Oludara hails from the kingom of Ketu in Western Africa. Even though he is only twenty-five when his adventures with Gerard begin, his people consider Oludara wise for his age. Even the oba (king) of Ketu consulted Oludara on how to slay a monster with guile that fifty soldiers could not defeat by force!
Although Oludara never received a formal education like Gerard, he studies and ponders everything around him. He learned much from the African savannah, the wisdom of his people, and his legendary father, a great hero who was slain protecting his village from a terrible monster when Oludara was just twelve years old.
Gerard relies on Oludara’s intelligence and quick-thinking to get them out of tough situations, but Oludara can certainly hold his own in a fight. He is an expert with bow and spear, and the ivory knife he carries is rumored to have been carved by the god Shango.
Oludara doesn’t seek fame and adventure like his companion Gerard, but neither does he shy away from them. His travels with Gerard through the Brazilian wilderness are the stuff of legends!