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 49 years old as of 2019. As they say black don’t crack, Akintola looks beautiful and young since she turned forty.
Bimbo Akintola Networth.
Akintola is estimated to have a net worth of about $800,000.
Bimbo Akintola Family
Akintola 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. The actress 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 Son.
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. 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 a 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.”
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 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 realized that marriage is such a serious thing. Shouldn’t we allow people to 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 a 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
Bimbo Akintola $ Yvonne Jegede.
Fans have been wondering if Bimbo and Yvonne Jegede’s ex-husband have been dating. This is after Jegede’s ex-husband, Abounce Fawole sent a heartfelt happy birthday message with a caption that got many people talking. He wrote
“Happy birthday sweetheart, here’s wishing all the blessings you deserve, May all our prayers come true, God bless you Luv, bless your beautiful heart, happy birthday #myowner.”
They have often been seen out together and maybe it was time for Abounce to move on. Neither of them has confirmed whether they are in a relationship or not but we wish them all the best in their endeavors.
Bimbo Akintola Interview
The popular Nollywood celebrity is not a new face as she has an illustrious career in the acting world, with some accolades to her name. The Nollywood Celebrity, whose career in the acting industry has continued to go higher, has also been plagued by some controversies as she was said to have been dumped by her lover, Dede Mabiaku, Afrobeat singer.
While most Nigerian celebrities are known for extravagant spending, Bimbo seems to be the conservative type as she has learned her lessons after spending her first take-home pay with friends in one day which was fifty thousand nairas. On the level attained by the movie industry in the past couple of years, the sundry actress said she feels good with the way she has spent her money.
She affirmed, “It was fifty thousand nairas, way back when I was still in school in 1995, I think. I blew the whole cash in one go, partying with my friends. Looking back now, it sure was fun”. The sundry Yoruba actress, who was once the toast of many producers in the make-believe world when she started acting, noted that she had gone past the stage where she ran after producers just in a bid to gain popularity.
According to her, “I have been in the movie industry for a while. In the beginning, when you are a newcomer who wants to make a name and want people to know who you are and the directors to see your work, you do anything that comes your way. I have passed that point. Right now, I believe that anything that I’m doing should mean or say something.
“At the end of the day, we’re not just entertainers but we also educate and inform. I believe in this profession. I’m passionate about acting. I went to school for six years because I believed in it. This was all I wanted to do at the end of the day. It’s where I think I belong. That’s what has kept me here.”
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Many actors living from hand to mouth – Bimbo Akintola
Because of the glitz and glamour that surround the movie industry, most people seem to think that actors have it all rosy. But talented actress, Bimbo Akintola, painted a different picture during an interview with Sunday Scoop. The Out of Bounds star noted that unless the industry becomes more structured, actors would continue to get the short end of the stick.
She said, “Until actors start getting what is really due to them, such as royalties, the industry cannot be robust. In Nigeria, when you shoot a film, you only get whatever fee is paid; you don’t get royalties from subsequent monies that the movie makes. If we truly want positive and meaningful change, the industry has to be properly regulated. The truth is that people are living from hand to mouth.
Lagos is not an inexpensive place to live. By the time you deduct your rent, children’s school fees, and other expenses, you would realize that the money you are making is nothing. That is why everybody is becoming producers; meanwhile, that shouldn’t be so. You cannot just say you are a producer without following the laid down procedures but there are no enabling laws.”
Shooting down allegations that she is a snub, Akintola said, “The problem is that many people judge you without knowing you. If you do your findings, you would realize that the people that accuse me of being a snub have never even met me. Rather, they rely on hearsay or just form their opinions.
You also should not judge me based on certain roles you’ve seen me act. Whatever happens on-screen ends on screen; it’s all make-believe. I am always original and I don’t try to be what I’m not. At this stage of my life, I don’t live my life to impress anybody; and I have never done that anyway.”
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