Full Name: Bimbo Akintola
Born: 5 May, 1970
Birth place: Ibadan
Alma mater: University of Ibadan
Famous as: Actress
Years active: 1995–present
Nominations: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Biographical and educational history
Bimbo Akintola was born on 5 May 1970 to a father from Oyo State and a mother from Edo State.
She studied at Maryland Convent Private School in Lagos State. She proceeded to Command Day Secondary School, Lagos.
She later bagged a National Diploma Certificate and a First Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Her debut acting was when she featured in the film OWO BLOW in 1995 alongside Femi Adebayo and followed up with Out of Bounds in 1997 with Richard Mofe Damijo.
Family and personal life
Bimbo Akintola who is not yet married revealed in an interview with the Punch Newspaper said she is not married and yet to have kids.
She says that she has several kids, whom she takes care of, some of whom are already adults and have their own children.
She again stated that women who have been waiting to find a husband can go ahead and have kids if they choose to, putting the biological limit into consideration.
She is rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $800,000 dollars.
Some reports online rank Bimbo as one of the top actresses who cannot do without smoking. But this does not seem to bother her.
“I have read many stories about myself online that I don’t even know the person they are talking about. I’m not bothered because I know who I am,” she once said.
Awards and recognitions
Bimbo Akintola won the Best Actress/English Actress in Nigeria in 1997
She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading role at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards
She won the best actress award for “Heaven’s Hell,” at the 2015 Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF).
ong>Film by Bimbo Akintola
Owo Blow (1995)
Out of Bounds (1997)
The Gardner (1998)
Dangerous Twins (2004)
Beyond the Verdict (2007)
Smoke and Mirrors (2008)
Heaven’s Hell (2015)
93 Days (2016)