuries. These historic epics included portrayals of figures like Basorun Ogunmola, Balogun Ibikunle, Ogedengbe Agbogungboro of Ilesha, Aare Kurunmi of ljaye, and Kakanfo Afonja, among others.
Olofa ina featured in various epic Yoruba movies such as Ogbori Elemoso, Ayanmo, Bashorun Gaa, Afonja, Lagbondoko and Balogun Ibikunle
Chief Adedeji Aderemi, also known as Olofa lna or Baba Olofa lna, was a revered figure in the realm of contemporary Yoruba theatre and film. His legacy in the industry was marked by his profound command of Yoruba proverbs and idioms, which embellished his performances both on stage and screen.