- An indigene of Oyo State, Nigeria, born on May 5, 1970
- An alumnus of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State
Who Is Bimbo Akintola?
Abimbola Akintola, popularly known as Bimbo Akintola, is a Nollywood actress and director. She has been in the movie industry for almost three decades. Starring in both classical and modern Yoruba and English movies.
Bimbo is one of the anchors of ‘Real Women, Real Talk- Ladies Lounge, a talk show that airs in Mainland fm 98.3.
She is estimated to be worth over $500,000, most of which she earns from her investment in SME and movie roles.
Personal Life (Early/recent)
Bimbo Akintola is the third of six children born to Mr and Mrs Akintola in Lagos State. She was born May 5, 1970.
Her father was a Muslim Cleric from Ibadan, Oyo State while her mum is an indigene of Edo State.
She attended Maryland Convent Private School, Lagos and Command Day Secondary School, Lagos for her basic and secondary education respectively.
Upon completion of her secondary schooling, bimbo proceeded to study Theater Arts. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from the prestigious University of Ibadan.
Bimbo Akintola began acting at a very young age, especially because of the encouragement from her mother. She began to take up roles in dramas and stage plays.
One of the places she performed during her early days was in Allen Avenue Lagos at a spot called ‘Divine’. She once performed with the late Jaiye Aboderin.
Her career as a professional actress began in 1995 with a role as Mope Owolabi in Owo Blow. Followed by her role with Richard Mofe-Damijo in the 1997 film titled Out of Bounds.
Before the modernization of the movie industry, she has featured in lots of classic Nollywood films some of which includes Saving Alero, Keeping Faith, Dangerous Desires, Last Wedding, Fragile Pain and Beyond the Verdict.
Between 2014 and 2015, she played Mama Ejiro in ‘Newman street’. This was her first role in a television series, she acted along with OC Ukeje and Bimbo Manuel.
Her next role in a series was as Ufuoma, in the 2016 series ‘Professor Johnbull’, which was aired on National Television Authority (NTA) and Startimes. She starred alongside veteran actors like Kanayo O Kanayo, Patience Ozorkwo and Chiwetalu Agu.
Bimbo featured in the 2019 Nigerian psychological drama film ‘Heaven’s Hell’.
Her role in the movie got her an award as Best Actress at the Eko International Film Festival.
The following year, she featured alongside Adunni Ade, Yemi Blaq, Femi Jacobs and Enado Odigie in the 2020 comedy drama film ‘The New Normal’.
Apart from acting, Bimbo is also a movie director. She directed the 2022 movie ‘Lipstick and Lies’.
- Best Actress or English Actress in Nigeria in 1997.
- Best Actress Award for the movie Heaven’s Hell at the 2019 Eko International Film Festival.
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