Kehinde Bankole biography
Full Name: Kehinde Bankole
Birth place: Lagos state
Famous as: Actress, Model, TV host
Years active: 2003–present
Education: Olabisi Onabanjo University
Nominations: City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English)
Awards: Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress
TV shows: Desperate Housewives Africa
Biographical and educational history
Kehinde Bankole was born as the 4th child in a family of six. She has a twin sister who also acts occasionally.
Bankole studied at Tunwase Nursery and Primary School, Ikeja. She studied Mass Communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University but took a break to concentrate more on her modelling career in 2004.
Kehinde Bankole first entertainment experience was when she auditioned as a contestant in Miss Commonwealth Nigeria pageant in 2003, although she did not win, she claimed the “exposure” was all she really wanted as she made the top 10.
She also had a shot at Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria but could not make the top five list.
After the contract of Genevieve Nnaji expired as a Lux ambassador, Bankole was chosen along with Sylvia Udeogu and Olaide Olaogun to become to new face of Lux in 2007.
Kehinde Bankole made her acting debut during her reign as Lux ambassador in the family drama Super story: Everything it Takes. She has also starred in other Wale Adenuga’s productions like Papa Ajasco and This Life.
Talk show host
Kehinde Bankole hosts daytime talkshows including “Soul Sisters” and “African Kitchen”.
Awards and recognitions
City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English)
Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress
She won the revelation of the year award at the 2009
Best of Nollywood Awards, two years after her first screen feature in Wale Adenuga’s Super story.