Bimbo Akintola Biography
Bimbo Akintola is a Nigerian actress. Her acting debut was in 1995 when she featured in the film OWO BLOW alongside Femi Adebayo and followed up with Out of Bounds in 1997 with Richard Mofe Damijo. In 2013, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading role at the year’s Nollywood Movies Awards. Her hobbies are singing and dancing.
Bimbo Akintola Age
Akintola was born on 5 May 1970 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She is 48 years old as of 2018.
Bimbo Akintola Family
She was born to a father who is a Muslim cleric from Oyo State and a mother from Edo State. She is the third in a family of six. She began acting as a pupil with her peers for the school’s end-of-year drama events. As she took part in more plays, her passion for acting grew and became effortless with time.
Bimbo Akintola Education
The actress had her primary education at Maryland Convent Private School, Maryland, Lagos State. She then proceeded to Command Day Secondary School, Lagos. She holds a National Diploma Certificate and a First Degree in Theater Arts from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Bimbo Akintola Married | Bimbo Akintola Child
Bimbo Akintola has never been married and is yet to have any kids. She says that she has several kids, whom she takes care of. Some of them are already adults and have their own children.
Source: Pulse Nigeria
In an interview with Punch, the actress said that women who have been waiting to find a husband can go ahead and have kids if they choose to, putting the biological clock into consideration.
When asked if she could be a single mom especially in our society, she said: “Of course, I can. Definitely I can do it because I don’t see anything wrong with it. Things are changing in the world at large. If you look around, you would find a lot of women are having babies and taking care of themselves. It’s everywhere.
“There are women who are not actors but are single mothers, and for a lot of people I think it’s about their biological clock. Instead of waiting for manna from heaven and you know there is no manna, and you feel the need to have children, then do it.”
Considering the issue from the Yoruba traditional point of view, seeing as they believe a woman is incomplete without a man, Akintola had this to say. “We have to change our thinking, due to the time. You can’t be rooted in the past when the present and future are a totally different place. If you look at what is going on now, there are women looking for husband but can’t find.
“So would you now say because of that they shouldn’t have children? That’s unnecessary and it’s like making them suffer twice. I think for anybody that wants to have children, as long as you know you are capable of taking care of them financially and emotionally, why not.”
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On the pressure for women to get married, placed on them by society, she said, “I guess these questions arise because of the country we live in and the kind of people we are. It’s also something I think we need to look at critically, because it seems we are creating more trouble for people, as marriages are now crashing within six months or even less. This is partly because the society puts a lot of pressure on people to get married. Shouldn’t we take a step backward and ask ourselves what we are doing wrong.
“It’s not about how soon, but how well? I think it’s time we realised that marriage is such a serious thing. Shouldn’t we allow people make their choices by themselves, without pressure? Parents should stop putting pressure on their children.
“Many women are divorced now and in some cases, there is serious fight and both of them would be fighting over the custody of the child. We need to start changing the way we look at marriage. It’s important we get married but marry at your own time.”
Bimbo Akintola Movies
- Owo Blow
- Out of Bounds
- The Gardner
- Dangerous Twins
- Beyond the Verdict
- Smoke and Mirrors
- Heaven’s Hell
- 93 Days
- 2015 Husbands of Lagos
- 2016 Ere Egele